our team

Rishi Patel – Chief Executive Officer 

As Vitely’s CEO, Rishi Patel brings expertise in the intersection of the life sciences and technology sectors. His Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Brown University, followed by a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania laid the foundation for his diverse skillset. This combination of disciplines allows Vitely to tackle some of the most challenging problems across the field.

Before joining Vitely, Rishi honed his skills in various sectors. His tenure in big pharma involved spearheading projects that merged scientific research with practical applications, while his research experiences involved projects at the forefront of bioinformatics, decoding complex biological data with advanced computational techniques. As a consultant, he provided insights that reshaped strategies for numerous biotech enterprises, earning a reputation of resourceful problem solving and dependability.

Outside of professional endeavors, Rishi is a dedicated marathon runner and an avid piano player. The resilience and creativity emerging from these pursuits helps him drive innovation at Vitely.

Praful Majhi — Head – Technical Operations

Praful Majhi’s career in the pharmaceutical industry has spanned for more than 20 years and has expertise in developing and validating analytical methods for a variety of dosage forms. He is a recognized leader in BCS biowaiver, in vitro binding (both equilibrium & kinetic binding), in vitro release rate (IVRT), skin permeation testing (IVPT), NG&G tube study, nitrosamine impurity and extractable and leachable studies.

Specialties:

  • Regulatory requirements for topical and transdermal drug products
  • Stability testing for pharmaceutical products
  • Skin permeation testing
  • In vitro release rate testing
  • Analytical services supporting the nutraceutical and dietary supplement industries
  • Analytical method development and validation
  • Raw materials testing (USP)
  • Maintenance of a GLP/GMP compliant contract facility

Yogesh Chaudhari — Head – Commercial

Yogesh Chaudhari is an accomplished and proven senior executive in life science industry with more than 18 years of experience specifically in clinical research. His expertise include development of strategies, policies and achievement of financial goals and growth.

Piyush Jogani — Head – Quality Assurance

Piyush Jogani has 12+ years of experience in clinical research industry. He is responsible for managing and directing overall quality assurance functions as per regulatory requirements. He is well-versed with regulatory guidelines like ICH M10, ICH M9, OECD, 21 CFR Part 11 etc. He has hands on experience with QA audits including study audits, internal audits, vendor audits etc.

  •  Bioanalytical
  • In vitro Binding
  • In vitro release rate testing
  • In vitro Permeation testing
  • BCS biowaiver studies

Dr. Kailash Thakker — Strategic Advisor

Dr. Kailas Thakker’s career in the pharmaceutical industry has spanned for more than 30 years and has expertise in developing and validating analytical methods for a variety of dosage forms. She is a recognized leader in in vitro release rate and skin permeation testing and her on-going work on the advisory panel of USP has resulted in the issuance of new testing methods for topical dosage forms.

Specialties:

  • Regulatory requirements for topical and transdermal drug products
  • Stability testing for pharmaceutical products
  • In vitro release rate testing
  • Analytical services supporting the nutraceutical and dietary supplement industries
  • Skin permeation testing
  • Analytical method development and validation
  • Raw materials testing (USP)
  • Maintenance of a GLP/GMP compliant contract facility