Flexible Manufacturing Strategies: What’s Best For Your Product?
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies approach external development and manufacturing partners for solutions for their product’s specific needs. New products are increasingly complex, must be developed in shorter timelines to meet patient needs, and may have shorter and more demand volatility. With the rise in accelerated designations (i.e. orphan drugs, fast track, etc.) advanced manufacturing technologies and smaller batch sizes are becoming a trend. The industry trend is taking new approaches to meet these changes. Therefore, custom-designed equipment and suites, flexible manufacturing lines, and alternative delivery and manufacturing approaches are critical to achieving a timely and successful launch in a competitive marketplace.