Meet The Team

METiS is founded by an enthusiastic team of MIT researchers and serial entrepreneurs. Our cross-disciplinary expertise and deep industry experiences allow Metis to innovate drug formulation and quickly bring differentiable drug products from benchtop to market.


Dr. Chris Lai

Innovator in pharma processing and pre-formulation, expert in pharma digital strategy

  • CTO and founder, AquaFresco

  • McKinsey consultant (Digital McKinsey)

  • Expert in processing & preformulation

  • PhD, MIT

Dr. Wenshou Wang

Serial entrepreneur, experienced in AI platform integration (3D printing formulation)

  • Co-founder, Inkbit LLC

  • Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL

  • Postdoc, UMN

  • PhD, Chinese Academy of Science


Dr. Hongming Chen  (Advisor)

Member of National Academy of Engineering, leader in drug formulation / delivery

  • Brought one company to IPO and one to acquisition ($230M)

  • Chief Scientific Officer, Kala pharma. Successfully brought new drug from bench-top to FDA approval

  • Director formulation dev, TransForm pharmaceuticals