Development Services

Process R&D &
Custom Chemical Synthesis

Sudhir Kumar Singh, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Discovery Services

Sudhir is an accomplished scientific management professional with over 20 years of comprehensive drug discovery and scientific operations experience. He co-founded Jubilant Chemsys.

He has a strong background in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery & development and quality assurance. Prior to joining GVK BIO, he was associated with Jubilant Chemsys Ltd, Noida as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, leading a large team of scientists for the discovery and development services. He established new capabilities and technologies to meet the growing demand of the drug discovery industry. Prior to Jubilant, he also worked with companies like Aurigene Discovery Technologies and Ranbaxy Research Laboratories. Sudhir completed his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and Post-Doctoral Research work from various universities like SUNY College – (Buffalo) New York, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Sudhir was also part of the research and teaching teams at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Pharmacy. He has several patents and scientific publications to his credit.
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Dr. UPADHYA TIMMANNA

Vice President , CCS PRD

Sudhir is an accomplished scientific management professional with over 20 years of comprehensive drug discovery and scientific operations experience. He co-founded Jubilant Chemsys. text-replace

Formulation R&D

Seetaraju Gembali

Senior Vice President, Formulations

Seetaraju is an accomplished scientific management professional with over 24 years of professional experience in pharmaceutical development, marketing management and pharmaceutical production management.

He has expertise in formulation development, process development, analytical development, technology transfer, regulatory affairs, new product selection and strategic planning. Prior to joining us he was associated with Parabolic Drugs Ltd., taking care of the entire formulation activities. Earlier in his career he worked with companies Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC-Jordan, Mid Pharma and Promed Research-Jordan, ZydusCadila-Ahmedabad, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd and Ranbaxy Research Laboratories. Seetaraju completed his M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics from Mangalore University (College of Pharmaceutical Science) and holds a diploma in Marketing Management from Bombay University.
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Balaji V. Kadri

Director, Formulations & Manufacturing

Balaji V. Kadri has more than 18 years of formulation and process development experience within the contract research and generic industry. Most recently, he was director of Formulation Development and cGMP manufacturing at QS Pharma, Pennsylvania responsible for formulation development and manufacturing..

He was previously senior director/Head of Pharmaceutical Operations at PharmaForm, Texas, where he was responsible for analytical, formulation development, cGMP manufacturing, Quality Control, and Warehouse departments. Prior to that, he headed the Preformulation and Formulation Development group at Xcelience, Florida, for 10 years. He previously worked in formulation development and scale-up manufacturing at Apotex, Ontario, for six years. His broad dosage form experience includes immediate release tablets and capsules, sustained release capsules/tablets/beads, liquid/semi-solid in capsule, gels, pediatric solutions, suspensions, and parenteral. His expertise includes formulation development from preclinical to commercialization, overcoming solubilisation challenges, enhancing bioavailability, taste masking, and development of controlled release dosage forms. He has authored numerous articles, presented many abstracts, is co-inventor of several patents and is a contributor of several excipient monographs in “Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients” 7th edition (2012). He is an active member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), editorial member of Contract Pharma magazine and a registered life member in the Karnataka State Pharmacy Council in India. He has completed M.Pharm. (pharmaceutics) from India, M.Sc (Pharmaceutics) from Canada, and MBA (Management) from USA.
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