Interview: Shabbir Ahmed, Founder of Chemxpert Database

Shabbir Ahmad

An interview with Shabbir Ahmed, Founder of Chemxpert Database, a leading Database Management Company

Welcome to an insightful interview with Mr. Shabbir Ahmed, the visionary Founder of Chemxpert Database, a pioneering company in the realm of database management. With an illustrious career spanning years of dedication to the field, Mr. Ahmed has steered Chemxpert Database to become a cornerstone in the industry, revolutionizing the way data is managed and utilized.

His profound expertise and innovative approach have not only propelled the company to great heights but have also contributed significantly to advancing the standards of data management globally.

In this interview, we delve into Mr. Ahmed’s journey, his perspectives on the evolving landscape of database management, and the invaluable insights he shares from his experience at the helm of Chemxpert Database.

Can you share with us the founding story of Chemxpert Database and what motivated you to start this venture?

At the beginning of our careers, my colleague, Mr. Rakesh Shahi and I encountered a significant challenge: the lack of readily available chemical information. It slowed down many functions as time consuming searches were required to find these queries.

This issue motivated us to think of any solution. To work on this idea, we embarked on a journey that can bridge the knowledge gap.

In 2013, filled with entrepreneurial spirit we started working on a novel idea which was aimed at resolving the knowledge gaps for chemicals in lifesciences industries. We launched Lifescience Intellipedia, a platform offering comprehensive information on every space from lifesciences industries encompassing purchase, sales & marketing, regulatory, production, R & D data.

The Chemxpert database, a one-stop solution from Lifescience Intellipedia, is an online web portal that fulfills your unmet needs from all lifesciences industries. It offers detailed insights on current trends, buyers, supplier, regulatory info, certifications, patent, clinical trials, and many more.

What unique values does Chemxpert Database offer to professionals in the Lifescience industry, and how does it differentiate itself from other similar platforms?

Shabbir Ahmed: Chemxpert Database offers unparalleled value to the professionals in the Lifescience industry setting us apart from our competitors. Few of them are mentioned here:

  • The Chemxpert database is a one-stop solution that fulfills all data needs of sourcing, research and development, production, regulatory functions, marketing, and business development from entire Lifescience industries. We are the first and sole organization in the world, to cater to these department-specific services with our cutting-edge insights, which differentiate and place us ahead of our competitors.
  • Chemxpert Database offers insights on chemicals encompassing their basic info, technical, supplier, commercial, buyer, certifications, patent, clinical trials, warnings, regulatory information, and more.
  • We have established ourselves as pioneers in market intelligence with our reach extending to more than 1 million companies with approximately 1 million products’ data curated with the use of cutting-edge technologies including BI, AI, ML, and Laravel.

Our motto aligns with the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, promoting indigenous manufacturing and innovation. Chemxpert also addresses the gap in real-time data availability. Traditional databases often suffer from outdated or incomplete information, but we offer minute-to-minute, user-friendly solutions, ensuring continuous access to the latest available information to the clients.

Unlike our competitors, we are the only ones that offer services to both SME/MSME and international corporations, giving us a distinct advantage.

Could you elaborate on how you ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on the platform?

Shabbir Ahmed: Chemxpert Database ensures the accuracy and reliability of the information it provides through a number of ways:

Extensive Research: Chemxpert carries out an extensive research to obtain insights and ensure precision as well as consistency.

Reliable Data Sources: Various sources such as the U.S. FDA, DMFs, company yearly reports, basic and secondary research, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows are used to collect our data. To verify the insights and maintain its accuracy, this diversity of sources becomes helpful.

Real-time Updates: The Chemxpert database keeps the information up to date on a daily basis and it is reviewed in every quarter. This is to ensure that the information remains up to date and reliable.

SOPs: Chemxpert database provides you with meticulously crafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for every process ensuring excellence and precision in its services.

Accuracy: To fulfill our commitment to the highest level of data accuracy, Chemxpert database provides a 90% accuracy guarantee.

Subject matter experts: Chemxpert database comprises of subject matter experts in every domain, ensuring profound expertise and holistic approach for data.

Certification Insights: In addition to making the data more reliable, our database also contains information on certification for suppliers and buyers.

Quality control: Our team incorporates quality control measures for every process which ensures the highest standards for reliability and accuracy.

The Chemxpert Database is committed to provide its users with most accurate, reliable and up to date information by implementing these measures.

