Nicholas DiGaetano of Balassa Laboratories, Inc. in his later years
Nick DiGaetano who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday played an integral role in the success of Balassa Laboratories Inc. for several decades. While working full-time as a pharmacist for over 40 years, he devoted long hours to the production of CornStick and WartStick. Nick initially ran the business from his basement in the 1960s, following in the footsteps of his mentor, Mr. Balassa. Later, he moved Balassa Laboratories Inc. to a separate facility. Nick retired from working as a pharmacist over 15 years ago, but he continued to work almost every day at “The Lab” until recently. Even at age 80, he remained actively involved in the company’s operations, just like Mr. Balassa.