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,

   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

   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

GDP Ayurvedic University
Dr. Ramesh Pandey, 732-317-8124

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