Francisco M. Sánchez Margallo is the Scientific Director of the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre –JUMISC- (since 2007) and Project Manager for minimally invasive techniques with particular responsibility regarding biomaterials, medical devices, new techniques, preclinical trials and imaging diagnosis in laparoscopic, endoscopic and other minimally invasive procedures and technologies. He joined the organization in 1995 as Coordinator of Endoscopy Department for JUMISC, receiving his PhD in minimally invasive gastroenterology in 1999 (National Prize of the Royal Academy of Doctors) and progressed through increasing levels of management responsibilities (Coordination of Laparoscopy Department and the Direction of the Surgical Area of the JUMISC). Sanchez-Margallo was promoted to Scientific Director of the JUMISC in October 2007 replacing Dr. Jesús Usón Gargallo (JUMISC founder) who became its Honorary President. Francisco M. Sánchez-Margallo is working in close collaboration with surgeons, clinicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, Universities, Hospitals, Companies and Ministry of Health, Science and Innovation and he is a member of the EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery), the iSMIT (International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology), Spanish Society of Surgeons (AEC), Spanish Urological Association (AEU), Spanish Society of Surgical Research (SEIQ) and member of different collaborative national and European research platforms. Sanchez-Margallo is the co-author of more than 120 publications with peer review and held more than 420 scientific lectures at national and international congresses in the field of minimally invasive procedures and surgical technology. He has supervised 10 doctoral theses and he is currently supervising 4 PhD students and he has led or participated in over 70 R&D projects.