Accelerate your HCP Education
and Drug Approval

With Clear, Concise and Compelling
Medical, Scientific, and Regulatory Writing

Accelerate your HCP Education and Drug Approval

Who 3C Serves

How 3C Serves Clients

  • Translate complex scientific data into clear, concise, and compelling content
  • Accelerate HCP education and drug approval
  • Make new drugs available to more patients faster
  • Inform and educate healthcare professionals, regulators, and other audiences
  • Bring new drugs faster to the market

About Kalpana Shankar, PhD

Backed by 13 years of pharmaceutical and academic experience, a PhD in chemistry, and the ability to work in fast-paced environments, I can help you meet your business goals.

Professional Highlights


  • Freelance medical writer and owner of 3C Medical Writing
  • R&D project manager
  • Quality auditor
  • Project coordinator for global team


  • Continuing medical education
  • Abstracts and Posters
  • Slide Decks
  • Manuscripts
  • Literature reviews
  • Non-clinical writing


  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Women's health
  • Hematology
  • More

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  • PhD. in Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • B.S. and M.S in Chemistry, University of Madras, India
  • PharMEDium Certified Quality Auditor Certificate

Robert Welch Post-Doctoral fellowship for two consecutive years. This fellowship is awarded to researchers to support fundamental chemical research in the state of Texas.

Client-Focused Services

Backed by experience and scientific expertise in chemistry, I help you accurately and clearly translate complex scientific information and data into the documents that your clients need. I’m used to working in fast-paced environments and meeting deadlines.

General Services

  • Medical writing
  • Non-clinical reports
  • Regulatory writing
  • Scientific writing
  • Technical writing
  • SOPs
  • Auditing
  • QA/QC
  • Consumer health writing

Medical and Scientific Services

  • Abstracts
  • Annotating and fact checking
  • Book chapters
  • Clinical research documents
  • Grant writing
  • Literature searches
  • Non-clinical reports
  • Posters
  • Slide decks
  • More

Regulatory Services

  • Pre-IND submissions
  • Regulatory meeting requests
  • 483 responses
  • Corporate regulatory documents
  • Technical assessment letters
  • Technical justification letters
  • More



Discovery of the first orally available, selective KNa1.1 inhibitor: In vitro and In vivo Activity of an Oxadiazole Series. 

News pieces:

Romosozumab Followed by Alendronate Reduces the Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Does Aspirin Help Prevent Preeclampsia?

BioSapien Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
Project: NSF-SBIR Phase I Grant proposal for a medical device product
Audience: Grant funding agency, Pharmaceutical companies

My role:

  • Wrote and edited a 3-page project pitch
  • Wrote and edited the full grant proposal (proposal sections included: elevator pitch, commercial opportunity, innovation, company & team, technical discussion and R&D plan)

University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
Project: Two grant proposals
Audience: Grant funders: Robert Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Security Foundation (NSF)

My role:

  • Assisted the principal investigator in writing two grant proposals to NIH and NSF, which resulted in $250,000 in funding for research by undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students

Company:  Prompt Praxis Laboratories, LLC, a cGMP laboratory, registered with FDA and DEA (Vernon Hills, IL)
Project: Wrote sections of a pre-IND document for an oncology project
Audience: Internal and external stakeholders and the US FDA

My role:

  • Conducted extensive research
  • Wrote 4 sections in compliance with FDA guidelines: Introduction, Regulatory Background, Pharmacological class, and Proposed Clinical Indication

Company: AmerisourceBergan-PharMEDium services, LLC, a manufacturer of ready-to-use compounded sterile preparations (Lake Forest, IL)
Project: Corporate regulatory documents including stability study protocols, SOPs, technical assessment, and justification letters
Audience: Internal marketing, quality assurance, and R&D teams; contract research organizations; and US FDA

My role:

  • Wrote consolidated final reports, test results, and data investigations generated from stability studies

Company: Prompt Praxis Laboratories, LLC
Project: Work instructions SOP for Empower 3 Chromatography software for data review
Audience: Internal quality assurance team

My role:

  • Wrote clear and concise instructions that enabled the team to perform efficient analytical data review

Company: Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals, a research-driven biopharmaceutical company (North Chicago, IL)
Project: Scientific and technical documents for reviewing and uploading of scientific analytical data
Audience: CROs, R&D biologists and chemists, internal IT team, and other internal stakeholders

My role:

  • Wrote scientific instructions document and created a 12-point standardized checklist 
  • Wrote technical instructions document for efficient upload of analytical data from external CROs to Abbvie’s internal data server

Book chapter on (Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Osmium) Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
Project: Book chapter that has been cited more than 60 times in chemical literature searches
Audience: Scientists, researchers, and students

My role:

  • Co-authored the book chapter
  • Created drawings of complex chemical structures for book chapter.

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