• Biotechs Will Make Music In The “Twenty-Twenties”

    Outsourced Pharma Chief Editor Louis Garguilo talks with two biotech CEOs about why they believe this industry should expect an infusion of technology and improved productivity in the coming years.

  • Congressional Testimony: Stop Targeting U.S.-Based API Manufacturers

    A representative for U.S.-based CDMOs recently testified before Congress regarding the fact 80% of our API is manufactured overseas. If you ask me, they picked the right guy to hear from. Here’s some “supplemental testimony” you’ll want to hear from Edward Price, President & CEO, SEQENS N.A.

  • Women In Our Workforce: A Biogen Millennial Manages CMOs

    Tara Caiano, Virtual Plant Manager, Biogen is a young-woman professional. We featured her a few weeks ago, just after she had relocated from Biogen’s Boston location to manage an external supply-chain partner in Switzerland. She also spoke to me about some of her personal experiences. 

  • Are We Comfortable With “Patent-Cliff Innovation”?

    Did you see where they took away the patents for the iPhone from Apple, and the patents for Toyota’s top car models? Of course you didn't — that’s ludicrous. So why is it normal to take away patents, and by extension products, from innovative drug companies? An essay on “patent cliff innovation."

  • Are You – And Your CMOs – Ready For The Second Coming Of DSCSA?

    Last year at this time we were gearing up for DSCSA’s first November deadline. The second November deadline — specific to salable returns verification — is now upon us. Reaching compliance could depend to a large extent on your CDMO and other supply-chain partners. Are they ready? Are you? Here’s some historic perspective from the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA).

  • Biologics Dose And API Outsourcing: A Decade of Decline?

    Can it be that today, when we expect increasing demand for CDMO services, biopharmaceutical companies have decided to outsource less of their commercial production needs than in the past? Some new data provided exclusively to Outsourced Pharma by PharmSource, an organization of GlobalData Plc., seems to suggest so. But if so, why that apparent trend reversal? 

  • CDMO-To-Hospital: A Direct Ending For Generic Shortages?

    Part 2 of our look at the unique business model and ambitious plans of Civica Rx.

  • Ending Generic Drug Shortages At Hospitals: A Capitalist Goes Nonprofit

    The nonprofit CivicaRX continues to gain momentum, and the company’s president and CEO, Martin Van Trieste, believes it’s a business model that is “pro-competition,” and one that others throughout the biopharma industry can adapt as well.

  • Ranbaxy Revisited: Why We Need To Look Back

    The fraud, deception and damage Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. of India perpetrated around the world a decade ago in the form of shoddy and dangerous drug manufacturing practices, is legendary. It’s time to look back. Katherine Eban, author of “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generics Drug Boom” has provided us the means.

  • FDA Leads, C-Suite Lags Continuous Manufacturing Acceptance

    What happened to the continuous manufacturing (CM) revolution that was barreling down the biopharma turnpike? One measurement of progress is the five FDA-approved drugs utilizing CM. I’ve heard positive dispositions on how the FDA is doing all it can to break down the adoption doors. But there’s a sentiment within the industry CM gets stuck in the C-Suite.  


Louis Garguilo

Louis Garguilo is chief editor and conference chair for Outsourced Pharma, and a contributing editor to Life Science Leader magazine. He studied public relations and journalism at Syracuse University (and holds a Master’s in English), and has 30+ years of international experience in business communications and development positions. Louis spent a decade at a global pharmaceutical contract research, development and manufacturing organization; served under the governor of New York in the state’s economic development agency, as liaison to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry; was chief strategic officer for an e-learning software company; and spent most of the ‘80s and ‘90s in Japan as an educator, author, and business communications consultant, including for the Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases.