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Fernando Muzzio, a distinguished professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in Rutgers School of Engineering, received the organization’s Inventor of the Year award.

A resident of Pennington, Muzzio was nominated for his work on “lynchpin inventions for advanced products and processes for pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries.” Muzzio directs Rutgers’ Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS). Funded by the National Science Foundation, C-SOPS has received extensive support from corporations such as Janssen Supply Chain, a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also has awarded $5 million in grants to further the continuous manufacturing research, which is working with the federal agency on associated regulatory considerations. The technology is expected to enable companies to deliver medications to patients more quickly with less waste and lower manufacturing costs.

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