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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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  • Key Takeaways From The FDA’s New Continuous Manufacturing Guidance
    Key Takeaways From The FDA’s New Continuous Manufacturing Guidance

    The FDA recently issued a draft guidance entitled “Quality Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing” in an effort to advance greater predictability for companies adopting CM technology. Specifically, the FDA hopes this draft guidance will support the development and adoption of CM for brand, generic, and over-the-counter drugs.

  • FDA Guidance On Premarket Pathways For Combo Products — What It Does (And Doesn’t) Say
    FDA Guidance On Premarket Pathways For Combo Products — What It Does (And Doesn’t) Say

    Last month, the FDA published the draft guidance “Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products.”  The document describes what a combination product is and how to interact with the FDA when developing a combination product, and it identifies some of the principles the agency uses in determining what type of premarket submission should be made. 

  • FDA’s First DSCSA Warning Letter — A Closer Look
    FDA’s First DSCSA Warning Letter — A Closer Look

    The FDA issued the first warning letter citing failure to comply with requirements of the DSCSA amendments to the FD&C Act. This article takes a close look at this warning letter, but first it examines why McKesson may have received the first warning letter in this category, and explains why pharmaceutical manufacturers should care and what precautions they should take.

  • Not Your Grandma’s Aseptic Filling Line: Letting Go Of Tunnels, Washers, And Other Aseptic Vestiges

    We often work with organizations adding capacity, transferring new products, and adding existing products from other sites into their “preferred” plants. These facilities range from CMOs to traditional name-brand pharmaceutical companies. In each case, the receiving site is focused on schedule and budget, and these competing targets have often distracted personnel.

  • Raising The Bar: The Silver Lining Of FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s Exit

    It was the announcement many have been dreading — but expecting — for several months now. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, 23rd Commissioner of the FDA, announced his decision to step down after 663 days (22 months) on the job. The news is sure to raise concerns for many. But I think the biggest surprise is how equally sad thought-leaders within the agency will be to say goodbye.

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    This white paper, brought to you by Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA, discusses the different types of external collaborations research organizations engage in, the reasons that many of these partnerships fail to meet expectations, and an informatics solutions to overcome these issues.

  • How To Survive An FDA Audit

    Understanding the FDA audit process, preparing for it and being aware of regulations will help to restore a sense of control and help to ensure the best outcome.

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