BASF is moving en masse into omega-3 - especially if its bid for Norwegian player Pronova is approved - but it is technology gained from its May acquisition of a high-dose omega-3 start-up on a remote Scottish island, that is exciting the German giant.
Sourcing comparator drugs for trials is a complex ‘art’ that requires knowledge of trading, regional regulations and an awareness of drugmakers’ competitive concerns according to Clinigen Group CEO Peter George.
Planning supply chains early is an important part of maintaining margins but is often overlooked by Pharmas too focused on developing the next product in an era of patent expiry says industry consultant.
Pharma companies must become more involved in building patient communities through social media if they want to see a successful trial recruitment process according to Patient Nucleus founder Jamie Blackburn.
The global contract manufacturing market may be showing signs of recovery but careful investment and focusing on core activities is still the most sensible approach according to Sweden-based CDMO Recipharm.
Taste masking plays a vital role in treatment compliance according to Cargill, which has launched a new flavour technology that it claims can make drugs more pleasant to take and help manufacturers save money.
Asking the right questions is key to giving pharmaceutical industry contract managers the information they need to select the best CRO partners according to the team behind a new performance assessment project.