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June 17, 2021

The Analytical Detective: Understanding Impurities in the Molecule Assessment Process

Colman Byrne, a senior analytical services expert at DSI, describes the molecule assessment process as detective work, in which physical chemists assess different pieces of information to solve a puzzle. Questions that must be answered in the process include: What is the product supposed to be and do?
July 15, 2021

The Analytical Detective: Benefit-Risk Balance and the Analytical Testing Process

In any pharmaceutical development program, there are risk-benefit analyses being done to assist with decision-making processes. Expedited development presents a different balance to a company’s risk-benefit in order to bring a particular molecule forward as quickly as possible because of the potential benefits.
August 19, 2021

Trust and Expertise: Defining The Value Of The Person-In-Plant

As sponsors have started to shift more and more of their manufacturing to outsourcing partners, relationship building has become an even greater priority. This is where the person-in-plant becomes an invaluable source for building a more trusting relationship with the contract research manufacturer (CMO). Essentially, a person-in-plant is a sponsor employee or, more often, a third-party expert consultant who is present at the contract manufacturing site to observe, support, and provide feedback to all stakeholders.