Wayne Dimech is Executive Manager, Scientific and Business Relation of the NRL, a WHO Collaborating Centre. Dr Dimech obtained a B.App. Sci; an MBA and has two professional Fellowships. He specialised in serology. His research interests include the control and standardisation of infectious disease testing. Dr Dimech is an advisor for several working groups, including European Commission expert panels in the field of medical devices; ISO TC/212 WG5 BioSafety; Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) – Nucleic Acid Testing and consultancies under the auspice of WHO. He has authored or co-authored about 50 peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters.