Dr. S.J. Bassarab studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Marburg, Germany. His master degree was in Plant Physiology, the Ph.D. thesis was about the biochemistry of membranous interfaces. He joined Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Germany in 1990. Here he worked as Associate Director in several positions within the Department of Analytical Sciences and Quality Control. As Director of Pharmaceutical Development Biopharmaceuticals he was responsible for the entire drug product development of New Biological Entities at BI, including formulation development, physicochemical characterization of drug product, and the development of respective aseptic fill finish processes as well as manufacturing clinical trial supplies for Biopharmaceuticals at BI. Since 2013 as Senior Manager Drug Product Development he is responsible and supports multi-national research and development projects. Another focus of his current work is to define and implement IP strategies for NBEs as well as for Biosimilars.