The Pandemic has Unleashed Opportunities We Never Thought Existed

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics The tectonic shifts that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it has thrust the Indian biotechnology industry into the global limelight. The industry responded with grit, agility and creativity to address India’s healthcare needs in the face of a rampaging viral outbreak. This global emergency galvanized India’s … Continue reading The Pandemic has Unleashed Opportunities We Never Thought Existed

A game-changing, transformational deal that is an inflection point in Biocon Biologic’s journey of making global impact: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

A game-changing, transformational deal that is an inflection point in Biocon Biologic’s journey of making global impact: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Biocon Biologics on Monday announced a transformational deal to acquire partner Viatris’ global biosimilars business for up to USD 3.335 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition of the business, which is estimated to generate revenues of USD 1 billion next year, will create a unique, fully integrated global biosimilars enterprise. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, … Continue reading A game-changing, transformational deal that is an inflection point in Biocon Biologic’s journey of making global impact: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The Biocon Biologics-Viatris Transaction Catapults us into The Global Big League

Biocon Biologics on Monday announced a transformational deal to acquire partner Viatris’ global biosimilars business for up to USD 3.335 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition of the business, which is estimated to generate revenues of USD 1 billion next year, will create a unique, fully integrated global biosimilars enterprise. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, … Continue reading The Biocon Biologics-Viatris Transaction Catapults us into The Global Big League

Budget: Taking Strides Towards Digital Health

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw It was very heartening to see a Budget empathize with those who had to bear adverse health effects of the pandemic. The wide coverage of our nation’s vaccination drive greatly helped amidst the 3rd wave of the pandemic caused by the Omicron variant, resulting in milder symptoms. Even though India is in … Continue reading Budget: Taking Strides Towards Digital Health

A Fair Budget that Balances the Needs of the Indian Economy

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the nation with a balanced Budget for FY23. The Indian economy needs a steadying hand at a time when it is trying to find its feet as the tremors from the global COVID-19 pandemic recede slowly. She has prudently laid the groundwork for a gradual economic … Continue reading A Fair Budget that Balances the Needs of the Indian Economy

A Balanced Budget

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson, Biocon Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has delivered a Budget that ticks several boxes. The Budget focused on maintaining fiscal prudence, improving ease of doing business, boosting infrastructure, and creating a strong digital governance architecture. The economic gloom caused by the Covid-19 pandemic had raised expectations of a ‘feel good’ budget. … Continue reading A Balanced Budget

HOPE FM DELIVERS A FEEL-GOOD BUDGET

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Covid-19 pandemic has cast a gloomy outlook across the entire economy. Government coffers are depleting, Industry investments are shrinking, and citizens are being hit by inflation and job losses.  Budget 2022 is an event that everyone is hoping will deliver good news and I wish the Finance Minister will not dash our hopes! … Continue reading HOPE FM DELIVERS A FEEL-GOOD BUDGET

Technology holds huge promise for healthcare in India in 2022

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a digital disruption in healthcare. It has accelerated innovation, catalysed technological breakthroughs, and created a fertile environment for the emergence of low-cost innovations anchored in affordability, and accessibility. It has also forced changes in consumer behaviour, persuaded doctors to become tech-savvy, prompted pharma companies to invest in … Continue reading Technology holds huge promise for healthcare in India in 2022

$150-Billion Bioeconomy by 2025: Policy Prescriptions for Building a Vibrant Biotech Sector

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw In the face of the biggest health calamity faced by humanity in a century, India’s Bioeconomy grew over 12% to reach $70.2 billion in 2020. The biotech industry braved the challenges of Covid-19 to develop innovative solutions such as diagnostics, therapies and vaccines at speed and scale to save countless lives. India … Continue reading $150-Billion Bioeconomy by 2025: Policy Prescriptions for Building a Vibrant Biotech Sector

A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second wave of Covid-19 descended on India like a tsunami. We were caught unawares and our response was one of panic and chaos. There was sub-optimal preparedness and rapid response planning. Hospitals were overwhelmed, medicines were in short supply and medical supplies of life-saving oxygen and ventilators were woefully low. From hubris and … Continue reading A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us