Dr. Felix Tobias Kern is the Associate Director – Head of Compliance Launch and Technology Center at the Merck KGaA in Darmstadt (Germany). He studied pharmacy in Mainz (Germany) and graduated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (Germany). He is an expert pharmacist for pharmaceutical analytics and pharmaceutical technology. In the past 6 years he worked as a QA Manager in a worldwide operating medical device and medicinal product company, as well as head of manufacturing for the production of bulk tablets. Same time he gave lectures and practiced as consultant in the fields of GMP, quality, risk management, as well as regulatory requirements in the fields of medicinal products and medical devices. On top, Felix was involved in mRNA projects in Europe concerning design, manufacturing and quality topics of mRNA processes.