Rahul is a plastics engineer with over 35 years of experience in the medical device industry focusing on Ocular Drug Delivery.  Rahul has extensive experience in the process development and manufacturing of drug-device combination products including compounding, micro extrusion, injection molding and micro molding. He holds multiple patents for hot melt extrusion used for biodegradable implants and ocular drug delivery devices.

He was Director of Device & Packaging Engineering for Allergan where he was CMC Team Leader in the development of Ozurdex that Allergan acquired from Oculex Pharmaceuticals. At Oculex, Rahul was responsible for the development of the implant and the corresponding drug delivery device, including manufacturing operations for Phase 3 clinical trials. This was the first biodegradable controlled release ocular drug implant that was approved by the FDA and EMA.

Rahul has a Master’s Degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a Certificate of Business Management from UCLA.