Bhaskar Reddy Guntoori, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

Dr. Bhaskar R. Guntoori is Senior Vice President of Process Chemistry. He joined Pharmaron as a Vice President of Process Chemistry in July 2011. Prior to this, Dr. Guntoori was a Senior Manager, R&D at Apotex Pharmachem, Brantford, Canada. He started at Apotex Pharmachem in 1995 as a chemist, held several positions within the process R&D group before being promoted to senior manager R&D in 2004. He was one of the principal contributors to the growth of the R&D team from less than ten members in 1995 to a group of eighty scientists. He oversaw the successful completion of more than forty API projects, from lab scale process development to scale-up and commercialization and contributed significantly to the growth of intellectual property of the company.

Dr. Guntoori received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1988 from the University of Poona, India. Subsequently, he joined Sagami Chemical Research Centre, Japan to pursue industrial position under the advisory of Prof. T. Hiyama (1988-1990). He then joined Prof. Steve Hanessian’s group at the University of Montreal (1990-1994). Dr. Guntoori’s expertise covers broad area of synthetic chemistry, such as medicinal chemistry, total synthesis, methodologies and Process R&D. His research work is published in 14 peer-reviewed scientific journals and he is a co-inventor/co-author of more than 88 internationally issued patents/patent applications.

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