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Anju Ghangurde

Anju Ghangurde is Scrip's Deputy Asia Editor and has about two decades of experience in journalism including stints at India's mainstream financial dailies -The Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line and The Financial Express.  She covers a broad range of issues including competition and collaboration between generics and innovator firms, drug pricing and the evolving regulatory and legal framework in the region. She is also a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship for Young Indian Journalists (2000-01) awarded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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The Wait For Inspections: Biocon Seeks FDA Stance On Mutual Recognition Agreement Route

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TB Vaccine Development: COVID-19 Pathways, mRNA Tech Hold Hope

With fast-tracked development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines yielding results, experts call for similar urgency and funding impetus to progress new vaccines for TB, which still claims 4,000 lives daily. Over 15 candidates have been in development for years, with hope now abounding around the potential of new platforms like mRNA to accelerate efforts.

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The Indemnity Calculus For Covid-19 Vaccines, India’s Path Ahead

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