Salvatore Mercuri serves as head of Research and Development at Lonza's site in Monteggio, Switzerland, which is Lonza's European Center for Excellence for Particle Engineering, specializing in particle size control through micronization. Salvatore's expertise includes the development of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) and the formulation of of modified-release solid oral dosage forms. He joined Micro-Macinazione SA in 2013, prior to its acquisition by Lonza, and has held positions of increasing authority. Salvatore graduated with a degree in Industrial Pharmacy before earning his Ph.D. in Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, both from the University of Parma. He completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Parma, focusing on modified-release dosage forms.