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What to Expect during Pharma Contract Manufacturing Project Onboarding

When your company decides to work with a CMO or CDMO on a drug API manufacturing project, the depth of the onboarding process dictates the success of the project. Onboarding…

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How CMO Expertise Can Solve Key Challenges in Late Phase Drug API Projects

Stating the obvious here, but drug development is a protracted, expensive and risky process. From the lab bench to pharmacy shelves, bringing a new drug to market often stretches 10+…

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Atmanirbhar Bharat and PLI: A Future From the Past

It is difficult to discuss India’s ‘Make in India’ plan without reference to China, and any discussion of India-China relations ultimately leads to a political – rather than economic or…

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Economic Nationalism or Global Cooperation? How About a “Thank You,” Instead?

I saw this lede for an article (Bio/Pharma, People, Perseverance, and Hope) about 2020 by Rita Peters at PharmTech and smiled. It captured the state of life sciences this past…

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Pharma Trends for 2021

After 2020, trying to predict anything at all seems a bit reckless. Most of us are still trying to wrap our heads around last year — and hoping this year…

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Coronavirus & Drug Supply Chains: The Pharma Industry Searches for Answers

Coronavirus has impacted drug supply chains. At first blush, people will likely read that sentence to mean drugs aren’t arriving at their intended destination. That precursor chemicals, intermediaries, APIs, or…

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2020 & Beyond – Focus on Pharma Supply Chain (In)Security

Over the last four decades, supply chains have gone from being measured in meters to miles – and ultimately to continents & hemispheres. Without a doubt, drug industry globalization has…

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What the Revised FDA CDER SSM Really Means

Confused by the new FDA CDER Site Selection Model? Here’s what you need to know. CDER – the U.S. FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research which regulates over-the-counter and…

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On SABAM, Cyanide and Safety

Levetiracetam, an epilepsy medication used for partial onset, myoclonic or tonic-clonic seizures, was first approved for medical use in the United States in 1999. As a drug, it boasts excellent…

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Pharma API Supply Chains: Mitigating Risk

The risks to pharmaceutical supply chains grow in parallel with the industry itself. As drug markets have become increasingly complex and global in nature, so – too – have drug…

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