Ashok Tehim, Ph.D.

Dr. Ashok Tehim is Senior Vice President of Strategy. He joined Pharmaron in August 2015. Prior to this, he worked at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories as Vice President, Proprietary Product, External R&D for NCEs, from 2009 to July 2015, and at Memory Pharmaceuticals, as Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry & CMC (2000-2009). He served at NPS/Allelix, as Director of Medicinal Chemistry (1993-2000). Dr. Tehim has twenty years of pharmaceutical experience in research, early drug development of first-in-class/best-in-class innovative products addressing unmet medical needs in neurology, psychiatry, pain, migraine, inflammation and the oncology therapeutic fields.

He has advanced six novel investigational products for Phase-1/human translational studies/Phase ll proof of concept studies in collaborative partnerships with Bayer, J&J, Amgen, and Roche. He has extensive experience in novel targets identification and validation, drug innovation, drug ability & development assessment, and backward-forward translational studies. He has been involved with strategic pharma alliance management, externalization of R&D, and developed CRO/CMO partnerships for integrated drug discovery. He has additionally been involved in ADME, GLP safety and toxicology, chemical and pharmaceutical development, cGMP API & CTM manufacturing, clinical packaging, IND regulatory filings, and Phase-I/II clinical studies. Dr. Tehim is a co-inventor on 75 patents, and the co-author of 50 publications/reviews.

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