Master's Candidate, Department of Political Science
Rachna Pande is a Graduate student in the Technology Policy Program at MIT. Her research involves understanding the trends and drivers of globalization of the pharmaceutical industry and to examine the effect of globalization on regulatory compliance for biopharmaceutical product manufacturing, the behavior of manufacturing firms in this environment, and the impact of FDA policy on bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing regulatory performance. She is particularly interested in exploring the impact of globalization on accessibility and affordability of healthcare in developing countries.
Her thesis focuses on questions along the following lines
* What are the trends in global manufacturing with respect to location of manufacture of microbial-based biotech drugs?
* What are the implications of the globalization of manufacturing for the FDA?
* What are the important policy implications for regulators in developed nations as well as developing nations?
Before MIT, she worked as a Sales and Marketing consultant specializing in pharmaceutical firms in US and European markets.She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.