Indians Innovate, but does India Innovate?

It’s a provocative question, I admit. And those who swear by examples of frugal engineering that India has championed would scoff at it. And if you know that JC Bose was the first in the Indian sub-continent to be granted a US patent in 1904, and that the first Indian scientist to start a company […]

"India's Healthcare Model Helps Bring Right Behaviour": Terri Bresenham, GE Healthcare

We live in times when healthcare is challenged in most geographies: In the developed world for obscenely high costs; in the developing world for pitiably inadequate coverage. So when a global executive of one of the largest conglomerates in the world says eight years from now, she wouldn’t be surprised if the world said India’s […]

“India’s Healthcare Model Helps Bring Right Behaviour”: Terri Bresenham, GE Healthcare

We live in times when healthcare is challenged in most geographies: In the developed world for obscenely high costs; in the developing world for pitiably inadequate coverage. So when a global executive of one of the largest conglomerates in the world says eight years from now, she wouldn’t be surprised if the world said India’s […]

Biocon-Pfizer Breakup: Why Diabetes Alliances Don't Work for Indian pharma?

In a very surprising move, Pfizer and Biocon announced today that they have called off their 17-month old commercialization alliance for generic insulin. “The companies have agreed that due to the individual priorities for their respective biosimilars businesses, it is in their best interest to move forward independently,” said the press release. This was followed […]

Biocon-Pfizer Breakup: Why Diabetes Alliances Don’t Work for Indian pharma?

In a very surprising move, Pfizer and Biocon announced today that they have called off their 17-month old commercialization alliance for generic insulin. “The companies have agreed that due to the individual priorities for their respective biosimilars businesses, it is in their best interest to move forward independently,” said the press release. This was followed […]

Getting Genome Sequenced at Rs 50K

The cost of genome sequencing has been falling dramatically, nearly a million-fold in the last six-seven years. Earlier this year yet another milestone was reached when Life Technologies announced that its latest gene sequencing machine, Ion Proton, could decode a human genome for as little as $1000, and in just a few hours. That’s a […]