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During this worldwide crisis of COVID-19, more than ever the importance of new drug discovery and rapid development is felt keenly by the global community. As part of the new drug development, the field of bio/pharmaceutical process development/production is a critical element of development to bring a drug to market. Much work is needed in process development and manufacturing science, not only for the regulatory approval by the Health Authorities but also to provide stable supplies for clinical studies and for eventual commercial product. The process for researching and developing new medicines is difficult and lengthy, requiring costly efforts for several years with rigorous science and data. Developing robust, consistent, and economical process and analytical methods is key to bringing safe and reliably efficacious medicines to the patients in need. This presentation introduces the key challenges and exciting opportunities of the bio/pharmaceutical process development and production. The worldwide biopharma industry is playing a critical role now and in great need for more process development engineers. It is timely that we discuss what chemical engineers can contribute to the biopharmaceutical industry in this unprecedented time of global need and to bring hope and relief to millions of patients.