Economic Liberalisation and the Changing Face of Healthcare in India

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics India’s healthcare standards have significantly improved over the past decades. Life expectancy has doubled from 35 years in 1950 to 70 years today. Most infectious diseases have been brought under control. Many key indicators of rural healthcare have also improved: Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has reduced … Continue reading Economic Liberalisation and the Changing Face of Healthcare in India

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 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 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

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

Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited, interacted with students & teachers of Delhi Government Schools during an online session organized by EMC Delhi on 07th October 2020, as a part of the government’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. "Entrepreneurship is a very important part of our economic future and having a focused session on entrepreneurship is very … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Remembering Isher Ahluwalia: She always had new ideas, looked at issues in new way

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Isher Ahluwalia was an amazing woman, and you would know that if you read the book (Breaking Through) she wrote at the end of her life. She was very keen that she write it while she could. She was a self-made woman. Coming from a middle-class upbringing, a Hindi-medium background, she … Continue reading Remembering Isher Ahluwalia: She always had new ideas, looked at issues in new way

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