Ashok Shanishchara

Summary

RESUME

Dr.Ashok P.Shanishchara

OLD L.I.G-435, Anandnagar, Bhavnagar-364005,

Gujarat, India

Telephone: (Res.) 91+40 40240327 /(Mobile) 09866002422

Email: ashok_dr_29@rediffmail.com

Date of Birth: 16/01/1970

PhD (Organic Chemistry) with Experience in Generic research of APIS & Business Development

Key Skills: Process Research & Development & Business Development.

Job Objective: Seeking assignments in Generic research of API’s & Business Development with a growth oriented organization of repute; preferably in pharmaceutical industry.

Total Years of Experience: 15.00 years

Current Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Current Functional Area: Generic Research of API’s & Business development

Current Sub Functional Area: R&D Pharmaceuticals

Current Location: Hyderabad

Location Preference: No preference

Education

�B.Sc (Chemistry) from BhavnagarUniversity in 1991.

�M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) from BhavnagarUniversity in 1993.

�PhD (Organic Chemistry) from BhavnagarUniversity in 1998.

Other Qualification(s)/ Certification(s)/ Programme(s) Attended

*Chemical engineering for non chemical engineer from Chemcon.

Summary of Skills and Experience

A seasoned professional with over 15 years of qualitative experience in Process Research & Development & Business Development. Currently designated as Vice President with Sahaj life sciences. Excellent communication and relationship management skills with abilities of leading large teams. Heading Generic research of API’s & Business development team with purchase & Outsourcing as additional responsibilities.

Key Strengths Across assignments

At SAHAJ LIFE SCIENCES

Project Management

Involved in Project planning, scoping, estimation, tracking of new projects.

Implementation of project plans within preset budgets and deadlines.

Research and Development

Developing formulas for new products.

Making prototypes of new products for physical & chemical analysis.

Conducting literature surveys and patent search for a particular compound or API.

Evaluating and conducting the new active drug compound.

Looking after Process Research & Development of generic API’s, Custom synthesis and Contract research.

Business Development

Developed new clients for API’s & Custom synthesis.

Improvement in manufacturing cost to 20% with creating the proper purchase system.

At MOLEKULA LIFE SCIENCES (UK)

Project Management

Involved in New client development ,Project planning, scoping, estimation, tracking of new projects. Purchase and outsourcing is as additional responsibility. Implementation of project plans within preset budgets and deadlines.

Research and Development

Developing formulas for new products.

Making prototypes of new products for physical & chemical analysis.

Conducting literature surveys and patent search for a particular compound or API.

Evaluating and conducting the new active drug compound.

Looking after custom synthesis and contract research.

Business Development

Developed new clients for API’s & Custom synthesis.

Improvement in manufacturing cost to 30% with creating the proper purchase system.

At ALEMBIC RESEARCH CENTRE (BioArc Research Solutions)

Research and Development

Developing formulas for new products.

Making prototypes of new products for physical & chemical analysis.

Conducting literature surveys and patent search for a particular compound or API.

Evaluating and conducting the new active drug compound.

Responsible for method development and validation i.e. rigorous testing of the methods to ensure that they are precise, accurate, reproducible, fool-proof & specific to the product, etc.

Preparing and maintaining reports as per the requirement of R & D management.

Process patent filed for the preparation of Aripiprazole.

Novel process for preparation of Ropinirole hydrochloride, Tadalafil, Levetiracetam & Glipizide. Provisional applications filed for Alendronate sodium. Another 4 patents filed for polymorph and process.

Additional Responsibilities:Process research & development of Generic API’s & Business Development of CRO & API business. Regular interaction with clients. Succeed to secure business of 0.7 crore during tenure.

Process & Chemical Analysis

Conducting various tests & analysis viz. achieving the purities within the specification limits.

Undertaking verification of analytical data like HPLC, GC, NMR, IR, XRD and Mass.

Responsible for calibration and performance verification of all the laboratory equipments as per the calibration schedule.

Isolating/ separating the impurities through various methods such as chromatography & flash chromatography

Handling maintenance and up gradation of lab equipments as per GLP for their effective use.

At ARTEMIS PHARMACEUTICALS

Quality Compliance

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Involved in Project planning, scoping, estimation, tracking of new projects.

