Dr. Fernando Muzzio // President, Integra CMS
Dr. Fernando Muzzio is the president of Integra Continuous Manufacturing Systems, where he drives company strategy, applying extensive experience in pharmaceutical product and process design, with emphasis on continuous manufacturing. He is also the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in the department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and a member of the graduate program in Pharmaceutics at the Rutgers School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Muzzio is a consulting member of the FDA Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences and clinical pharmacology and a member of the USP expert committee on Continuous Manufacturing. As a core advocate, researcher, and developer of continuous manufacturing for the industry, Dr. Muzzio has built an extensive network, and has made a profound impact on the industry. His work as the Rutgers Program Director of the Janssen/Rutgers partnership in advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to redevelop the manufacturing process for Prezista resulted in implementation of the Inspire Continuous Manufacturing program at Rutgers and Janssen Pharmaceutica in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
Dr. Muzzio holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BS degree from the University of Mar del Plata in Argentina, both in Chemical Engineering. He has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous book chapters and patents. In 2016, the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame awarded Dr. Muzzio the Inventor of the Year Award for his contributions to continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing.