Anant Raina

Associate Director of Formulation and Analytical Development

Anant Raina serves as Genprex’s Associate Director of Formulation and Analytical Development. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing small and large drug product candidates from development to market. Prior to joining Genprex, he was Director of Formulations at startup CDMO, August Bio, where he established the formulation department. He hired and led a team of scientists to develop parenteral formulations including liquid, lyophilized, emulsion, suspension, nanoparticles and lipid-based delivery systems while supporting multiple client projects at various stages of product development.

Prior to August Bio, he worked at various biotech companies such as Alcami, IDT-Biologika and Stryker Biotech where he gained exceptional expertise in parenteral formulation development, pre-formulation, product and process development, process optimization, product characterization (analytical), stability protocols, scale-up studies and technology transfer activities.

He is focused in implementing QbD and FMEA concepts to study designs and processes and has successfully executed drug product development activities for two drugs that gained FDA marketing approval.

Anant earned his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering  from the National Institute of Technology in Surat, India.