Dr. BM Rao possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and has about 31 years of work experience in pharmaceutical Analytical R&D and Quality Control functions in reputed organizations includes Janssen (pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Zydus Cadila, Nicholas Piramal, and Dr. Reddy’s. He has a sound practical knowledge and thorough understanding of “Data Integrity”, its importance in cGMP Analytical laboratories. He has exposure to various regulatory audits includes USFDA, EMEA, TGA, Health Canada etc. and also worked with reputed International consultants in QC remediation. He has about 75 scientific publications in reputed national and international journals and successfully guided seven part-time Ph.D. candidates.
During his professional career he has been recognized for his contributions at work and won awards including Chairman’s Excellence Award from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Feb, 2018), “Standards of Leadership” from J&J at Janssen, Mumbai site (year 2010) and Best New Leader Award at SAI Life Sciences Limited (year 2013). He has extensively travelled to USA, Mexico, Europe, Germany, Belgium, Singapore, Brazil, and Malaysia and interacted with several big and emerging biotech pharmaceutical analytical & quality experts.
Dr. BM Rao has worked as Vice President and Head of EMQA, Analytical Science & Technology (ASAT) & Corporate Quality control at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories providing technical leadership to the Analytical method validations/transfers and Quality Control labs of APIs and Formulations. Currently, he is working as a Partner & CEO at QDOT Associates, Hyderabad.