Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Ph.D., Biosimilars Pioneer, Inventor, Author, and Teacher
Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Ph.D., SI, FPAMS, FACB, FRSB, Executive Chairman, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Inc., Executive Director, Adello Biologics, LLC, Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois, University of Houston, HEJ Research Institute, and National University of Science and Technology, is a globally recognized and credited pioneer of accessible and affordable medicines. He has written landmark books (50 ISBNs), and contributed 100+ research papers supporting development, manufacturing and securing regulatory approvals globally as well as consumer books and translations of Urdu and Persian poetry into English, among many others. Dr. Niazi is the most prolific solo biotech inventor with 100+ patents; to acknowledge this, he received one of the Pakistan civil award, Star of Distinction in Engineering. He is an inductee into the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame for his entrepreneurial leadership, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for a biopharmaceutical start up. As a patent law practitioner, he expertly creates Freedom-to-Operate dossier and encourages scientists in the developing countries by helping them secure US patents on a free basis.
Niazi has long been contributing to regulatory guidelines wherein he invokes a scientific basis for assuring drug safety and efficacy on a cost-effective basis; he has worked with EMA, FDA, WHO and several other agencies globally.
Niazi is widely written about for his technical expertise and passion in the world press; the Forbes Magazine lists him as the most interesting man in the world for his efforts in making high-cost drugs affordable across the globe; other include The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Business, The Express, and Diagnostico Brazil, In 2015, Niazi became honored as the Alumnus of the Year by the University of Illinois.
Niazi has hosted a radio show at Voice of America (US State Department) on a weekly basis for more than 5 years with audience into billions. His blogs deal with the resolution of contemporary issues from a scientific, philosophic and rational viewpoint.
Niazi is an avid photographer, guitarist, and music composer. He lives in Illinois and Wisconsin.