Patricia has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a qualified person, quality manager, regulatory affairs, and involved in pharmaceutical development. She is active in a number of trade associations such as IPEC (International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council) since 1992, and is the current IPEC Federation President. Patricia contributed to numerous articles on pharmaceutical raw materials, and IPEC guidelines. She is a pivotal member of several excipient-related expert networks for Quality and Regulatory standards, including WHO. She is a member-elect of the French National Academy of Pharmacy. Patricia is a Pharmacist and Doctor d’état-es-sciences pharmaceutiques, in chemical therapeutic science, awarded by the University of Paris XI, France.