Apr 1992 - present
Joined Indian Herbs in 1987 and started Dabur Ayurvet Limited in the year 1992 as the Manager R&D, notable achievements and contribution in the progress of Indian Herbs and Dabur Ayurvet Limited are as under:
1.As the Manager R&D organised a laboratory and started research work which paved the way for recognition of 'in house' lab in Indian Herbs and Dabur Ayurvet Limited.
2.Developed standardisation methods for the analysis and quality assurance of herbal raw materials, formulations, finished products using sophisticated instrumentation techniques such as HPLC, HPTLC, etc. This is a worldwide problem and is the key to maintain a consistent quality of the finished product.
3.Developed methods for detection and quantification of toxic contaminants in herbal drugs, food and animal feed viz.
·mycotoxin-aflatoxin detection and quantification in ppb level as per FDA guidelines.
·Residue of synthetic pesticide in ppb
·Deleterious heavy metals in ppb levels
4.The dossiers prepared on Quality Assurance in Indian Herbs and Dabur Ayurvet Limited helped in seeking registration and export to countries like U.K., U.S.A., Nigeria, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, U.S.S.R. Hungary, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Africa.
5.Developed new dosage formulations and introduced new products for treating different veterinary diseases with the results that both Indian Herbs and Dabur Ayurvet Limited introduced several new formulations into the Indian and International Veterinary Healthcare market. These products have given a good image to both the companies. A recent development of novel herbal based formulation for animal diseases/problems:
a)Liver tonic- liver formula for protection from aflatoxin, better growth and production -Livfit Vet
b)Toxin inhibitor- herbal mould inhibitor, toxin binder, inhibitor of mycotoxin biosynthesis and bioneutraliser of aflatoxin -Toxiroak
c)Antistressor - adaptogen and performance enhancer -Stresroak
a) Mastitis- a topical herbal gel used as a specific therapy in sub-clinical mastitis and supportive therapy to parenteral antibiotics in clinical mastitis -Mastilep
b) Uterine tonic- uterine cleanser and restorative –Exapar
c) Uterine anti-infective – To control uterine infection after manual removal of retained placenta - Uraksha
d)Multiaction skin gel- antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic -Charmil
e)Appetite stimulant and Digestive tonic- for reestablishment of vital digestive functions - Ruchamax.
f)Loose motions- protective, adsorbent, antidiarrhoeal - Diaroak.
g)Antistress – Antistress, immunomodulator and performance enhancer – Restobal
a)Miticidal -for the control of ectoparasites- Zerokeet
b)Liver tonic- hepatoprotective, antihepatotoxic and for better growth- Livjivan
c)Antidiarrhoeal - protective, adsorbent - Diamukt
d)Skin affections- for treating chronic skin affections- Charmaid
e)General cleanser- insect growth inhibitor, insect repellent and deodoriser-Loamglo.
f)Herbal ear drop –For ear cleansing and treatment of ear infection – Otosaf
6.Developed new techniques of extraction of plants for commercial purposes.
7.Developed the Pharmacological and Animal Testing laboratory for generating data on Herbs specialties for following parameters:
a)Biological safety of drugs and freedom from Teratogenic, Mutagenic, Embryotoxic, Cytotoxic and Foetal toxic effects and residues.
b)Physiological, Microbiological, Biochemical & Pharmacological & Toxicological parameters.
The above studies helped in registration of products in foreign countries.
8.Well versed with the various unit operation process of chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
9.Well versed with technical and economic aspects of production raw material, machinery, packaging material sciences, quality assurance, material science, process optimization related to pharmaceutical formulation and production, GMP, GLP norms and FDA guidelines.
10.Well versed with legislative laws governing and controlling manufacturing, sale, import and export of drugs, pharmaceutical and food products viz.
a)Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 and Drugs and Cosmetic Rules 1945.
b)Medicinal and Toilet Preparation Act,
c)The Opium Act 1878.
d)The Dangerous Drugs Act.
e)Drug price control order 1970, 1979, 1987.
f)Indian Factory's Act.
g)Central Excise & Custom Act.
h)Export and Import policies as defined from time to time.
i)Standard weights and measure Act, & package Commodities Act.
j)Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Various I.S.I. and B.I.S. standards.
k)U.S. Federal Drug laws.
l)Patent and Trade Mark Registration Act and other related statutory laws related to state and central government.
- G.P. Nair Gold Medal award for securing first rank in B. Pharm. Examination of Banaras Hindu University awarded by Indian Drugs Manufacturers Association, Bombay.
- BHU Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in M. Pharm.
- Gold Medal from Banaras Hindu University for securing first position in B. Pharm.
- Aruna and Malviya Gold Medal for securing first position in B. Pharm.
- Prof. M.L. Schroff Memorial Award for outstanding student of the year 1979-80.
Prize for securing highest percentage of record marks in B.Sc. examination in all the subjects from the University of Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, U.P.