Implementation of project plans. Involved in preparation of DMFs for simvastatin & Lovastatin. 

Patents & Process

Novel process for preparation of Simvastatin.

Process development of Lovastatin & Neltimycin.

Novel process for preparation of Gliclazide & Nevirapine.

Process development of Glipizide, Glimipiride and Glebenclamide

At HOECHST INDIA LIMITED

Patents & Process

Novel process for preparation of Isoproturon and commercialized.

Process development of Deltamethrin, Anilophos & Triazophos.

Experience

June.2008 onward at Sahaj life sciences

Achievements: Entire responsible for Business Development for CRO and API Business. Succeed to secure the business of 1.5 Million dollors in 8 months time. Develop new clients like Bayer, Apotex, Codexis, TCI, Pfizer, Pharmathen, Sigma-Aldrich etc......

Saved nearly 50 lacs rupees in purchase. Developed 10 small companies for outsourcing in India for scale-up projects.

Additional responsibilities: Purchase, Outsourcing & Contract manufacturing.

Handling team of 20 scientists in process research of Generic API’s and custom synthesis. Developed the process for generic API’s with non-infringing process.

Oct.2006-June.2008- at Molekula life sciences

Achievements: Entire responsible for Business Development for CRO and catalogue business. Succeed to secure the business of 1.0 Million dollars first year. Saved nearly 40 lacs rupees in purchase in 1 year. Developed 20 small to middle level companies for outsourcing in India for scale-up projects.

Responsible for Business development. Interaction with clients and development of business in Europe and USA. Develop the clients like Pfizer, Novartis, S-Bio, Amgen etc....

Additional responsibilities: Purchase, Outsourcing & Contract manufacturing.

Successfully handling the development of new products as per the project requirements/ proposals and time parameters. Actively involved in monitoring the transfer of developed products from technical to production stages. Entrusted with the responsibility of attending the plant problems and cost reduction process.

Completed 32 custom projects within timelines and generated the revenue of 0.5 million dollars.

Oct.2005 –Sep.2006 at Alembic Research Centre

Achievements: Secure the business of 0.7 crore as business development additional responsibility. Successfully handling the development of new products as per the project requirements/ proposals and time parameters. Actively involved in monitoring the transfer of developed products from technical to production stages. Entrusted with the responsibility of attending the plant problems and cost reduction process. A Novel and Efficient route of Ropinirole. An Improved, Scalable and Impurity free process for Aripiprazole. Filing of 2 TTD in 6 month.Filing of Applications for Ropinirole, Aripiprazole, Alendronate & Levetiracetam.

Jan.1998- Sep.2005 at Artemis pharmaceuticals Limited

Achievements: Key Projects Handled: Simvastatin: It is a 4 stage Cholesterol product; it was developed & successfully transferred to Kilo lab plant. Prepare DMF for the same. Lovastatin: It is a fermentation based product, Increased in yield by developing extraction method with 99.8 %purity by HPLC and Prepare DMF for the same. Isolate all the impurities and characterized. Process development of Neltimycin.

Key Projects Handled: Gliclazide: It is a 7 stage Diabetic product; it was developed & successfully transferred to Kilo lab plant.

Nevirapine: It is a 4 stages product developed with 99.6 %purity by HPLC and successfully commercialised in the kilo lab plant. Process development of Glipizide, Glemipiride and Glebenclamide. Cost reduction to 30-40 % by optimisation work.

1994- 1997 at Hoechst India Limited

Achievements: Key Projects Handled: Isoproturon: It is a 2 stage Agro product; it was developed & successfully transferred to plant. Prepare Technology manual for the same.

Process development of Deltamethrin, Anilophos & Triazophos. Involved in production work.

STRENGTHS

·Technical knowledge

·Planning

·Involvement

·Team spirit

·Honesty

·Time bound

·Discipline

·Communication

WEAKNESS

·Emotional

References:

*Dr. Kansal* Dr.Parven Luthara

TevaIndia Pharmaceuticals,Parabolic drugs,

Delhi,Chandigarh,

India.India

Contact # 9810232555Contact # 9317749888

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

VP-BD PHARMACEUTICALS

SAHAJ

Education

Education
Mar 1993 - Apr 1997

PhD-chemistry

BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY