Dr. Sameer Kulkarni
Director Innovation, MU
Dr. Samir Kulkarni is a recognized leader in the area of Biosimilars product development. He holds a versatile curricular background in complementing faculties of Pharmaceutical sciences, Bioprocessing, Chemical Engineering and Business Management. His total experience extends over a period of about 20 years in the area of biological sciences, with tenures in reputed research institutions such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Cincinnati, as well as in leading biologics organizations such as Intas Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy's Laboratories and USV Limited etc.
His core technical expertise comprises of therapeutic protein chemistry and includes technical assessment and development of the entire CMC value chain for biosimilars from clone to the clinic. In senior leadership roles in biologics development organizations, he has successfully demonstrated capabilities in strategic planning and execution of biosimilars development programs through effective cross-integration between different functions such as research, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical and commercial development. He is presently working as the Director for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages with the University of Mumbai. He also holds additional charge as the Director of National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the same University. Apart from his university responsibilities, he is actively consulting biopharmaceutical development organizations, helping them address both strategic as well as product development issues.