Samir Kulkarni

Associate Vice President, Product Development and Strategic Program Management at Intas Biopharmaceuticals

Dr. Samir Kulkarni is leading the Process Development efforts at Intas Biopharmaceuticals as an Associate Vice President. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering in addition to which, his educational background includes a combination of faculties such as Pharmaceutical Sciences, BioProcessing and Business Administration from Reputed institutes such as ICT (Mumbai) and IIM (Bangalore).

Samir has more than 16 years of experience in the area of biological sciences with strong technical depth in Protein Chemistry and Process development having worked in the Biopharma Development Groups at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and USV in his earlier tenures. His experience extends into overall understanding of Biologics and Pharma Product Development business through managing Biosimilars Programs at Dr Reddy’s Biologics and as the global Business Development lead for Accutest Biologics. He holds about 11 Patent applications in Process Development of Biologics to his credit along with several research papers published in peer reviewed journals.


Title: Process development in R&D for event free manufacturing

  • Investigating the role of R&D before transfer of process ownership
  • Establishing critical aspects which requires evaluation to ensure event free manufacturing operations
  • Communication and training to prepare for successful technology transfer and manufacturing processes (Associated Real-Life Examples)