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DR. H. N. SHIVAKUMAR

Founder of : Feplen Research Private Limited

Dr. H.N.Shivakumar is professor and head in the Department of Pharmaceutics at KLE University’s College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru. Dr Shivakumar earned his doctoral degree in pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Heath Sciences, Karnataka. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA. His postdoctoral research was focused at transdermal and transungual delivery of therapeutics. He was also involved in developing novel microparticulate drug delivery systems for oral lymphatic delivery. His research interests include Chronotherapeutic Drug Delivery, Transdermal and Trans-ungual Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical development applying the principles of Quality by Design (QbD). He has more than 40 Research papers in peer-reviewed journals, four Book Chapters and four Indian patents to his credit. Dr.Shivakumar has been a Principal investigator in research grants funded by AICTE New Delhi, BRNS, BIRAC New Delhi and VGST, Karnataka. He was awarded the Best teacher’s award by KLE University in the year 2015. He was bestowed prestigious STARS award in Pharmaceutical Sciences for Teachers in the year 2016. He has been successful in materializing grants exceeding Rupees one crore from different government funding agencies. He has been a consultant for implementation of principles of QbD with different Pharmaceutical companies. He has mobilized funds exceeding Rupees ten lakhs through Industrial research and consultancy.

Feplen Research Private Limited

Feplen Research Private Limited is a startup company incorporated under the Companies act 2013. The startup was nurtured by Biotechnology Ignition Grant 2014 of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Government of India. Feplen Research Pvt. Ltd., currently has developed a transdermal iron patch in its product portfolio for treatment of anemia that is patent protected. The novel transdermal iron hydrogel patch incorporated with unique permeation enhancers was found to display superior iron replenishment potential and overcome the limitations associated with the conventional oral products. The startup aims to develop and build a pipeline of novel nutritional transdermal and oral products for management of different nutritional deficiencies. Feplen Research Pvt. Ltd., would welcome potential partners to out license the novel nutritional products developed.       

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