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Asana Biosciences

Member Since 2018

Sandeep Gupta, PhD

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is the Founder, President and CEO of Asana BioSciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in the Princeton, NJ area focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for oncology and autoimmune diseases. He is also the CEO of Prolong Pharmaceuticals, based in South Plainfield, NJ area focused on the development of therapeutics for hematology and oncology.

Previously, he was the Senior Vice-President of Discovery and Early Development, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and the Head of Drug Discovery and Pharmacology at Forest Laboratories (now Allergan). He played a key role in the development of several block buster drugs during his tenure at Endo and Forest. Before Forest Laboratories, Dr. Gupta held academic positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University Schools of Medicine. He received MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India and PhD from Northeastern University, Boston. Regarded as an architect of the Virtual Drug Discovery Research model, he has pioneered several successful Discovery and Development collaborations across the globe. He is a co-inventor on multiple patents and has authored over 50 scientific papers, presentations and book chapters. Dr. Gupta is a member of American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Task Force Member(s): Louis Denis MD, Chief Medical Officer

Asana Biosciences

Asana BioSciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel targeted investigational medicines in Oncology, Inflammation/Immunology and Dermatology.

​Asana’s proprietary portfolio consists of multiple small molecule and biological drug candidates. Our oncology clinical development programs are currently evaluating NCEs in patients with hematologic malignancies and solid tumors (e.g., melanoma, colon, and lung). Our dermatology programs include investigational therapies for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases.

​Asana BioSciences, located near Princeton, NJ, is an independent member of AE Companies.