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Accomplished scientific leader and GSK veteran, Dean Edney joins Sai Life Sciences

Dean Edney

Sai Life Sciences, today announced the appointment of Dr. Dean Edney as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Process Research & Development. An accomplished scientific leader and industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in small molecule pharmaceutical process and product development, Dean Edney will split his time between the company’s R&D centre in Hyderabad, India and the new R&D facility in Alderley Park, Manchester, UK.

Making the announcement, CEO & Managing Director of Sai Life Sciences, Krishna Kanumuri said, “We are delighted to welcome Dean on board Sai Life Sciences as we open our new Process R&D facility in Manchester, UK. His joining strengthens our vision of creating a world-class, global process R&D organization that applies cutting edge scientific approaches and technology to rapidly deliver high-quality scientific output irrespective of the geographical location.”

As part of its organization-wide transformation initiative, Sai Nxt, the company aspires to enhance its Process Research & Development (PR&D) capability allowing customers to accelerate their research and development programs and deliver commercial products through the rapid application of high quality science to all areas of API process research, development and manufacturing. It will achieve this by combining expertise in rapid, cost effective, process optimisation and scale-up in Hyderabad with expertise in application of new technology and parallel & statistical approaches to process development in Manchester into a single global PR&D organisation.

Commenting on his appointment, Dean Edney said, "I am incredibly excited to be joining Sai Life Sciences at a time of significant investment and growth. My aim is to ensure that the investment in facilities and technology is matched by investment in people and capability, thereby accelerating our clients’ ability to deliver new medicines to patients.”

Previously, over a 25-year career at GlaxoSmithKline, Dean demonstrated a strong track record of cross-functional leadership to deliver projects and develop capability across all phases of API process research & development, from early non-clinical supply and route scouting through to validation of commercial control strategies. Dean received his BSc in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, UK.



Sai Life Sciences joins the global ‘COVID Moonshot’ project

Sai Life Sciences, today announced its collaboration with the COVID Moonshot project that aims to deliver an antiviral drug candidate effective against COVID-19. With an in-kind contribution of a team of Medicinal Chemists and supporting infrastructure, Sai Life Sciences will help synthesize and profile analogues for NCEs and other previously known compounds tested for other […]
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AAALAC full accreditation

AAALAC International renews full accreditation to Sai Life Sciences for its laboratory animal care and use program

As a validation of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal care and compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines, the Sai Life Sciences discovery facility in Pune recently received a renewed accreditation for its laboratory animal care and use program from AAALAC (Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) International. […]
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Sai Life Sciences becomes first India-headquartered company to join Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)

Sai Life Sciences becomes first India-headquartered company to join Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI)

Sai Life Sciences, today announced its induction into the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) membership as an ‘Associate Member’. Welcoming Sai Life Sciences into its fold, a PSCI spokesperson said, “PSCI and its members are delighted to welcome Sai Life Sciences into membership, PSCI’s first member with its main headquarters in India. We are pleased […]
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Making sanitizers available during COVID-19 outbreak

Making sanitizers available during COVID-19 outbreak

Over the past few weeks since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a sudden rise in sanitization efforts by various public and private organizations to help arrest the spread of the disease. This, along with efforts of individuals in their own spaces, has created a huge demand for effective alcohol-based sanitizers to aid the sanitization […]
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ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018

Sai Life Sciences receives ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certification

Sai Life Sciences received the ISO 14001:2015 (Environment management system) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational health and safety management system) certification for its R&D centre (Unit II), Manufacturing facility (Unit IV) and Corporate office. Certified by Bureau Veritas, it reflects the organization’s commitment towards continually improving its health, safety & environment performance. Responding to the development, […]
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