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Expert in CRO in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, API, CRAMS, Speciality Chemicals, Training

Expert ID: 729135 India

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Expert received his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Hyderabad. He has 2 years of post-doctoral experience in synthetic and physical organic chemistry from University of Houston. He also worked on chiral polymers and energetic materials during his post doctoral work.

Expert has extensive experience in pharmaceutical Research and Development and contract research operations of drug discovery. He has extensive experience in building large research collaborations, commissioning of R&D facilities, Safety aspects related to the establishments, recruitment of scientific and managerial manpower. For a decade he is associated with forerunners in the pharmaceutical industry and his experience varies from international big pharma to low budget API manufacturing Cos in India.

A small biotech firm based in New Jersey wanted to outsource its entire medicinal chemistry to a CRO in India/China. The consultancy helped the biotech firm identify the right CRO by conducting diligence study and take care of complete project management of the the medicinal chemistry operations in India. The consultancy also helps the CRO establish the correct project management practices and stringent quality controls to meet the requirements of the Biotech firm.A CRO firm based in Hyderabad approached consultancy with issues of productivity and scientific leadership. Consultancy offered complete management package with owned the scientific leadership of the company which is doing very well with deliverables now.An API manufacturing comapany approached the consultancy as it is lagging with product pipeline and necessary inputs for process optimization. Consultancy could meet both strategic (product pipeline) and tactical needs of the company. An investor looking to invest abot 500,000 USD in a US based biotech company sought the advice of consultancy. Consultancy conducted due diligence to guide the investor in the right path.A mining company approached the consultancy as it was looking to diversify the business into pharma sector. Consultancy provided a-z service from concept to commissioning of their research and development set up and could give the right inputs for establishing an FDA compliang cGMP plant.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: PhD Subject: Synthetic Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Hyderabad

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: GVKBIO Title: Associate Director Department: Medicinal Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Yeshua Biotech Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: University of Bar Ilan, Title: Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: University of Houston Title: Post Doctoral Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2002 Country / Region: USA Summary: Expert conducted his post-doctoral research work in the laboratories of Expert. Kochi at the Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, TX. He collaborated with some of the stalwarts in organic chemistry during this period and worked on the charge transfer between molecules.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the American Chemical Society
Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma Green Belt
Publications and Patents Summary
Has about ten publications in peer reviewed international journals of repute in chemistry.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has a Masters degree in the chemistry and analysis of foods, drugs and water and is a qualified legal expert in food and drug laws.
Marketing Experience
Expert in contract research operations. Expert in research and development of APIs. Expert knowledge of forensic medicine and analysis.

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