Serum Institute of India acquires rights to TB vaccine

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Serum Institute of India acquires rights to TB vaccine

Serum Institute of India, a Pune-based manufacturer of vaccines, is planning on taking a promising vaccine – originally developed in Germany – and introducing it into the clinic. Studies have shown that the new vaccine is more effective and better tolerated than currently available options.

By signing a contract with Hannover-based Vakzine Projekt Management (VPM), Serum has secured the licence to the various patents and technologies related to the…

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Indian Pharma Market Needs Strong Regulatory Set-up: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, MD, BIOCON

Indian Pharma Market Needs Strong Regulatory Set-up:   Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, MD, BIOCON

Biocon is looking at gaining market share and improving its margins with a greater focus on its product mixes and organizational efficiencies. Biocon Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw tells Financial Express that the company has outpaced the market, despite various challenges and that the pharmaceutical market needs to have a more robust regulatory set-up. Edited excerpts:



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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Indian biopharma giant Biocon propels company to clock revenue worth $121 mn

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: She has the odd passion—artwork, horses—but it’s Biocon that really gives her joy

What do our other billionairesses like to splurge on? Kiran’s abiding passion, apart from her work, are horses and paintings—she particularly enjoys collecting the works of Yusuf Arakkal and S.G. Vasudev. Sailoja confesses she loves Louis Vuitton purses and diamond and gold jewellery. “But I haven’t bought any great jewellery for two years now,” she says. Shobhana admits to a weakness for designer watches and bags, as well as light, trendy and stylish fashion jewellery which is not necessarily very expensive. Ekta loves dressing up—but of course her biggest pleasure comes from watching her audience ratings soar.

For most, making billions is not what drives them. Sulajja, who recently sold a 15 per cent stake in her company to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital, could be speaking for…

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