Senior McKinsey executive shares insights on the potential contours of pharma’s 'reimagined' operations against the backdrop of COVID-19 and striking a balance between supply chain security and the cost component. A dramatic near-term shift to a “completely onshore model” in markets like the US would not realistically be possible, he indicated.
After 45 years as a domestic Japanese biopharmaceutical company, JCR Pharmaceuticals is expanding into global markets. The company is betting that its manufacturing strength – which helped land a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing deal with AstraZeneca – and blood-brain barrier crossing J-Brain Cargo technology will lead to success in Western markets.
The number of gene therapies in development continues to rise, as trial sponsors widen the scope of addressable conditions, beyond ultra-rare diseases. Will manufacturing capacity – and payer budgets – be able to keep up?
Manufacturing and supply chain resilience ensured that BTG Specialty Pharma met its sales target in the COVID-affected 2020. Its president, Anthony Higham, explained how this was possible while the company busily ̶ and quietly – sought new ownership, and all under the shadow of Brexit.
Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines at unprecedented speed and scale is 2021’s biggest challenge – and mRNA platforms are emerging as the leaders, living up to their promise as the ideal technology for pandemic preparedness.
An new $2.1bn incentive scheme for formulations follows on from an earlier scheme for APIs in India. Experts weigh in on the likelihood of industry participation and whether this $3bn push will result in $41bn of incremental sales for the industry while strengthening supply chains in a post-COVID world.
Kodak, Fujifilm and startups Civica Rx and Phlow fight with grit, vision and government support to restore US pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Weaknesses in the global pharmaceutical supply chain, exposed and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, have led major markets to pursue localization policies aimed at bolstering domestic production capacity. But any significant transformation promises to take many years.
Merck & Co. executive outlines how the company could sustain a “compliant supply performance” amid the pandemic, while senior officials from Sun Pharma, Cipla, Zydus Cadila and Biocon shared insights on coping with supply chain turbulence and moving away from over-dependence on China for starting materials.
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