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Managing Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Vendor Identification and Selection Through Use of a Request for Proposal

By: Susan Dana Jones, Ph.D. and Howard L. Levine, Ph.D.
Reprinted with permission of American Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, July/August 2005

Selection of the appropriate CMO is a critical activity in biopharmaceutical development. The selection process can be streamlined through generation of a precise set of inclusion/exclusion criteria and use of a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Strategies for efficient management of the RFP process are described using case studies.