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Biopharma Climbs The Serialization Mountain
Biopharma Climbs The Serialization Mountain

The data associated with drug-product serialization will be Everest-like; accessing it may pose every bit the security risk. The difference is millions of people may be trying to access the summit … every day. What’s clear today is that a national program for drug serialization looms large on the horizon, and rises, if you will, high into the data clouds.

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  • Biopharma Climbs The Serialization Mountain
    Biopharma Climbs The Serialization Mountain

    The data associated with drug-product serialization will be Everest-like; accessing it may pose every bit the security risk. The difference is millions of people may be trying to access the summit … every day. What’s clear today is that a national program for drug serialization looms large on the horizon, and rises, if you will, high into the data clouds.

  • Drug Serialization Reaching Consumers
    Drug Serialization Reaching Consumers

    Three years into a U.S. initiative for drug “serialization,” companies are: (a) working with the FDA; (b) taking their own steps to traceability; and/or (c) hoping the day of reckoning fades further into the future. But the future is here with serialization reaching into the consumer’s home. 

  • Is Marketing Manipulating Your CMO Selection?
    Is Marketing Manipulating Your CMO Selection?

    A report on biologics API outsourcing provides insights on how marketing and reputation influences BioPharma's selection of CMOs. Both sides need to line up actual CMO performance and capabilities with market perceptions. But sponsors beware: Under a marketing spell, it appears the best strategy to select CMOs is to find those perceived as most expensive.

  • UPS Pain In The Chain Survey: Pharma Makes Gains In Compliance, Partnerships
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    UPS' Pain in the Chain survey is one of the best ways to understand where life science companies stand on the issues making logistics a headache and keeping executives up at night. Since 2008, the survey of healthcare and life science supply chain professionals has attempted to determine the needs of these companies.

  • More Biotech Mixology For Successful Outsourcing
    More Biotech Mixology For Successful Outsourcing

    Last we left off, M. (Ken) Kengatharan, PhD, MBA, serial start-up entrepreneur and scientist – or biotech mixologist – was mixing examples of outsourcing that included falsely inflated balloons and Super Hero deliveries of API. Here Kengatharan draws some final lessons and insights into successful outsourcing. 

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