Dr. Maria Pascual is a specialist in Regulatory Affairs for Advanced Therapies with +20 years experience in R&D and 15 years in senior positions in the biopharmaceutical industry. She is Pharmacist by training, PhD in Immunology & Master in RA & clinical development. Her research career includes the Mayo Clinic (MN, USA) and the Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands). Designed & implemented global innovative regulatory and development strategies to expedite product approvals in all phases of drug development included post marketing. Worked extensively on regulatory policies. Key role shaping global regulation and guidelines in the space. Currently chair of ATMP group EFPIA/EBE, member of the Regulatory Strategic committee within EFPIA, member of the Regulatory committee of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) and Board member of EBE.