How do you see Chemxpert database evolving in the next five years, and what key strategies do you have in place to drive its growth and success?

Shabbir Ahmed: Lifescience Intellipedia is a continuously growing company that has state-of-the-art software and databases.

We have planned to sustain and further increase the magnitude of our operations in upcoming years by investing in various areas. We have many modules that are lined up to get launched in near future. We will specifically focus on following fields:

  • IT infrastructure
  • Marketing/Social media operations/Paid campaigns
  • Data creation/human resources
  • Expanding overseas business

These investments and other sustainability plans will assist our aim to provide high-quality services to our customers while maintaining a competitive lead in the market.

Data security and privacy are paramount, especially when dealing with sensitive information in the life science domain. How does Chemxpert database prioritize and safeguard the data of its users?

Shabbir Ahmed: Being a comprehensive database on lifesciences sector, data security and privacy are of high importance for Chemxpert. Here is how Chemxpert protects user information:

  • Exclusive Proprietary: The Chemxpert database is the exclusive proprietary of Lifesciences Intellipedia Pvt. Ltd., which has a right to grant use licenses to use the database on non-exclusive basis.
  • Confidentiality: The database is guarded, and users are advised do the same. Only for the purposes of their own business, and not in order to make a commercial profit, users are allowed to benefit from Chemxpert database.
  • Policies: In order to protect the rights of our users, provide a complete explanation and ensure total transparency, we have carefully drafted a detailed cookie policies, privacy policy as well as terms of use, and other policies. We enter into agreements with our users, clearly setting out all terms and conditions relating to our data policies.
  • Access Control: You can access the database only by having subscription, login IDs, and passwords.
  • No Third-Party Sharing: If Lifescience Intellipedia Pvt. Ltd does not agree, the database may not be made available or supplied to any third party.
  • Data Accuracy: While Lifescience Intellipedia Pvt. Ltd. works to ensure that the database is as complete and as accurate as possible, it shall not be liable for any claims arising regarding the failure to complete, amend, or inaccuracies in the database.
  • What are some of the biggest challenges you have faced in scaling Chemxpert database, and how have you overcome them?

Challenges- Due to the novelty of our product, its features were not known. We faced many challenges in every step to grow our initiative which included: –

  • Collection of funds, resources and sponsors: – Effectively managing funds, hiring good resources, and finding sponsors required careful consideration and a thorough evaluation process to identify the perfect match in terms of similar mission, vision, and a strong reciprocal relationship.
  • Market penetration and global expansion: – The idea of penetrating the world market and expanding our business posed significant challenges as we navigated the complexities of international markets and faced different cultural and regulatory landscapes.
  • Data management & safeguarding: – Curation of premium data required more human resource and longer time duration. Managing and safeguarding our data was a significant challenge as we navigated constantly evolving technologies and serious security threats.

Data solutions- We took strong steps to revolutionize our approach. To maintain standardization and avoid a lack of transparency we curated the data with our team of highly skilled subject matter experts. By using cutting-edge technology, we utilized the power of data through innovative solutions, particularly the Chemxpert database.

This strategic combination helped our operations, attracted funds and sponsors, also resulted in building a platform catering to the needs of more than 1000 clients across 200+ countries. It was able to help us penetrate the global market and expand the business.

What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to venture into the realm of lifescience databases or similar innovative platforms?

Shabbir Ahmed: It is an exciting journey to explore the captivating world of lifesciences. As a leader of Lifescience Intellipedia I implore young entrepreneurs to find the unmet needs and if their ideas are able to solve it. It is essential to build a robust team that will share your vision, as well as ensure the quality of data through rigorous collection and verification procedures.

As it takes time to build a winning platform, work hard and brace yourself for extraordinary adventure of lifetime.

In conclusion, our conversation with Mr. Shabbir Ahmed, the esteemed Founder of Chemxpert Database, has offered a glimpse into the dynamic world of database management and the transformative impact of visionary leadership.

Through his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation, Mr. Ahmed has not only established Chemxpert Database as a leading force in the industry but has also inspired a new wave of possibilities in harnessing the power of data.

As we navigate the complexities of an increasingly data-driven era, Mr. Ahmed’s insights serve as a guiding light, emphasizing the importance of agility, adaptability, and a forward-thinking approach in shaping the future of database management.

We extend our gratitude to Mr. Ahmed for sharing his invaluable perspectives and look forward to witnessing the continued success and innovation of Chemxpert Database under his visionary leadership.

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