Urvish is a highly experienced chemical process and technology expert who has been working across continents since 1993, both in academia and industry. He has an impressive track record of developing chemical processes and technologies that can be applied to a wide range of molecules, from biorefining to pharmaceuticals. His interdisciplinary background, coupled with his expertise in various chemistries and molecules, has given him a creative and innovative mindset in the chemical technology landscape. His approach can be summarized as “Understand, Solve, Develop, and Scale”, which has proved highly effective in his work.

Most of Urvish’s experience has been in the industrial setting, where he has designed, developed, and scaled up manufacturing processes for new drug substances (NCEs) and active pharmaceutical ingredients. He has worked within the outsourced pharma sector, and his experience covers the full cycle of drug substance development, from preclinical route scouting to a robust process for commercial supply. He has a deep understanding of the various aspects of this journey, including chemistry, engineering, operations, quality, regulatory affairs, safety, and solid form.

Urvish has since set up his practice, Allotrope Scientific Ltd, and has been engaged with various clients across the US, UK, Europe, India, and the Middle East, predominantly in the pharma sector. He has worked with a range of clients, including university spinouts, NGOs, and large CDMOs, providing flexible support tailored to their needs. His focus has always been on delivering value through chemical process understanding.