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Dr. Sarika Wairkar

Assistant Professor

M. Pharm., Ph.D


Quality Assurance

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12 Years 9 months

(Industry: Six and half years, Academic: Six years 3 months)

She has six and half years of rich experience of R & D in the field of formulation development and quality assurance. She has worked in ‘Formulation Development’ of solid dosage form including Immediate release tablets/ capsules, Extended release tablets/capsules, Controlled release tablets, Effervescent tablets for regulatory markets and successfully completed technology transfer of the developed products at production. She has expertise in Trouble shooting of existing formulation at production plant as well as development report preparation and Technology transfer documents review for Regulatory market, primarily in Nasal sprays, Injections, pMDI’s, Oral liquid/ solid dosage forms.

Interest areas: 

  • Nasal drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology
  • Particle Engineering of drugs


  • Publications - 7 (International- 7)
  • Patents- 2 (Provisional)
  • Presentations - 7 (International - 3, National - 4 )
  • Government funded projects – 01
    • Ongoing-01
    • Received grant of Rs. 20,00,000/- on October 2013 for the project titled “Novel intranasal delivery of Antiparkinson agents” from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)- Extramural Research Division.
  • Industry projects - 1
    • Ongoing-01
    • Ongoing: Industry sponsored project titled “Formulation and development of Generic products” (For US market) of Rs. 4,00,000/-, by Intelliscend Pvt. Ltd for 6 months received in January 2016.
  • Seed grant of Rs. 80,000/- by NMIMS deemed-to-be University in the year 2016-2017 (Ongoing).

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended


Academic activities

She has guided 15 M.Pharm. students for their major research projects and 15 M.Pharm. students for their minor research projects.


  • Secured Second Rank at M.Pharm, in the merit list of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.
  • Gold medalist, B. Pharm examination, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  • Recipient of ‘Best outgoing student award’ Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy Kolhapur, year 2002.
  • Recipient of prestigious ‘Prof. M. L. Khorana Award and Merit Certificate” for standing first in Shivaji University, Kolhapur (B. Pharm).
  • The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (Maharashtra state branch) recogniton certificate and medal for standing first in the B.Pharm Examination of Shivaji University.

Professional Memberships

  • Life Member, Association for Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (MA-LM-2085)
  • Life Member, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (MAH/BOM/LM-1426)
  • Life Member of Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Dehradun.

Recent Publications

  1. S. Wairkar and R.S. Gaud, N.R. Jadhav. Enhanced dissolution and bioavailability of Nateglinide by microenvironmental pH-regulated ternary solid dispersion: In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation; Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology; Early online on 7 June 2017.
  2. S. Wairkar and R.S. Gaud, Adhithi Raghavan. Multi-particulate Systems: Cutting-edge Technology for Controlled Drug Delivery. Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation. 2016 Dec 1;10(3):184-91.
  3. S. Wairkar and R.S. Gaud. Co-amorphous combination of Nateglinide-Metformin hydrochloride for dissolution enhancement. AAPS PharmSciTech. 2016 Jun 1;17(3):673-81. (Impact factor-1.95).
  4. S. Wairkar and R.S. Gaud. Formulation and In-Vitro Characterization of Sustained Release Matrix Pellets of Nateglinide. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2016 Jul 1;7(7):2925.
  5. S. Wairkar and R.S. Gaud. Solid dispersions: Solubility enhancement technique for poorly soluble drugs. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. 2013 Jul–Sep;4(3):847-854.
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