PVN Raju Founder & Honorary Chairman

PVN Raju is a Graduate in Chemistry from the Presidency College of Madras and a Post Graduate from the Indian Institute of Chemists. He received training at Evans Medical in the UK and Pharmacia in Sweden, before starting Gland Chemicals in 1974 and Gland Pharma in 1978.

The visionary technocrat 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. It was under his guidance that the facility received USFDA acceptance in 2003, another first in India.

His associations include Life Membership of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA); Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), USA; and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

His honorary recognitions include:

  • Prof Y Nayudamma Memorial Gold Medal (2005)
  • Special Recognition Award by the South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis (SASAT) (2006)
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