Cosmic Discoveries-Automating Chemistry one molecule at a time
We help API manufacturers save money and add values by optimizing API R&D
Streamline optimize and accelerate chemical discovery through machine learning.
Be the global one-stop-shop for all pharmaceutical API R&D to reduce drug prices and help Pharmaceutical companies achieve productivity and profitability.
Over 80 years of combined experience from Pharmaceutical R&D to development
Created and supported Pharma companies now valued over $50B combined
State of the art machine learning algorithm from an Ivey League university backed by top chemistry brain
R&D team with over 30 years of combined experience
Prof. Javed Iqbal, PhD, FNA
Founder and Chairman of Board
Prof. Javed Iqbal is the Founder and Chairman of Cosmic Discoveries, a company he started 7 years ago under the guidance of Late K. Anji Reddy. Javed is a trailblazer in the field of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and startups.
As a serial entrepreneur, chemistry stalwart and futurist Javed brings on board more than over 4 decades of diverse experience from being a professor of chemistry at IIT Kanpur, Global Vice President of R&D at Dr. Reddy’s, Director of Dr. K Anji Reddy Institute for Life Sciences.
He was global head and distinguished research scientist of discovery chemistry at Dr Reddy’s laboratories ltd.
He is and has been on numerous prestigious scientific advisory boards of Government, universities, regional organizations.
Lanka Srinivas, MBA
Lanka Srinivas is one of the pioneers of Indian Pharmaceutical industry. After being part of the founding teams of the Indian Pharma Giants Sun Pharma and Aurobindo, Lanka has been advising the entire Indian Pharma ecosystem before he stumbled upon the dynamic duo of Aman-Javed and their ideas about transforming the chemical synthesis and API R&D process through automation. He jumped on board and provides the team the guidance it needs to be the next big game in the Pharmaceutical industry.
He is serving as adviser to government of India in framing policies for pharmaceutical growth in India. He is adviser to government of Andhra Pradesh for setting up pharmaceutical cluster in their pharmacy city in Vizag. He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Aman Iqbal, PhD
Member Board of Directors
Aman is an Idea machine, a sharp executer and a serial entrepreneur who is driven to solve all major problems in healthcare through emerging areas of technology. Cosmic’s entry into Machine Learning was Aman’s brainchild and he has ensured that the company loops in the best talent to make this vision a reality.
Aman has started 6 companies in Pharmaceuticals and drug discovery out of which 2 have been acquired, 2 are still running and 2 died. As much as he is proud of his successes he is equally proud of the learnings that he gained from things that did not go his way.
Aman has been nominated as Canada’s top 40 under 40. Aman got his PhD from University of Oxford and is currently pursuing a course in corporate finance and leadership from Sloan School of Management, MIT.
Joanna Kauffmann, PhD
Chief Data Officer
Joanna leads data science and machine learning at Cosmic. Working out of her sweet spots in Toronto and San Francisco, Joanna is one of the youngest PhDs in Machine learning from Stanford and has trained, tested and tried Cosmic’s engine that has delivered excellent results for Cosmic’s clients. Joanna has worked at Intel and Google and is extremely passionate about automation and the impact of reinforcement learning.
Chief Scientific Officer
Sastry is a process and medicinal chemist having worked at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories ltd, Panacea biotech and Clearsynth for more than 20 years. He has been responsible for developing process for several APIs and has extensively worked in the area of drug discovery as a lead medicinal chemist. He has several patents and publications to his credit.
Sastry is the executer. The best in the game and in town. His ability to transform predictions from Machine learning predictions into real chemical reactions has allowed him to cut down the operational costs by 75%. He runs a lean team of just 7 people that serves a clientele of more than 25 companies.
Isra Jeelani Wani
Isra is the founder and director of Cosmic Discoveries and manages strategy, business development and customer engagement. With a masters in policy from University of Oxford she is one of the youngest entrepreneurs to start a machine learning pharmaceutical business