Dr. Raju obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of Mysore, Mysore, INDIA. Dr. Raju also holds a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Mysore. Currently Dr. Raju is a Senior Director and Head of Global Bioassay & Quality at Medimmune. Prior to Medimmune Dr. Raju was with Janssen for 12 years and Genentech for 6 years. He has published more than 40 scientific publications including several book chapters and is named inventor of several issued U.S and worldwide patents. Dr. Raju is currently serving as the Editorial Board member for several industry leading journals including mAbs.
Drug Discovery, Protein Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chromatography, Immunology, Biomarkers, Cell based Assays
Dr. Francois-Xavier Frapaise, M.D has over 30 years of international drug development experience at major pharmaceutical companies including Sanofi, Bayer, Boehringer, Merck and Abbott; he has hold multiple Clevel positions (CSO,CMO,CEO) in different Pharmacos in the US and Europe. He has extensive experience of biosimilars development (Boehringer-Ingelheim, Pfenex, Merck KGaA) and is currently heading a Biosimilar Consulting Company. He has been the CSO and SVP of Optimer, has served as the CEO of Asphelia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.VP R&D and Corporate Officer of TAP , CMO of Ocera Therapeutics, VP of Scientific Affairs at Abbott International , Head of Medical Affairs at Bayer Europe, Medical Director at Bayer France, VP of R&D at Delagrange, Head of Anti-thrombotics Strategic Marketing at Sanofi, Medical Director at Choay. Dr. Frapaise holds an M.D. degree from Faculté de Médecine and holds an academic position at the Thrombosis Research Center at the Loyola Medical Center in Maywood (IL).