Alice Melocchi, PhD

Universita Degli Studi Di Milano
CSO, Post-Doctoral Fellow
After graduating cum laude in Pharmacy, Alice Melocchi spent 9 months at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working, as a visiting student, within the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing. In 2015, she earned her Ph.D. from Università degli Studi di Milano. Currently, Alice is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the same University. Her research activity concerns the exploitation of hot-processing techniques for the production of innovative drug delivery systems. More recently, her work has been focused on the use of 3D printing, and in particular of fused deposition modeling. Thanks to the experience gained, in 2016 Alice founded with Federico Parietti (CEO) the startup Multiply Labs, based in San Francisco, where she holds the position of CSO besides her academic roles. The startup was selected in the 2016 summer batch of Y Combinator and successfully closed a seed round of investments. The company was first in 3D printing of capsules for controlled release and the manufacturing of personalized drug products represents its next goal.