Research Director & Fellow, Global OTC Technology ,
Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Vipul Davé joined Johnson & Johnson in 1996 and held several roles of increasing responsibility within the Medical Device and Consumer Sectors of the company. He is currently a Research Director and Fellow in the Global OTC Technology Group in Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and is responsible for leading the development of novel oral pharmaceutical dosage forms and external innovation. Vipul's research has focused on the fundamental understanding of structure-property-processing relationships of polymers for health care applications. Vipul is an inventor of over 28 granted US patents and 46 US patent applications, authored over 30 publications in journals and books, and presented over 70 papers at technical conferences. Vipul received his BS in Textile Engineering from University of Baroda, an MS in Polymer Science from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a PhD in Materials Engineering Science from Virginia Tech. Vipul is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Society of Plastics Engineers, and a Board Member of SPE's Medical Plastics Division.