“Top U.S. Award for India’s Biotech Queen” in SiliconIndia

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January 23, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an article in SiliconIndia

Bangalore: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of the country’s largest biotech research firm, Biocon Ltd, has been named winner of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal, a top award of the U.S.-based Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Shaw is also known as India’s biotech queen for her pioneering work in biotech research.

She will be conferred the prestigious award in March at Philadelphia, where the Foundation is based, a Biocon spokesperson told.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organisation, preserves history and heritage of chemistry and chemical engineering. Its collections are used to set up a body of original scholarship to highlight chemistry's role in shaping society.

“Shaw, the first woman brew master in India, used knowledge of fermentation to become one of the greatest entrepreneurs in her country,” Foundation chief executive Carsten Reinhardt said in a statement here. Read More.

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