Hervé Soukiassian joined BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems in 2007 and is currently managing product development of PFSs for the chronic segment, within R&D. Under his leadership, BD Neopak™ XSi™ and the BD Neopak XtraFlow™ platforms have been successfully developed and brought to market. He also contributes actively to industry initiatives such as the PDA task force and has co-authored several recently published technical papers. Prior to joining BD, Mr Soukiassian was at Hewlett Packard for 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility, developing expertise in the fields of process engineering and product development. He was also a member of the board of directors of ActiCM, a start-up company specialising in optical co-ordinate measurement machines. Mr Soukiassian graduated from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon (France) as a mechanical and industrial engineer, with an MA in Material.