Louis Garguilo

ARTICLES BY LOUIS

  • 7/22/2024

    After four decades in the biopharma industry, including at NIH, Elan Pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences, Nils Olsson may be undertaking his most complex role: continue to develop and supply vital technologies and pathogen-reduced blood components to blood centers, hospitals, and patients relying on safe blood supply. 

  • 7/15/2024

    At the 2024 CDMO Leadership Awards, we learned that smaller sponsors do not feel CDMOs are performing to expectations, or are providing their programs with requisite attention. Frankly, we'd never seen such a strong divergence in results before. Here's a closer look, and other takeaways from the Awards.

  • 7/8/2024

    Are relevant Drug Master Files (DMFs) at your CDMO in good order or fully under consideration as part of your upcoming new-drug submissions to the FDA or other agencies? “I've lived with this on both sides, as an FDA official and at biopharma organizations,” says Ben Stevens, Director CMC Policy and Advocacy, GSK, and former  Branch Chief / Chemistry Reviewer at FDA. Here's what he advises.

  • 7/1/2024

    “We tell them up front we will be hands on. That's a good way to pick the right partners. In other words, we select and view our CDMOs based on the way we operate," explains BlueSphere Bio CEO Keir Loiacono. With a background as an attorney, it's an interesting outsourcing operations indeed.

  • 6/25/2024

    The U.S. House Rules Committee did not include the BIOSECURE Act in the final list of amendments for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Chief Editor Louis Garguilo has been outspoken in defending WuXi Apptec’s right to due process. Readers have responded in spades. Here's the latest.

  • 6/24/2024

    “I always say I’ve brought a little New Jersey litigator to Pittsburgh biotech,” says BlueSphere Bio CEO Keir Loiacono. And to the CDMOs he works with. Today, his attorney-informed focus is applied to T cell receptor (TCR) technology. Here's part one of his unique insights to outsourcing.

  • 6/18/2024

    Secretly, somewhere inside you, is the thought: I’d like to leave this job at my established biopharma company. You wonder: How would I start my own, wait for it: contract service organization? Jeffrey Kiplinger, formerly of Pfizer, did just that. And wrote a book about it.  

  • 6/13/2024

    An experienced healthcare investor/consultant, and former biotech CEO, puts on his thinking cap to provide readers some intriguing insights into your development and manufacturing outsourcing, and overall business model for new drugs and therapies.

  • 6/10/2024

    An integral FDA touchstone with your CDMOs is drug master files (DMFs). Ben Stevens, Director CMC Policy and Advocacy at GSK, advises readers on how to avoid the ramifications taking you by unpleasant surprise.

  • 6/7/2024

    Consultants coordinating with investors offer an ecosystem around the molecule being developed at a biotech, and help to reevaluate development decisions in a more dispassionate way.” Dispassion applied specifically to ultimate commercial profitability.

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Louis Garguilo



Louis Garguilo is chief editor of Outsourced Pharma, and is considered a leading authority on the art and science of drug development and manufacturing outsourcing. He studied public relations and journalism at Syracuse University (and holds a Master’s in English). His widely read editorials are based on in-depth analysis and interviews with industry executives and professionals. Editorials are written in an engaging and unique style that guide readers through the macro aspects and subtle nuances of outsourcing, and working with contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs). Garguilo also serves as moderator for the various Outsourced Pharma Live webinars held throughout the year.

Prior to joining Outsourced Pharma in 2014, Garguilo spent a decade at a global pharmaceutical contract research, development and manufacturing organization, leaving the industry after attaining the role of vice president, business development and marketing. Additionally, he has served under the governor of New York in the state’s economic development agency, as liaison to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry; as chief strategic officer for an e-learning software company; and spent most of the ‘80s and ‘90s in Japan as an educator, author, and communications consultant.