Louis Garguilo


  • 2/20/2024

    I have zero sympathies for the Chinese communist regime. My stance on tariffs and other economic and market-access blocking measures to combat the regime is more ambivalent. But is WuXi AppTec an enemy combatant against the citizens of the U.S., as proposed legislation assumes?

  • 2/19/2024

    Some private research indicates cell-therapy sponsors aren't happy with outsourcing options. In this part two with a successful investor, we find out how that sentiment might change for the better.

  • 2/13/2024

    How do investors influence our outsourcing ecosystem? Chief Editor Louis Garguilo asked one. But not just any investor. He spoke to a CDMO “carve out” specialist, who provides a window into how investors, sponsors, and CDMOs come together, and come apart.

  • 2/12/2024

    Novo Holdings has responded directly to our request for a more definitive disposition of Catalent once it is acquired by the private investment company Novo Nordisk. The quick reply is fortuitous; competitors are circling.

  • 2/8/2024

    Re Monday's news of the purchase of Catalent by Novo Holdings, the seminal question we needed a more definitive answer to is: What specifically is planned for Catalent as a CDMO? Chief Editor Louis Garguilo got some answers. “Customers have been calling me continuously,” said one Catalent executive he spoke with. 

  • 2/5/2024

    News of Novo Holdings acquiring Catalent, and Novo Nordisk taking in 3 Catalent fill-finish facilities, shakes up the outsourcing industry at a time when so many biopharma sponsors for already starved for capacity. Here's breaking analysis from chief editor Louis Garguilo.

  • 2/5/2024

    Chief Editor Louis Garguilo wraps up his discussions with Thomas Rademacher, CEO, Emergex Vaccines, focusing on strategies that mix internal capacity, facility purchases, CDMOs, new technologies, and challenges with fill-finish outsourcing.

  • 2/1/2024

    During an extraordinary discussion with a historic biotech entrepreneur, he matter-of-factly interjects, “We’re leaving mRNA vaccines in the dust and moving onto a different approach to vaccines.” That ‘dust-generating’ approach is a proprietary T cell-based platform. And it has COVID and many other implications.

  • 1/25/2024

    Like others, Saudi Arabia has been dependent on vaccines supply from abroad. That’s about to change. According to the CEO of Emergex, the Saudis intend to produce a new generation of vaccines – predominantly based on "T cell priming, the next step beyond mRNA vaccines.”

  • 1/22/2024

    Why is Professor Thomas Rademacher’s U.K-based vaccine-creating biotech so important that Saudi Arabia has based the establishment of the Kingdom’s first vaccine manufacturing facility on the company? The narrative starts in Brazil.


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.