Biopharmaceuticals, a subset of drugs that are manufactured in living cells, have uniquely challenging supply chains due to their large number of raw materials, very high purity requirements, and special packaging considerations. Manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals can tackle these problems more efficiently if they partner with an experienced and qualified supplier. In this whitepaper we address the topics companies should keep in mind when choosing a supply chain partner, including the testing, purification, and packaging services that suppliers can offer.
- Packaging considerations unique to the biopharmaceutical industry
- Current trends in reagents and equipment for biopharmaceutical manufacturing
- Costs and benefits of qualifying multiple, redundant suppliers
- Purification and retesting services for raw materials