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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Recognized among World’s Top 20 Inspirational Leaders in Biopharmaceuticals in The Medicine Maker ‘Power List 2020’

  • Posted by: BIOCON

Bengaluru, India, April 27, 2020

Biocon Ltd, an innovation-led global biopharmaceuticals company, announced today that The Medicine Maker Power List 2020 has ranked its Executive Chairperson, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, as one of the world’s top 20 inspirational leaders in the field of biopharmaceuticals. She has been recognized for her contribution to the world of medicine as an entrepreneur and innovative business leader.

The Medicine Maker ‘Power List 20 for 2020’ celebrates 60 great minds who have brought the world innovation in small molecules, biopharmaceuticals and advanced medicine. It highlights professionals who are driving the industry forward and saving lives by developing new medicines and lending a helping hand in bringing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to market as soon as possible.

Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has been featuring on the Medicine Maker Power List for six consecutive years since 2015.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson Biocon, said, “It’s indeed an honour to be featured on the ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ alongside G V Prasad and other remarkable and inspirational individuals whose work has positively influenced the fields of small molecules, biopharmaceuticals and advanced medicine. At a time when humanity is threatened by a deadly viral pandemic, the world is looking at the medical sciences to get us through the crisis. The medical science community has risen to the challenge, sharing knowledge of potential treatments, coordinating clinical trials, developing new models of cooperation, and publishing findings immediately to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the spirit that those on the Medicine Maker Power List epitomize and I feel privileged to be recognised for my efforts in making the world a healthier place.”

2020 has proven to be a challenging year for humanity, at times like this, Medicine Maker magazine recognizes many people working hard to improve our world. The professionals highlighted in Power 2020 list are driving the industry forward and saving lives by developing new medicines. And some of these professionals are lending a helping hand in bringing COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to market as soon as possible.

The Power list 2020 presents Top 20 inspirational medicine makers from the world of small molecules, biopharmaceuticals, and advanced medicine.

A pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the head of country’s leading biopharmaceuticals enterprise, Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a highly respected first generation entrepreneur, who has made her country proud with a globally recognized biopharmaceuticals enterprise that is committed to delivering world class therapeutics to patients worldwide.

Biocon’s innovative products and research services are enabling access to affordable healthcare for patients, partners and healthcare systems across the globe. The company has successfully developed and taken a range of novel biologics, biosimilars, differentiated complex generics and affordable recombinant human insulin and analogs from ‘Lab to Market’. As an innovation driven organization it has a pipeline of promising novel assets in immunotherapy under development.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s vision and work for biotechnology have drawn global recognition for both the Indian biotech industry and Biocon, with the TIME magazine naming her among the 100 most influential people in the world.

The full list can be found at:

About The Medicine Maker

The Medicine Maker, published by Texere Publishing Ltd, brings together the many threads of drug development and manufacture, from clinical trials to market launch and beyond. The creation and delivery of therapeutics draws on the talent, passion and expertise of a wide range of professionals, and The Medicine Maker brings this group into the spotlight. The publication encompasses a print magazine, a global website optimized for tablets and smartphones, and an iPad app.

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