By Holger Shen, Technical Services Manager, Bora Pharmaceuticals
For pharmaceutical product owners, to enhance their patients’ lives is their ultimate goal. Successful technology transfers ensuring product performance and safety before the product goes to market is paramount. For their manufacturing partners - pharmaceutical contract manufacturers – successful technology transfers between clients and ourselves is our ultimate goal. If technology transfers are successful, then product performance in confirmed, supply hiccups are minimized. Technology transfer projects aim for transferring the manufacturing, analytics and packaging, including relevant documentation, knowledge and professional expertise involved in the processes. Quality and safety must remain consistent. Contract manufacturing organizations aim for successful technology transfers while remaining consistent with the safety and quality of their clients' products. In some cases, technology transfers may not always proceed smoothly, especially for the modified-release oral solid dose (OSD) drugs. Modified-release drug products are designed to release drugs in a controlled manner to achieve desired efficacy and safety profiles.