COVID-19

Resilient supply chain requires geographic diversity

Manufacturing location is vital to securing the biopharma supply chain – for the finished product, APIs and the raw materials. How vulnerable are we?   “There’s a difference in knowing something and realizing something. We’ve known for quite a while now that we’re too dependent on other countries for our medical supplies. But during this […]

Understanding disruptions to the antibiotic supply resulting from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities within the generic drug supply chain. To minimize the effects of antibiotic API supply disruptions, it is important to understand the underlying reasons for shortages to then identify the best-fit manufacturing partners.   The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global drug supply, as manufacturing companies contend with government-mandated or […]

The COVID-19 pandemic: European regulators respond

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading around the world with, as of this writing, more than one million cases globally and more than 500,000 cases in Europe alone. Here we summarize how The European Medicines Agency (EMA) as well as the European Commission (EC), the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA) and the European Center for Disease […]

COVID-19: Scientific innovation will help us beat this virus

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken the world by storm with over 380K+ cases confirmed worldwide and 16K+ deaths as of this writing.1 Although the word “pandemic” […]

COVID-19 testing: FDA guidance update

As SARS-CoV2 continues to spread, resulting in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients, we examine FDA guidance on in vitro diagnostic testing and respirator use in healthcare settings, and highlight current trials for treatment and vaccines. The novel coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, has now been detected in 50 locations worldwide, […]