V G Somani

He is Drugs Controller General (India), under Dte.GHS, MoH&FW, Government of India. He has done M. Pharm, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He is Chairman of WHO’s Member State Mechanism (MSM) of 194 countries on substandard and falsified medical products at Geneva, Switzerland vide World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution 65.19 which is very important platform to safeguard Global interest for making a quality affordable generic medicines acceptable in the world.

He is working in CDSCO in Drugs Regulation for last 22 years and having vast experience in the field of GMP, GCP, GRP, GDP, GLP, Dossier Review etc. and he has also worked on all the posts in the hierarchy of CDSCO.

He has been involved in training various national regulatory guidelines like guidelines on similar biologics and contributed to various WHO guidelines on Drugs, Devices &Vaccine related issues.

His focus areas are Simplification of regulation and access to quality medical products through Good Regulatory Practices & strengthening of Drug Regulatory system.

He is a well-known speaker and trainer of various national and international/ WHO scientific bodies and was awarded merit scholarship/fellowships by the Government since schooling days till completion of his PhD.