Dr. Raj Akilen, PhD, Scientific Regulatory Specialist, has joined dicentra – a safety, quality and regulatory consulting firm operating in Toronto, Ontario. Raj joins dicentra with 10 years of clinical and research experience in Food and Nutritional Sciences. In his last position Raj was working as a Post doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Nutritional Science, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. He has also worked as the Scientific Advisor for the sales promotion and marketing team at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Raj’s dynamic skill set has also given him a comprehensive understanding of the clinical research process, including Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and ethical, governmental and regulatory requirements as they relate to food research and to the food industry.
Raj’s educational credentials include a PhD in Nutrition from the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of West London (UWL), a PG Diploma in Research Methods from the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, UWL, and also a BSc (Hons) in Food and Nutrition, where he specialized in Human Nutrition.
Raj is also a very accomplished published author in many medical journals, including Diabetes Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition and the Journal of Integrative Medicine – to name a few.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Akilen to our team,” reports Peter Wojewnik, VP of Business Development at dicentra. “The food and nutrition industry has been exploding with innovation in recent years and we continue to be challenged by our clients with the most unique and demanding clinical and regulatory matters. Dr. Akilen will significantly add to the diversity of our team and allow us to continue serving our clients to the best of our ability.”
Since 2002, dicentra has been helping clients resolve complex scientific and regulatory issues, develop safe and effective market-leading products and facilitate timely regulatory approvals. dicentra has been directly involved in the successful development of hundreds of leading products in North America and through out the world.
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