Maurizio Suppo obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Turin (Italy) in 1985 and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of regulatory affairs and quality systems for medical devices and IVDs. He has been the Director of the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and had a significant role in the development of the European IVD Directive 98/79/EC. His knowledge and experience in RA&QS go beyond the European borders due to his responsibility for world-wide regulatory affairs in a major IVD multinational company. Maurizio Suppo is currently a Principal Consultant at Qarad and the EU IVD representative at Assobiomedica. He is a regular speaker and chairman at international conferences and published more than 25 articles in the specialized press. He is fluent in Italian, English, French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.