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Professor (Dr.) Ramesh Pandey, Chairman & President of GDP Ayurvedic University Invited...
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Professor (Dr.) Ramesh Pandey, Chairman & President of GDP Ayurvedic University Invited to Speak at International Traditional Medicines Conference NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(Business Wire)-- GDP Ayurvedic University (GDPAU) Chairman and President, Professor (Dr.) Ramesh C. Pandey, has been invited to be a plenary speaker at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research's (NIPER) "International Conference on Drug Discovery from Natural Products and Traditional Medicines" to be held at NIPER's facilities in SAS Nagar, Punjab, India from November 16th to November 20th, 2008. According to conference organizer, Professor K.K. Bhutani of NIPER, "The main objective of this conference is to present to the world the Frontiers of Natural Product and Traditional Medicines based Drug Discovery Programs. Drug discovery from Natural Products has reclaimed the attention of the pharmaceutical industry and is on the verge of comeback due to technological/academic inputs. This conference also intends to bring together both young and experienced scientists from all regions of the world to open up possibilities of engaging in meaningful collaborations at regional and global levels." Professor Pandey's career in pharmaceutical research has spanned over 40 years with positions at the National Cancer Institute (US), Abbot Laboratories, Lyphomed and his most recent position was as the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Xechem International, a publicly held Company located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. While at Xechem, Prof. Pandey was instrumental in the development of processes for the manufacture of Paclitaxel and second generation Paclitaxel; establishing a line of Nutraceuticals that were marketed through the company's XetaPharm subsidiary; and establishing offices in the UK, China, India and Nigeria. The Nigerian subsidiary, Xechem Pharmaceuticals Nigeria, Ltd., was established to manufacture and market NICOSAN(TM) a phytopharmaceutical for the treatment and management of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), licensed from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pandey's current projects include his mission of bringing credibility and acceptability to Traditional Systems of Health and Medicines to Western Cultures through GDPAU and establishing and organizing a Multi-National Drug Discovery Team that will collaborate on phytopharmaceuticals for the treatment of Malaria and other neglected diseases. About GDPAU - GDP Ayurvedic University (GDPAU) is a "Not-for-Profit" tax exempt 501(c) (3) Organization established in the year 2001 New Brunswick, New Jersey with the vision to bring credibility and recognition to the Traditional Systems of Health and Medicines through research, education, training therapy and mass promotion. The mission of GDPAU is to establish a state-of-the-art center of excellence in the field of Ayurveda, Yoga and Allied Alternative System of Medicines in the USA, India and other parts of the world. GDPAU envisions a center where people, experts and researchers from "Alternative Systems of Medicines and Modern Medical System" work together for the Health Care Delivery, Health Promotion, Integral Disease Management and Adjunctive/Alternative Management of diseases, which are cost effective, reliable, easy and credible with constant support of advanced medical sciences in the respective fields. GDPAU's website is http://gdpau.com/. About NIPER - National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is the first National level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with a proclaimed objective of becoming a centre of excellence. The Government of India has declared NIPER as an 'Institute of National Importance'. It is an autonomous body set up under the aegis of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The Institute is conceived to provide leadership in pharmaceutical sciences and related areas not only within the country, but also to the countries in South East Asia, South Asia and Africa. NIPER is a member of Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities. NIPER's website is http://niper.gov.in. GDP Ayurvedic University Dr. Ramesh Pandey, 732-317-8124 Copyright Business Wire 2008