Tag Archives: services

  • Fall Networking Event, a Success!

    … professionals in the West Chester area. Some of the attendees included representatives from Innovation Technology Action Group, renowned local artist, Motionista, DNB First Banking, JetPay Payroll services, S.C. Blodgett & Co., Inc., Gallagher Consulting, IComm, SparkNET Technologies, and Fox Rothschild LLP…just to name a few. One of our lucky attendees even walked away with a gift card to Éclat Chocolate, gourmet chocolate by Christopher Curtin. We had a fantastic turn out of roughly …

  • Metrics and their Importance in Lean Biomanufacturing

    … inoculum preparation and work up can be appropriately synchronized to assure that the tanks are ready to be re-inoculated with the next batch once they have been cleaned and re-sterilized. This should be a key area of focus for both fully integrated companies that have their own facilities or CMO’s that provides manufacturing services for client companies. In either case, lost production time has an impact on both business models, although for CMO’s there may be a greater pressure because …

  • Pharmaceutical Consultants-The Key to a Rapidly Changing Industry

    … performance, and enhance the quality of pharmaceutical products. Consultants can also provide solutions for the manifold certification and approval processes required by the government and other official entities for healthcare products and services. Smart Consulting Group operates on the understanding that the client-consultant relationship is a partnership that promotes finding the best solutions to achieve the desired business objectives. With Smart Consulting, “you will have access …

  • Pharmaceutical Consulting and BMI’s 4th Quarter Update

    … annual growth rate (CAGR) is projected to be only 1.76% over the next five years. This slowdown is the result of several factors, including patent expirations, increasing FDA scrutiny, pending healthcare reform, the overall economic climate, and decreased demand for medications and medical services. In this difficult environment, pharmaceutical consultants could prove to be the key factor that enables many drug manufacturers to maintain a competitive edge. Intimately bound together, the …

  • Hiring a Pharmaceutical Consultant: 7 Steps to Success

    … and then determines the steps and methods necessary to get you from here to there. Selecting just the right consulting firm for your company and your needs involves not so much examining what the consultants can do, but how they do it. Below are 7 key considerations to choosing the right pharmaceutical consultant. 1. Honesty Now this may seem painfully obvious, but it is something you just can’t afford to overlook. Consulting firms generally offer a broad range of services, and some have …

  • The Smart Road to Pharmaceutical Consulting

    Expenses surrounding R&D, production, regulatory compliance, marketing, and product distribution continue to increase. The cost of medication and various kinds of specialized health services continue to rise. In addition, the number of blockbuster drugs is dwindling, safety concerns are growing, and greater government intervention looms. All of this means that the value of and the return on investment for pharmaceutical consulting services are also increasing. Staying competitive and …

  • Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms: Hero or Hype?

    Pharmaceutical consultancy is emerging as a way for manufacturers to manage the increasing pressures of rising costs, heavier regulatory compliance, and stiffer competition. Although a relatively new area of expertise, pharmaceutical consultants are proving to be a valuable asset to both pharmaceutical manufacturers facing rising costs of R&D, production, and distribution, as well specialized healthcare services trying to control their own rising costs. Everyone is finding themselves in …

  • What You Need to Know About Vendor Audits

    … the quality management of the whole organization, through its procedures and data processes.  It is an assessment of quality control measures taken by the vendor to assure that their products and services are acceptable for business transaction.  During this audit they will also verify computer systems developed or used by the vendor, make sure they meet all of the regulatory requirements, as well as have the testing documentation requirements. A vendor audit should not be only limited to …

  • How Will Obama Care Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry?

    … more children and elderly will gain coverage which will increase the number of prescriptions for medicines and other health care services. The amount of money, time and energy spent by Big Pharma in promoting this bill has left the American public suspicious and a bit cynical about industry intentions.  Will this tarnish industry perceptions?  Most informed industry observers believe that the industry won’t be in any worse shape than it suffered during the Clinton era when scrutiny was very …

  • The Role of Interim Monitors in Divestitures

    … established in the market. In recent years, the FTC has included an interim monitor provision in those consent orders in which an upfront buyer has been identified and the divestiture will take place shortly after the finalization of the deal.  Although it is the FTC’s decision whether to appoint an interim monitor or not, most divestitures in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry involving upfront buyers, in recent years, have required the services of an interim monitor.  …

  • Retirement of Mickey Flynn

    … the Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee.  Molineaux will continue in his role as senior vice president for membership services and begin over the next five months to transition into broader operational responsibilities of the association. Flynn is a founder of Pennsylvania Bio, the trade association for the bioscience industry in Pennsylvania, and served as a Board member and chairman before assuming the role of president of the association in November 2005. “Mickey …