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  • 5 Reasons External Collaborations Fail In Drug Discovery
    5 Reasons External Collaborations Fail In Drug Discovery

    In an effort to accelerate innovation, streamline the R&D process, satisfy healthcare expectations and improve the rate of return, pharmaceutical companies have come to embrace external collaborations and their outsourcing partners as an essential part of their discovery programs. This trend towards externalization is significant with roughly 90% of companies outsourcing some steps of drug discovery, and with half of all drugs now resulting from such partnerships. This white paper, discusses the different types of external collaborations research organizations engage in, the reasons that many of these partnerships fail to meet expectations, and an informatics solutions to overcome these issues.

  • True Scientific Knowledge Management In R&D: Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs)
    True Scientific Knowledge Management In R&D: Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs)

    One tool holds a unique position among R&D informatics systems. Unlike other systems, electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) both produce data and consume information. An ELN’s ability to capture data, observations, experiences, and context is particularly powerful when combined with other data pipelining tools. The ability to link key pieces of data and mine experiments captured in the ELN for insights fuels true scientific knowledge management. This use case describes the broad organizational benefits that BIOVIA Workbook made possible for a global pharmaceutical company, highlighting how the system is supporting efforts to gain predictive control over key processes in Research and Development.

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Challenges

    The FDA expects organizations to have full visibility and control over their processes - with shared responsibility for contract manufacturing.

  • 4 Factors to Consider When Building Complex Production Systems
    4 Factors to Consider When Building Complex Production Systems

    When machine builders partner with subsystem specialists to simplify and streamline their equipment design, engineering, production, and support, they can save large amounts of time and, in many cases, up to 50 percent of costs — helping to boost profitability and customer satisfaction.

  • How To Evaluate And Select A Staffing Firm
    How To Evaluate And Select A Staffing Firm

    In today’s challenging economy, smart companies are utilizing quality staffing firms to implement a flexible workforce in order to improve operational and business agility. According to statistics from the American Staffing Agency, more than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week. During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire nearly 15 million temporary and contract employees. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, fifty-one percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2017.v

  • A Practical Methodology For Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) Selection
    A Practical Methodology For Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) Selection

    Though ELNs have been around for nearly twenty years, the demand for solutions is growing, as R&D, contract, and commercial labs alike move to stay competitive by leveraging efficiencies associated with a digital lab. Ensure that you make the right decision for your organization.

  • Following FDA Guidance: Continuous Improvement In An Outsourced Environment
    Following FDA Guidance: Continuous Improvement In An Outsourced Environment

    In May 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its draft guidance, “Contract Manufacturing Arrangement for Drugs: Quality Agreements,” with recommendations representing its “current thinking on defining, establishing, and documenting the responsibilities of each party (or all parties) involved in the contract manufacturing of drugs subject to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP). In particular, we describe how parties involved in the contract manufacturing of drugs can utilize Quality Agreements to delineate their responsibilities and assure drug quality, safety, and efficacy.”

  • Saving Process Costs With Software Support: Practical Tips For Phases 1 – 3
    Saving Process Costs With Software Support: Practical Tips For Phases 1 – 3

    Companies are continuously optimizing processes in their efforts to remain competitive and deal with increasingly-demanding challenges. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, and how you can become even more productive with networked tools.

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