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

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

Women in Leadership: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw & Debjani Ghosh Engage in a Special Fireside Chat

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Biocon brought together two of India’s most successful women role models who are an inspiration for today’s generation of girls to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh participated in a very engaging virtual Fireside Chat on the topic of ‘Women in … Continue reading Women in Leadership: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw & Debjani Ghosh Engage in a Special Fireside Chat

A Reassuring Budget Focused on Growth, Investment & Jobs

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon It was very encouraging to see such a pragmatic, growth-focused budget that addresses the key need to boost economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 impact. This has been reflected in the market cheer following the announcement. The budget covers the major segments which needed redressal with big … Continue reading A Reassuring Budget Focused on Growth, Investment & Jobs

Budget Push can Transform ASHA Workers from Health Activists to Digital Health Agents to deliver on NDHM

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairperson, Biocon Group and member of The Lancet Citizen’s Commission on Re-imagining India’s Health System Technology can enable India to leapfrog into an advanced healthcare system that fulfils the vision of the national health policy of promoting wellness, universal access and affordable care for all Indians. The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) … Continue reading Budget Push can Transform ASHA Workers from Health Activists to Digital Health Agents to deliver on NDHM

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

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

We must step up philanthropy for mental health: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought in its wake a tsunami of mental health concerns. A bad situation has been made worse by the limited healthcare resources available for people with mental illnesses as the entire focus is on containing the coronavirus situation. Children and older people, frontline health workers, people with existing mental health issues … Continue reading We must step up philanthropy for mental health: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

India Has Potential to Increase Covid Testing 10-Fold, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Says

India has the ability to aggressively ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, a move that will help it check a wave of new active cases hitting hospitals and skirt an economically unviable lockdown, according to Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder and chairman of Biocon Ltd.  With pooled testing that can include as many as 10 people in one … Continue reading India Has Potential to Increase Covid Testing 10-Fold, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Says

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