Today we checked out of our hotel, the Lemon Tree Premier, in Bengaluru because we flew to New Delhi after our single company visit. We visited BiOZEEN, a company that is involved in the process of engineering vaccines. I found this to be a unique visit because of the association with the pharmaceutical industry; this is an industry I do not have much experience in nor have I learned much about. The coolest aspect of this meeting is that the CEO of BiOZEEN conducted the presentation on a SATURDAY! Meting the CEO of a successful company is awesome as it is, but I especially enjoyed it because I felt it gave a holistic review of the company.
Vaccines are not created by one single company or process. BiOZEEN plays a role in creating the final product. They have customized and efficient equipment that has allowed them to create a cost-efficient product, which cannot be done in the United States. This is important to note because the goal of this program is to learn about doing business in India which is different than the U.S.
Another awesome part of the BiOZEEN visit was that we were able to view the facilities. To be candid, I did not understand most of the terminology since it was engineering and science related-- regardless, it was super neat!
Afterwards, we ate lunch and were able to finish up some final questions. We then headed to the bus to depart to the airport. The traveling logistics went as planned (yay!) and we arrived in New Delhi. As we were flying in, I could see the smog over the city. The smog had improved significantly when we arrived, but it was crazy to think the issues it was causing the city. It made me thankful for something as simple as fresh air back home.