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Best Practice Database Supports Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) Operations

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Practices, LLC recently completed a new study to better understand resource and investment levels, expertise, and activities in global (pre-launch) Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) operations in top pharmaceutical companies. This data-rich study provides numerous operational benchmarks around CMC facilities in terms of number/geographic locations, types of CMC activity performed, and FTEs by function and advanced degrees. The research also delivers benchmarks around number of projects, batches processed and timeframes for CMC activities. Other topic areas include capabilities & expertise and performance & measures. This study is intended to provide executives with data to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their CMC operations and provide insights to improve drug development programs.

To view the study abstract or complimentary summary of the full report "Pharmaceutical Science Excellence: CMC Activities, Resources, and Performance," click on the following link

In a benchmarking study that included such influential companies as Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer, many key topics were covered, including:

     * Scope of Operations
     * Activities
     * Facilities
     * Resources and Education Levels
     * Outputs and Development Timeframes
     * Capabilities & Expertise
     * Performance and Measures
     * Efficiency Ratios
     * Lessons Learned

    Among the key topics gathered in this report are:

     * Percent of Activities Outsourced
     * Number of Labs/Plants
     * Type of Labs/Plants
     * Location of Labs/Plants
     * CMC FTE Data
     * Percent of FTEs Located at Central R&D Location
     * Percentage of FTEs in Each CMC Function
     * Percentage of FTEs with Advanced Degrees
     * Number of Drug Development Projects
     * Number of CMC Batches
     * Percentage of Work Completed by CMOs
     * Number of CMOs Used
     * CMC Development Timeframes
     * Organizational Capabilities
     * CMC Performance Measures

For more information on this report, contact Ben Gregory at or (919) 767-9160. To access the full report or download a complimentary copy of the report summary, go to


Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profound principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategies of world-class companies. For more than 15 years, our highly credentialed research staff has conducted primary research exclusively for our Fortune 500 client base.

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