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Venkat Atkuru

Sr. Research Scientist-R6 - R&D - Wockhardt Research Centre

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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➢ Quinapril drug has been successfully implemented in Pilot-plant. 
➢ Done the Laboratory scale-up procedure for Fosinopril 
 
Pharmaceutical Products of India Ltd. Mumbai 
Research Scientist - R&D (May 1994 - May 1999) 
 
Key Profile: 
 
➢ Literature survey from libraries like IIT / UDCT and through Internet 
➢ Process development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to make it viable procedure for plant production. 
➢ To check the process viability by implementation of the process in the Pilot-plant 
 
Highlights: 
 
➢ Enrofloxacin, Famotidine and Haloperidol were successfully implemented from lab scale to Plant scale 
 
Goldstar Remedies Ltd. Hyderabad 
Chemist (Nov 1992 - Apr 1994) 
 
➢ Worked on Anti-inflammatory drug 
Ankit PetroProducts Pvt. Ltd, Tarapur, Mumbai 
Jr. Chemist (Aug 1991 - Oct 1992 
 
➢ Worked on epoxy Resins.

Work Experience

Sr. Research Scientist-R6 - R&D

Wockhardt Research Centre
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Aurangabad, Maharashtra
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September 2012 to Present

Key Profile: 
➢ End to end responsibility of developing new products. 
➢ Involved in Process development of the NCE molecules

Sr. Manager - R&D

Actavis Pharma Development Centre Pvt. Ltd
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Bangalore, Karnataka
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November 2006 to February 2012

Key Profile: Leading a team of 6 personnel, reporting to the DGM-R&D. 
 
➢ End to end responsibility of developing new products. 
➢ Involved in Process development of the API (Active pharmaceutical ingredients) for regulated and less regulated markets 
➢ Reviewing of products continuously with respect to timelines, cost and informing the business teams 
➢ Interaction with plant in-charge during the process development to solve problems related to scale up activity. 
 
Achievements: 
➢ Developed the novel solid state forms of Etoricoxib salts, which has been patented as "Solid state form of Eoricoxib salts" on 12/01/2012 and Publication No. WO 2012/004677. 
➢ Developed the novel solid state forms of Ranolazine salts, which has been patented as "Novel solid state forms of Ranolazine salts" on 18/03/2010 and Publication No. WO 2010/029436. 
➢ Developed the substantially pure Ranolazine and its salts, which has been patented as "Highly pure Ranolazine or A pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof" on 22/04/2010 and Publication No. WO 2010/043976. 
➢ Pramipexole has been successfully completed in laboratory and plant scale. 
➢ Ranolazine has been successfully validated in laboratory and plant scale. 
➢ Solifenacin succinate has been successfully validated in laboratory

Scientist - R&D

Suven Life Sciences Ltd
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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October 2002 to July 2006

Key Profile: Leading a team of 6 personnel, reporting to the VP-R&D 
 
➢ Product development from Literature search to implementation in plant including documentation, Synthesis and Process validation. 
➢ Identifying and prepare the process impurities 
➢ Independent handling of Pilot-plant involving Process Scale-up, Trouble shooting and effective cost reduction of the product

Education

M.Sc. in chemistry

Andrha University

1990

B.Sc. in Chemistry, Maths, Physics

Andhra University

1987

Ph.D in synthetic chemistry

Rayalaseema university -
Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, IN

Additional Information

Computer Skills 
 
➢ Working Knowledge of MS-office, Internet Browsing, Symyx Draw 3.3 and Chem Draw 10.0.