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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw gets lifetime achievement award

Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave away this award to Mazumdar-Shaw in New Delhi on Nov 17 at an event to mark the celebration of 108th Foundation Day of ICMR. She was also recognised for her philanthropic efforts and pr...

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Nov 18, 2019, 11.51 PM IST
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BENGALURU: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson and managing director, Biocon, has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for her outstanding achievement in healthcare and contribution to the society at large.

ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, recognised Mazumdar-Shaw as a thought leader for building a globally -renowned biopharmaceuticals company that is providing high-quality, affordable medicines to patients across the world.

Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave away this award to Mazumdar-Shaw in New Delhi on Nov 17 at an event to mark the celebration of 108th Foundation Day of ICMR.

She was also recognised for her philanthropic efforts and providing better healthcare to people in India and globally through cost-effective life-saving therapies and increasing access to healthcare at the grassroots.

"My mission of using innovation to develop biopharmaceuticals that can benefit a billion patients and enable affordable access to medicines is quite aligned with ICMR’s purpose to create a strong ecosystem for medical research and innovation in India. I strongly believe it’s critical for us to invest in R&D to find innovative solutions to improve access and affordability of healthcare in the country to serve growing patient needs," said Mazumdar-Shaw was quoted saying.

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