Lessons from the second wave of coronavirus pandemic

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second Covid-19 wave has hit India, and hit it hard. Record jumps in coronavirus infections on a daily basis have pushed health infrastructure to the brink in several states. While patients are scrambling to secure hospital beds, hospitals are running out of oxygen supplies and critical anti-Covid-19 drugs along with medical … Continue reading Lessons from the second wave of coronavirus pandemic

India Racing Against Time, Needs to Open Up Vaccines for Young, Mobile Workforce

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India is witnessing a second wave of novel coronavirus infections with the country now adding over 100,000 cases per day. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab have emerged as COVID-19 hotspots. To stem the next wave, India needs to act with urgency and ramp up the pace of … Continue reading India Racing Against Time, Needs to Open Up Vaccines for Young, Mobile Workforce

How India Should Be Rebranded for Post-Covid Global Leadership

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Covid-19 pandemic is an inflection point for India to introspect on its global leadership potential. Despite the economic devastation caused by the virus, India’s agility in pivoting its resources to respond to the crisis has made the country a global outlier. With 1.3 billion people, we have seen about 12 million … Continue reading How India Should Be Rebranded for Post-Covid Global Leadership

Science Not Logic Must Drive Vaccination Deployment To Stem The Next Wave

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw India’s vaccination drive started on 16th January, 2021 in line with WHO prescribed guidelines of sequentially vaccinating its stratified population in three phases. Phase 1 aimed to cover 10 million healthcare workers and 20 million essential frontline workers (police, armed forces, municipal workers) within the government system. Two months later, India has … Continue reading Science Not Logic Must Drive Vaccination Deployment To Stem The Next Wave

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on her Entrepreneurial Journey

Entrepreneurship, Biotech & Policy

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Biocon talks to the students of the University of California, Berkeley in March 2021. As a part of Speaker Series India @ Berkeley, Kiran talks about her entrepreneurial journey, about overcoming numerous challenges in building Biocon into a leading global biopharmaceutical company with a commitment to make healthcare affordable … Continue reading Entrepreneurship, Biotech & Policy

Women in Leadership: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw & Debjani Ghosh Engage in a Special Fireside Chat

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Biocon brought together two of India’s most successful women role models who are an inspiration for today’s generation of girls to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh participated in a very engaging virtual Fireside Chat on the topic of ‘Women in … Continue reading Women in Leadership: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw & Debjani Ghosh Engage in a Special Fireside Chat

We Need More Indian Women to Make a Mark in Science

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw “A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for,” said Grace Hopper (1906–1992), one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was highly influential on the development of COBOL, one of the first computer … Continue reading We Need More Indian Women to Make a Mark in Science

India’s role in Global Healthcare

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Biocon engages with youth across the country at the Harvard US-India Initiative's 2021 India Conference. In a fireside chat, Kiran covers a diverse array of topics, from India's role in global healthcare, the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as, the future of the biopharmaceutical industry. She … Continue reading India’s role in Global Healthcare

A Reassuring Budget Focused on Growth, Investment & Jobs

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon It was very encouraging to see such a pragmatic, growth-focused budget that addresses the key need to boost economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 impact. This has been reflected in the market cheer following the announcement. The budget covers the major segments which needed redressal with big … Continue reading A Reassuring Budget Focused on Growth, Investment & Jobs