On this episode of the podcast, we had Professor Sarfaraz Niazi, a "Renaissance Man" if I ever met one. We discuss what biosimilars are and how they differ from generics, how he predicted biologics and biosimilars would be the future of medicine, his inventions starting from coffee mugs and hats to bioreactors that don't have an exhaust, how he passed the federal bar exam without attending law school, how he writes 4 to 5 books a year(with more than 50 books published), passions vs. hobbies, how he schedules his day and more.
Prof. Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Ph.D., SI, FRSB, FPAMS, FACB, founder of Pharmaceutical Scientist Inc. and Adello Biologics (acquired by Kashiv Biosciences), is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois. A prolific inventor with scores of patents in a variety of fields to his name, Sarfaraz has developed the MayaBio® bioprocessing platform that allows faster development and manufacturing of biological products at the lowest cost. Sarfaraz has published extensively including consumer articles and books, refereed scientific research, technical handbooks, poetry translations, philosophic rhetoric, and technical textbooks that are required reading worldwide. He has written most books in the field of bioprocess engineering and biosimilars. His honors include the prestigious University of Illinois Alumnus of the Year Award, Inductee into Chicago Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame, the Star of Distinction—the high civil award from Pakistan; Forbes magazine has called him, “The Most Interesting Man Revolutionizing the Health World.”