Gus LaBella, director of formulation development at Mikart, has over 30 years of experience in oral dosage form development. He is responsible for the management of the formulation development team and the development, transfer, and scale-up of new products. Gus’ role also provides support in Mikart’s manufacturing area regarding troubleshooting and process improvements of currently manufactured products. Prior to joining Mikart, Gus worked as a formulation technologies manager at Colorcon®, a pharmaceutical excipients manufacturer. Gus’ experience also includes various positions within the research and development group at McNeil Consumer Products, a Johnson & Johnson company. While at McNeil, Gus held positions in product development, investigational supplies, support to marketed products, and R&D technologies. His skills range from pre-formulation of novel dosage forms to post-launch support of marketed products. His areas of interest are wet granulation and design of experiments. Gus holds a B.S. in materials engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.