Magazine Article | March 7, 2018

Quality Adds Empathy To Outsourcing

Source: Life Science Leader

By Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor, Outsourced Pharma
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Vinita Kumar, VP, QA/QC, Versartis, might be called an empathetic quality expert when it comes to working with contract development and manufacturing organizations. But don’t interpret that as a descriptor for relaxed standards or a lenient approach; it’s actually just the opposite. Reaching a level of shared experience between drug sponsor and service provider requires adhering to specific tenets and a heightened commitment — on both sides. If attained, Kumar says, “Never does that importance of real collaboration reveal itself more than in hard times for your program when you need it most.”