Deepak Agarwal is Director, Pharmaceutical Technology for Jacobs. He has been involved in the design of biotech and pharmaceutical facilities for over 30 years. His current duties, as a part of the consultancy team, involve identification and development of business appropriate solutions to the current problems in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing. He leads front end studies and helps the formation of projects which are aligned with the customer needs. From 1992 to 2003, he was with Jacobs in Cincinnati where, as director, process engineering, he managed process engineering/equipment and process instrumentation, controls and automation groups. Agarwal has been an active Member of ISPE for past 20 years. He has been a frequent speaker, course leader and contributor to Pharmaceutical Engineering. He is currently a Member of the North American Education Committee, within ISPE. He was a Core Team Member for development of the, Biotechnology Baseline® Guide, for ISPE.