David Estapé is Technology Manager for Biotechnology at the Global Technology Services of M+W Group, a leading global engineering and construction partner for technology-based clients in segments like pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical engineering from the University of Barcelona (Spain). David has been at M+W Group since 1996. He has over 16 years international experience in facility design and GMP consulting within the biotech, vaccine and blood plasma pharmaceutical sectors for start-ups to lead pharmaceutical companies such as Roche, GSK, Novartis, DSM, Sanofi, etc. David is currently Technology Manager for Biotechnology in the M+W Group based in Stuttgart, Germany. His global function at a corporate level involves gathering overall biotechnology manufacturing knowledge, especially on new technology trends and regulatory requirements, and looking into strategic developments worldwide.