"Contracting with a CMO without complete in-house expertise will add unnecessary time to the CTM process. In these cases, performing a GMP audit of the CMO, plus all of the other companies (formulators, laboratories, labelers, etc.) that the CMO uses in the supply chain, will add significantly to the overall cost and time for the technical transfer of the product," he explains.
The new white paper illustrates how the proper selection of a CMO can help meet product schedules and minimize potential restart activities. The paper reviews the roles that the CMO must be able to play in CTM process, from first steps through the completion, and details the key areas of Raw Materials, Formulation, and Final Drug Product (FDP).
The white paper also discusses how a fully-capable CMO will have the ability to perform all the required processes in CTM – including excipient and API release for GMP manufacture, formulation, in-process testing, environmental monitoring, filter integrity testing, and final release testing.
To download the new, free white paper, "Clinical Trial Material Production and Testing: Is Your CMO Providing Everything You Need," visit http://www.microtestlabs.com/clinical-trial-material-production-testing-paper/.
Mello, the author of the white paper, is Director of Project Management, Manufacturing, for Microtest Laboratories. Mello's 15 years of experience span Aseptic Fill/Finish, Microbiology, Method Transfer, Stability of Drug Product, Medical Devices/Combo Devices, and Sterilization Sciences. He holds a graduate degree in Biological Sciences and is a Specialist Microbiologist (NRM).
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