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A billion-dollar dream: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw feels agriculture sector will be big in India, abroad

The Biocon CMD said that the agri sector comes with amazing technologies and big opportunities.

, ET Bureau|
Nov 11, 2019, 08.10 AM IST
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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw would also like to invest in digital healthcare.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is no stranger to the medical research sector or the digital healthcare industry, having been in these fields since over four decades. So, when she was asked by ETPanache what she’d do if she had a billion dollars to spend, she spoke of healthcare and technology.

“I would like to spend my billion dollars in many sectors. Digital healthcare comes with interesting opportunities. Agriculture is also an area which has amazing technologies that I would love to invest in. This sector will have a big opportunity, both in India and also worldwide,” she said.

The Biocon CMD further added, “I would also back the area of research in addressing unmet medical needs through drug discovery including cancer, neuro sciences and age-related illnesses.”

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