Félix Montero-Julian is the Scientific Director for the Healthcare Business of bioMérieux (Lyon, France). Felix has over 25 years of experience in industrial and clinical diagnostics, and previously served as the Chemunex Ivry-sur-Seine site & R&D Director in bioMérieux. Felix is a member of different scientific organizations, such as the Parenteral Drug Association (MD, USA), and served as an expert in a panel for the Development of Compendial Rapid Sterility Tests for the US Pharmacopeia (MD, USA). Félix has been, and continues to be, extensively involved in the implementation and acceptance of rapid and alternative microbiological methods. He is a prominent speaker at congresses and conferences and a regular contributor to bioMérieux scientific white papers. Félix has extensive technical experience that includes the development of in vitro diagnostic and research use reagents and applications, cell and tissue culture systems, alternative and rapid microbiological methods, sterility testing, Mycoplasma detection, compendia methods, and cell and gene therapy processes.