Dr. Vijay K. Shastri, Promoter – Director and Technical Head, Murlikrishna Pharma Pvt.Ltd.
With expertise in analytical chemistry and having obtained Ph.D from the University of Mumbai, there was no looking back for the man with high spirits, Dr. Vijay K Shastri. Shedding light on his achievements, dating back in time, he has developed a thesis on analytical procedures for evaluation of drugs from pharmaceutical preparations and extended the same for conducting bio-equivalence as well in 1983.
There are many accolades to credit the stalwart, who pursued his Masters in Analytical Chemistry and prior to which, was honoured Bachelors with Chemistry as the principle subject and physics as the subsidiary one.
Remarking each milestone in his winning career path, Dr. Vijay Shastri started off as an application chemist with Nettle Chromatographs in 1981. At Nettle, Shastri found exposure into development of chromatographic procedures (GC as well as HPLC) for supporting the sale of chromatographic equipment. These applications were of most use in the pharmaceutical industry, for both APIs and formulations. Post completing two years at Nettle, Shastri decided to make a career switch and hence found an attractive opportunity to hone his chemistry expertise as a chemist with Abbott Laboratories. At Abbott, Dr. Shastri was responsible for developing procedures that monitor synthesis of Nembutal Ester, Sodium Pentothal and Erythromycin Derivatives. These procedures helped in improving the yield as well as impurity profile.
Going forward, Dr. Shastri took advantage of many more opportunities that crossed paths in his career span to work with Lupin/Armour Chemicals as a Quality Assurance and Analytical Development Manager and then moving on to Merck in the capacity of a Deputy General Manager-Analytical Research. Making significant contributions in the field of analytical chemistry and growing from strength to strength in his career graph,