Amit Wankhede

Scientist – Mass Spectrometry

Amit  has a Masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sinhgad College of Pharmacy, Pune). He has 12 years of professional experience in Pharma and Bioanalytical (R&D) industry.  He has previously worked in Sai Life Sciences, Pune and Alkem Lab Ltd., Mumbai.  His key functional area was to develop and validate LCMS methods for drugs and metabolites at Bioanalytical GLP facility involving Pharmacokinetic Studies and In-vitro Assay (both clinical and non clinical).


Deepti Khanvilkar

 Sr. Specialist – Analytical Services

Deepti has more than 10 years of research and academic experience in analytical chemistry. She holds a PhD in Anal. Chem. from Ghent Univ. Belgium, and M.S. in Pharm. Anal. from NIPER, Mohali. Her specialization lies in separation, quantification and imaging of target molecules in biological and synthetic matrices using elemental analysis, chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.  She has been engaged in teaching theoretical and practical aspects of analytical chemistry for past several years in various esteemed institutions including IISER, Bharati Vidyapeeth.  She has several international publications, presentations and collaborative research stays  to her credit.


Edna Joseph

Head – Analytical Services

Edna heads the Analytical Services Facility “VC AnalytiX” at Venture Center.   She has a Masters in Organic Chemistry (Pune University), Masters in Business Administration –Marketing (Pune University), and holds a PG Diploma in Patent Law (NALSAR University).  She also heads the Quality Assurance Unit at the GLP compliant Center for BioPharma Analysis (CBA) at Venture Center. She has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of many analytical instruments (e.g. elemental analysis, thermal analysis, chromatography etc.). She has run and assisted in proof-of-concept projects. Many technical and scientific workshops, especially those with hands-on lab exercises with lab instruments have been conceptualized, planned and organized by her.


Rutuja Patil

Asst. Manager- Business Development

Rutuja looks after business development of analytical services at Venture Center.  She has completed MBA in Biotechnology Management and has more than 10 years of experience in biosuppliers industry. She has closely worked with several clients from pharmaceutical industry as well as national institutes. She was also engaged in teaching marketing aspects of biotechnology industry in few esteemed institutions including Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth.


Saniya Rade

Trainee -Analytical Services


Sayali Kulkarni

Specialist- Analytical Services

Sayali has a Masters in  Analytical Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, and  3 years experience as a quality control analyst in natural products. She was a project assistant in the Central NMR Facility at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Her responsibilities include supporting incubatees and budding entrepreneurs by offering lab services, contributing and ensuring smooth operations of lab block at VC, participates in installation of instruments & operating lab in coordination with scientific mentors and advisors.



Shubhangi Dherange

Sr. Associate- Analytical Services

Shubhangi holds a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University.   Her responsibilities at Venture Center includes support incubatees and budding entrepreneurs by offering lab services; Contributing and ensuring smooth operations of lab block at VC..