Research Team

Research Team


Science is our foundation; Quality is our commitment.


                                     - Jimmy Wang,  Ph.D.                                                  Founder and CEO


SLS Team Members

Jimmy Wang, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

•Dr. Jimmy Wang has PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from New York Institute of Technology, a famous Scientist and Entrepreneur.
•Dr. Wang has won the US President Reagan Award and the US Republican Bush Administration's Science and Technology Progress Award. In 2005, he was awarded the first “Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award” by the Chinese Overseas Affairs Office of the State Council and was included in the “Celebrities in China” .  

Arati Deshpande, Ph.D.

Director of  R&D

Dr. Arati A Deshpande is an experienced, solution driven formulator with more than 18 years of experience in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. She earned her Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Rhode Island, RI, USA. She was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Arati has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the drug development process and is an expert in oral (solid and liquid) dosage forms as well as soft gels. She has developed and submitted many ANDAs to the US FDA and has successfully developed many formulations around PIV.  Arati also has experience in other delivery routes such as transdermal, nasal, ophthalmic etc.  She is a seasoned manager and a leader who excels in a high-stress, competitive environment, and a valuable addition to our team.

Ping Gao, Ph.D.

Strategy & Scientific Advisor

Mr Gao has 27+ years technical service at Pharmaceutical companies including Upjohn, Pharmacia, Pfizer, Amgen and Abbott/Abbvie
Scientific and technical expertise: biopharmaceutics property assessment and preformulation for tox and FIH, formulation sciences and manufacturing processes, enabling drug delivery technologies for poorly soluble drugs, biorelevant in vitro assessment of formulation performance for BA and BE, quantitative in vitro-in vivo relationships and etc.
Inventor of formulation in marketed products: tipranavir (HIV) and dasabuvir (HCV) with high drug loading and excellent bioavailability
Inventor/co-inventor of 24 granted US/European patents and 25 patent applications. 65 publications including peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters, guest editors for Mol. Pharm. and AAPS J. and 60+ invited presentations at NIH, FDA, national and international conferences, workshops and short courses, and universities.
Elected as Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in 2009.
AAPS Physical Pharmacy & Biopharmaceutics (PPB) Section Chair/vice chair: 2012-2014
Education: Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University, IN, 1988

Dr. Hua-Gen Yu

R&D Specialist 

Mr.Yu graduated from Sichuan University (China) with a bachelor’s in chemistry major and obtained his Ph.D in physical chemistry from The University of Gothenburg, in Sweden. He was a new chemical entity ( NCE) research scientist at Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yu has also worked at The University of Queensland (Australia), conducted product research at Coimbra University (Portugal) as a visiting scholar, and worked at US Brookhaven National Laboratory as a new materials chemist for almost 20 years. He joined Summit Life Science Research Institute and is mainly responsible for the API and New Chemical Entity Research and Development   

Goutam Biswas

Manager of Quality Control

With over 25 years working experience in Quality Control and Analysis in pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Biswas has Bachelor degree in Chemistry and Master Degree in Botany from Government Edward university College. He has deep knowledge of USP, NF, GMP, GLP, SOP guidelines, DEA, ICH and FDA requirements, has conducted hundreds of chemical properties testing of ingredients, raw materials including heavy metal testing and assay/purity testing. He also has conducted a lot of Assay, content Uniformity, Dissolution, In process blend and Blend Uniformity of newly developed products, Stability samples and raw materials in support of formulation and process development.

Mr. Yukang Li

Senior Director of Products Department at SLS.

Mr.Li has more than thirty years working experience in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing field; he has expertise in analytical chemistry and cGMP/cGLP compliance for pharmaceutical/nutritional material and product development, innovation and manufacture. He previously worked for PPT Ltd, Bausch & Lomb and other companies, he worked as Sr. Research Scientist, Lab Manager, Quality/Research Manager, QA/QC Director, Analytical Director. He got his BS degree (medicine) from Nanjing Medical University, and MS degree (chemistry) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.