Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, April 18, 2018
Biocon Ltd, Asia’s premier biopharmaceutical company, announced today that its Chairperson and Managing Director, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, has been ranked No. 1 on ‘The Medicine Maker Power List’ 2018, in the Business Captains Category. 2018 Power List is an index of the Top 100 most inspirational professionals in the pharmaceutical industry including pioneering entrepreneurs & CEOs, industry experts, dedicated researchers and regulators. She has been recognized for her contribution to the world of medicine as an entrepreneur and business leader.
Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw features among the Top 10 in the ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ for the fourth consecutive year since 2015.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon, said, "I am honoured to be on the ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ alongside some pioneering scientists, extraordinary entrepreneurs and CEOs, thought leaders, regulators and change agents.
“I believe with all my heart that the healthcare industry has a humanitarian responsibility to provide affordable access to essential medicines for patients who need them, through the power of innovation. At my company, Biocon, our research programs are aimed at transforming the treatment paradigms for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and immune disorders. We are working to develop affordable biological drugs that can benefit a billion patients around the world.”
The List, based on nominations from readers of The Medicine Maker and an expert judging panel, is divided into four categories: Masters of the Bench (researchers), Industry Influencers, Business Captains and Champions of Change. Each category comprises 25 names, with the top 10 in each category ranked.
Top 3 Business Captains (business leaders and entrepreneurs that turn scientific ideas into marketable medicines)
A pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the head of country’s leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a highly respected businesswoman. A first generation entrepreneur, she 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 small molecules and affordable recombinant human insulin and analogs from ‘Lab to Market’. It has a rich pipeline of biosimilars and novel biologics, including a high potential oral insulin, at various stages of development.
1. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon
2. Joseph Jimenez, formerly of Novartis
3. Raman Singh, MundiPharma
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.
Top 3 Professionals in other categories
Masters of the Bench (scientists and researchers whose late-night lab work lays the foundations for new therapeutics)
- Robert S. Langer, MIT
- Christopher J.H. Porter, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Carl June, University of Pennsylvania
Industry Influencers (experts who drive industry best practices and regulations, as well as new manufacturing techniques and technologies)
- Richard Johnson, PDA
- Martin Van Trieste, PDA
- Andrew D. Skibo, AstraZeneca/MedImmune
Champions of Change (inspirational individuals striving to make the world and the pharma industry a better place)
- Tomasz Sablinski, Transparency Life Sciences
- John Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute
- Steve Davis, PATH
The full list can be found at: https://themedicinemaker.com/power-list/2018/
About The Medicine Maker
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