Fireside Chat: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Robert Bradway, Chairman & CEO of Amgen at USAIC’s 15th Annual BioPharma Summit

The USA-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC) hosted a ‘Chairman To Chairman’ Fireside Chat between Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Amgen Chairman & CEO Bob Bradway during its 15th annual BioPharma Summit (Virtual). The one-on-one discussion covered a host of topics, including the biopharma industry’s response to COVID-19, accelerated adoption of digital technologies, and topics … Continue reading Fireside Chat: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Robert Bradway, Chairman & CEO of Amgen at USAIC’s 15th Annual BioPharma Summit

Science, Technology and Innovation: How DBT coordinated India’s COVID-19 fight

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that science can rescue humanity. And for science to prosper you need to have dedicated national agencies that are relentlessly driving the agenda of science. Since its inception in 1982, The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has made tremendous efforts in promoting bioscience research, translational education and entrepreneurship. … Continue reading Science, Technology and Innovation: How DBT coordinated India’s COVID-19 fight

Kiran on Vaccines The Real Game Changer How do we ramp up the vaccination drive in India.jpg

Vaccines: The Real Game Changer: How do we ramp up the vaccination drive in India?

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Biocon talks to Nidhi Razdan on India's vaccination strategies and initiatives on 15th May 2021. The live event was hosted by GITAM University, India. The agenda of the discussion was the current vaccination scenario in India and how we can ramp up the vaccination drive in India. Kiran talks … Continue reading Vaccines: The Real Game Changer: How do we ramp up the vaccination drive in India?

A decentralized approach could help turn the tide against Covid-19

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage India, the inadequacies of our health and medical care systems are exposed and we are paying a horrifying price in lives and livelihoods lost. We need to respond with speed and agility to turn the tide. To ensure that, decentralization is … Continue reading A decentralized approach could help turn the tide against Covid-19

A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second wave of Covid-19 descended on India like a tsunami. We were caught unawares and our response was one of panic and chaos. There was sub-optimal preparedness and rapid response planning. Hospitals were overwhelmed, medicines were in short supply and medical supplies of life-saving oxygen and ventilators were woefully low. From hubris and … Continue reading A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us

Lessons from the second wave of coronavirus pandemic

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second Covid-19 wave has hit India, and hit it hard. Record jumps in coronavirus infections on a daily basis have pushed health infrastructure to the brink in several states. While patients are scrambling to secure hospital beds, hospitals are running out of oxygen supplies and critical anti-Covid-19 drugs along with medical … Continue reading Lessons from the second wave of coronavirus pandemic

India Racing Against Time, Needs to Open Up Vaccines for Young, Mobile Workforce

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India is witnessing a second wave of novel coronavirus infections with the country now adding over 100,000 cases per day. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab have emerged as COVID-19 hotspots. To stem the next wave, India needs to act with urgency and ramp up the pace of … Continue reading India Racing Against Time, Needs to Open Up Vaccines for Young, Mobile Workforce

How India Should Be Rebranded for Post-Covid Global Leadership

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Covid-19 pandemic is an inflection point for India to introspect on its global leadership potential. Despite the economic devastation caused by the virus, India’s agility in pivoting its resources to respond to the crisis has made the country a global outlier. With 1.3 billion people, we have seen about 12 million … Continue reading How India Should Be Rebranded for Post-Covid Global Leadership

Science Not Logic Must Drive Vaccination Deployment To Stem The Next Wave

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India’s vaccination drive started on 16th January, 2021 in line with WHO prescribed guidelines of sequentially vaccinating its stratified population in three phases. Phase 1 aimed to cover 10 million healthcare workers and 20 million essential frontline workers (police, armed forces, municipal workers) within the government system. Two months later, India has … Continue reading Science Not Logic Must Drive Vaccination Deployment To Stem The Next Wave

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on her Entrepreneurial Journey

Entrepreneurship, Biotech & Policy

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Biocon talks to the students of the University of California, Berkeley in March 2021. As a part of Speaker Series India @ Berkeley, Kiran talks about her entrepreneurial journey, about overcoming numerous challenges in building Biocon into a leading global biopharmaceutical company with a commitment to make healthcare affordable … Continue reading Entrepreneurship, Biotech & Policy