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

#Podcast: Compassionate Capitalism, with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw by Milken Institute

In a recent talk with Mike Milken from the Milken Institute, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw shared her views on Compassionate Capitalism while talking about "Responding to Covid-19". “I'm very committed to compassionate capitalism, which is what I like to call my business....My products are there to help patients who need it anywhere in the world. And therefore, … Continue reading #Podcast: Compassionate Capitalism, with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw by Milken Institute

A ‘Contain, Control, Cascade’ Mantra to Tackle Our COVID-19 Crisis

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon The first COVID-19 case in Karnataka was reported on March 9. Strict containment measures ensured the total number of cases were contained to approximately 3,200, with 1,950 active cases and just over 50 deaths till May 31 when the nationwide lockdown started to be eased. Since then the situation … Continue reading A ‘Contain, Control, Cascade’ Mantra to Tackle Our COVID-19 Crisis

Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The coronavirus pandemic has led to the loss of thousands of lives, put brakes on economic growth and pushed the world into a recession.  At the same time, the crisis has forced us to pause and reflect at our lives, our economic priorities and our consumption patterns. It has revealed that … Continue reading Rebooting India with a Low-Carbon Economic Growth Strategy

We Now Need A Rapid Response To Economic Revival

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw India is enforcing one of the largest and strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world and it is showing the desired results. To ensure that the medical crisis does not snowball into a potentially devastating economic crisis, the government will have to restart the economy after May 3 with adequate safeguards and … Continue reading We Now Need A Rapid Response To Economic Revival

India has saved lives: It is now time to save livelihoods and restart the economy. Remove the fear psychosis

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Devi Shetty Current data seems to indicate that India is entering a safe zone as far as the Covid-19 pandemic is concerned. As of April 19, ICMR reported a Test Positivity Rate (TPR) of 4.4% (ie, one in 23 people tested were positive). Compared to India, the US had a TPR … Continue reading India has saved lives: It is now time to save livelihoods and restart the economy. Remove the fear psychosis

Restart economy sooner than later: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s interview with Aveek Datta of Fortune India Magazine India is likely to recover faster than the rest of the world from the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19, with new opportunities presenting themselves. After being in a state of lockdown for an entire month, with another week to go before the deadline of … Continue reading Restart economy sooner than later: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

We have protected lives, it’s time to protect livelihoods: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on lockdown

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta  India cannot afford to extend the Covid-19 lockdown any further, and people need to start getting back to work in a phased manner, Indian entrepreneur and biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has said. In conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta Thursday, Mazumdar-Shaw said the nationwide lockdown has helped save lives and it … Continue reading We have protected lives, it’s time to protect livelihoods: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on lockdown