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A trusted team you can rely on to progress your product to market

The powerhouse to progress your biologic products to market as efficiently as possible, we can cater for the entire product lifecycle of your drug substances and drug products.

Our team has deep expertise in product development and manufacturing with comprehensive capabilities from cell line and process development through to scale up, cGMP manufacturing and fill/finish of proteins and peptides.

From our strategic location in Bangalore, India, we leverage the advantages of an emerging technological hub for R&D and next generation manufacturing.

Delivering solutions for your most complex biologic projects, we do what it takes to get the job done from our state-of-the-art R&D, scale-up and cGMP manufacturing facilities.

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Our vision

Our vision is to become a globally recognized leader in biotherapeutics and vaccines through unsurpassed quality, efficiency, and speed.

Our Mission

We develop and manufacture compliant and affordable biotherapeutics to address global unmet needs.

Our Values

At the core of Stelis’ values is Integrity. Since Stelis’ core business is to develop life-saving bio-therapeutic drugs, employees are held to the highest standards of ethics and honesty and are asked to inspire trust in others by saying what they mean, matching their behaviours to their words and taking responsibility for their actions. Stelis’ core value is supported by its’ value system which include:

Sensitivity

Respects diversity and is responsive to needs of stakeholders (employees, customers, investors & community).

Teamwork

Takes individual and collective responsibility to deliver synergy and excellence in organizational results.

Energy

Energizes self and everyone around. Role model in exhibiting passion and perseverance.

Leadership

Mobilises organisational resources and leverages capabilities of team to deliver superior results.

Integrity

Trust & transparency in thought & behaviour while operating from a system of values.

Sustainability

Going beyond compliance to create best practices for long-term value creation.

Leadership Team

About

Raghavendra Rao

Chief Human Resources Officer

Raghavendra is a strategic HR Leader with over two decades of cross-sectoral experience. He held many positions in manufacturing, engineering, automotive, apparel, footwear, semiconductor, IT and R&D at most recognized Indian organizations and some of the most prominent brands world over. His expertise spans over the entire HR value chain with strong grasp of business and organizational fundamentals. He has a stellar track record of impacting and transforming organizations & individuals by driving business aligned Strategic HR and influence business outcomes

Before joining Stelis, he was associated with Siemens as President – HR and Head of Learning and Development. He has also worked in leadership capacity with Organizations like, Tata Motors, NXP Semiconductors, ABB Global, Volvo India. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from National Institute of Personnel Management, India and was a Research Scholar in Organizational Behaviour at XLRI Jamshedpur.

Raghavendra Rao

Chief Human Resources Officer

About

Vishvesh Kumar Bhupathiraju

Sr. Vice President & Head - Quality Management

Vishvesh comes with over 28 years of international working experience in leading biopharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.

Prior to joining Stelis, he was with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad as Vice President – Quality and Partner Operations, Biologics Division since 2011 where he was instrumental in establishing a Quality Function, designed and rolled out an efficient Quality Management to enable the integration of quality throughout the product lifecycle, leveraged the Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) framework for designing and enabling processes for anytime audit readiness and successfully lead Biologics Business Unit in over 40 National and International Regulatory Audits.

Previously he was with Bayer Healthcare, Berkeley/Emeryville, CA, USA as Deputy/Associate Director – QC Biological Operations, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA as Staff Scientist Environmental Engineering and Post-Doctoral Researcher. He was also associated with LBNL, Berkeley, CA, USA, University of Oklahoma, OK, USA, and University of Tulsa, OK, USA.

Vishvesh has completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology (University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA) and Post-Doctorate in Environmental Engineering (University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Vishvesh Kumar Bhupathiraju

Sr. Vice President & Head - Quality Management

About

Dr. Anand Khedkar

Sr. Vice President, R&D

Anand was instrumental in setting up a world class protein formulation & analytics group at Biocon. He has over 22 year’s experience in research & has led CMC development of several biosimilars (MABs, Insulin analogues) & novel molecules as per the requirements of global regulatory bodies. His expertise includes process development, scale up, technology transfer, troubleshooting formulation development & protein analytical development & characterization. He was the innovator for oral insulin (Insulin Tregopil) at Biocon & led the program from lab to advanced clinical development, leading a large cross-functional team.

At Apobiologix, Anand was involved in mentoring a team of scientists engaged in biosimilar development; developing strategies for biosimilars, antibody drug conjugates, & high concentration formulation of MABs; evaluating CROs & CDMOs; & performing due diligence of biosimilar products for in-licensing. He was also involved in developing an oncology product on a 505( b)(2) pathway. Anand has a Ph.D in protein formulation & characterization from Deakin University, Australia & a master’s degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology, India in Bioprocess Development.

Dr. Anand Khedkar

Sr. Vice President, R&D

About

Milan Doshi

Sr. Vice President, Global BD

Milan has over 2 decades of experience in creating business values in Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Before venturing into Business Development activities, he worked as an Engineer on project for setting up one of the biggest IV fluid facility.

Prior to joining Stelis, he was Director of Business Development at Apotex and worked for companies like Mabxience and Intas where he established global presence for Biosimilars in regulated and emerging markets. Milan has been instrumental in successfully concluding more than 70 licensing collaboration agreements covering Biosimilars, Biologics and Specialty Pharmaceuticals across North America, Japan, China, Russia, South East Asia, Europe and Middle East. At Stelis his goal is to establish global footprints of Stelis products. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and MBA in Finance and Marketing.

Milan Doshi

Sr. Vice President, Global BD

About

Dr. Prateek Gupta

VP, Head of Process Science

Prateek heads the Process Development function at Stelis with a focus on outlining and implementing the strategy, structure, systems and processes, goals, and building strong capabilities to meet the customer needs.

His role involves establishing Process Development as an independent and sustainable Profit Centre, enhancing the income and profitability of the company by developing and offering economically attractive services.

Prateek has over 22 years of experience including international roles in leading biopharmaceutical companies and academic institutions, with significant leadership experience in the development of biomolecules for better health.

Prior to joining Stelis, he was Senior General Manager and Head of Process Science, R & D at Intas Pharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad where he was responsible for the overall technical and operational strategy for the development of cell lines and processes for the company’s biosimilar portfolio.

Prateek has completed his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2009), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. He is a B.Tech and M.Tech., Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from IIT, Delhi.

During his career, Prateek has received the Cornell University Research Fellowship (2004). He stood among the top 1.2% (approximately 100,000+ participants) in the IIT-JEE national entrance examination (1999).

Dr. Prateek Gupta

VP, Head of Process Science