Richard Denk has studied mechanical engineering and did examination on Experts of GMP, Qualification and Validation, Pharmaceutical Auditing, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Quality Control on the University of Applied Sciences in Albstadt/Sigmaringen Germany. Richard Denk is working at the company SKAN AG, headquartered in Allschwil CH in the position Senior Consultant Aseptic Processing & Containment. Mr. Denk founded 10 years ago the expert Containment group CoP of the ISPE D / A / CH. The ISPE CoP Containment published the ISPE Containment Manual in September 2015. The ISPE Containment Manual does provide a full overview on Containment. Furthermore, Mr. Denk is author at Maas & Peither GMP Publishing on containment and hygienic design and one of the authors of the ISPE Oral Solid Dosage Baseline Guide Volume 2 and Volume 3 and published several PDA Scientific Documents for Preventing Cross Contamination. Mr. Denk is Steering Committee Member of the ISPE CoP SPP. Mr. Denk has spent more than 20 years with the subject production of highly active / highly hazardous substances and has developed the containment pyramid.