Viraj Gandhi is the Owner and Director of Medivant Healthcare (Tailstorm Health, Inc.), the newest, sterile single dose liquid injectable facility in the US, dedicated to manufacturing medications on the FDA’s drug shortage list.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Medivant Healthcare’s fully automated cGMP sterile injectable pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is beginning commercial production early May 2020. Medivant’s initial products will include sterile liquid injectables that are in dire need in the ICU for Covid19 patients.
Viraj’s family has a long history of success and experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The family began their efforts in pharmaceuticals in 1960 where they became the first Indian Distributors for Pfizer. The family’s work continued throughout the decades and includes milestones such as setting up the first few pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in India for oral solids, injectable manufacturing facility, launching API Manufacturing, and setting up India’s first organized pharmacy chain. In 2015, the family acquired their first US business, a specialty pharmacy in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2015 Viraj acquired a small pharmacy in north Phoenix and grew it into Arizona’s leading specialty pharmacy over 3 years before exiting the business end 2018. During this time Viraj met with pharmacy directors of leading hospital systems in the Phoenix area where he understood the pain points with generic sterile injectables and decided to set up a local manufacturing facility to address this problem.
Prior to launching Medivant, Viraj directed his family’s business efforts at Gentech Labs Ltd in India which was selling generic medicines around the world.
Over the last two decades, Gandhi’s leadership roles have spanned across a variety of healthcare companies, including ICare Opticals, Medicine Shoppe India, Gentech Laboratories, Dolphin Laboratiroes.
Viraj Gandhi earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Babson College.
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