Updated on 16 May 2014
Biocon has been an informal breeding ground for birthing innumerable biotech startups in the country
It has added one more feather to its cap by being the nesting ground to churn out new start-ups. It is an informal incubation lab for new spinoffs.
Biocon, without any hesitance, is the most sought after company for careers. It was ranked No 6 on the annual Global "Top Twenty Employers" list for the biopharma sector by Science magazine. Biocon is the only Asian company as per Science to be a part of the Top 20 Elite List which includes leading global innovators.
What is lesser known is the fact that the company has been a playground for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial spirit.
While BioSpectrum has recognized two of its former top executives, Shrikumar Suryanarayan, who was president R&D, and Ajay Bharadwaj, former president of marketing at Biocon, as BioSpectrum Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2012 and 2013 respectively, for their outstanding performances in their new roles as chairman and co-founder of Sea6 Energy and chief executive officer of Anthem BioSciences, there are almost another two dozen companies that have sprouted.
Many of its former scientists and employees who started with Biocon, have today ventured in to becoming full-fledged entrepreneurs with phenomenal success.