Dr. M.D. Nair, has a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Illinois, USA. He has worked extensively on New Drug Development, Patents, Documentation and Information Systems and Planning & Control of Production, Marketing and Clinical Trials.
Dr. Nair, who was later, Vice President of SPIC, was instrumental in setting up for SPIC, one of the largest antibiotic complexes in India, a 'state-of-the-art' Pharmaceutical R&D Centre, a unit for production of Medical Devices for cardiovascular surgery, a multi-purpose plant for Bulk Drugs manufacture, a Drug Formulations Plant and all the other operations of SPIC Pharmaceuticals Division. Besides authoring over 80 publications in various national and international journals, he is the holder of several patents on new therapeutic agents.He has been a Consultant to WHO and Advisor to WHO on Traditional Medicines and Intellectual Property Rights in New Delhi, Bangkok and Jakarta.
He has been an Advisor to Government and Private Organisations on Science & Technology, Member of the Task Forces for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Projects for the Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamilnadu and Director of the Boards of many Pharmaceutical Companies, Governing Councils of various Academic Bodies, Universities and Medical Institutes, Panels of Council of Scientific Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health, Kerala State Medicinal Plant Board, All-India Council of Technical Education, Export Promotion Council of India, etc.