WellSpring Pharma Services Receives Prestigious CMO Leadership Awards

Posted by Lonnie Barish

Oakville, ON,  January 24, 2018 WellSpring Pharma Services Inc. (WPSI), a leading provider of contract pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging services announces today we have been awarded two prestigious 2018 CMO Leadership Awards, for “Overall Expertise” and for “Overall Reliability”. The award is being presented by Life Science Leader magazine at the W Hotel in NY on March 21st, 2018.

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Topics: compliance, Awards and Accreditations, Organizational Announcements, CMO, innovation, regulation

Part 4 — How are Analytical Methods Exchanged in a Technology Transfer?

Posted by Norm Fong

Technology Transfer: Want To Get It Right?

[Editor’s note: Success in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing hinges on several critical factors, but chief among them is getting technology transfer right. This is part 4 of an in-depth, multi-part series on tech transfer.  Visit our blog page to view additional segments.]

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Topics: CMO, analytics, analytical method transfer, chemical analytics, validation

Part 3 — The Role of Project Management to Ensure a Smooth Technology Transfer

Posted by Dara Caratao

Technology Transfer: Want To Get It Right? 

[Editor’s note: Success in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing hinges on several critical factors, but chief among them is getting technology transfer right. This is part 3 of an in-depth, multi-part series on tech transfer.  Visit our blog page to view additional segments.]

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Topics: CMO, tech transfer, sponsor, RFQ, kickoff meeting, project management

Part 2 — The Ins & Outs of Technology Transfer

Posted by Norm Fong

Technology Transfer: Want To Get It Right? 

[Editor’s note: Success in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing hinges on several critical factors, but chief among them is getting technology transfer right. This is part 2 of an in-depth, multi-part series on tech transfer. Visit our blog page to view Part 1.]

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Topics: CMO, technology transfer, process design, GMP, quality controls, scale-up

Quality Assessment – Quality Metrics That Truly Matter

Posted by Sam Ricchezza

What elements comprise a “quality” quality assessment in the pharmaceutical industry? Which metrics matter the most? Evaluating the quality or operational excellence across a contract pharmaceutical manufacturing organization is one of the most critical aspects of vetting prospective contract manufacturing partners.

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Topics: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, CMO

What is the Best Way to Develop an RFP?

Posted by David Watt

When a pharmaceutical company has a drug product and is in search of a contract manufacturing site to make its product, it usually puts out a request for proposals (RFP) to gather information regarding time, cost and the organization. While this might sound routine, the truth is that a mediocre, poorly organized RFP has the potential to slow the process of selecting the right manufacturer, drive up technology transfer and commercial product costs and also negatively impact the relationship between the sponsor and the manufacturer.

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Topics: ICH Q10, CMO, RFP