Why Quality and Reliability Matter When Choosing a Contract Manufacturing Organization

AdobeStock_55478530 There are a number of reasons why pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies turn to contract manufacturing organizations to outsource some of their manufacturing activities. Obviously, one of those reasons has always been manufacturing costs. On average, contract manufacturing organizations can help a pharmaceutical company save as much as 35% on overall manufacturing costs. However, costs are only one part of the equation that has led pharmaceutical organizations to opt for outsourcing to contract manufacturing organizations. In fact, according to the results from this year’s Nice Insight’s annual Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Outsourcing survey, manufacturing costs actually were way down on the list of factors of motivation for outsourcing.   According to the survey results, quality and reliability are what matter the most to the more than 2,300 pharmaceutical and biotechnology executives that participated. In regard to quality, stricter regulatory requirements, including, 21 CFR Part 11, GMP, GLP, GCP, and other industry standards from the FDA and other organizations, have forced pharmaceutical companies to pay closer attention to quality and ensure drug safety and compliance with those new regulations. These regulations aim to take a preventative approach to manufacturing to mitigate adverse quality events before they happen. In addition to that, these regulations have put more responsibility on the pharmaceutical company for the actions of the contract manufacturing organization.   Additionally, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are putting a greater emphasis on reliability rather than manufacturing costs. Executives who responded to the survey said that they wanted to partner with a contract manufacturing company that could meet tight deadlines, have a good idea of what their customers wanted, maintain transparency and communication throughout the partnership, invest in the latest technologies and training to develop today’s APIs and formulated drug products, and adapt to market and regulatory changes.

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With three manufacturing and laboratory testing locations that encompass over 200,000 sq. ft. of space, Avista Pharma Solutions is a recognized leader among contract manufacturing organizations. We specialize in a variety of scientifically-differentiated services that include early drug develop and microbiology testing. Our team is made up of expert analysts and technicians with experience in various roles in the life sciences industry. Our facilities in Agawam, MA, Durham, NC, Longmont, CO have been updated with the latest state-of-the-art equipment to provide a myriad of services to clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and animal health industries, among others.   Contact us today at 919.544.8600 to learn more about our services and dedication to quality and reliability.