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'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
By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon As 2020 draws to a close amid news of a second wave of COVID-19 cases and the emergence of a mutant strain of the novel coronavirus in many parts of the world, there is hope yet that 2021 will be a better year for humanity. Some silver linings … Continue reading 2021: A New Year of Hope!
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
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
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw My first symptoms were a mild feverish feeling late evening on 16th August. I had felt similar symptoms in early June and I tested negative so I just took a Crocin and thought it would take care of it. The next morning though, I continued to feel feverish and I measured it … Continue reading Winning Over Covid-19: My Personal Experience
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
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
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
It cannot be business as usual. This is an opportunity to usher in regulatory reforms. Top industry captains are batting for livelihoods, as India readies to open up its economy. To save jobs, India needs to press the accelerator on further policy and regulatory reforms, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon Ltd, said on … Continue reading Healthcare can be India’s next IT sector