In the field of promoting herbal veterinary formulations which are safe, effective and economical. In the past 12 years sincere efforts have led to the attainment of several awards to Indian Herbs and Dabur Ayurvet Limited from various agencies e.g.:
- International Poultry Exhibition, 4-8, September1996
- Winner of award for Excellence in Poultry Tech.
- Pantnagar Kisan MelaOct 1998 (Second Prize)
- Pantnagar Kisan Mela3-6, Mar, 1997 (First Prize)
- Pantnagar Kisan Mela11-14, Oct 1995 (First Prize)
- Pantnagar Kisan Mela9-12, Oct 1996 (First Prize)
- Pantnagar Kisan Mela12-15, Mar 1996 (Second Prize)
- Pantnagar Kisan Mela11-14, Oct 1995 (First Prize)
- Dairy Mela in Karnal., NDRI1995
- Industrial Exhibition and All India Farmers Fair 8-11 Mar, 1995
(summary of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals of repute only)
Pavneesh Madan, S.K. Pandey, M.B.Chhabra and M.J. Saxena (1996).“Efficacy of Topical Herbal Gel for Mastitis Control”, Int. J. Anim. Sci., 11: 289-291.
M.B.Chhabra and M.J.Saxena (1998).“The Use of Phytotherapeutic Agents for the Control of Acariasis in Animals: A Review”. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology12(1) : 3-8.
M.B.Chhabra & M.J.Saxena (1997). “The Use of Phytotherapeutic Agents for the control of Acariasis in Animals”. IX National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology October 6-8, PAU, Ludhiana.
H.C. Joshi, M. Kumar, M.J. Saxena and M.B. Chhabra (1996), "Herbal gel for the control of subclinical mastitis", Indian J. Dairy Sci., 49, 9, 631-634.
M.J.Saxena, V. Srivastava, S.K.Pandey and P.Madan (1998) “Ethnoveterinary Practices: Historical Milestones, Present Status and Future Research Needs” ICAR Summer Short Course on `Techniques for scientific validation and evaluation of Ethnoveterinary practices’ Aug., 3-12Division of Medicine, IVRI, Izatnagar: pp 88-88.
M.J. Saxena, S.K. Pandey, P/Madan and M.B.Chhabra (1998). “Ethnoveterinary Practices :Need for Clinical Validation”. ICAR Summer Short Course on`Techniques for scientific validation and evaluation of Ethnoveterinary practices’ Aug., 3-12Division of Medicine, IVRI, Izatnagar: pp 83.
M.J.Saxena, P.Madan, S.K.Pandey & M.B.Chhabra (1997). “Herbal Immunomodulators for Experimentally Immunosuppressed Chickens” Xith International Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, 18-22 August, Budapest,Hungary.
M.J.Saxena, S.K.pandey, P.Madan & M.B.Chhabra (1997). “Herbal Adaptogens for Combating Effects of Heat Stress in Poultry” 11th International Congress of the World
M.J.Saxena (1998). “Therapeutic Efficacy of herbs and Shrubs in Veterinary Medicine” Second Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference on Animal Health and Production In Rural Areas - The Essential Role of Women At All Levels22nd - 27th February, Bangalore.
M.J.Saxena, M.B. Chhabra, S.K.Pandey, P.Madan and A.Kalra. “Herbal Immunomodulators for Poultry Health” Second Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference on Animal Health and Production In Rural Areas - The Essential Role of Women At All Levels22nd - 27th February, Bangalore.
M.J. Saxena, M.B. Chhabra, S.K. Pandey and P. Madan, (1998) "Stress management in poultry - The Herbal Way", Poultry Fortune, 42-50.
Contribution in book: Book released by Dabur Research Foundation “Major Herbs of Ayurveda” edited by Elizabeth M. Williamson
DegreeUniversity/InstitutionYearDistinction (if any)
M. Pharm.*Banaras Hindu 1980Hons. Pharm.
B. Pharm.Banaras Hindu 1978Honours.
B. Sc.Gorakhpur1974Highest marks
*Dissertation Work: Studies on Bioavailability of Lithium carbonate (in dogs).
Sustained release formulation of Lithium carbonate (in dogs).
In the last 12 years rigorous efforts have been made to make safe, effective, economical and bio-friendly herbal formulation for animal diseases/problems in order to achieve enhanced productivity. Extensive research has resulted into development of novel herbal based formulations, the most important of which are:
Mastilep - a topical herbal gel used as a specific therapy in sub-clinical mastitis and supportive therapy to parenteral antibiotics in clinical mastitis. It is a unique product of its kind as it enhances the local defense mechanism of udder tissue and thus works against the microorganism irrespective of etiology.
Stresroak - a herbal immunomodulator and free radical scavenger which reduces the level of ACTH from pituitary and thus nullifies the effect of stress factor.
Toxiroak - a poultry feed supplement counteracts the effects of aflatoxicosis by virtue of its ability to inhibit the aflatoxin production from fungus Aspergillus spp., bio-neutralizes the toxins in the liver alongwith the commonly known chemical neutralization of aflatoxin in the intestine.
