He served in different roles in pharma companies like Strides Arcolab, Zydus Cadila, Ranbaxy, etc. As a biopharmaceutical specialist.
His primary interests include Pharmacokinetic modelling and simulation, IVIVC and exploring novel approaches in evaluating generics.
He has played a significant role in over 1000 generic applications (ANDA submissions) to different regulatory agencies across the globe, engaged in scientific discussion with different regulatory agencies (Pre-IND applications, IND applications, Bio-IND applications, 505(b)(2) applications, Scientific discussion with EMA, WHO, ANVISA etc).
He worked with different dosage forms like oral, complex injectable, ophthalmic, topical preparations and thereby has extensive exposure in nonclinical and clinical studies.
He has also published more than 50 technical papers. He acted as a keynote speaker in many symposiums. He has received state award for the appreciation of his post-graduate thesis work.
Francis has completed his postgraduate in pharmacy and submitted his thesis (Ph.D.) in the field of Pharmacokinetics and Drug metabolism at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
Deputy Director from March 2011 – Present
Clinical Research Associate
Ranbaxy from February 2002 – January 2005
PhD, Vellore University of Technology, Tamilnadu, India 2016 in Pharmacy
Masters of Pharmacy Institute of Pharmaceutical Research Sciences
Bachelors of Pharmacy, Dr M.G.R Medical University