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Shabbir T. Anik, PhD, is vicepresident of scientific affairs and global PDS operations, Patheon, Inc., 2100 Syntex Court, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5N 7K9, tel. 650.962.8406.
Colin M. Minchom, PhD, is group director of PDS operations, Toronto region operations at Patheon, Inc.
Successfully taking a new chemical entity from proof-of-concept to commercialization requires the biopharmaceutical company to carefully evaluate a contract services provider's formulation department and ability to become a fully integrated supplier.