Analytical Advances: Calibration Management of Outsourced Calibrations

Jim Erickson

BioPharm International, BioPharm International-02-01-2002, Volume 15, Issue 2
Pages: 63-64

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.