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Deven Shah Sr. Director

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.

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