Shantanu C.

Shantanu C.

Technical Chief, www.steviatechnology.com

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Currently employed at www.steviatechnology.com

Previous: Industrius Blizam, Guatemala, Janus Life Science, Anubhav Biotech Ltd., Innova Biosystems Ltd., Sun Biotechnology Ltd, Nitrofix Laboratories, Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology

 

Previous: Calcutta University

 

    Summary

    Senior technical and operations management professional with more than 15 years’ experience and wide exposure in stevia farming, post-harvest processing, extraction and formulation (retail and industrial). Experienced in planning and implement green-field ventures, farm and production infrastructure designing, own technology development or outsourcing. Handled technical operations in large corporates. Well known within the industry for comprehensive technical knowledge about Steviol glycoside extraction and formulation processes as well as delivery of exceptional product quality and service. Has long exposure in industrial biotechnology and fermentation technologies. Core Competence Stevia modern nursery/plant propagation unit design and management. Technology sourcing, designing, equipment sourcing and implementing modern Steviol glycoside extraction facilities. Designing and management of mechanized Stevia farms with modern irrigation and nutrition management. Management and technical trouble shooting of extraction facilities. Preparation and validation of Standard Operating Procedures for Nursery and Farm Operations. Product quality control and documentations for regulatory clearances. Designing and implementing appropriate post-harvest facility for stevia. Designing, equipment sourcing and implementing modern Steviol glycoside formulation facilities. Process Documentation according to HACCP, ISO 22000 and GMP regulations. Technical back-up to marketing and business promotion. Major Achievements Farm and Nursery Management for Stevia :- Successfully established a modern plant propagation unit in Guatemala with a production capacity of 60,000 plants per day. Established mechanized farming in 50 Ha. in Guatemala with modern mulching and drip irrigation system. Developed close business rapport with major planting material producer all over the world. Gathered valuable resources about availability of various high yielding cultivars worldwide and their genetic traits. Long experience in soil nutrient management, production and application of microbial bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides. Designed and successfully tasted farm level post-harvest facility comprising mechanized fluid bed dryer, leaf and stem separator and hydraulic bailing. Steviol Glycoside Extraction and Purification :- Developed a non-traditional steviol glycoside extraction method and implemented the technology in two commercial units.Liaisoned with Chinese Technology providers for a 100 TPA steviol glycoside production unit, Received and evaluated the entire technical design, and sourced the equipment from different parts of world. Acquired in-depth knowledge about Chinese resin based extraction technology, IHBT water based technology and alternative highly efficient solvent extraction technology. Acquired entire technology package for all the three systems. Acquired in-depth knowledge and hands on experience in HPLC and other analytical procedure for leaf glycoside profiling and product quality control. Development of Industrial and Retail Stevia Formulations Developed and commercialized retail formulations in sachet, tablet, liquid and spoonable forms for 4 companies. Was associated with product development of another 2 companies through third party arrangement. Developed “all organic” formulations for a Guatemalan Company Developed several industrial formulation for institutional consumers.

Experiences

 

Technical Chief

At www.steviatechnology.com

From December 2015 to Present
Providing Technical Advisory Services to a number of organization working in Stevia value addition Chain
 

Chief Operations and Technical Officer

At Industrius Blizam, Guatemala

From February 2015 to November 2015
Planning and Operational Management of Stevia Venture comprising Nursery (60,000 plants per day), Farm (50 Ha.), Upcoming Extraction Unit (100 TPA) and Formulation Unit (Per day production 2,50,000 sachets, 10,000 packs of liquids, 5,000 packs of spoonable). Leading the Product and Process...
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Technical Consultant

At Janus Life Science

From February 2014 to January 2015
Planning, Operational Management, Product Development and Technical Business Promotion for Stevia based consumer products, Tea processing enzymes and pharmaceutical active ingredients.
 

Ex-Director

At Anubhav Biotech Ltd.

From May 2009 to February 2014
• Set up a 300 Kg per day Stevioside production unit. • Worked on Liposomal curcumin. • Established tea processing enzyme facility and started commercial production. • Worked on Artemisinin extraction technology. • Successfully established 250 acres contract farming for stevia. • Worked on...
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Senior Technical Executive

At Innova Biosystems Ltd.

From April 2007 to May 2009
• Planned and set up the manufacturing facility. Looked after all the production related and R&D activity and provided technical support to the marketing set-up. • Worked on development of production technology for acid cellulose from bacidiomycetes. • Worked on a biocidal polymeric plastic additive...
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Senior Scientist

At Sun Biotechnology Ltd

From April 2001 to April 2007
• Set up the manufacturing facility from scratch. Looked after all the production related and R&D activity of Sun Biotechnology Ltd. Was responsible for overall factory administration and equipment maintenance • Developed a novel solid substrate fermentation process with inert carrier and synthetic...
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Microbiologist

At Nitrofix Laboratories

From June 1996 to April 2001
• Supervised production and quality control of free living and symbiotic nitrogen fixing microorganism based biofertilisers. • Took part in marketing strategy formulation, production of promotional materials (print, audio-visual and software) and organization of producer-user interface meetings....
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Research Associate

At Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology

From September 1991 to June 1996
• Worked in Technology Development and Demonstration Project on Cyanobacterial Biofertilisers, funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. • Worked on microbial waste recycling and phosphate solubilisation. • Worked on biological nitrogen fixation by cyanobacteria and freeliving and...
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Calcutta University, Calcutta

M. Sc., Calcutta University

From June 1989 to June 1991
Masters of Science

Skills

 
  • Cosmetics
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals

Langues parlées

 

Centres d'intérêt

 
  • Aromatic oils
  • Herbal cosmetics
  • Herbal medicines
  • Natural fiber composites
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Phytochemicals
  • oleoresins