Jean-Marie Geoffroy, PhD is a Senior Fellow for Takeda’s Chicago Pharmaceutical Science Group. Jean is a registered pharmacist from the University of Rhode Island, and obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His 23 years of technical experience include process analytical technology, formulation development and marketed product support, focusing on technology transfer, process validation, and process optimization. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker in the areas of advanced analytics, Quality by Design, risk management, process optimization and Process Analytical Technology (PAT). He has trained FDA reviewers and compliance officers in these areas. Jean is currently an active board member of the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ Consortium) as well as Britest, an organization dedicated to innovative process design. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and ASTM International. Prior to Takeda, he has held various management positions within TAP Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Marion Merrell Dow and CIMA Labs.