Dr. Ajay Khopade is a Vice President R&D and Heading non-oral speciality division at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (SPIL). With over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development, in his current role as VP-R&D, is responsible for development of SPILs complex generic and differentiated product development. Before this, he was with SPARC, a SPILs spun off company where he responsible for SPARC’s innovative and differentiating drug product portfolio and product life-cycle management through strategic innovation planning & road mapping. Dr. Khopade has extensive end-to-end (ideation-technology development-preclinical POC-clinical-commercial) development experience across multiple therapeutic areas in novel parenteral dosage forms. He has participated as CMC expert in the submission of number of INDs, NDAs and technology evaluation for in-licensing opportunities. He is an inventor of a platform nanotechnology in the field of oncology (Nanotecton®), ophthalmics (GFR®, SMM® Trisurf® and TearAct®), liposome and depot injections protected by various IPs globally with over a dozen patents. Most of these technologies have endured clinical tests to reach into the market. Dr. Khopade has been a Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at Max Plank institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Sagar, MP, India. His areas of interest are understanding physical chemistry of drug delivery system design.