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Manufacture Contract Development Services, Technology and Equipment, Contract Manufacturing Services

Bioprocess Knowledge Is Power

Developing the most efficient and effective bioprocess possible can increase competitiveness by raising facility productivity and reducing the cost of goods of biologic drugs. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Truly understanding and optimizing a bioprocess requires significant technical competencies. Developing these competencies in house can be expensive, and is typically only an option for highly resourced (and financed) biomanufacturers. An alternative is to outsource production and to take advantage of a contract manufacturer’s technical skills. Outsourcing in this way can, however, restrict the development of in-house capabilities and lead to a reliance on the external manufacturing partner, which is not ideal in the eyes of all companies.

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Nick Hutchinson, Floris De Smet and Miriam Monge

Nick Hutchinson is Technical Content Marketing Manager; Floris De Smet is Process Development Consultant Team Manager (North America); and Miriam Monge is Global Director of the Process Development Consultancy Team, all at Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Germany.

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