Dr. Pankaj Modi
Co-founder, President, and Director

Dr. Modi holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology-Biochemistry-Photobiology, an MD Internal Medicine specializing in Endocrinology and Pain Management, and an MS in Polymer Science and Engineering.

As the founder of PKA SoftTouch, Dr. Modi has over 40 years of experience in developing non-invasive drug delivery systems for various pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in drug delivery systems, published over 30 papers and book chapters. He continues as an Editorial Board Member for many drug delivery and medical journals as well.

He developed the micro-injection device for the treatment of diabetes for insulin injections, vaccines and many other injectable drugs. His passion in this area also lead him to develop ORAL-LYN, an oral insulin spray delivery system. In his interest in pain management, he developed a wound-healing technology. His work has lead to more than 280 patents across the globe.

Dr. Modi’s extensive post-graduate medical, educational background, in Canada, the United States and internationally, has enabled him to develop numerous relationships with key management and medical researchers with major pharmaceutical companies.

Richard (Dick) Crawford
P.E., P.Eng., Co-Founder, Chair of the Board/CEO, and Director

Mr. Crawford has over 40 years of extensive work experience in the start-up and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals has been involved with major pharmaceutical companies such as Biovail, Miles Laboratory (Bayer), UpJohn (Pfizer) and Schering-Plough. He has designed and constructed pharmaceutical plants in North, Central and South America, Europe and Australia.

Mr. Crawford’s extensive knowledge and unique visualization abilities have enabled him to develop effective pharmaceutical designs, supervise construction, oversee commissioning and guide the validation of pharmaceutical and other facilities worldwide. He has extensive knowledge of the Canadian and US regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical plants. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and holds a Consulting Engineering designation. Mr. Crawford is currently the founder and president of Crawford Building Consultants Inc., which specializes in the development and expansion of small manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Gibb

Dr. Gibb has had a practice in family medicine in Windsor, Ontario, since 1980. Within his practice are a substantial number of diabetic patients. Dr. Gibb provides advice and guidance on policies and procedures, clinical reviews, quality and education processes.

He is on the Medical Staff at Metropolitan General Hospital in Windsor, Ontario, Occupational Physician for the Ford Motor Company of Canada in Windsor Ontario and the Medical Doctor for the Essex County Ravens, O.V.F.L. He’s the physician for the “Team Ontario” Varsity Football Club.

Maneesh Khanna
B. Tech, M. Eng, Co-founder

Mr. Khanna has almost 30 years of industrial experience with essential exposure in product development leading from initial concept to final product development. His vast international experience, as well as the technical skills for the design and manufacturing of precision products and assemblies, have provided him a strong background for the innovative development of the micro-needle device. His contributions in the field of medical devices include the development of IV Cannula, the Blood Collection Bag system, an Endotracheal Tube and other IV therapy products for a medical company in India. His working exposure with major international companies like Siemens, Eaton, and Caterpillar has provided extensive project management experience. He holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Design and Manufacturing Engineering from McMaster University.

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