Jose Velada

Core expertise in formulation and process development of small molecule drug products

Pharmaceutical R&D professional with 21 years of working experience in multiple territories (i.e. UK, Spain, Netherlands, India and Chile). José holds a PhD in Chemistry by the Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) and was a Research Fellow at the department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry of the University of Salford, UK; which amounts to around 10 years basic R&D experience.

José has headed R&D teams since 2006, with a long history of successful generic and super generic developments for main territories (e.g. US, EU, CAN, BRZ) as well as emerging markets (e.g. LATAM, CIS, ASEAN). Cooperation of activities with Marketing & Sales and Technical Operations has been also an integrated part of his responsibilities to secure timely and successful launch of the R&D pipeline. José’s core technical expertise lays on the formulation and process development of small molecule drug products to generate the CMC registration package following Quality by Design. Regulatory, Clinical, Intellectual Property and Project Management departments have been also part of his responsibilities. José is able to contribute to and drive the R&D direction of a company by introducing new strategic technologies, delivery platforms and adding his experience as a scientist. José is an accomplished physical chemist and as such he is passionate about correlating the macro properties of the product with the fundamental physicochemical properties of its components.