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Shreekant Karmarkar, PhD, is president, DAT Pharma Consulting, Inc., skarmarkar@DATPharmaConsulting.com, 1-224-383-4493
How to adopt win-win strategies and understand quality agreements for complying with cGMP when building strategic relationships with pharmaceutical contract research organizations.
Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies have been extensively using contract research organizations (CROs) to meet their challenging needs in R&D and standard work for several decades. A noticeable shift occurred in outsourcing research and clinical work when Big Pharma R&D costs skyrocketed. For example, in 2012, approximately 33% of drugs in the pipelines of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies were initially developed elsewhere (1).
Outsourcing Resources eBook
When referring to this article, please cite it as S. Karmarkar, “Building Strategic Relationships with CROs,” in BioPharm International Outsourcing Resources eBook (February 2020).