BioCrossroadsLINX.com lists those 128 service categories on a flow chart with each phase of the drug development process. Users can click on the service and a list of the companies offering this service will populate the screen with additional links to company profiles. The database is further searchable by company name, keyword, development phase and service category.
The report and the Web site give further shape to the recently announced BioCrossroadsLINX initiative. The LINX effort is designed to build educational and workforce development programs related to biopharma manufacturing and development, resulting in a more fully defined sector of contract service providers that can expand service offerings at home and connect other biotechnology discovery centers across the United States, such as San Diego.
"Within the last few months, several major pharmaceutical companies announced that they will be doing more and more outsourcing. Some even plan on having 100 percent of their manufacturing done by expert contractors," said David Johnson, President and CEO of BioCrossroads. "Indiana's contract service providers are uniquely positioned to build the regional economy; enhance our signature strengths; and capitalize on the outsourcing needs of both the pharmaceutical and the biotechnology industries."
Johnson added, "We have a strong foundation of CSP businesses and the right people to help them expand as the industry turns more opportunistically to these expert-intensive, cost-effective outsourced services. In fact, our 40 CSPs are already doing work for everyone from the top ten pharma companies to large and small biotechs to single researchers trying to develop a promising molecule."
"This report is a great piece of work. The information here not only
defines the contract service provider sector, but also analyze
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