Challenges When Outsourcing Viral Safety Services

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In the Lab eNewsletter, Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter 06-02-2021, Volume 16, Issue 6

Assessing biosafety using NGS-based tests requires a continuum of skills in molecular biology, biocomputing, virology, and quality systems.

Nowadays, many biopharmaceutical operations are outsourced, from R&D to regulatory-driven testing services. These outsourcing activities require a network of partners working hand-in-hand, as a global ecosystem, to bring new and critical medicines to patients in need. Biopharmaceutical companies are increasingly outsourcing to contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) to not only keep pace with market demands, but also enable rapid expansion of development and manufacturing capabilities, source partners for innovative early stage R&D programs, and achieve greater cost efficiency in resource and expertise utilization.

Read this article in BioPharm International’s Partnerships for Outsourcing May 2021 eBook.

About the authors

Laurent Lafferrère, PhD, is chief operating officer, and Audrey Brussel*, PhD, audrey.brussel@pathoquest.com, is Viral Safety leader; both are at PathoQuest.

*To whom all correspondence should be addressed.