Shalaka S. Purohit, Consultant at BioProcess Technology Consultants, has over 18 years’ experience in process development, scale-up, technology transfer, and product commercialization. She combines her technical expertise with over eight years’ experience in Project and Program management.
Shalaka has worked on a wide spectrum of products, spanning industrial biotech, biofuels and biopharmaceuticals. An excellent problem-solver with strategic and tactical skills, Shalaka has a consistent track record of successfully delivering on business critical programs for small and large biopharmaceutical companies. Shalaka also has a wealth of experience with Relationship Management, CRO, and CMO Management across global geographies and cultures.
Prior to working with BioProcess Technology Consultants, Shalaka was Principal Engineer at British Petroleum-Biofuels Group, where she served as the key interface between Process Development and Business Development teams to support the commercialization and licensing of B.P’s cellulosic ethanol platform technologies. Before joining B.P., Shalaka was Principal Consultant at Suveda Solutions LLC, where she managed key programs focused on preclinical, CMC, regulatory filing, and commercialization activities for her clients. During this time, she also contributed to the start-up of a Biotechnology Incubator in Pune, India.
For over 10 years, Shalaka held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in Director of Process Development for Verenium Corporation (now BASF), where she was an integral member of the commercialization team for several recombinant enzyme products.
Shalaka holds a Master’s degree in Bioprocess Technology from the University of Mumbai, a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, from University of Pune, and Professional Certification in Biotechnology Program Management from the University of California San Diego.