Dr. Samir Podder is the Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at Innovara. He joined Innovara as a senior consultant in 1999. Prior joining to Innovara as a as a senior consultant in 1999, Dr. Podder was an International Product Coordinator with Eisai Pharmaceuticals in Tokyo, Japan. As an International Product Coordinator he was responsible for the market development of Eisai products in South East Asia, West Asia, the Middle East, and Central/South America countries. He worked closely with medical communities, medical associations, ministries of health, and regulatory authorities in those countries.
Since joining Innovara, Dr. Podder has been involved in many aspects of Innovara’s business, including market research, market analysis, benchmarking best practices, medical preceptorships, and fellowships. During the last three years he has successfully completed various projects namely:
- Diabetes Competitive Analysis (U.S.A.)
- Cardiovascular Benchmarking Best Practices (Philippines)
- Osteoporosis in Poland Trends and Impacts of Medical Attitudes (Poland)
- Benchmarking Best Practices Global Oncology Companies
- New Product Commercialization Global Best Practices
Dr. Podder is one of the key persons involved in developing strategic alliances with the US Medical Schools and maintaining liaison with thought leaders both in the U.S. and overseas. He also develops and manages preceptoship and fellowship program for medical doctors as well as executives.
He is one of the co-authors of the article, “Going For the Globe”, published in Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, June, 2001.
Born in Bangladesh, Dr. Podder holds a masters degree in pharmaceutical sciences as well as a Ph.D. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Clinical Pharmacy from Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, he joined the University of Southern California, U.S.A as a Research Associates and worked on ocular drug delivery system. Dr. Podder is fluent in Bengali, English, and Japanese, and can understand Hindi and Urdu languages.
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