Category: Outsourcing

Looking Backward, Looking Forward 
Posted on Jan 03, 2017

  I believe it is fair to say that 2016 was a bit unusual. Thinking about the terminology many of us learned last year leads us to that conclusion: snowflake, alt right, safe spaces, and so on.    While peace was finally achieved in the Western Hemisphere (Colombia), it is escalating in the Middle East

The Life Sciences in Wyoming – Part Two of Three 
Posted on Nov 07, 2014

There’s more to Wyoming than this.  In Part One of his series, Dr. Garrett Lindemann discussed some of the challenges facing Wyoming as it grows its life science industry. In Part Two of this series, Dr. Lindemann highlights some of the life science companies which are already operating in Wyoming. The concept of a state or region

Insourcing: A new outsourcing approach? 
Posted on Nov 09, 2011

Pharmaceutical outsourcing to CROs is certainly nothing new. However, this week we learned that pharmaceutical giant Lilly and AMRI signed an interesting insourcing / outsourcing agreement. In this deal, AMRI will hire 40 chemists to work on Lilly projects. However, these chemists will not work in Albany or in any of the other AMRI facilities

The SmartCells Story 
Posted on Jun 13, 2011

Bruce Booth from Atlas Ventures has a fascinating story on his blog. We won’t steal Bruce’s thunder. Instead, we encourage you to read it there first. The gist of the story is how a small company was able to develop a highly innovative diabetes product to the point where Merck acquired the company. This resulted in a

The Era of the One Man Pharma Band (With Updates) 
Posted on May 31, 2011

There is a fascinating discussion taking place over at Derek Lowe’s blog today on one-man drug companies: …some of them are not quite down to one person, but you can count the employees on your fingers. In all of these cases, everything is being contracted out. Aside from the samples given in the post, and

Carpe diem: What mergers can do for you 
Posted on Apr 25, 2011

This is a fantastic piece in Nature by Anu Acharya, CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions in India. I recommend reading the article in full. A few key points that struck us as we read it: 1. Mergers are not exclusive to large, multinational companies. Small companies can grow through mergers, provided…. 2. …that the core team

Pfizer bypassing wholesalers in Oz 
Posted on Dec 06, 2010

There is fascinating news today from Pfizer, who have decided to bypass the wholesalers in Australia and market directly to community pharmacies. To quote, “In order to develop stronger partnerships with pharmacists and better adapt to the changing environment, we have decided that a dedicated field force with specific pharmacy experience and a direct distribution model

Latin America – The Next Outsourcing Hotspot? 
Posted on Oct 02, 2010

It’s certainly interesting to consider Latin American countries from a US perspective. Aside from the friendlier time differences, transportation and logistics could be simpler, as the article suggests. From a pharma perspective, countries such as Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil are interesting growth markets.

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