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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.