Biography of the week: Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto
Medicine Man with Strongest Will power
Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. I do all to give my best to society despite of being hurdles and odds…
Dr. Anthony Crasto
Dr. AnthonyMelvin Crasto, graduated from Mumbai University, Completed his Ph.D from ICT, 1991,Mumbai, India, in the field of Organic Chemistry, Currently he is working with GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, Research Centre as a Principal Scientist, in Process Research at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India, for the last 10 years, His total Industry experience is 29 +yrs with major multinational companies.
Prior to joining Glenmark, he has worked with major multinationals like Hoechst Marion Roussel, now Sanofi, Searle India Ltd, and RPG lifesciences, etc. He has worked with notable Scientists like Dr K Nagarajan, Dr Ralph Stapel, Prof S Seshadri, DrYatendra Khandelwal etc, He did Custom Synthesis for various multinationals in his career like BASF, Novartis, Sanofi, Pfizer etc., He has worked in Drug Discovery, Natural products, Bulk Drugs, Generics, Intermediates, Fine chemicals, Neutraceuticals, GMP, Scale ups, Pharma Plant, API plant etc, he is now helping millions, his friends call him world drug tracker.
His New Drug Approvals, All about drugs, Eurekamoments, Organic spectroscopy international, etc in Organic/ Medchem are some most read blogs. He has hands on experience in initiation and developing Novel routes for Drug molecule sand implementing them on commercial scale over a 29 year tenure till dateoct’ 2016, Around 30 plus commercial products in his career. He has good knowledge of IPM, GMP, QbD, Regulatory aspects, Technology transfer, Manufacturing, Formulations, Spectroscopy, Stereochemistry, Synthesis, Polymorphism etc.He has several International patents published worldwide.
He is a prolific presenter and is invited to major conferences in Mumbai, where he can travel easily. He speaks at universities on topics of Drug discovery, Patents, Qbd, GMP, Tech transfer, polymorphism, Literature search tools, Computer programs and Topics of interest to Pharma Students. His extraordinary skills on the computers give him the edge to write/present his thoughts. He demonstrates them to students and professionals alike. Notably he has 14lakh plus views on New Drug Approvals Blog in 212 countries,This blog has 2.47 lakh viewers in USA alone.
He has around 11 publications, 20 websites and has Organic process development groups on the web on which he invites people across the globe to join there. He has also done 2D NMR Organic spectroscopy. This method gives data plotted in a space defined by two frequency axes rather than one. He has done a market overview on ‘Accelerating generic approval’ which is helpful to readers to accelerate their drug development program. On academia.edu he has written a blog ‘All about drugs’ in which he has mentioned presentation and collection of his blogs and websites. He has written a drug review article on Sildenafil. His new drug approval blog has got 10 lakhs views in 211 countries including USA, China, Pakistan and other countries from Europe and Africa.
His notable blogs are Green Chemistry International, Eureka Moments in Organic Chemistry, Wix Chemistry, Drug regulatory affairs international, etc. Another blogs based medicinal chemistry are World Drug tracker, Scale up of drugs, All for drugs etc. He has done projects on Deltamethrin 3 tons, Pantprazole, Pentoxyfyline, Gugulsterone, Tefuramethrin, Donepezil and Roxatidine. He is conferred with awards like ‘100 most impactful leaders- Global listing’. His blog Organic Chemistry International was selected by Feedpost as top 50 Chemsitry blogs on the web. He is a renowned speaker for many conferences and seminars like Indo-UK life sciences forum, International Conference on organic synthesis, Best practices in patents, World medical tourism, And he has also been to colleges like K.M Kundnani college of pharmacy, L.H. Hiranandani college of pharmacy, RD National college and many more.
He suffered a one in a million disease in the form of a paralytic stroke/ Acute Transverse Mylitis in Dec’ 2007 and is 90 % paralysed, He is bound to a wheelchair, this seems to have injected fuel in him to help chemists all around the world, he is more active than before and is pushing boundaries, he has several million hits on Google, 25 Lakh plus views on dozen plus blogs.
Biography of Dr Anthony Crasto is very inspiring, students and aspiring professionals should learn that no matter how life pulls you backwards and puts you down you should never lose hope and you need to keep believing yourself and keep moving forward.
As they say ‘ Strongest soldiers fought the toughest wars’