Vinayak Sant, PhD joins the School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Sant completed his BS in Pharmaceutical sciences (1994) and MS in Pharmaceutics (1996) from University of Pune, India. He then pursued PhD (2001) at University of Mumbai, India with specialization in novel drug delivery systems and moved to University of Montreal, Canada (2001-2003) for postdoctoral research in the area of nanotechnology for solubility and bioavailability enhancement.
Dr. Sant joined University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy after 9 years of industrial experience in companies such as Pharmascience Inc., Montreal, Canada, Labopharm Inc, Laval, Canada and Patheon Inc., Mississauga, Canada. His expertise include novel oral and parenteral dosage form development, nano/microparticulate delivery systems for solubility enhancement, gene delivery and cGMP manufacturing for IND / NDA filings.
Dr. Sant has 5 patents and contributed in the development of platform technologies for modified / sustained drug delivery generating IP rights that have been successfully commercialized. At School of Pharmacy, Dr. Sant is responsible for Non-thesis based Masters program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focus includes nanotechnologies for drug and gene delivery and development of novel biomaterials.