Economic Liberalisation and the Changing Face of Healthcare in India

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics India’s healthcare standards have significantly improved over the past decades. Life expectancy has doubled from 35 years in 1950 to 70 years today. Most infectious diseases have been brought under control. Many key indicators of rural healthcare have also improved: Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has reduced … Continue reading Economic Liberalisation and the Changing Face of Healthcare in India

Decoding India’s Covid Vaccine Approvals with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Part II

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Shaw spoke to Barkha Dutt, editor of Mojo, addressing doubts around India's COVID-19 vaccines rollout, on whether India's two approved vaccines are safe, what the difference is in the approval to the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech vaccines and who should get the vaccines first. Here's Part 2 of the interview. Barkha: Are … Continue reading Decoding India’s Covid Vaccine Approvals with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Part II

Decoding India’s two approved vaccines and looking at the rollout with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Shaw spoke to Barkha Dutt, editor of Mojo, addressing doubts around India's COVID-19 vaccines rollout, on whether India's two approved vaccines are safe, what the difference is in the approval to the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech vaccines and who should get the vaccines first. Here's Part 1 of the interview. Barkha Dutt: … Continue reading Decoding India’s two approved vaccines and looking at the rollout with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Indian regulator has granted Emergency Approval to Covaxin, Covishield based on strong scientific judgment.

India’s health regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to two vaccines, Covaxin andCovishield , to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Covaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV). Covishield has been developed by Oxford … Continue reading Indian regulator has granted Emergency Approval to Covaxin, Covishield based on strong scientific judgment.

India needs to inoculate a million people a day against COVID-19

India's health regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, for "restricted use" in an emergency situation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Covishield has been developed by Oxford University scientists in collaboration with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. In India, its trial was undertaken by the Serum Institute of … Continue reading India needs to inoculate a million people a day against COVID-19

World needs to balance risks, benefits and challenges of deploying COVID-19 vaccines

Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw recently spoke at Carnegie India’s Global Technology Summit, which convened leading policymakers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, academics and technologists from around the world to deliberate over five days on an overarching theme of ‘Geopolitics of Technology’. On Dec. 18, 2020, the last day of the summit, Ms Mazumdar-Shaw joined Soumya Swaminathan, … Continue reading World needs to balance risks, benefits and challenges of deploying COVID-19 vaccines

Fostering MedTech Innovation in India

India's first corporate hospital-based technology business incubator for MedTech entrepreneurs - the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) MedTech Innovation Center - was inaugurated at Narayana Health City Bangalore, in collaboration with BIRAC, Bionest program, on Dec 15, 2020. Launching the facility, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of MSMF and Executive Chairperson, Biocon said the centre will … Continue reading Fostering MedTech Innovation in India

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw recognized as the First Lady of Biotech by Asian Scientist Magazine

The Asian Scientist 100 is an annual listing of Asia's leading Scientists by the prestigious Asian Scientist Magazine. 2020 marks the 5th year of the launch of this list since 2016. Every year since 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine compiles a list of Asia’s most outstanding researchers. In the 2020 report, Asian Scientist Magazine has examined … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw recognized as the First Lady of Biotech by Asian Scientist Magazine

COVID-19: How India Should Go About Vaccinating a Billion-Plus Population

The news of the efficacy of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine comes as a breather for India, where COVID-19 cases are inching towards the 93 lakh mark. India is a vaccines powerhouse, contributing to 60% of the global production. We are home to half a dozen major manufacturers, including Serum Institute of India, which is the … Continue reading COVID-19: How India Should Go About Vaccinating a Billion-Plus Population