India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has held digital conferences with Alberta Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, Thermo Fisher CEO Marc Casper, Bernd Brust, the chairman and CEO of Antylia Scientific, and Joseph Repp, the CEO of Pall Life Sciences.
He additionally had a name with Emmanuel Ligner, the CEO and president of Cytiva.
During his interactions with the pharma companies, Sandhu talked about that India is looking for to encourage investments into the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector.
India, he stated, has not too long ago launched a manufacturing linked incentive scheme that may present the US companies new alternatives for investment.
“Discussed methods in which Pfizer may help healthcare efforts, together with vaccines in India, and strengthen our pandemic response,” Sandhu stated after his assembly with Bourla final week.
On Monday, Bourla had stated that Pfizer was following with a deep concern the vital COVID-19 scenario in India and his firm was doing every thing doable to present help.
“Today we have now introduced we’re mobilising the most important humanitarian aid effort in our firm’s historical past to assist the folks of India struggle the vicious second wave of coronavirus that’s presently ravaging the nation,” he stated.
Among different issues, it introduced to donate sufficient of its medicines price USD 70 million to be sure that each COVID-19 affected person in each public hospital throughout India can have entry to them in the following 90 days freed from cost.
“This effort has the potential to impression the lives of tons of of 1000’s of sufferers,” Bourla stated.
In his assembly with Thermo Fisher CEO Marc Casper, Sandhu underlined their vital function in the struggle towards the pandemic, together with expediting provides to India of uncooked supplies for Covishield vaccine in addition to for important medicines reminiscent of remdesivir.
Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher is an organization vital in the provision chain for biopharma merchandise. It gives analytical devices, laboratory tools, chemical compounds and provides to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and scientific diagnostic labs, universities, analysis establishments, and authorities companies.
During his assembly with Repp, CEO of Pall Life Sciences, the Indian ambassador mentioned strengthening provide chains, and expediting inputs for vital medicines reminiscent of remdesivir, and Novavax vaccine.
Pall biotech merchandise have performed a key function in life-saving medication that vary from Ebola vaccines to cancer-curing monoclonal antibodies. Its merchandise have enormous relevance given the present pandemic scenario and are a part of vital provide chains in the business.
The firm has an intensive community in India, together with places of work in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Bangalore.
Sandhu in his name with Bernd Brust, the chairman and CEO of Antylia Scientific, appreciated the efforts of his firm to guarantee well timed inputs for Covishield and Novavax vaccines.
Antylia Scientific is a world peristaltic and single-use bioprocessing answer professional, with a various portfolio of life sciences and diagnostic merchandise for the pharma, biopharma, healthcare and environmental markets.
The ambassador additionally had a name with Emmanuel Ligner, the CEO and president of Cytiva which is a world supplier of applied sciences and providers that advance and speed up the event and manufacture of therapeutics.