How do biopharmaceutical companies handle CMO and supplier relationships that stem from M&A activity? Who better to ask than Shire? The folks there know M&A and outsourcing as well as anyone in the global biopharma industry today.
According to over 200 life sciences companies surveyed, the number one challenge in speeding products from R&D to patients is quality management, which may surprise many executives that have spent the past decade focused on other issues like validation, regulatory, or supply chain.
This BIOVIA customer uniquely combines the reach and resources of a major pharmaceutical company with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility associated with the world of biotech. The company focuses on a range of illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, HIV/ AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders. Their R&D organization prioritizes pipeline velocity and sales growth while continuing to manage costs.
Companies that utilize chemicals in their labs and their manufacturing processes must manage those chemicals in a safe environment in accordance with government regulations. At a minimum, to ensure that this is accomplished, a system for managing information about the chemical safety and inventory data should be established and maintained. Best practices, on the other hand, take this minimum and leverage the management of the chemical inventory by taking full advantage of the people, processes, and technology involved. This white paper delves into the best practices involved in managing chemical inventory to achieve the most effective, holistic chemical inventory system.
AkzoNobel is a leading worldwide producer of decorative paints, performance coatings and specialty chemicals headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They supply industries and consumers with innovative products in four key market segments: buildings and infrastructure, transportation, consumer goods and industrial applications. The company has approximately 50,000 employees in over 80 countries and more than 200 production sites.
Approaching $7 billion in annual sales, and fully reliant on outsourcing, no other biopharma today engenders more wonder at its business model than Shire. How does it all fit together? How is it managed? We learn firsthand here.
Isaac Young, senior director, supply chain operations, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., gives a lot of today’s CMO/supplier scorecards an “F.” “Stop confusing precision with accuracy,” he says. In this article, he helps us understand how to do better, and provides an example of a scorecard that gets a passing grade.
“Lord knows where this leads over time, but it’s a way of forcing people to think even more strategically about their supply chain,” says Sally, our anonymous supply-chain expert, who also surreptitiously provides some important advice and a unique perspective on three key industry trends.
I often write – and you read – about those individuals at biopharma companies openly enthusiastic about outsourcing. Not too long ago, though, I ran into a person who seemed to outdo the others in absolute embrace of this model. But here’s the catch: Her company won’t allow her enthusiasm to be shared “on the record.”
Temperature, Humidity monitoring, CO2, dewpoint, differential pressure and other parameters. Vaisala solutions for Continuous Monitoring, standalone data logging, and validation/mapping applications ideal for life science and GxP regulated environments.
The VeriPac UBV Leak Detection System is a deterministic non-destructive technology designed specifically for multi-cavity blister packs. The VeriPac UBV utilizes volumetric imaging under vacuum to detect the presence of leaks. It’s a simple, rapid 3-step process to test a blister pack.
Overview video of the BIOVIA Biologics Manufacturing Solution.
With the global growth of bulk pharmaceutical shipping products transportation has become an integral and tightly controlled extension of the manufacturing process.
The Hanningfield Uni-Hoist HES is used to raise and lower a vacuum transfer hopper at the press of a button. This enables simple docking of the equipment above a process machine or lowering of the hopper to ground level for cleaning and maintenance.
A new website has been launched by Genevac that provides easily navigable access to the company’s comprehensive portfolio of evaporators and concentrators to suit almost any solvent removal application, purchasing budget or productivity requirement.
Capsugel offers capsules for the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries in multiple polymers — gelatin, HPMC, and pullulan.
The integrated resources of Hach help you monitor compliance to pharmaceutical water and cleanroom facility standards. Our world-renowned instrumentation combined with our associates' expertise gives you the confidence to move towards parametric release and process peace of mind.
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Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Althea has the capacity to support early-stage clinical requirements through commercial manufacturing.
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