Dr. Vishwanath Gaitonde has a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA. He is currently appointed as an Sr. Research Scientist in the department of Chemical Research and Development at Cambrex High Point, Inc., High Point, NC, USA. At Cambrex, Dr. Gaitonde designs, develops and optimizes chemical processes for multi-kilo scale cGMP and nGMP production campaigns to support clinical trials and Phase I/II manufacturing. Prior to joining Cambrex, he worked at GlaxoSmithKline - Antiviral Medicinal Chemistry, on the development and optimization of a lead molecule targeting broad spectrum viral respiratory disease. Dr. Gaitonde\'s Ph.D. research was focused on understanding tuberculosis disease condition and development of carbohydrate based molecules as biochemical tools to probe the Mtb GlgE mechanistic aspect. Additionally, his Ph.D. research involved development of a novel amorphous polyester material based on sustainable chemistry.