Biotech companies are among the most intensive instrumentation users of any FDA-regulated business. Because of the complex nature of these companies' research and manufacturing, they typically have a larger number of instruments per employee.
By Jim Erickson, Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc., pp. 63-64. In the fast-paced biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment, "speed to market" is the hallmark catch phrase. Many companies are focusing only on the processes that add the most value and are outsourcing the rest. This focus on core competencies has some biotech companies reevaluating their calibration practices. Many are contracting more of that workload, from both laboratory and production facilities, to calibration service laboratories.