Félix, is a Scientific Director of the Healthcare Business of bioMérieux. Félix has over 25 years of experience in industrial and clinical diagnostics and previously served as the Chemunex R&D Director in bioMérieux. Félix graduated from the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico as Industrial Biochemistry Engineer and obtained a PhD in Immunology from the Aix Marseille II University in France. Félix is a member of different scientific organizations (PDA, ISAC) and served as an expert in a panel for the development of compendial Rapid Sterility Tests for the USP. 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 whitepapers. His extensive technical experience includes development of in vitro diagnostic and research-use reagents and applications, cell and tissue culture systems, microbiology, alternative and rapid microbiological methods, sterility testing, mycoplasma detection, compendia methods, methods for blood bank testing, cell and gene therapy process.