Oct. 21st 9:00-9:35
Solid-State Chemistry from Lead Optimization to Product Launch with Evolving Paradigms and Modalities
Ahmad Sheikh is Senior Director, Solid State Chemistry and ACOS Senior Research Fellow at AbbVie. He has over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Process Development and Commercialization across five large pharmaceutical companies, with demonstrated leadership in API solid form development and physical property optimization for oral dosage forms. Ahmad has been pivotal in the successful development and commercialization of multiple AbbVie products in recent years including Viekira, Venclexta, Mavyret, Orilissa and Upadacitinib. He has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters. He is also an inventor on 18 patents, several of which cover launched products. Ahmad has been instrumental in the development of a strong team of solid-state chemists and material scientists at AbbVie and mentoring of many young scientists within the broader scientific community, both inside and outside of AbbVie.