Raghuram Anupindi, M. Pharm., Ph.D., Director- Drug Discovery
Raghuram Anupindi has about 24 Years of experience in non-clinical Pharmacology in Drug Discovery and development. During this period, he worked in various therapeutic areas, such as diabetes and metabolic disorders, asthma, pain and inflammation. He played instrumental role in taking six molecules from non-clinical stage to different stages of clinical development, highest being successful completion of phase 2 with a DPP-IV inhibitor for treatment of type 2 diabetes. He has good experience in filing INDs with USFDA, schedule Y submissions with DCGI and conducting bioavailability and bioequivalence studies for various solid dosage forms.
He began his career in R&D at Cadila Healthcare Ltd /Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad and worked for 8 years before moving to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Research Centre, Mumbai, where he served for 12 years, working extensively on various projects /targets in drug discovery. At both these organizations he played an important role in establishment of labs, animal house, and other infrastructure for the new R&D centres. Prior to joining industry, he taught undergraduate and diploma students of Pharmacy for a couple of years.
Raghuram Anupindi obtained his bachelors degree in Pharmacy from University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal, in the state of Telangana and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Dept. Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.