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  • New U.S And Canadian Facilities Boosting Biologics Capacity
    New U.S And Canadian Facilities Boosting Biologics Capacity

    Biopharma executives have warned they need more biologics development and manufacturing capacities, particularly in North America. They haven’t been howling at the moon. Four announcements – within two days of each other – offer a sign of relief. And Amgen has provided Outsourced Pharma with its first public estimate of costs for one of those facilities.

A Glimpse Into Thailand’s Ongoing Life Sciences Transformation

During my visit to Thailand, I was privy, not only to the particularly innovative research goals being pursued, but also to a number of challenges the country has recognized and hopes to address within the next few years to encourage a stronger, more diverse industry.

What Thailand Revealed About U.S. Pharma R&D

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the Thailand Board of Investment to attend a media trip to learn about the country’s budding life sciences industry. Entering Thailand, a country in which the government is pushing more investment and education in the sciences, was even more striking and meaningful to me given the current scientific climate in the U.S.

Top 5 Biosimilar Developments Of 2016

In the spirit of this list-making season, I compiled what I thought were the five most important biosimilar-related triumphs in the past year. Many of these events were widely covered by the media and will play an influential role in how the biosimilar industry unfolds through 2017 and beyond.

Are You The Future of Pharmaceutical Development?

Pfizer's Bernie Huyghe and ADC Therapeutics' Michael Mulkerrin get bushwhacked with this question in a public forum. Their open replies will help each one of you to your own personal assessment. Be prepared for some soul searching.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Data Integrity, Deviations, And Shop Floor Quality
    Data Integrity, Deviations, And Shop Floor Quality

    Continuous improvement in data integrity can advance a firm on the journey toward a mature culture of quality, particularly through the implementation of QA on the shop floor. Batch record review (BRR) and product disposition are often complicated by data integrity issues and poor data quality.

  • Writing Bulletproof SOPs: Best Practices For Life Sciences Companies
    Writing Bulletproof SOPs: Best Practices For Life Sciences Companies

    Writing and enforcing standard operating procedures (SOPs) is a challenge. Poorly written SOPs are a common cause of deficiencies and observations cited in 483s and warning letters from the FDA.

  • Integrating Risk Management Into Your QMS — An Essential Toolkit
    Integrating Risk Management Into Your QMS — An Essential Toolkit

    Probably the most significant concern for anyone responsible for implementing, deploying, and maintaining a quality management system is the integration of risk-based thinking. Risk-based thinking can and should be applied to the organization’s strategic and tactical planning processes.

  • An Introduction To Liposome Processing For Drug Delivery

    Discovered in 1961, liposomes have been around for several decades as a drug delivery platform that has achieved varying levels of applications and popularity. With their biocompatibility and well-understood chemistry of encapsulation of a wide variety of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), liposomes make it through the screening process for many potential products.

  • Rethinking The Role Of Packaging Design In Drug Development

    Packaging is an important component in the development of various drugs, as it can greatly affect drug stability and safety. Packaging material is chosen on the basis of its efficacy and other characteristics that enable it to preserve the quality, potency, and safety of the pharmaceutical products. As the industry evolves, packaging is becoming more important both to the successful marketing of products and to the health and safety of patients. As a consequence, there are more reasons than ever to include packaging considerations early in the drug development process.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • What You Need To Know About Continuous Processing
    What You Need To Know About Continuous Processing

    There is a lot of interest around continuous biomanufacturing, but could a hybrid of batch and continuous unit operations be the best solution for your process train?

  • How Big Data Is Transforming Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    How Big Data Is Transforming Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers now have the ability to analyze massive amounts of quality, environmental, and IoT-generated factory data, which enables them to build end-to-end process controls — resulting in higher-quality products, more predictability, more efficient manufacturing, and faster time to market.

  • The Current Trends Driving Liquid Dose Pharmaceuticals
    The Current Trends Driving Liquid Dose Pharmaceuticals

    New compounds, delivery methods, safety and security are the current trends driving liquid dose drug manufacturing. 

  • Operational Excellence In a Flexible Manufacturing Environment
    Operational Excellence In a Flexible Manufacturing Environment

    By thinking outside of the box, CDMOs can create a flexible and scalable business model that offers a level of assurance in the face of forecast variability.

  • Expanding Single-Use Biomanufacturing Into New Locations
    Expanding Single-Use Biomanufacturing Into New Locations

    If you have decided to add capacity in-house, you need to consider which location enables you to most efficiently and effectively meet demand. Having knowledge of the local operating environment as well as regulatory considerations is vital. Where you don’t have this knowledge in-house, finding a supplier with first-hand experience of operating in a region can help fast track your project.

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