Douglas Cusato

Becton Dickinson
BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems
One Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ
USA 07417

Biographical Sketch:
Douglas Cusato is a Staff Scientist at BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems. He holds the responsibility for overseeing prefilled syringe rubber component innovation projects. He also leads a BD company-wide initiative focused on rubber material and technology innovations, product sustainability and material characterization efforts. Douglas has been active in the parenteral packaging industry since 2006 with experience in various technical roles specializing in rubber and coating materials of construction, manufacturing processes and characterization techniques. He participates in various industry organizations and is a co-chair of a Parenteral Drug Association task force, focused on rubber closure defect definitions and non-conformity classifications. Douglas obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Polymer Science & Engineering at Lehigh University.

123 Experimental Study of Adhesion, Friction and Aging for a SBR-PBD Rubber Blend, Analyzed Using Multiscale-Contact-Mechanics and a Multi-modal Aging Model