A visionary technocrat, PVN Raju founded Gland Chemicals in 1974 and Gland Pharma in 1978. He is a Graduate in Chemistry from the Presidency College of Madras and a Post Graduate from the Indian Institute of Chemists. Starting his career as a chemist, he received training at Evans Medical in the UK and Pharmacia in Sweden.
He pioneered Heparin technology in India in 1960, and set up the country’s first state-of-the-art Pre-Filled Syringe (PFS) facility for LMWHs in 1998. His belief in quality and excellence led to the facility being accorded USFDA acceptance in 2003, another first in India.
He is a Life Member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA),Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), USA and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
In recognition of his contribution to the healthcare society, he has been honored with: