Updated on 16 May 2014
The lessons and invaluable experience gained at Biocon had played tremendously in steering many start-ups and business ventures in India. Some of them were even influenced to move out on their own through the irrefutable inspiration received from Biocon's CMD, Dr Kiran Mazumdar herself.
Dr Arumugam Muruganandam, founder, MD and CSO, Affigenix Biosolutions, pointed out, "In India, against all odds for the past 36 years, Dr Kiran has shown the knowledge, power, and possibilities that biotechnology unlocks. In my opinion, she is a visionary and a great role model for any scientist. Her inspiring speech on how she wants to transform Biocon in to a billion dollar company by 2015 is an unforgettable speech I heard while I was at Biocon."
Dr Muruganandam joined Biocon in 2008, as the head of preclinical development team in the R&D division. "At Biocon, I was fortunate enough to work along with a young dedicated and creative scientific team, who were passionately involved in mastering the craft of drug development towards meeting the common company goal of providing affordable and innovative medicine to the world."
He says that his prior experience at Biocon has helped him personally to rise above many situations and struggles.
"The professional learnings have helped me gain confidence to take risks, and allowed me to venture in to establishing and managing a start-up company," he observes.