Contract Manufacturing


Contract Manufacturing

 


 

Contract Research and Manufacturing Organisation (CRAMs) have emerged as the key future models, engaging in both contract reseach and manufacturing. 29% of all manufacturing output is expected to be produced vis third parties by 2010, engaging in both contract research and manufacturing. Major players like AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Roche, Schering are currently undertaking manufacturing strategy reviews to enhance profibility. Low cost competition from Asia will be the key influence on contract manufacturing organisation industry over the next 5-10 years.

 

Drug manufacturing now typically accounts for 25% of company costs and achieving agility in the production process has become essential for pharma companies hoping to align their supply chains with constant shifts in glocal product demand. In addition to offering effeciencies in cost, capacity and time-to-market , contract manufacturing organisations can provide innovative, state-of-art product and process and production technologies to support the rapid technical transfer of products from the R&D to commercial manufacturing. However, effective management of contract manufacturing organisations/sponsor relationships is critical not only in satisfying regulatory requirements amid growing concerns over the quality control, but also meeting the overall commercial aim of the project.

 

We at APAC, through our industry contacts, connect customers to the right contract manufacturers in the desired region. This transferring of technology to a cost effective region can significantly bring down the manufacturing cost, improve return on investment, save time and regulatory hiccups and enable companies to focus their business on their core competencies which will have a potential impact on its bottom line. The work involves extreme analysis and research into identifying the prospective players from the desired region, determining the feasibility and getting the other side participate into an operation like that, taking care of legal formalities and every other minuscule.