Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (FAMU CoPPS, IPH), Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor, Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D., was recently accepted as a Senior Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) due to the impressive body of research and inventorship work he has created throughout his illustrious career. Dr. Sachdeva is the first member to receive this accomplishment at the University.
The NAI, founded in 2010, is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. The organization was created to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Senior Members are elected annually on Inventors Day (February 11). The NAI Senior Member Advisory Committee elected Dr. Sachdeva for his “success in patents, licensing, and commercialization” and producing “technologies that have brought or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Senior Members are active faculty, scientists, and administrators at NAI Member Institutions. Senior Members also foster a spirit of innovation within their communities through enhancing an inventive atmosphere at their institutions while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors. The NAI Senior Member Advisory Committee comprises NAI members and other professionals considered pioneers in their respective fields. This latest class of NAI Senior Members represents 36 research universities, government, and non-profit research institutes, and they are named inventors on over 617 issued U.S. patents.
Dr. Sachdeva has been named as an inventor or co-inventor on 24 invention files. The most recently issued patent he has is for the “Self-Emulsifying Formulation of Carp-1 Functional Mimetics”. Dr. Sachdeva has worked on a myriad of biochemical inventions. However, he is exceptionally skilled in cancer drug delivery methods and techniques. Currently, Dr. Sachdeva has eight issued patents and seven more, which are still pending.
“I am very humbled by this honor from the National Academy of Inventors,” said Dr. Sachdeva. I intend to keep working towards my goal of filing more inventions with the hope of commercializing some of them. This honor and recognition motivate me to keep working in my research with more passion.”
“The Pharmaceutical Sciences Division is very proud to have one of our own receive this high distinction,” said Associate Dean of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Selina Darling-Reed. “Dr. Sachdeva richly deserves this honor as he has always been a leader in the development of innovative research approaches. While serving at FAMU, he has made great strides in the field of pharmaceutics for over 25 years as a teacher, researcher, inventor, and mentor to many graduate students.”
Dr. Sachdeva will be officially inducted as a Senior Member at the NAI 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting on October 31- November 3, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.