Panel Discussion on Custom Synthesis & Contract Manufacturing – Commentary article


F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. , Basel, Switzerland

Industry perspectives - Challenges & opportunities of today & tomorrow

In anticipation of Chem Outsourcing in Parsippany (NJ) and CPhI 2019 in Frankfurt, Chemistry Today has gathered feedback from selected CROs & CDMOs on a variety of topics. Specifically, the intent was to receive answers to questions such as: how to establish partnerships in the contract business? how to cover the needs of ever-evolving biotech companies? how to leverage technological manufacturing advances? how to deal with an industry-wide effort to digitalize? and how to understand and realize opportunities provided for by novel pharmaceutical modalities?

As in any business relation also in the pharmaceutical contract manufacturing & service industry partnerships are the result of diligent practices in the areas of quality, regulatory compliance, health, safety & environment, coupled with the consistent drive to deliver to agreed terms and targets, whilst demonstrating flexibility to cope with changes. It is unanimously agreed, that communication plays a crucial role in establishing trust, by providing a high level of responsiveness and t ...