Dr. Bayan Takizawa is a co-founder and the Chief Business Officer at CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, a spin-out from the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing that is leveraging a novel continuous manufacturing platform to develop and produce drugs faster, cheaper, and of better quality. He has helped the CONTINUUS team raise over $16 M in financing over the last 4 years and establish industry partnerships with several companies. Prior to CONTINUUS, Dr. Takizawa worked in the health care consulting and investment industries at The Chartis Group and Actin Biomed, respectively. Bayan has an MD from Yale, an MS in Engineering Systems and MBA from MIT, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell. He has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, and is an active member of the Massachusetts life sciences community.