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Challenging Covid-19*

Dr. Nagaraj N. Rao

Associate Editor

Indian Drugs


Dr. Nagaraj Narayan Rao obtained Bachelor’s degrees in Science (Chemistry) and in the Technology of Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals from the University of Mumbai. After working with Colgate-Palmolive (India) for two years as a laboratory chemist, he obtained his doctorate in science with magna cum laude from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. H. J. Roth. He carried out post-doctoral research at the Institute of Biotechnology of the Research Center Juelich, Germany. He was a member of the Editorial Board for the first official German-language version of the European Pharmacopoeia. He was a visiting scientist at Juelich and a visiting faculty at the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai from 1993 to 2007 in the field of bioprocess technology. He has authored several original research articles, a patent, review articles and book chapters in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, brewery and surface coatings. He was Chief Editor of the “Transactions of the MFAI” for a few years. He contributes a monthly ‘Report from India’ to a leading German technical journal since fourteen years and is a distinguished alumnus of the Research Center Juelich.

Dr. Rao is co-founder of the RRR group of small and medium enterprises, manufacturing organic fine chemicals, formulations for surface coating technologies and fertilizers, process sensors and process units for life sciences, brewery and chemical process industries, as well as representing select overseas companies for cell culture media, bulk drugs and used chemical equipment and plants.

Year 2020 | Volume No. 57 | Issue No.2 | Page No. 5-6
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