Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar, PHD

Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar, PHD

Dr. Mak Jawadekar is currently an independent Pharma Professional. He worked at
Pfizer, Inc. based in Groton-New London Connecticut for 28 consecutive years. In 2010,
he was a Director, Portfolio Management at Pfizer Inc. During his career at Pfizer, he was
responsible for Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug
Delivery’ technologies. He has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external
partnerships and alliances for Drug Delivery Technologies. He began his professional
career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in
Pharmaceutics, under Prof. Ed Rippie at the University of Minnesota.

His 28+ years of experience with Pfizer Global R&D specifically includes Solids R&D,
Drug Product formulation/ Dosage Form/ Drug Delivery development, Clinical Trials
Supply Manufacturing, Scale-up and Technology Transfer & Research Pharmacy
functions. He helped create various Pharma R&D Partnerships, JVs, and Collaborations.
He managed several functions/groups within R&D for many years. As a bench Scientist,
he worked on many challenging commercial formulations which became multibillion-
dollar products for many years for Pfizer Inc. These R & D formulations & Product
development programs included ZOLOFT, ZITHROMAX, VIAGRA faster onset,
DIFLUCAN ODT and EXUBERA pulmonary delivery system. He also worked on many
“Life Cycle Management “projects for Pfizer’s existing products. Post Pfizer career, he
worked with KKR, a Private Equity group in New York, for acquisition of Capsugel
division from Pfizer which Pfizer divested later in 2011. Mak has presented at many
professional meetings and has participated in various Panel Discussions/Round Tables
around the globe.

During February 2018, he worked with Mr. Tonino Lamborghini, Chairman, Tonino
Lamborghini S.p.A. from Italy in creating Strategic Collaborations in India, working
through India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister, D. Phadanavis.

Currently, he serves on various company Strategic & Scientific Advisory Boards
around the globe. Some of the list includes:

  • Actinium Pharma, New York city
  • Applied DNA Technologies, Stony Brook, NY
  • Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, California
  • Tonino Lamborghini SpA, Italy.
  • NMBT, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Sonnet Bio Therapeutics Inc., Cranbury, NJ
  • Saama Technologies Inc., Campbell, California

Serving on the Board of Directors: (Public Companies)

  • Preveceutical Medical Inc., Vancouver, Canada
  • Cardax Pharma, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nanoviricides Inc. Shelton, Connecticut

Member of the Board of Directors at a NY based, Non-Profit organization,

  • Abilities Inc.