Episode 7 – Salvatore Mascia and Continuous Manufacturing
My guest today is Salvatore Mascia. Sal is the Co-Founder & CEO of CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals based in Woburn, MA. He was the former Strategic Project Manager at the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing, where he led the integration of the first end-to-end continuous manufacturing process for pharmaceuticals. For his efforts, he was recognized with the “Leadership Award”. He co-founded “Professionisti Italiani a Boston” in 2009, and served as President of the “Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club” in 2006/07. He also ran a pharmacy business for 2 years and as you’ll notice from the interview, has the ability to make a mundane seeming business like pharmacy sound interesting. Salvatore completed a post-doc at MIT in Chemical Engineering and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK and a BS and MS in Pharmacy (summa cum laude) from University of Perugia, Italy. On a side note, you may hear the sound of emergency vehicles in the background during the interview. that’s the sound of brave first-responders rushing to help someone in distress when we were recording this interview. hope you don’t mind it and now, here’s Salvatore Mascia from Pharmaceuticals.