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  ~~ Getting Patients a Drug That Works October 25, 2017 David Marash MENG, Keck Graduate Institute Supply chain integrity is a fundamental component of effective patient treatment. The 10th annual Biosupply Management Alliance Conference highlighted many challenges and solutions in this space. Thermal and vibrational shocks were singled out as major sources of deviation […]

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Oct 18, 2017 Devendra Mishra Co-Founder and Executive Director, Bio Supply Management Alliance   When the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) was born a decade ago right here in the Bay Area, the goals were lofty: create a worldwide community of operations and supply chain management leaders and professionals in the biotech, biopharma, and biomedical […]

BSMA Conference Report October 17, 2017 Nancy Matti Master of Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Processing 2018 Keck Graduate Institute Claremont, CA As a graduate student studying various process developments and manufacturing platforms, I never looked into what happens to my drug product afterwards. I naively assumed shipping the product to the pharmacies and hospitals around the world […]

  Swetha Prabhakaran 10/17/2017 As biopharmaceutical process engineers-in-training at KGI, most of us are only exposed to the R&D, process development, quality and regulatory features of the industry. I’m sure that the other BSMA conference attendees in my cohort would agree that the experience has really opened our eyes to the supply chain aspect of […]

Addressing Global Risk and Opportunities Response to regulatory uncertainties and rapid innovation in the global supply chains for temperature-controlled medicines were highlighted at the 8th Annual Conference of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA). Although much attention was naturally placed on large molecule biotech drugs, several speakers made the point that every product has prescribed […]

Innovations to Meet Regulatory Requirements, Reduce Costs, and Improve Efficiency Calabasas, November 12, 2015. The 2015 Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) Conference met in Foster City, CA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Executives from over 40 biopharma companies addressed challenges and exchanged solutions for Clinical Supply Chain Management which poses one of the biggest challenges […]

Foster City, CA, November 3, 2015:  When the 2015 Bio Supply Management Alliance Conference met in Foster City, CA on October 15th this year, every supply chain professional in attendance was in agreement about one thing. The way that we think about and approach the career path of young professionals in biotech hoping to move […]

Foster City, CA, October 29, 2015:  The 2015 Bio Supply Management Alliance Conference met in Foster City, CA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The 240+ members in attendance heard a broad spectrum of speakers address the major issues confronting supply chain executives in the biopharma industry, namely genomics-data-driven incubation, improved processes in the end-to-end supply chain […]

The biopharmaceutical sector is rapidly evolving – can your supply chain keep up?   By Prashant Yadav, Director of Healthcare Research at the William Davidson Institute, and faculty member of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, USA ~ published in “The Medicine Maker” June 26th, 2015 The biopharmaceutical industry is undergoing a striking transition. […]

In industries such as high-tech electronics and consumer products, the demand-driven supply chain has been a disruptive innovation yielding significantly greater benefits compared with the historical supply driven strategy. In contrast, the biotech industry appears under-served in this regard where a transformation is underway in the industry from being innovators and marketers to becoming a […]