Stefan Bracht is heading the unit Disruptive Technologies in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development of Bayer AG, Pharmaceuticals. This unit provides strategic orientation and paves the way to exploitation of new ways of working (e.g. machine learning, robotics) and also new ways of patient treatment like New Modalities beyond small and large molecules. In his previous role he was heading the department of External Technology and Innovation and overseeing all Drug Product Development with external partners including Medical Devices and Software. As a pharmacist by training he started his career in 1995 in transdermal drug delivery before he widened this expertise to many kinds of drug delivery including Early Pharmaceutical Development at the interface with Research and also Formulation Development of Large Molecules (Biologics) before moving up to his current role.