Aufau International Award 2016 | Young Scientist Award | Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Shashank Jain Ph.D.,

Research Scientist

G&W Labs, NJ, USA

           Dr. Jain obtained his Ph.D. from St. John’s University, USA in 2013. His research is focused on lipid based drug delivery via topical and transdermal route. During his PhD, he developed novel elastic nanoparticles (ethosomes) to enhance the permeation of diclofenac through topical delivery. He also developed a multivariate regression model for ethosome nanoparticles that can be used to enhance skin delivery for variety of drug molecules. His research was highly praised in the pharmaceutical arena and was honored with prestigious NJPHAST award in 2013. Dr. Jain also received “Global Life Science Leaders of Tomorrow” award by Catalent Pharmaceuticals in 2013. Furthermore, he has also performed outstanding research in area of iontophoresis, solid lipid nanoparticles, solid dispersion, microemulsion creams and hydrogels. Dr. Jain has 8 publications in prestigious international journals and 2 book chapters. He has served as distinguished editorial board member/ reviewer in more than 10 international journals and was an invited judge in AAPS, Controlled Release Society, and NJPHAST conferences. He has also served as subject matter expert for Scientific Advisory Board and Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) on formulation development challenges. Dr. Jain is currently working in G&W Labs, USA as Research Scientist where he develop drug products that provide cost effective and therapeutically superior treatment for various diseases prevalent in the USA. As his company’s product development representative, he has worked closely with the FDA to develop quality drug products. Currently, he has contributed in bring 3 drug products in the market. Based on his outstanding contribution to the pharmaceutical research, he is awarded with Aufau International Award, 2016.