India needs to inoculate a million people a day against COVID-19

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

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

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

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

Webinar on “Compassionate Capitalism” with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

TiE Austin, the Austin chapter of TiE, the largest global entrepreneurship organization conducted a webinar with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon on the topic of "Compassionate Capitalism," where she spoke about her journey from an accidental entrepreneur to a self-made billionaire. In the webinar, she also speaks about her volunteering and non-profit initiatives and on … Continue reading Webinar on “Compassionate Capitalism” with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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