Evotec, Takeda Execs’ Big Picture Insights To Shape India’s R&D Push
Evotec's CEO and Takeda’s president of R&D provide insights around how India could shape its efforts to accelerate biopharma innovation. Backing the right technologies, fostering a culture to "stop losses" early on for projects that don't work and learning from China’s overhaul of its healthcare system were among the key takeaways.
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India saw a raft of vaccine and drug approvals in 2021, backed by pandemic-related accelerated regulatory processes, and outlined its intent to step up biopharma innovation in the country. Pharma wants some of the regulatory flexibility to stay, though experts are seeking increased transparency in the overall approach.
In this week's podcast edition of Five Must-Know Things: alarms sound over Omicron; Sanofi boosts vaccine pipeline via acquisition; J&J’s immunology plans; Chinese firms step onto world stage; and top execs share insights to shape India’s R&D push.
Executives from J&J, Pfizer and Johns Hopkins share ideas on driving Indian biopharma innovation via innovation centers and incubators set up in association with academic institutions. On the other side of the table, Indian academia highlights the need for industry participation in skill building and the perils of ‘targeted thinking’