Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is Principal and Managing Director of Critical Systems Ltd, an international consultancy firm and is an executive consultant for PharmOut Pty Ltd, a consulting business based in Australia, working in the Asian and ASEAN region. He has more than thirty years experience in quality & safety critical processes and facilities used by industries such as Healthcare, Life Science, Micro-electronics, etc. Farquharson is a founding member, management committee member, past Chairman, and Honorary Member of the UK Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society (formerly Parenteral Society), and is Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Parenteral & Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is active with ISPE and the UK Affiliate since 1995, the R3 Nordic Association, and PDA. He is a past chair of the ISPE European Education Committee and voted ISPE International Member of the year 2001, UK Affiliate Member of the year in 2008, and recipient of the Richard B Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award 2009. He is a member of the PDA Science Advisory Board (SAB) and is an honorary senior lecturer at UCL (London) and the University of Manchester PEAT & PIAT programmes. Farquharson lectures and teaches extensively, is an author of many papers, and contributor to books on cleanroom and isolator technology.