Multimedia Library

on 'Contract Manufacturing'

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  • Soft Sell: Patheon Introduces P-Gels

    At Interphex 2012, Patheon's Geoffrey Glass and Softigel's Alvaro Franco discuss their companies' new collaboration to offer customers P-Gels, or prescription softgels and other new technologies that have not previously been available within pharmaceutical contract manufacturing. New, innovative products include varieties of gelatin-coated tablets, VeggieGels, and twist-off capsules.

    05/16/2012
  • Taking the Emotion Out of Pharma Outsourcing: John Gray Discusses Recent Research into Quality Risks Offshore

    Outsourcing and offshoring are touchy subjects for any community anxious about losing potential industry and jobs. A study in November's issue of the Journal of Operations Management suggests that quality risks increase when operations are moved offshore, but emphasizes the fact that this is a knowledge management problem. Lead author, Professor John Gray of Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, discusses the study, industry reaction, misunderstandings and upcoming research on this important, but difficult, topic.

    10/17/2011
  • Unvarnished Truth: Solving the Case of the Migrating Molecule

    In the course of her work, Metrics Inc. scientist Deanna Williamson discovered that a component of label varnish had permeated an HDPE bottle and found its way into drug product. In this video from AAPS 2010, she shares her experience and lessons learned.

    11/24/2010
  • Contract Manufacturing: Ensuring Continuity in Tech Transfer

    Metrics, Inc. has grown from an analytical outfit into a full-blown CDMO. Clients expect not just speed in development, but continuity through to commercial manufacture. VP Dave Varley, speaking at Interphex 2010, explains how to ensure seamless tech transfer by keeping key people in close and constant communication.

    06/15/2010
  • CMO Searching: Just Point and Click?

    For drug companies looking for manufacturing support, finding a CMO with the appropriate capabilities is a challenge. CMOLocator.com is a search engine whose aim is to simplify the search process, while providing a broad and deep database. Kevin Brown explains, at BIO 2010.

    05/21/2010
  • Contract Manufacturing: Ensuring Continuity in Tech Transfer

    Metrics, Inc. has grown from an analytical outfit into a full-blown CDMO. Clients expect not just speed in development, but continuity through to commercial manufacture. VP Dave Varley, speaking at Interphex 2010, explains how to ensure seamless tech transfer by keeping key people in close and constant communication.

    05/03/2010
  • Podcast: Lucky and Good: Sourcing Success Is in the Details

    Michigan API manufacturer Ash Stevens' emphasis on clear communication and product quality has (along with good fortune) made it a home-grown success story with an international supplier and client base. Stephen Munk, President and CEO, shares secrets of sourcing success.

    03/09/2010
  • Outsourcing GMP? Yes, If You Can Manage the Risk

    Outsourcing non-core GMP activities can make sense, but those who do must tread cautiously. Know the risks, manage them, and have a sound mitigation strategy. This video is the second in a series with outsourcing expert Rakesh Kishan, CEO of UMS Advisory, Inc.

    06/16/2009
  • Novel Concept: Outsourcing for the Good of Your Core Employees

    Many manufacturers may not realize that outsourcing can be an opportunity to empower core employees, expand their work roles and relationships, and give them new career options. Companies that approach outsourcing with the good of core employees in mind will succeed. Those that don’t risk alienating their best and brightest. This video is the third in a series with outsourcing expert Rakesh Kishan, CEO of UMS Advisory, Inc.

    06/16/2009
  • Sanofi Opens Up, Looking for a Few Good Partners

    Sanofi-Aventis is undergoing a major internal shift, opening itself up more and more to external partnerships and “access to innovation.” Senior VP Jean-Claude Muller talks about making alliances work, and how Sanofi’s new bio plant outside Paris figures in the mix.

    06/01/2009
  • A CMO’s Work is Never Done, Even in Academia

    Out of necessity, CMO’s today must be incredibly nimble, flexible, and aggressive. Nebraska-Lincoln’s Mike Meagher shares secrets of navigating a market in which the future is always uncertain, and every client demands immediate attention.

    06/01/2009
  • Keys to Contract Manufacturing: Flexibility and Localization

    Jim Kernan, Joint Managing Director of Nenagh Ireland's PharmaFlow, addresses the importance of flexibility and localization of small-to-midsize batch contract manufacturing and discusses why companies should look to Ireland as a port of entry to Europe.

    05/12/2009
  • Video: AZ’s Brennan on Manufacturing as a Core Competency

    AstraZeneca raised some eyebrows a few years ago when executives suggested that the company would outsource most of its manufacturing operations. In this interview, CEO David Brennan clarifies this perception: It’s all about recognizing your core competencies, he says, and for AZ that means biologics and late-stage small molecule production. For “commodity” operations, outsourcing makes perfect sense, he says.

    04/17/2009
  • AstraZeneca’s David Brennan: Think Globally, Outsource Locally

    While AstraZeneca has committed to outsourcing extensively, and to establishing prominence in China and other Asian countries, it does not have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to outsourcing, says CEO David Brennan in this exclusive interview. In many parts of the world, the company is still learning by doing and developing local strategies for when and how to outsource manufacturing and other operations, and when (as in China) to keep things mostly in-house.

    04/17/2009
  • To Outsource or Not—Is Your Culture Ready?

    When deciding whether or not to outsource, manufacturers must strip decision factors down to a basic few: Is there a business case to justify the risk? Will the outsourcing free you up to focus more on your core competencies? And finally, is your culture ready for outsourcing? This video is the start of a series with outsourcing expert Rakesh Kishan, CEO of UMS Advisory, Inc., about the need for pharmaceutical manufacturers to see outsourcing in a new light—as an opportunity to focus operations and empower employees.

    04/16/2009
  • Akrimax Seeks to Leverage the Past and Present

    Akrimax Pharmaceuticals ventured into the CMO marketplace touting the skilled, experienced workforce it inherited from Wyeth in Rouses Point, N.Y., but has found that current global and economic forces make it appealing to domestic U.S. partners who may have traditionally looked overseas. We speak with executive associate Len DeCandia about today’s supply chain and operational challenges.

    03/20/2009
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