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Tushar joined Mersana in August 2021, bringing more than 15 years of experience in the scale-up of manufacturing processes for small molecules, large-molecules and ADCs, as well as the development and management of worldwide commercial supply chains.
Prior to joining Mersana, Tushar was most recently Executive Vice President, Head of Technical Development & Manufacturing at Laronde, a platform company developing a novel, engineered form of RNA. While at Laronde, he led the process development and manufacturing team for end-to-end manufacturing for preclinical and clinical product candidates. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Technical Operations at Wave Life Sciences Ltd. and served in several positions of increasing seniority at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Vice President & Head, Global Oncology and Biologics Operations. While at Takeda, he built worldwide manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure for the company’s biologic and oncology commercial products, including brentuximab vedotin, ixazomib and vedolizumab. Earlier in his career, he held senior executive leadership roles in chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (previously Sepracor, Inc.).
Tushar received a B.Sc. with honors from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in India and his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Fun fact about Tushar: In his free time, Tushar loves to read, listen to music, take lots of pictures of his family, enjoy a variety of cuisines and go hiking.