Tag Archives: Research

  • WHO Ebola Vaccine Meeting

    … partners moving in tandem and at the same accelerated pace. More than 90 participants, including some of the world’s leading scientists, came, on short notice, from national and university Research institutions, also in Africa, government health agencies, ministries of health and foreign affairs, national security councils, and several offices of Prime Ministers and Presidents. Also represented were national and regional drug regulatory authorities, the MSF (Doctors Without Borders) medical …

  • Bottlenecking Theory

    Bottlenecking Theory Lean Biomanufacturing, by Dr. Nigel J. Smart Understanding this theory can help address key concepts that can help your Research team yield optimal results. It’s important to begin your Research by first running through some equations that will help your team throughout your experimental endeavors. After all, you wouldn’t read a book if you didn’t know its terminology first, right? It’s important to be well versed in the material that you are working on in order to …

  • Risks in Lean Compliance

    … identify potential risks before embarking on any sort of endeavor, especially something that involves time and money for your Research team. By ranking and understanding the probability of various occurrences, based on a specific action or step in your process, you will have an overall better grasp on what could potentially cause issues down the line. If you’ve read SCG’s blog on waste removal, some of these concepts may not be unfamiliar to you. When identifying and understanding …

  • Waste Removal

    Waste Removal Lean Biomanufacturing, Dr. Nigel J. Smart The million dollar question in lean biomanufacturing is (drum roll please)….how can we go about removing all of that waste? Although the process seems rather grueling, trust in the fact that waste removal is beneficial to your Research. Waste removal will have a major impact on your team’s overall biomanufacturing goals. Yes, sometimes various components of your Research cannot be eliminated. And if that is found to be true within your …

  • Value Stream Mapping

    Value Stream Mapping Lean Biomanufacturing, by Dr. Nigel J. Smart No one company can do it all. It’s nearly impossible to implement every fresh, new Research method that enters the market into your company’s regimen. To put it simply, not every method may best fit your company’s overall goals. Understanding this key concept will be invaluable to your Research team’s overall operations. Science is ever-changing and although the industry is bursting with excitement, one can get a bit in …

  • Kaizen Events

    Implementing Kaizen Events into Your Research Team’s Methodology Lean Biomanufacturing, Dr. Nigel J. Smart In lean biomanufacturing the term Kaizen events “refers to the impact of the outcome relative to the cost expended.” Much different than most constructive concepts, in a Kaizen event once the main event is complete, the Researchers’ work is far from over.  In fact, their work has only just begun. These processes are quite complex and require strong attention to detail. A vital …

  • Fishbone Analysis

    Understanding the Basics of Fishbone Analysis Lean Biomanufacturing, Dr. Nigel J. Smart Tackling the demands of the biopharmaceutical industry can prove to be quite trying in today’s competitive field. Yet with proper Research and experimentation, companies can readily understand the kinks in their systematic methods early on, leading to great success in their Research. Tools like fishbone analysis can ultimately help yield accurate results and benefit Researchers in the long term within their …

  • Reaching into Research and Development of a Supply Chain Strategy

    … selection of raw materials and components and their suppliers early in the development cycle. The strategy should be based on risk management principles and the needs and demands of the commercial market. The strategy would consider the unique attributes of the material and suppliers balanced against the potential risks that may be encountered when manufacturing for the commercial market. To read the full white paper, click on the following link: Reaching into Research and Development for …

  • Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms: Hero or Hype?

    … the position of having to do more with less, and a little expert help along the way can be a valuable resource. Consider the decline in funding growth for biomedical Research. Annual funding for Research increased from $75.5 billion to $101.1 billion from 2003 to 2007, an annual growth rate of 3.4% after adjusting for inflation. In 2008, however, funding dropped to an estimated $88.8 billion. This could easily be interpreted as a major hurdle for continued progress in Research and innovation, …

  • Diabetes Trends Until 2025

    … rapidly becoming one of the most important areas in the pharmaceutical industry, and from 2010 until 2025, the market’s growth will speed up dramatically. Following are some indicators that reveal the future of the diabetes market and that are the focus of pharmaceutical consultants and their top clients: -The diabetes market will have access to highly superior diabetic products. -Research and development for diabetes therapies will center on technologies that enhance clinical …

  • The Secret to Tissue Regeneration… In The Body of a Worm?

    Scientists from the University of Nottingham have uncovered the gene that allows an amazing worm to regenerate its body parts after these have been amputated; and we’re talking about even its whole head and brain! The discoveries made about the Planarian worm could be a huge step forward into one day seeing real results in regards to the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues. For the first time, this Research, headed by Dr. Aziz Aboobaker, a Research Councils UK Fellow, and …

  • The Secret to Tissue Regeneration… In The Body of a Worm?

    Scientists from the University of Nottingham have uncovered the gene that allows an amazing worm to regenerate its body parts after these have been amputated; and we’re talking about even its whole head and brain! The discoveries made about the Planarian worm could be a huge step forward into one day seeing real results in regards to the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues. For the first time, this Research, headed by Dr. Aziz Aboobaker, a Research Councils UK Fellow, …