All the products are made of raw materials, which have specially developed parameters for maintenance of quality. Rigorous quality parameters are also maintained for the finished products.
Result Oriented undisputed leader with more than 30 Years of experience in Herbal Animal Healthcare segment. Strongly Backed by compelling qualifications and accolades in pharmacy and herbal healthcare, Mr. saxena is a pioneer and stalwart in innovating many scientific herbal formulation for difficult to manage problems of livestock. Mr. M.J. Saxena is a Gold Medalist in pharmacy from Banaras Hindu University with a passion for research, innovation technology and socio-economic rural development. He has more than 3 decades of experience of working with veterinary industry specializing in herbal healthcare and currently working as Managing Director of Ayurvet Limited. Mr. Saxena is a widely travelled person and lectured in Universities, trade associations and Scientific Bodies in more than 34 countries. He is a member of various trade and professional organizations in India and abroad. He is strong proponent of environment conservation sustainability and integration of vital 5 F Factor i.e. Food, Feed, Fodder, Fuel and Fertilizers for sustainable development.
Dairy Focus Asia 2010, Bangkok, Thailand 1 – 3 March, 2010
SPACE 2009, Paris 15-16 Sept, 2009
Asian Pacific Poultry Conference, Bangkok 5 – 6 March, 2007
Atlanta Poultry Show, Atlanta 25 –27January, 2006
Technical symposium during viv Asia, Bangkok, 5 – 7 March, 200
Held at Bangkok
Technical symposium during Atlanta Poultry Expo, 15th - 18th June, 2002
BSAVA Conference at Birmingham (U.K.) 7-10 April, 1999
British Small Animal Veterinary Association
AHVMA, New Orleans 13-15 Sept., 1998
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
AHVMA, Burlington 13-16 Sept, 1997
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
AHVMA, Portland 28 Sept.-1 Oct., 1996
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Title: Northwest Passage - A path to healing
The aforesaid conferences were attended to gain knowledge regarding the problem of small animals and their holistic solutions.
Dairy Focus Asia 2010, Bangkok on Reproductive Health Management for Optimum Profits & Production
Asia Pacific Poultry Conference (APPC) 2007 on Herbals
First European Ayurvedic Congress, Budapest in September 2007 on Importance of herbals in Safe, Scientific and Sustainable Animal Production for Human Health.
International conference on medicinal plants and Ayurveda organized by Uthan for sustainable development and poverty alleviation on 16th December, 2002, Delhi. (Purchase of Ayurvedic Veterinary Products by state Government)
3rd Annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, Ontario, Veterinary College, University of Guelph, May 10 and 11, 2002 (presented paper entitled “Study on AV/ASE/17 to determine its performance enhancement activity in equines”)
3rd Annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, Ontario, Veterinary College, University of Guelph, May 10 and 11, 2002 (presented paper entitled “Efficacy of multi-action herbal skin gel and herbal ectoparasiticidal in treatment of infected and non-infected wounds in equines”)
World Health Assembly, Geneva, 15th May, 2002. (Delivered a lecture on “Ayurvedic medicine and industry perspective”)
Eurotier, Hannover – Germany from 12-15 November, 2002 (presentation of paper “Stress Management & Economic Feed Utilization in Poultry”)
Veterinary Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 9-10th October, 1998 (Presented paper entitled, "Scientific Rationale of Herbal Veterinary Medicines ")
British Homeopathic Veterinary Association Conference, Cambridge (U.K.), 4-6 June, 1998 (Presented paper entitled, " Role of Herbals in Animal Healthcare ")
IVAS Herb Class meet in Boulder, 5-8th March, 1998 (Presented paper entitled, "Quality Control and Rationale of Standardization of Herbal Veterinary Medicines")
Seeds of Change Conference (British Veterinary Association) 4th Nov., 1997 (Presented paper entitled, "Rationale of Herbal Medicines in Pet Health care")
Tufts University, Graftin Campus, Massachusetts, USA, 27th March, 1997 (Presented paper entitled, "Role of Herbals in Healthcare")
IVAS Herb Class meet in Denver (Boulder) 29-30 March, 1996 (Presented paper entitled, "Rationale of Herbal Formulation in Pet Health Care")
The 3rd International Mastitis Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel 28May-1June, 1995 (Presented paper entitled, "Non-antibiotic Herbal Therapy for Mastitis")
World Buffao Congress, 25th February to 28th February, 2003, New Delhi
Second National Convention of Veterinary Pharmacology and ToxicologyBombay Veterinary College, 22nd December, 1995
(Presented paper entitled "Quality Control and Rationale of Standardization of Herbal Veterinary Medicines)
Indian Standard Veterinary Medicine Conference, Bangalore (Presented paper entitled, "Non-antibiotic Herbal Therapy for Mastitis")
Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, New Delhi, 1994.