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Dr. Rakeshwar Bandichhorl Director API – R&D,

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 An alternate synthesis of levetiracetam
Ravikumar Mylavarapu a , Ramasamy Vijaya Anand a , Golla China Mala Kondaiah a , Lekkala
Amarnath Reddy a , Gade Srinivas Reddy a , Arnab Roy a , Apurba Bhattacharya a , Kagga
Mukkanti b & Rakeshwar Bandichhor a
a Innovation Plaza, IPDO, R&D , Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. , Survey Nos. 42, 45,46 & 54,
Bachupally, Qutubullapur, 500073, R.R. Dist, Andhra Pradesh, India
b Center for Environmental Science, Institute of Science and Technology , J.N.T. University ,
Kukatpally, Hyderabad, 500 072, Andhra Pradesh, India
Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2010, 225230
Ravikumar Mylavarapu , Ramasamy Vijaya Anand , Golla China Mala Kondaiah , Lekkala Amarnath Reddy ,
Gade Srinivas Reddy , Arnab Roy , Apurba Bhattacharya , Kagga Mukkanti & Rakeshwar Bandichhor (2010)
An alternate
synthesis of levetiracetam, Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 3:3, 225-230, DOI: 10.1080/17518251003716568
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Dr Rakeshwar Bandichhor

Rakeshwar Bandichhor
Associate Director, API, R&D
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Dr. Reddys Laboratories
BiographyRakeshwar Bandichhor holds a doctorate in Chemistry from University of Lucknow/University of Regensburg, Germany and worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Regensburg, Germany, University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M University. Dr. Rakeshwar has more than 150 papers including patents and book chapters published/accepted in various International Journals and contributed to more than 60 academic national and international conferences. He has won the various awards in his career
Dr. Rakeshwar has more than 80 papers including patents and book chapters published/accepted in various International Journals. Notably, in the area of Organic Chemistry, Dr. Rakeshwar has coauthored a chapter in the book entitled “Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical industry”.
He has won the various awards in his career e.g. Chairman Excellence Award in the category of individual functional excellence, Best Cost Leadership Award  for the development of Lopinavir, Ritonavir & their components and Anveshan Award at Dr. Reddy’s. As a part of organizational building efforts, he also supervises master’s & Ph.D. students in their dissertations. He has been invited in several conferences e.g. IIT-Mumbai, IGCW-2009, BIT-Ranchi, BITS Pilani, 9th Heterocyclic Conference, University of Florida, JNTU-Hyderabad, ISCB-2011, Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation, Hyderabad etc. to deliver  lectures. He is also currently acting as an Associate  Editor of GERF Bulletin of Bioscience.
Recently, he has become a member National Advisory Board of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists.


Role of Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Healthcare
Rakeshwar Bandichhor
Editorial: Chem Sci J 2014, 5:e101
doi: 10.4172/2150-3494.10000e101
Research Perspective in Academia and Generic Pharmaceutical Industry
Rakeshwar Bandichhor
Editorial: Organic Chem Current Res 2012, 1:e104
doi: 10.4172/2161- 0401.1000e104

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