COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Executive Chairperson Biocon The seismic events unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a powerful impact on the world we live in, changing it in ways we had never imagined were possible. The economic damage is likely to be unprecedented. The world economy, worth USD 90 trillion at the start … Continue reading COVID-19 Will ‘Reboot’ The World Into Virtual Reality

Post-COVID-19, India Can Emerge as a Global Bio-Medical Hub

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw It is a harsh reminder of the interconnectedness of the global economy that a microscopic yet lethal virus can bring it to its knees. The IMF has declared a global recession. The global manufacturing sector has suffered its worst contraction since the 2009 recession. Stock markets worldwide are in the red. … Continue reading Post-COVID-19, India Can Emerge as a Global Bio-Medical Hub

Covid-19 will topple our paradigm of economic value

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The covid-19 crisis is going to upend every economic assumption that seemed valid a few months ago. It will lead to a re-examination of the current investment mantra of giving astronomical valuations to virtual companies that create intangible assets and provide aggregator services. The narrative that traditional asset-heavy companies are inflexible, slow-moving … Continue reading Covid-19 will topple our paradigm of economic value

COVID-19 Testing & Analysis to Flatten the Curve

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw India needs to promptly start epidemiological data collection and analysis to fine-tune its response to the COVID-19 outbreak, flatten the curve and avoid interventions that may turn out to be unnecessarily costly for the nation. Epidemiological data is very important as it can answer critical questions about how the virus is … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing & Analysis to Flatten the Curve

Post COVID-19 new economy will bring equilibrium

By: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon  In an exclusive video chat, with Shradha Sharma, Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory.com, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw talks about what founders can do to build for lasting value in the times of coronavirus. When asked in the interview on her advice to startups and small businesses that are getting badly affected … Continue reading Post COVID-19 new economy will bring equilibrium

India must scale up its testing rates by involving accredited private labs

Interview of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw with Sharan Poovanna from Live Mint In a recent interview with Mint, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD Biocon Ltd. and member of the working group communicating with the government on dealing with the current crisis said, "With only five people per million being tested, India has one of the lowest coronavirus testing … Continue reading India must scale up its testing rates by involving accredited private labs

How to make India ready for future coronavirus-like crises

India must combine its infectious diseases data-mining prowess with advanced medical technologies. By: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The coronavirus pandemic is a lesson that governments worldwide ignore research into infectious diseases at their own peril. The Covid-19 outbreak has taken the world completely unawares, exposing the vulnerability of public health systems in coping with infectious disease … Continue reading How to make India ready for future coronavirus-like crises