Dr. Miguel Ángel Nogueras is the Director, Sterility Assurance for the Consumer Medical Device Group (CMD) at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, Miguel is responsible for end to end implementation of sterility assurance policies and strategies and assures that CMD programs are aligned with the overall J&J Sterility Assurance programs. He will serve as the global technical leader in the areas of aseptic processing, sterilization and microbiology across all CMD locations worldwide. Dr. Nogueras joined Abbot Medical Optics (AMO) now J&J in 2009 as Divisional Sr. Manager of Quality & Compliance in the areas of QC, Microbiology, Environmental Controls and Sterilization. He was also one of the founders and chair of AMO Global Microbiology Council and Co-Founder of the Abbott Sterilization Task Force. He has held multiple positions within J&J including Site Quality Director at several of our manufacturing sites including Añasco, Puerto Rico, Kulim, Malaysia, and Hangzhou, China. Miguel has over 20 years of experience in the industry, including clinical research, pharmaceutical, viral vaccines, biological products, autologous molecules and medical devices. Miguel holds a Doctorate in Viral Pathology and Infectious Diseases from the University of Paris- L’Institut Louis Pasteur, and a B.S. in Industrial and Clinical Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus. He is an adjunct faculty member at multiple academic institutions throughout the world. Dr. Nogueras is a recognized industry leader in sterility assurance and sterilization practices, and he has over 20 years’ experience in sterility assurance.