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Pranav Kumar

Pranav Kumar

Scientific Research Professional in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries with Experience in Project Management and Business Development.

Consultant | Research Scientist | Project Manager | Business Development | Pharmaceuticals
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• Consultant and project management for life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. My clients are scientists, researchers, businesspersons, and consulting firms.
• Broad scientific and technical knowledge in life sciences - from basic (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Parasitology, Virology, Dermatology, Oncology, Immunology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics) to applied research (Development of Point-Of-Care Testing Device for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, Drug Discovery and Development and Cell Based Assay); well versed in associated technologies, their translation, and commercialization.
• A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). I also obtained a course completion certificate for Pharmaceutical Canadian Regulations from
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).
• Through MBA and Certification in bioscience management, I developed skills in market research, product and business development and financial analysis for Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industry.
• A thorough professional with an entrepreneurial drive, proactive attitude and capable of thinking in & out of the box.

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Freelance Consultant

Since September 2015
Canada - Québec
  • Manuscript writing and editing for Life Sciences based research.
  • Scientific writing, medical writing, systematic review, and meta-analysis.
  • Market research report and competitive analysis (SWOT, PESTLE, & Porter’s five forces).
  • Business development plan and licensing strategy.
  • Project management; develop project charter, project management plan, scope management, time management, quality management and budget.
  • Content marketing for pharmaceutical / biotech companies.
  • Contributing writer on technology and marketing.
  • Managed scientific research projects for product development. Developed point of care testing device based on nucleic acid detection for in vitro diagnostics of M. tuberculosis, C. difficile and Dengue Virus.
  • Co-ordinated with a team of scientists and engineers from academia (KECK Graduate Institute), non-profit organizations (PATH) and bioscience industry (Claremont Bio-Solutions) to develop a fully integrated, low cost, sample-in to answer-out point-of-care nucleic acid testing device.
  • Assay optimization and analyzing multiple parameters with the Design of Experiment (DOE) software. Root cause analysis tools to solve the problem.
  • Supervised and trained laboratory staff, students and summer trainees in the lab.
  • Validation of laboratory equipment, GLP, cGMP, Lean/Six Sigma, managing quality control, risk assessment (FMEA, cause and effect diagram) and regulatory compliance of products and devices. Perform and manage quality assurance, quality approval, change control, SOPs and document management system.
  • Worked on HIV-1 / Leishmania co-infection. Manage scientific project.
  • Identified mode of cell death induced by HIV-1 protease inhibitor, Nelfinavir, in the Leishmania parasite.
  • Deciphered the molecular mechanism of drug resistance using the microarray technique.
  • Involved in project management, grant preparation, manuscript preparation, technical writing, research protocols, SOPs, document management, risk analysis, and budget.
  • Attended meetings and seminars and presented scientific results in various forms: posters, conferences, scientific articles, etc.
  • Manage scientific project and developed in situ molecular hybridization technique for the detection of Hepatitis C Virus RNA in liver biopsy samples.
  • Validation of monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal antibodies for the detection of cancerous tissue using immunohistochemistry technique. Prepares, reviews and various product-specific documents including product quality reviews.Validation of laboratory equipment, cGMP and quality control.
  • Worked with a research team and the product management team to successfully develop and commercialize products (Xmatrx, i6000). Evaluate product performance to mitigate the compliance issue.
  • Interacted with customers and tracks customer Key Performance Indicator quality metrics, resolved technical query and coordinated with the sales team for business development.
  • Administered the Laboratory Technicians and Research Associates.
  • Performed a doctoral research project and submitted a thesis to Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Worked on the project entitled “Pteridine Reductase 1 (PTR1) as a target for antifolate chemotherapy against Leishmania donovani”.
  • Performed cloning, overexpression and purification of several recombinant proteins and polyclonal antibody production against recombinant protein.
  • Studied the modulation of gene expression analysis in antimony resistant Leishmania Parasite using cDNA Microarray.
  • Supervised the master students and summer trainees in the lab.
  • Published several research articles in reputed international journals.

MBA (Global Business)

Laval University

September 2017 to September 2019
The MBA Global Business provides distinctive training to managers in both general administration and more specialized international business management. This practice-oriented MBA program covers all corporate functions including accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, operations, and information systems.

Project: Market research for Canadian cleantech organizations.

Project Management Practice and Certification

McGill University School of Continuing Studies

December 2016 to June 2017
This program provides a solid understanding of project management principles and concepts based on a guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).

French Course

Centre du Phénix

October 2015 to December 2016
Develop oral and written French skills.
Level: Intermediate-advanced

Certificate in Bioscience Management

KECK Graduate Institute

January 2014 to May 2015
This program provides a unique opportunity for Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellows to acquire the business management skills for the life sciences industry.

Average cumulative: 3,414 / 4,0
Course work: Bioscience Strategy, Introduction to Bioscience Business, Finance and Accounting Principal, Corporate Finance

Projects: Market research for data integration software similar term analyzer.

Ph.D. in Life Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

February 2002 to December 2006
Thesis topic: Pteridine Reductase 1 (PTR1) as a target for antifolate chemotherapy against Leishmania donovani.

Masters in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

August 1999 to December 2001
Dissertation topic: Isolation and immunochemical characterization of the seed storage protein (Glutenin) of wheat (Triticum aestivum).

Overall GPA: 7,278 / 10,0
Course work: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Genetic Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering



  • 12 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Guest lectures at various colleges and research institutes.
  • Attended several business conferences.
  • To consult all the publications:

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

  • Isolation of DNA, RNA, PCR, qPCR, and Microarray
  • Isothermal amplification of nucleic acids (LAMP, CPA)
  • Immunological techniques (FACS, Western blot, ELISA)
  • Protein expression and purifications, Enzyme Kinetics
  • Cell Biology, Genomics, Molecular Diagnostics

Business Development

  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Market research
  • Financial Analysis
  • Pharmaceuticals: Canadian Regulations
  • cGMP and regulations (US, EU, and Canada)
  • Lean/Six Sigma

Scholarships and distinctions

  • Travel award to participate in the symposium at IPADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from KECK Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from Laval University, Canada.
  • Fellowship from Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India during Master
  • Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India during Ph.D.

Computer / Software

  • Office Suite
  • MS Project, VISIO, SharePoint
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) Software
  • Genome analysis and bioinformatics software
  • EndNote X9

Professional affiliations

  • Member of Project Management Institute.
  • Member of International Institute of Business Analysis.
  • Member of Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.


  • English
  • French

Residency Status

  • Permanent Resident of Canada
  • I traveled to different places in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and India.