Merck & Co., Inc. / MSD
Dr. Sawant has over 25 years of experience in Quality Operations, GXP Compliance Operations, Auditing, and Ethics & Research Integrity functions.
He has extensive experience working on small molecules, biologics, and vaccines, various dosage forms from injectable to topical, and medical devices and combination products.
Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Sawant was Vice President, Enterprise Regulatory Compliance, Johnson & Johnson. Prior to J&J, he served as the Vice President, Compliance & Research Integrity for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer).
Dr. Sawant holds a B.Sc. Honors and a M.Sc. Honors in Microbiology from Panjab University, India and a Ph.D. in Microbial and Biochemical Sciences from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed microbiology and medical journals on glycoproteins, fermentation, medical device development, and GLP and GCP studies.
Dr. Sawant has been the lead for four PDA Technical Report and Co-Chairs the PDA Task Force on Data Integrity.
Dr. Sawant currently serves on the/PDA Board of Directors, Board of Directors Mind Your Brain Foundation and has served on Board of Directors of Georgia State University Alumni Association. He is recipient of the Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award and the PDA Distinguished Service Award.