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Shankar Swaminathan

Shankar Swaminathan

Associate Director Drug Product Development, Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Shankar is the Team Lead for Drug Product Development at Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He has a doctoral degree in pharmaceutics and over 15 years of experience in industry and academia. He has overseen product development from early-stage discovery through late-stage submissions and validation. Shankar is an expert in aseptic drug product development, quality-by-design, advanced drug delivery, cryopreservation technology, CTM campaign execution and management, fill-finish, modified release solid orals, and ocular drug delivery. He has published 15+ peer-reviewed publications, commentaries, and blogs, and serves as an editorial board member in Scientific Reports and a reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals.