Purnanand D. Sarma, PhD. is former CEO of TARIS® and has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical experience in large, medium and small companies. Previously he was General Manager and Vice President of Worldwide Drug Delivery Technologies of CIMA LABS, Inc., a subsidiary of Cephalon (now Teva), and Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR). Dr. Sarma started his career at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. He earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Pharmacy from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, India.