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Leadership Team

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Ilango Ramanujam

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ilango, A Passionate Life Sciences Entrepreneur. Has over three decades of experience in Pharmaceutical, Bio-tech and CRO industry. Conceptualized and designed products to manage clinical data from collection to submission. Created and Built – Development and Services Teams – globally which delivered several regulatory critical systems in Clinical Data Sciences, with uncompromised quality to Pharmaceutical companies.

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Dr. Chao Chen

Senior Director, Biostatistics

Chao has hands-on experience in statistical methodology as well as in-depth understanding of the underlying theory. His therapeutic experience covers a wide spectrum with significant contribution in neurology, oncology, cardiology and ophthalmology. Serving as an unblinded biostatistician and working closely with clinicians to review interim data under data monitoring committee set-up is another area Chao has dedicated to. In addition to coordinating all the biostatistical activities in clinical trials, he also published research articles in biostatistical and clinical journals.

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Eric Weising

Director, Data Management

Eric, With over 20 years of experience at Symbiance, is the Director of our Clinical Data Management Unit. By combining his critical thinking and problem-solving skills with his degree in Mathematics from Kean University, Eric has accumulated experience in Phases I-IV (with particular expertise in Phases II and III) and has substantial experience in such therapeutic areas as oncology, pain management, Alzeheimer’s disease, depression/anxiety, epilepsy and hypertension. Eric’s responsibilities have run the gamut from performing quality assurance of outputs (TLF) and SAS programming to clinical data management and biostatistical analysis.

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Raja Vadivel

Vice President, Clinical Data Operations

Raja is a Life Sciences Expert with over 20 years of experience in building products and services. He started his career as a Statistical programmer and grew to manage Statistical Programming teams and has also designed multiple systems that manage Clinical Data. His experience includes successful NDA/sNDA submissions, proficiency in Phase I-IV Clinical Trials and therapeutic areas including Oncology, Neuroscience, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Genito-urinary, Vaccine etc. He has worked with CRO’s and multiple pharma/biotech companies like Eli Lilly, Bayer, BMS, Pfizer, ICON, Gilead, GSK and Novartis.

Alphons Philips PhD, MBA

Alphons Philips PhD, MBA

Vice President, Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Operations

Alphons is an accomplished life Sciences Expert with over 20 years of experience in building drug safety practices and life sciences technology services globally. His experiences includes successful establishment of Pharmacovigilance systems in Europe, US and in India. He worked with global major pharma/biotech companies like Wyeth, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and, other global CROs. The industries he worked include Biopharmaceuticals, Radiopharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, Medical devices and consumer products. Being a industry expert in the area of Aggregate reports, signal detection and global risk management plans, he worked with global companies building life sciences technologies for safety, clinical and regulatory.

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Senthilkumar Karuppiah

Director, Statistical Programming

Managing Statistical Programming Team with significant understanding of the drug development process, and strong experience in regulatory submission and the key Statistical Reporting automation process, with a well-established track record of organisational structure, in order to, Lead and oversee all the aspects of Statistical Programming disciplines.