FROM THE EDITOR

  • Puerto Rico Back On The Map Of Pharmaceutical Locations
    Puerto Rico Back On The Map Of Pharmaceutical Locations

    There were many options (and precious time) for a journalist at BIO 2014 in San Diego: pharmaceuticals, biotechs, academia, countries, regions, consortiums and the like. One place I just had to find: Puerto Rico. Where had the Commonwealth gone? Was it still on the map of pharmaceutical development, manufacturing and outsourcing?

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OUTSOURCING INSIGHTS

  • How Ultrasensitive Tests Support Endocrine And Metabolic Disease Drug Development
    How Ultrasensitive Tests Support Endocrine And Metabolic Disease Drug Development

    Endocrine diseases are now a major public health concern, with diabetes alone affecting 382 million people worldwide. Biopharma companies are investing heavily to improve patient care, but the complexities that characterize the endocrine system make drug development a challenge. Ultrasensitive and specific testing methods are essential to address these issues. By Walt Chandler, PhD and Patrice Hugo, PhD, LabCorp Clinical Trials

  • Pharma & Biotech: Pricing Strategies In A Changing Market
    Pharma & Biotech: Pricing Strategies In A Changing Market

    “So what do you think we can charge?” 

    A simple question posed every day by pharma/biotech executives and investors around the globe about products at the earliest stages of development.  The answer boils down millions upon millions of research dollars and thousands of man-hours to a single number. 

    This number will be controversial internally and potentially politically explosive externally.  How is a manufacturer able to assess pricing potential for an early stage asset and continue to build value in the asset throughout the development process in an evolving and increasingly complex healthcare payment system? 

  • Maximizing Your Data Quality: Our Relentless Journey
    Maximizing Your Data Quality: Our Relentless Journey

    It’s simple: You need to get the most from your clinical trial. So it’s no wonder that at Covance, we’re constantly asking: “How can we deliver higher quality data to you, faster?”

  • Following The Lead From Big Pharma Or Biotech May Not Identify The Right Supplier For Emerging/Niche Or Start-Up Companies
    Following The Lead From Big Pharma Or Biotech May Not Identify The Right Supplier For Emerging/Niche Or Start-Up Companies

    A couple of years ago, Nice Insight explored how the essential qualities for outsourcing relationships varied between
    large and midsized companies, in addition to traditional pharma companies versus biotechs. As one would imagine,
    these essentials differ quite a bit from emerging or start-up companies, as their needs when it comes to outsourcing are different from larger companies’. 

  • Global Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Gaining Momentum
    Global Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Gaining Momentum

    There is no doubt that global pharmaceutical companies have a desperate need to develop better drugs with high success rates. Consequently, more drug companies are utilizing external resources, while still constantly streamlining their internal R&D systems.

  • Outsourcing Biomanufacturing Continues To Grow In Frequency
    Outsourcing Biomanufacturing Continues To Grow In Frequency

    Nice Insight has learned from its strategic partnering surveys that the long-term strategies of many businesses in the pharmaceutical industry for maintaining a strong drug development pipeline include integration of biopharmaceuticals.

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OUTSOURCED PHARMA CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

  • Four Essential Steps To Selecting The Right CMO Partner

    If you are currently involved in outsourcing any of your pharmaceutical manufacturing, you know there are a lot of complexities around selecting the right CMO partner. It can be a daunting process to find a supplier that has the right level of quality, experience, is a good cultural fit, and has the right price.

  • Women In Bio Profile - Lessons Learned From 10 Years Performing Tech Transfers

    Kelly Kral has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years. She started her career at Genzyme, working as a process engineer developing a fed batch process for the production of adenovirus in HEK293 suspension cells. Her responsibilities included media screening, cell growth characterization, and virus production in shake flasks, spinners, and bioreactors. She assisted in process transfer to a CMO and authored process documentation, skills she used extensively in her work as group leader for upstream process development at Percivia and in her current role of scientist I at bluebird bio.

  • Pennsylvania Continues Aggressive Push For Life Sciences

    When you attend the BIO International Convention, you expect to see large pavilions from states heavily involved in the life sciences. This year’s show was no exception. Major time and financial investments were clearly made by California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, and … Pennsylvania? Yes, Pennsylvania (PA).

  • Covance Brings Together Pharma And Biotech To Speed Drug Development

    Having the right connections can be critical to any business. In life sciences, having the right connections can make or break a discovery company. For a small biotech firm, standing out in a crowded field of companies attempting to reach pharma partners can be a chore, especially during the early phases of development.  With that in mind, Covance has created Covance MarketPlace, a tool designed to help pharma and emerging biotech companies easily and securely forge new partnerships.

  • How To Prepare A Facility For The Biopharmaceutical Revolution

    Drug discovery is an inherently inefficient process. It takes thousands of failed compounds before one can get approved as safe and efficacious, and this effort does not come at a low cost. Because of this, the industry is constantly looking for ways to bring safe, compliant, and profitable drugs to market faster and cheaper. Patheon facility in Brisbane, Australia, exemplifies the facility needed to survive the future of pharma. But how did they do it?

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INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Gilead Licenses Tenofovir Alafenamide For HIV To Medicines Patent Pool

    Gilead Sciences announced in a press release that it told attendees at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia about its new agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). Contingent on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory approval of Gilead’s investigational drug tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), the arrangement allows the MPP to sub-license TAF to Chinese and Indian generic drug companies, who in turn can distribute it to 112 developing countries.

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