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Dr. Sarika Wairkar

Dr. Sarika Wairkar

Associate Professor

Qualification              : M. Pharm. Ph.D.

Specialization             : Quality Assurance

E mail                         : sarika.wairkar@nmims.edu

Phone                         : 022-42332000

Experience                 : 17 Years 4 months (Industry: Six years and 4 months, Academic: 11 years)         

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 for commercial production. She has expertise in trouble shooting at production plant, development report preparation and technology transfer for regulatory market. Recently she has published series of good impact factor research and review papers and is also doing industry projects at SPPSPTM.

Interest areas

  • Nasal drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology
  • Particle Engineering of drugs


  • Publications – Total number (International- 50)
  • Patents- 3
  • Presentations- 17 (International-12, National- 5)
  • Government funded projects – 1 (Completed) Received grant of 20,00,000 for project titled "Novel intranasal delivery of Antiparkinson agents” from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)- Extramural Research Division.) for 2013-2017
  • Industry projects- 2
  1. Industry sponsored project titled "Formulation and development of Generic products” (For US market), of 4 Lakhs, by Intelliscend pvt. Ltd for 6 months received in January 2016. (Completed)
  2. Industry sponsored project titled "Water soluble granules” 1.22 lakh received in January 2021 (Ongoing)


  • Seed grant of 80,000/ by NMIMS university- (Completed)


Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 40


Academic activities

She has guided 26 no. of M.Pharm students for their major research projects and 16 M.Pharm students for their minor research projects.



·Recipient of ICMR travel grant 1.5 lacs for presenting research paper in "The 44th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled  Release Society” at Boston, USA, July, 2017

·Recipient of Best faculty (Teaching) for SPPSPTM, NMIMS, Mumbai for year 2017-2018

·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) recognition              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. Raju M, Kunde SS, Auti ST, Kulkarni YA, Wairkar S. Berberine loaded nanostructured lipid carrier for Alzheimer's disease: Design, statistical optimization and enhanced in vivo performance. Life Sciences. 2021;285:119990. (Impact factor-5.037, Elsevier)
  2. Patel D, Wairkar S. Biotechnology-based therapeutics for management of cerebral stroke. European journal of pharmacology. 2021;913:174638. (Impact factor-4.42, Elsevier)
  3. Patel D, Vora A, Wairkar S. Design of experiment‐based LC‐MS/MS method development for simultaneous estimation of nateglinide and metformin hydrochloride in rat plasma. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2021;56(11):e4789. (Impact factor-1.9, Wiley)
  4. Kunde SS, Wairkar S. Platelet membrane camouflaged nanoparticles: biomimetic architecture for targeted therapy. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 2021 Feb 25:120395. (Impact factor-4.8, Elsevier)
  5. Nagula RL, Wairkar S. Cellulose microsponges based gel of naringenin for atopic dermatitis: Design, optimization, in vitro and in vivo investigation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2020 Dec 1;164:717-25. (Impact factor-5.1, Elsevier)
  6. Nautiyal A, Wairkar S. Management of Hyperpigmentation: Current Treatments and Emerging Therapies. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. 2021. (Impact factor-4.6, Wiley)
  7. Gupta S, Wairkar S, Bhatt LK. Isotretinoin and α-tocopherol acetate-loaded solid lipid nanoparticle topical gel for the treatment of acne. Journal of Microencapsulation. 2020 Nov 16;37(8):557-65. (Impact factor-2.2, Elsevier)
  8. Gujar K, Wairkar S. Nanocrystal technology for improving therapeutic efficacy of flavonoids. Phytomedicine. 2020 May 15:153240. (Impact factor-4.8, Elsevier)
  9. Jariwala DH, Patel D, Wairkar S. Surface functionalization of nanodiamonds for biomedical applications. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 2020 Apr 22:110996. (Impact factor-5.88, Elsevier)
  10. Sridhar V, Gaud R, Bajaj A, Wairkar S*. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intranasally administered selegiline nanoparticles with improved brain delivery in Parkinson's disease. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. 2018 Nov 1;14(8):2609-18. (Impact factor-6.5, Elsevier)
  11. Nagula R, Wairkar S*. Recent advances in topical delivery of flavonoids: A review, Journal of Controlled Release. 2019; 296: 190-201. (Impact factor-7.8; Elsevier)
  12. Ruhi RajWairkar S*, Vinay SridharRam Gaud; Pramipexole dihydrochloride loaded chitosan nanoparticles for nose to brain delivery: Development, characterization and in vivo anti-Parkinson activity; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules; Volume 109, 1 April 2018, Pages 27–35. (Impact factor-3.67, Elsevier).
  13. Tinwala H, Wairkar S*. Production, surface modification and biomedical applications of nanodiamonds: A sparkling tool for theranostics. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 2019, 97:  913-931 (Impact factor-5.08, Elsevier)
  14. Kedia K, Wairkar S*. Improved micromeritics, packing properties and compressibility of high dose drug, Cycloserine, by spherical crystallization. Powder Technology. 2019 Feb 15;344:665-72. (Impact factor-3.2, Elsevier)
  15. Gujar K, Wairkar S*. Nanocrystal technology for improving therapeutic efficacy of flavonoids. Phytomedicine. 2020 May 15:153240. (Impact factor 4.18, Elsevier)
  16. Nitsure A, Patel D, Wairkar S*. Improved processability of ethambutol hydrochloride by spherical agglomeration. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. 2020 Mar 15;25(3):376-84. (Impact factor 2.2, Taylor and Francis)
  17. Jain R, Wairkar S*. Recent developments and clinical applications of surgical glues: An overview. International journal of biological macromolecules. 2019 Sep 15;137:95-106. (Impact factor 4.7, Elsevier)
  18. Sridhar V, S Wairkar*, R Gaud, A Bajaj, P Meshram. Brain targeted delivery of Mucoadhesive Thermosensitive Nasal Gel of Selegiline Hydrochloride for treatment of Parkinson's disease. Journal of Drug Targeting. 2018 Feb 7; 26(2):150-61. (Impact factor-3.08).
  19. Raju M, Kulkarni YA, Wairkar S*. Therapeutic potential and recent delivery systems of berberine: A wonder molecule. Journal of Functional Foods. 2019 Oct 1;61:103517. (Impact factor-3.2, Elsevier)
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