Heiko studied Chemistry and completed his PhD from Hamburg University. Currently he is the head of quality control and a Senior Manager Pharmaceutical Development at HELM AG, Hamburg, Germany. Moreover, he acts as company internal and external GMP auditor. Heiko has 30 year of expertise in the originator and generic pharmaceutical industry. During his industrial career he published several papers and one book chapter for various subjects. He is an invited speaker with a focus on topics concerning analytical testing in the pharmaceutical industry.