Prof. Dr. Sven Stegemann is professor of patient centric drug design and manufacturing at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. Dr. Stegemann has worked over the course of 27 years for the pharmaceutical industry, acting as an advisor to major pharmaceutical companies on ways to improve the design, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products so they better address the individual needs of patients. In his academic role, Dr. Stegemann’s focuses his research on the rational development of patient centric drug products and their associated manufacturing technologies, as well as education and training of students and young scientists. Dr. Stegemann is the founder and chair of the AAPS Focus Group on Patient-Centric Drug Development, Product Design, and Manufacturing as well as the founder and President of the Geriatric Medicine Society e.V.. He recently started the industrial-academic collaboration partnership Patient Centric Medicine (PaCeMe) to suitable and meaningful guidance for patient centric drug product design. He is the editor of the book “Developing Drug Products in an Aging Society - From Concept to Prescribing”, a multidisciplinary approach towards patient centric drug development for the older and multimorbid patient populations.