Deven Shah is Certara’s Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) lead helping clients with their drug development CMC needs. Deven also supports the Certara Global Health practice area spending a significant amount of time attending to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work.
Before joining Certara, Deven held positions of increasing responsibility and most recently as the Head of Pharmaceutical Development at Noven Pharmaceuticals and CMC/Preclinical Development Leader at GSK. Deven’s impressive background includes extensive experience leading cross-functional matrixed teams comprising of senior leads and hands on experience of CMC development across all phases in formulation development & drug delivery for diverse routes of administration & therapy areas. He has also extensive experience of conducting due diligences, managing biotech alliances, & identifying potential CROs for robust product development. Deven has contributed to regulatory filings spanning from pre-IND to NDA filing stage as well as represented organizations in the regulatory interactions with global agencies.
Deven received his B.Pharm from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India and Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery) from the University of Southern California. He was the recipient of the Procter & Gamble award for excellence in graduate research in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery for his Ph.D. work.