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Dr Sujata P. Sawarkar
Professor (M. Pharm, Ph.D.)
Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology , Novel Drug Delivery Systems , Industrial Pharmacy

Teaching: 9 Years
Industry: 11 Years

Thrust Research areas:  

Formulation Development of novel drug delivery and Targeted systems, Nanotechnology, Generic formulation Development, Development of evaluation Techniques for novel drug delivery systems. Transnational research

Publications/ Presentations:
Publications: 25 
Presentations: 61 
Books/Book chapters: Book- 01; Book Chapters- 02

Patents: 06 (Filed)

Research/ Sponsored projects:
Government- 05
Industry- 06
(Total funds generated: 84.44 Lacs)

Invited Talks: 10

  • IDMA award for reviewer
  • Research and Industry Outcome
  • Received Travel Grant from Controlled Release Society for attending and presenting paper at 42nd Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society at Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2015
  • Awarded Travel Grant from SVKM for attending the same

Research students guided: M. Pharm. - 25

Recent Publications
  • S.P. Sawarkar, S.G. Deshpande, A.N. Bajaj, P.S. Soni, P. Pandit, V.S. Nikam,  Potential of low molecular weight natural polysaccharides for colon targeted formulation and its evaluation in human by Gamma Scintigraphy Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation , ISSN:2093-5552
  • Sujata Sawarkar, Ashwini Ashtekar,Transdermal vitamin D supplementation—A potential vitamin D deficiency treatment, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, doi: 10.1111/jocd.13085, IF 1.311 
  • Krishna Baxi, Sujata Sawarkar, Munira Momin, Trinette Fernandes & Vainav Patel, Vaginal siRNA delivery: overview on novel delivery approaches , Drug  Drug Deliv. and Transl. Res., DOI 10.1007/s13346-020-00741-4 ISSN: ISSN 2190-393X   Journal homepage: , Impact factor : 3.041.
  • Trinette Fernandes, Krishna Baxi, Sujata Sawarkar, Bruno Sarmento& José das Neves, Vaginal multipurpose prevention technologies: promising approaches for enhancing women’s sexual and reproductive health  
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, DOI: 10.1080/17425247.2020.1728251 ISSN: 1742-5247 (Print) 1744-7593 (Online) Journal homepage:  Impact factor : 5.4 
  •  Pramila Chaubey, Munira Momin and Sujata Sawarkar , Significance of Ligand-Anchored Polymers for Drug Targeting in the Treatment of Colonic Disorders, Frontiers in Pharmacology Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery Front. Pharmacol., 25 February 2020 |  Impact factor: 3.845.
  • Vritika Kulwal,  Krishna Baxi, Sujata Sawarkar , Lokesh Bhat,  Colorectal Cancer Management by Herbal Drug-Based Nanocarriers: An Overview , Critical Reviews™ in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems, 37(1):65–?104 (2020) DOI: 10.1615/CritRevTherDrugCarrierSyst.2019030507  Impact factor : 2.9.
  • Manasiya M., Sawarkar S., and Bajaj A.,  Topical Vitamin A Delivery, Challenges and Overview of Novel Approaches, 6 INDIAN DRUGS 56 (11) INDIAN DRUGS 56 (11) November 2019 
  • Trinette Fernandes, Sujata Sawarkar, Chintan Bhavsar, Current And Novel Approaches For Control of Dental Biofilm, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, November 2017, Elsevier, ISSN:0378-5173, Impact Factor : 3.654 
  • Bhagyesh Pendse , Sujata Sawarkar, Vitamin B12 Deficiency And Novel Drug Delivery Strategies, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ejbps, 2017, Volume 4, Issue 03, XX-XX, ISSN 2349-8870.
  • Heena Gada, Sujata Sawarkar, Osteoarthritis: Overview And Novel Treatment Approaches, European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ejbps, 2016, Volume 3, Issue 12, 71-81,  ejbps, 2016, Volume 3, Issue 12, 71-81.
  • Sujata Sawarkar, Nigar Sheikh,  Targeting Approaches for Effective Therapeutics of Bone Tuberculosis, Journal of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Vol. 2 No. 2016, pg 1-13. 
  • Sujata Sawarkar, Apurva Kadam, Novel Treatment Approaches for Maintenance of Dental Hygiene, Pharma Times, March 2016 Vol 48, No. 03, ISSN 0031-6849
  • Sujata Sawarkar, Ruta Pandit, Ishra Khatri, Spices and condiments, safer option for treatment of hyperlipidemia, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research,  2015; 3(3):24-34, ISSN: 2320-9267
  • S Pashte, S. Sawarkar. P. Ravikumar, In-Situ Ophthalmic Gel Forming Solution Of Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride For Sustained Ocular Delivery, International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research, March 2016; Vol. 7(3): 1192-1205., E-ISSN: 0975-8232; P-ISSN: 2320-5148
  •  S. Gupta, S. Sawarkar and P. Ravikumar, Solubility enhancement of poorly water soluble protease inhibitor, International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research, Vol. 7, Issue 1; January, 2016
  • S. Sawarkar, S.G.Deshpande, A.N. Bajaj, V. Nikam, Layman Summary of In vivo evaluation of 5-ASA colon specific tablets using experimental induced colitis rat animal model, December 2015.
  • S. Sawarkar, S.G.Deshpande, A.N. Bajaj, V. Nikam, In vivo evaluation of 5-ASA colon specific tablets using experimental induced colitis rat animal model, AAPS Pharmascitech, May 2015
  • S. Sawarkar S. and A. Kore , Biosimilars – Need of the Future, Indian Drugs, February 2014.
  • S. Sawarkar, T. Gursalkar, S. Deshpande, Comparative Assessment of Topical Formulations by performing trans membrane Diffusion and Permeation using Diffusion Cells, Indian Drugs, July 2013.
  • P. Soni, ; S. Sawarkar, S. Deshpande, A. Bajaj, Design of colon targeting drug delivery systems using natural polymeric carriers and their evaluation by Gamma Scintigraphy technique, World Journal of Nuclear Medicine; v. 3(suppl.1); Jan 2004; p. 57-58.
  • S. Sawarkar, S. Deshpande, Safety (Toxicity) Studies of Cosmetics, Soap, Toiletries and Detergent Review Annual, 2001.
  • Sujata Sawarkar S.G. Deshpande, Amrita Bajaj, Intra-arterial  and Intravascular Drug Delivery Systems, Chapter published in book Advances in Controlled  and Novel Drug Delivery.
  • S. Sawarkar, S. Deshpande, Colours used in Cosmetics Souvenir of Congress on Cosmetic Technologies.
  • Sujata Sawarkar, Amrita Bajaj, Optimisation of Extrusion – Spheronisation Pelletisation Technology, Indian Drugs, January 1999

Other responsibilities: 
  • Course coordinator and faculty for add-on certificate courses (DRA & Pharmacovogilance)- Fund raised: 9.35 Lacs
  • Coordinator of Institution Industry Advisory Committee.
  • In the academic year 2017-2018, Pharmacovigilance course to be started in collaboration with Indian Society of Clinical Research (ISCR).
  • Syllabus setting and course coordinator for collaborative course with Kingston University, London UK
  • Collaboration with NIRRH
  • AICTE CII  and Industrial advisory coordinator 
Professional Memberships

  • Life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, 
  • Secretary of Controlled Release Society Indian Chapter 
  • Member of Ethics Committee for Clinical Research, Seven Hills Hospital

E-mail: sujata.sawarkar
Tel. (O): 022-4233 2052 (Ext. 2097)