Contract Manufacturing, General

Apr 02, 2007
BioPharm International
By BioPharm International Editors
The greatest benefits of outsourcing are realized when a company takes a strategic approach rather than a tactical approach.
Apr 02, 2007
BioPharm International
By BioPharm International Editors
Consider the number of patients, the dose each will receive (and how this dose is calculated), the number of doses per patient, and what overage is needed to allow for vial breakage.
Apr 02, 2007
BioPharm International
By BioPharm International Editors
Partnering with a surging number of CROs, CMOs, CSOs, and other niche providers, biopharm companies in 2007 will have an estimated spend of more than $7 billion on international clinical trial outsourcing alone.
Mar 01, 2007
BioPharm International
The three largest players have accumulated, or are in the process of accumulating, nearly a million liters of capacity between them.
Feb 01, 2007
BioPharm International
By BioPharm International Editors
The changes in biologics manufacturing regulations contained in the 1997 FDA Modernization Act significantly bolstered the growth of CMOs.
Nov 01, 2006
BioPharm International
By BioPharm International Editors
In the rush to save money, the consequences of potential problems often are ignored.
Oct 01, 2006
BioPharm International
A major shift is occurring in the way the biopharmaceutical industry sources goods and services. Price pressures at the retail end of the value chain and a difficult fundraising environment are forcing biopharmaceutical companies to take greater control of their costs. Purchased goods and services, including contract research and manufacturing services as well as raw materials and laboratory supplies, are a major expense in most companies, so control of those purchasing decisions is coming in for special scrutiny.
Jul 01, 2006
BioPharm International
The lack of biomanufacturer acquisitions seems surprising.
Apr 01, 2006
BioPharm International
Interestingly, it is companies that already have the most capacity available to them that are building even more.
Feb 01, 2006
BioPharm International
Before designing cleaning procedures, it's vital to know all physical and chemical characteristics of the product ingredients.
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