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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Awarded With H K…

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Awarded With H K…


The H.K. Firodia Awards Selection Committee unanimously decided to confer the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shaw for her “monumental contributions as a global leader in biotechnology innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon and Biocon Biologics has been awarded the H.K. Firodia Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 for Excellence in Science & Technology by the H.K. Firodia Memorial Foundation on the 25th anniversary of the award.

The H.K. Firodia Awards Selection Committee unanimously decided to confer the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shaw for her “monumental contributions as a global leader in biotechnology innovation and entrepreneurship.”

On receiving the award, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said: “I feel extremely privileged and humbled to be recognised for my lifetime efforts in building Biocon to be a responsible and empathetic biotech company that is driven by the purpose of delivering affordable access to essential medicines. As a scientist, I was inspired by the vision of creating an organisation that leverages science & technology to widen access to lifesaving drugs for patients on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. It is through our philosophy of affordable innovation that we have been able to make a difference to global health equity by ensuring that no patient anywhere in the world is denied essential and lifesaving biologic drugs on account of affordability.”

The Awards Selection Committee comprised of distinguished personalities like Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Dr. Anil Kakodkar and Dr. Vijay Bhatkar.

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