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Mandar Shah is currently the vice president of R&D at Odin Pharma. He got his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Kansas. His first job was with Bristol-Myers Squibb where he developed two molecules: Sotalol for arrhythmia and Etoposide for cancer. He then went to Alcon and developed several surgical products for cataract surgeries. He worked with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson in the consumer division. In 2012, he was laid off from Johnson & Johnson and was offered a job at the BP level at Sentiss Pharma, India, which led him to the generic business. Currently, he is managing about 60 injectable/ophthalmic innovative and generic projects in India and US with the help of about 65 scientists in PD and ADL. He is the inventor of more than 20 patents. He was the recipient of the Innovation Circle Award at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in 2006 and played a key role in winning the “Most Innovative Company of The Year Award”, given by Business Week and Yes Bank in 2014 to Sentiss Pharma, India.