Dr Villoo Morawala-Patell, founder, chairman and managing director of Indian biotechnology company, Avesthagen.
In this short interview, Dr Villoo Morawala-Patell speaks out her mind on how to address the few key issues:
Q: Is there any gap between the scientists and policy making mechanism at higher level, leading to mis-communication and mistrust?
Yes there is a large gap between the scientists and the policy making mechanism. There needs to be a democratic inclusion in policy making. Also different stakeholders need to be brought in from the start.
Q: What is your comment on GEAC's inactivity in last one year? Has it really affected your research outcome so far?
Well I believe GEAC activity must be continuous and even if there is a ruling at the supreme court, the GEAC must continue to meet and go forward. Many things have affected the outcome of my work. I created something meaningful and significant. And it has been put on slow track by lack of funding and lack of regulations and clarity.