This is Episode 116 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath.
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How is a new drug discovered or invented? What does it take for medicine to go from a small idea in a research lab all the way to your local pharmacy? How can we develop new medicines for India and Indian ailments?
Pavan Srinath is in the guest seat today as he talks to Anupam Manur, a frequent guest and friend of The Pragati Podcast. He retells the tale of how Penicillin was discovered, and tracks how drug discovery and development has evolved since then.
Pavan Srinath is a public policy researcher and educator, and also hosts The Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. He has an academic background in biotechnology and biosciences before working in public policy.
Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor and resident economist at The Takshashila Instituion.
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