India’s Life Sciences Industry Poised for the Next Level

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Over the last 20 years, life sciences in India has gone from being a nascent sector to a sunrise industry. When I began my own entrepreneurial journey in 1978, little did I know that I was sowing the seeds of the country’s biotechnology revolution. Up until the mid-1980s, I was the lone … Continue reading India’s Life Sciences Industry Poised for the Next Level

The Pandemic has Unleashed Opportunities We Never Thought Existed

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics The tectonic shifts that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it has thrust the Indian biotechnology industry into the global limelight. The industry responded with grit, agility and creativity to address India’s healthcare needs in the face of a rampaging viral outbreak. This global emergency galvanized India’s … Continue reading The Pandemic has Unleashed Opportunities We Never Thought Existed

Budget Offers an Opportunity To Strengthen India’s R&D and Innovation Ecosystem

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Indian pharmaceutical industry has been playing a key role in improving global health through its affordable and high-quality generic medicines.  We are the third largest pharmaceuticals supplier in terms of volume, supplying 60,000 generic brands across 60 therapeutic categories worldwide. India now needs to capture value share as well. To move … Continue reading Budget Offers an Opportunity To Strengthen India’s R&D and Innovation Ecosystem

$150-Billion Bioeconomy by 2025: Policy Prescriptions for Building a Vibrant Biotech Sector

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw In the face of the biggest health calamity faced by humanity in a century, India’s Bioeconomy grew over 12% to reach $70.2 billion in 2020. The biotech industry braved the challenges of Covid-19 to develop innovative solutions such as diagnostics, therapies and vaccines at speed and scale to save countless lives. India … Continue reading $150-Billion Bioeconomy by 2025: Policy Prescriptions for Building a Vibrant Biotech Sector

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

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

Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited, interacted with students & teachers of Delhi Government Schools during an online session organized by EMC Delhi on 07th October 2020, as a part of the government’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. "Entrepreneurship is a very important part of our economic future and having a focused session on entrepreneurship is very … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Invest in Innovation

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on Expectations from the Union Budget 2020 The budget provides a great opportunity to promote research and innovation in India. The country needs to invest in innovation to harness its potential for tackling the economic challenges confronting us today. This year's budget can provide adequate funding for the development of the kind … Continue reading Invest in Innovation

My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019

Today, as the first women employee of Biocon, I celebrate a lot of things done right at Biocon in last 40 years. When I started Biocon in 1978, there were very few women keen in business space.  I was perhaps the first tech startup in India because IT came to India a little later after … Continue reading My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019