We do very well in India now and we have double-digit growth here with novel medicines. Our Hyderabad centre is one of the crown jewels of Novartis.
Dr. Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan
Global CEO; Novartis International AG
"There is no doubt that Hyderabad has become not only a Pharma Capital, but also Life Sciences hub. Hence, we (LSTHM) went for Hyderabad to set up our India outpost."
Prof. Peter Piot
Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
"Hyderabad is not only a bustling hub of the Life Sciences activity, R&D, but also recently it has been judged as the world's most dynamic city and one of the best cities in India to live in."
Mr. Satish Reddy
Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
"Telangana has created a wonderful ecosystem which is required for any life tech / biotech hub in any part of the country. Hyderabad can feel proud to have created industry academia linkages, institutions of great eminence for research, entrepreneurs, start-ups, incubators; that are world-class, and in future is going to be a leading innovation hub, and a global innovation cluster."
Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Executive Chairperson, Biocon
"Right here in the city of Hyderabad, we [Novartis and Sandoz] have more than 2000 scientists working on the latest and most effective cures for human health."
Dr. Subodh Deshmukh
Global Head of Product Development, Sandoz, a Division of Novartis
"Hyderabad has a very strong Life Sciences ecosystem; availability of talents is a big plus. The Government of Telangana are open to suggestions and are always working with us, to improve the ecosystem and to support our success."
Mr. Madan Krishnan
Vice President- Indian Subcontinent, Medtronic
"We started [Sai Life Sciences] in Hyderabad 20 years ago, and in many ways are proud of this vibrant ecosystem. The city today has some of the finest academic institutions, globally compelled pharmaceutical companies, and top-most talents."
Mr. Krishna Kanumuri
CEO & MD, Sai Life Sciences
"I really feel proud that we have Hyderabad kind of ecosystem in the country. Whether it is R&D, manufacturing, APIs, Research Centers, Biotech Parks, Academic Institutions, you practically have the entire ecosystem converging in Hyderabad like no other place in country."
Mr. Sanjiv Navangul
MD & CEO, Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited
"Genome Valley, Pharma City, Medical Devices Park, and also the young talent pool, quality of academic institutions, and the government's vision makes Telangana a truly unique healthcare research and innovation destination."
Mr. Bhargav Kotadia
Managing Director, Sahajanand Medical Technologies
"The Life Sciences sector in Telangana has a role to play in the tremendous growth of Dr. Reddy's. The ecosystem is blessed with great institutions that provide tremendous talent for the company. The state also has a strong leadership, business-friendly policies, and a very strong support from the Government; which is a blessing for the Life Sciences industry to blossom in Telangana state. The state has a bright future for the Life Sciences industry."
Mr. Satish Reddy
Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
"The growth in research labs, and scientists working in Genome Valley outpaces the growth in the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. Telangana offers excellent opportunities for pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, to both existing as well as those companies who want to setup their manufacturing center. This is because of availability of talent pool, good living conditions, and availability of good education & healthcare facilities in the state."
Dr. Satyanarayana Chava
Founder & CEO, Laurus Labs
"In order to develop a medicine, we have to generate a lot of data and get insights from that data. Hyderabad is one of our core centers to capture that data, analyse it and generate insights from that data. The site in Hyderabad also supports clinical research across all of our medicines. Consider the case of the drug Entresto, wherein all the studies and analysis for this drug came from Hyderabad. The regulatory files for this important medicine and registration packages were created in Hyderabad. Even some of the work on how the pill (Entresto) itself is made was done in in Hyderabad”
Dr. Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan
Global CEO; Novartis International AG
"Hyderabad had good institutes such as CCMB and was driving growth of Pharma industry which came in very handy for early manufacturing in Vaccine."
Dr. Anand Kumar
Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Ltd
"We thank the visionary leadership of the Government in supporting the vaccines industry with bold initiatives and enabling new pharmaceutical industries in Telangana State."
Dr. Krishna M. Ella
Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Limited.
"Thanks to the Telangana government’s unwavering commitment to promote life sciences industry in Telangana, we and our colleagues in Hyderabad are on the verge of commercializing a vaccine which would protect not just our country but the entire globe against the current pandemic."
Ms. Mahima Datla
Managing Director, Biological E. Limited
"We are an example of what is possible in Hyderabad’s rich life sciences ecosystem. Today, as we build world class R&D capabilities and invest in nurturing talent with deep domain expertise, I can unhesitatingly say, Hyderabad is truly a city where pharma dreams are made."
Mr. Krishna Kanumuri
CEO & MD, Sai Life Sciences
Whether a successful Covid-19 vaccine is developed in Hyderabad or not, a vaccine developed anywhere in the world will be churned out of Hyderabad. All Hyderabad vaccine companies are robust in manufacturing technology and have the capacity to manufacture millions of doses with good standards
Dr. Varaprasad Reddy
Founder & Chairman, Shantha Biotechnics Ltd.
"The inauguration of this [Syngene R&D center] site in Genome Valley marks an important step for the company. Genome Valley has all the requisite infrastructure and a comprehensive science eco-system to allow us to deliver cutting edge, innovative scientific research."
Mr. Jonathan Hunt
CEO, Syngene International
Hyderabad will be an integral part of the Covid-19 solution just by the dint of the sheer vaccine manufacturing capacity it houses.
Ms. Mahima Datla
Managing Director, Biological E Limited
"Genome Valley is one of the best ecosystems for the Life Sciences companies like ours."
Dr. Kumar Kurumaddali
Managing Director, Chemo India Formulations
"Hyderabad has emerged as one of India's leading innovation hubs."
H.E. Dr. Andreas Baum
Ambassador of Switzerland to India
"Hyderabad has what it takes to be a world-class bio cluster. The emergence and the convergence of technology calls for data science and computational science is also an important part of Life Sciences. Hyderabad has been fortunate to have all of these elements that go to make a great biotech ecosystem."
Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon
"Making available the required plug and play infrastructure for companies to start their operations quickly will go a long way in attracting investments and that Telangana Government has taken a lead in this direction with initiatives like Hyderabad Pharma City, Medical Devices park, etc."
Mr. Sanjay Singh
Partner, Deal Advisory Head, Life Sciences Sector, KPMG
"As the outfit grew beyond the capacity of our Mumbai head office, the search for a suitable city led to a long list of 23 cities, which was finally narrowed down to four. Hyderabad finally won over the other contenders (Gurgaon, Chennai and Pune) on parameters ranging from existing infrastructure, availability of a talent pool relevant to the business and space for future growth."
Mr. Ranjit Shahani
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Novartis India (2015)