Decision Time: Selecting a CMO Partner with Confidence

Posted by David Watt

If you are like most managers responsible for green-lighting a CMO partnership, making the decision to choose one supplier over another can be career changing. Making these decisions confidently depends on how well the selection process narrows the field of prospects to a manageable group of strong contenders.

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Topics: RFP, due diligence, CMO Partner

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