People

Dr. Prabhakar Y. Naik

Co-Founder, Director & CEO

Dr. P. Y. Naik is one of the founders of INTOX, and is the whole time Director and the CEO of INTOX Pvt. Ltd. He is the Test Facility Management of the GLP organization of INTOX.

Dr. Naik has a long experience of over 35 years in regulatory toxicology and allied subjects. Now a well known figure in the regulatory toxicology in India, Dr. Naik initially served at Seth G. S. Medical College (KEM Hospital), and then at the Haffkine Institute in Mumbai. Thereafter he actively worked for 15 long years in the capacity of 'Head- Biology Division' for Indian Institute of Toxicology (Pune), a proprietary toxicology CRO, since its inception in 1981 by his senior colleague Late Dr. M. B. Bhide and headed it after his demise in 1992.

Dr. Naik, completed his Ph.D in Applied Biology, in 1989 from Bombay University. He has undergone 'Advance Course in Toxicology' (BIBRA) from London, in 1990. Dr. Naik is member of many professional bodies / societies related to Toxicology / Animal Welfare. He has number of publications in National and International Journals.

Dr. Naik is a recipient of the 'Distinguished Scientist Lifetime Achievement Award - 2009' of the Society of Toxicology, India.

Dr. Narendra S. Deshmukh

Co-Founder & Director

Dr. Narendra Deshmukh is one of the founders of INTOX, and is the whole time Director of INTOX Pvt. Ltd. He looks over the responsibility of the Technical Director in the GLP organization of INTOX.

Dr. Deshmukh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).

He is also one of the Directors of and a Charter Diplomate of the Indian Board of Toxicologic Pathology (IBTP).

With a degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVSc & AH) in 1987, Narendra Deshmukh earned his Master's degree (M. V. Sc.) in Veterinary Pathology in 1990 from the Department of Pathology, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai.

After working in a toxicological CRO for about 5 years (1990-1994) he joined Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, New Delhi, where, during 1994-1996, he contributed notably in establishment of the first pre-clinical toxicology laboratory of Ranbaxy's New Drug Discovery Research (NDDR).

During his experience of over 24 years in regulatory toxicology and toxicologic pathology, Dr. Deshmukh has been involved in planning and executing several types of large numbers of safety assessment studies on a diverse range of products such as chemical and biological pharmaceuticals & plant protection products including GM plants and also medical devices.

Dr. Deshmukh has also undergone several trainings in GLP and is a WHO Certified GLP trainer. He is member of many professional bodies / societies and has several publications at his credit in National and International Journals.

Dr. Mukul P. Pore

Co-Founder & Director

Dr. M. P. Pore is one of the founders of INTOX, and is the whole time Director of INTOX Pvt. Ltd. He looks over the responsibility of the Technical Director in the GLP organization of INTOX.

Dr. Pore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and is also an European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2009.

With a degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVSc & AH) in 1986, Dr. Pore earned his Masters degree (M.V.Sc.) in Veterinary Pathology in 1989 from the Department of Pathology, Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai.

Dr Pore briefly worked for Bombay Veterinary College and later in a toxicological CRO for about 7 years (1989-1996) before co-founding INTOX in 1995-1996.

Dr. Pore has designed and conducted toxicology studies for diverse kinds of products - Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology Products, Speciality chemicals, Vaccines, Medical Devices, Industrial chemicals etc. during his experience of over 26 years in regulatory toxicology.

Dr. Pore has undergone several training in Regulatory Toxicology, GLP, and is also a GLP trainer. Also active in Animal Welfare issues, he is a Fellow & Associate of ‘Academy of Sciences for Animal Welfare, India’ and is an Ad Hoc Specialist for AAALAC International, USA (2010-2013; 2013-2016).

He is a member of many professional bodies/ societies including of Indian Society of Toxicology (STOX), Chinese Society of Toxicology, Japanese Society of Toxicology (JST). Dr. Pore received the ‘Fellow of Society of Toxicology (FST) award by Society of Toxicology (STOX),India, for the year 2009.

He is also a member of ‘Board of Studies-Biotechnology Management’ University of Pune (2014-16).