Leadership

The optimist expects it to change

Cellix Bio Pharma

Innovating Better Way

Mahesh Kandula

Mahesh Kandula, Managing Director & CEO

Drug Design and Development, Innovation & IP Founder

Mahesh brings over >18 years of scientific and entrepreneurial experience in the life science industry. Mr. Kandula has been named an inventor on 72 United States Issued Patents, 29 United States Patent Pending Applications and more than 226 International Patent Applications. Mr. Kandula received his Master of Technology degree from IIT Kharagpur.

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G L Narayana

Formulation Development

Narayana has 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the various stages of formulation development and he was involved in several IND, NDA, ANDA projects that were successfully filed with the global regulatory agencies and are in various stages of clinical development and commercial launch in global markets.

Dr. Narayana has authored several scientific publications and a co-inventor in several patent applications that were filed with national and international patent offices. He was also won young scientist award from science tech foundation.

Narayana holds M. Pharm, Ph.D., MBA in Pharmaceutical Management. He also has 6σGB, WIPO- general IP, SAS certifications.

Before Joining Cellix Bio Pharma as Associate Director, he worked for Micro Labs, RA Chem Pharma & Aurobindo Pharma.

He is actively involved in National & International scientific conferences; he relaxes himself in free time as a Social worker (founder of helping hands RDS) serving people in need.

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Lakshmi R

Regulatory Affairs

Lakshmi has 18 years of Pharmaceutical Global Regulatory Affairs experience with a strong emphasis on global formulation research regulatory dossier submissions (ANDA/MAA 505 B2, BLA) and effective project management in various solid oral dosage forms, Injectable, hormonals (Oral contraceptive products)/Biosimilar/Biologics/ Follow on proteins (r-DNA molecules) portfolio.

Lakshmi holds M. Pharm in Pharmaceutical Analysis. Before Joining Cellix Bio Pharma as a Regulatory Affairs Professional, he worked for Aurobindo, Ranbaxy [now Sun Pharma], Dr. Reddy’s, Intas, FemiCare [now Mylan] and Jodas.

He also worked with J&J, Teva and Sandoz on multiple regulatory project assignments.

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Sam Thomas

Intellectual Property

Santhamma Thomas has 21 years of practicing experience as a Patent Agent. Sam has versatile skills in specification drafting, prosecuting patent applications in the areas of life sciences and biological sciences. She manages Global Patent Portfolio and works with Global PTOs and Legal Firms.

Prior to joining Cellix Bio, she worked for K Law, Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd & Advanced Clinical Research Pvt Ltd (a Company of BIOLITEC AG).

Sam Thomas hold LLB, PGDIP and MSc in Applied Genetics.

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Ashok Rampal

Formulation Development

Ashok Rampal has more than 3 decades of experience in R & D management, drug delivery and formulation development in renowned companies like Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy-Lilly, Ranbaxy Research Labs and Alkem Labs Ltd. Mr. Rampal holds Master’s degree in Pharmaceutics from Panjab University and Diploma in Business Management from Mumbai. He is inventor in more than 110 patent applications.

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Prabha Bhandari

API CMC and Regulatory

Prabha Bhandari has more than 3 decades of professional leadership in Pharmaceutical Industry with expertise in Global API Regulatory Affairs including New Chemical Entities. She has rich experience in Corporate Quality Assurance at API Operations, Supervision of Global Regulatory Agencies’ audits (Viz. FDA US; EMA, Europe; TGA Australia; COFEPRIS Mexico; ANVISA Brazil; PMDA Japan etc), Data Reliability & Remediation and API Process Development in compliance with Global Regulatory requirements. She is Ph.D in Chemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India and did Post-doctoral Research at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and University of Nottingham, England..