Evolving Industry Needs Require Evolving Partners

Evolving Industry Needs Require Evolving Partners: Welcome the Solution Provider Versus the CMO

Author: Steven Hamlen, Group Product Manager, Modified Release Technologies, Dr. Rao Tatapudy, Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, R&D, Catalent, Dr. Thorsten Schmeller, Head of Global Marketing, New Products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients & Services, BASF, Editor: Guy Furness, ONdrug Delivery

In this article, Steven Hamlen, Group Product Manager, Modified Release Technologies and Rao Tatapudy, PhD, Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, R&D, both of Catalent Pharma Solutions, and Thorsten Schmeller, PhD, Head of Global Marketing, New Products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients & Services in the Nutrition & Health Division of BASF
(Ludwigshaven, Germany), discuss how companies that previously followed the traditional CMO model are increasingly moving toward becoming solution providers. They describe the drivers that have led to this innovation, as well as how solution providers have integrated technologies and innovative business partnerships into efficient solution offerings in place of historic sole contract manufacturing. A case study of this evolution to a total solution provider business model is discussed in relation to solubility enhancement, resulting in better treatments for patients and increased efficiency, as well as differentiated products for the pharmaceutical industry.

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