Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Ph.D., Executive Chairman, Therapeutic Proteins Inc., and President, Pharmaceutical Scientist Inc., Chicago, Illinois Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of Therapeutic Proteins International, a world-class developer and manufacturer of recombinant drugs located in Chicago as the only such independent company in the US. Dr. Niazi began his career teaching at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy where he was a tenured professor before he joined Abbott Laboratories in its international division; he became tenured at Abbott as their Volwiler Fellow when he left the company to start his own consulting business in the field of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, an emerging field at that time.
In 2003, he established his own biotechnology manufacturing company that now leads the world in innovative methods of manufacturing recombinant drugs. He employs hundreds of world’s top scientists working towards the goal of making life-saving biological drugs more affordable. He has published over 100-refereed research articles and abstracts, dozens of books, both technical and literary and hundreds of literary writings that span the vast area of poetry, philosophy, rhetoric, irony and modern dilemma. He also hosts a radio show on the Voice of America that reaches billions of people around the world every week. He is the author of several first books in the field including the textbooks in the field of biopharmaceutics, clinical pharmacokinetics, recombinant manufacturing, and disposable bioprocessing in the technology field and the first complete English translations of the mostly widely read book in the world, the 200-year old Urdu and Persian poetry of the South Asian poet Ghalib; a book prominently placed in Barack Obama’s bedroom. He has also authored the largest book on pharmaceutical manufacturing formulations ever published. Dr. Niazi continues to serve on the faculty of several academic institutions worldwide and has provided extensive support to several US legislations on biological drugs.
Dr. Niazi is also a prolific inventor with scores of patents relating to new drugs and delivery systems, bioprocessing, biosimilarity demonstration and varied mechanical and energy designs including that hats that do no fly in the wind and red wines that can be aged instantly. He is also a patent law practitioner and assists the scientists in the developing countries secure their inventions. He is fellow of many learned academies and recipient of a number of research recognition awards including the Star of Distinction by the Government of Pakistan for his lifetime contributions for promoting technology in the developing countries. His father received an equivalent award for his contributions to literature by the Government of India, making him the only father and son team to received these high accolades in South Asia. Dr. Niazi is also an avid photographer, a guitarist and a music composer. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.