Research & Development (R&D)

The right investment in R&D is an important element of future growth and staying relevant in a highly competitive environment.

Improve profits through the development of qualcost effective processes.

Our domain expert for R&D believes in the SELECT method (Safety, Environmental, Legal, Economics and Throughput)

  • Literature Search & Route Selection
  •  IP Evaluation for Non Infringement & Costing Evaluation
  • Analytical Method Development & Validation of API as per ICH
  • Specifications of RM, Intermediates, KSM and API
  • In-process Control Specification and Method of Analysis
  • Impurity profiling of KSM, Synthesis of Related Impurities
  • MSDS, EHS Data
  • Development of new products for regulated and other markets, principal-to-principal market with end-to-end involvement

Dr. Nikhil Bhatt – Research & Development Domain Expert

Senior professional in API industry with 35 years of experience in process research and development. A doctorate in medicinal chemistry, his core area is research and development, continuous improvement and deliverance of cost effective API and intermediates to the market.


  • Development of new products for regulated and other markets
  • Development of new products for principal-to-principal market with end-to-end involvement – concept to market
  • Total handling of collaborative projects with multinationals for development of NCE and CRAMS, cost reduction in major therapeutic classes including cephalosporins, prills, cardiovascular and many others
  • Troubleshooting and scale up studies, plant process audits, studies for process problems and failures and finding root causes
  • Studies related to EHS and Emphasis on improving the quality of liquid and solid effluent streams
  • Isolation of saleable by-products
  • Management of the department and motivating a team of more than 100 scientists
  • Coordination with marketing, procurement, IPMG, regulatory, formulation research
  • Vendor development and validation
  • Technology transfer to other locations and for out-manufacturing
  • Actively involved in external and internal audits including regulatory audit
  • Collaborative projects with foreign multinationals to develop and optimize new products in laboratory with FTEs and scale it up


  • Thirty five years of industrial experience out of which 26 years with Lupin Ltd.
  • In-process research and development in Lupin’s Ankleshwar and Vadodara facilities. This includes fifteen years as head of process research
  • A certified trainer, delivering training programs on R&D, Quality and related fields


  •, Ph.D. (Medicinal chemistry)


  • Governing council member of Quality Circle Forum of India, Pharma wing, Ankleshwar, Gujarat


Maxval Professionals LLP is founded by a core team of experienced senior leaders from the Pharmaceuticals industry. They have worked long with top-notch pharma companies like Lupin, Dr. Reddy’s, Zydus, Glenmark, ZCL and other names in the industry.


We have under one roof a unique combination of various kinds of pharma expertise – Operations including EHS&S, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Marketing, Business Development, International Business and Strategy.


Our core team brings together a depth of knowledge, a length of skills and a breadth of experience that would allow us to address the full scope of our client’s organizational needs effectively.

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