Dr. Deshpande has served as Consulting Head of Regulatory Affairs at Prevacus Inc since November 2012. Dr. Deshpande is a regulatory affairs professional with over eighteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Deshpande is founder and President of Universal Regulatory Inc., a regulatory affairs consulting firm. As a consultant, Dr. Deshpande has worked with ~50 biotechnology and pharma companies providing strategic and tactical guidance on product development and regulatory affairs. Over the years she has held industry positions of increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical development and regulatory affairs including Vice President Regulatory Affairs at Fourteen22. Her background includes multi-functional expertise in Regulatory Affairs (clinical, nonclinical and CMC) and pharmaceutical development with knowledge of domestic and international regulatory environments. Her accomplishments include IND/CTA/DMF, NDA/MAA, and several successful interactions with US and ex-US health authorities.
Dr. Deshpande received her Masters and Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from West Virginia University and is RAC certified. Dr. Deshpande is a recognized contributor in the pharmaceutical community, twice elected by membership of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) including Secretary and Chair of the Biotechnology Section. She has served as chairperson and speaker at several workshops, symposia on topics related to regulatory affairs and product development and professional development topics such as achieving successful careers as women in pharmaceutical sciences.