When, why, and how to work with contract manufacturing partners (CMOs) to drive your production success.
Whether you are an emerging novel technology developer or a large established manufacturer, commercializing and maintaining production of medical devices is a complex and risk-filled business.
Managing the production of biochemical reagents and formulations for your device can be particularly fraught with manufacturing challenges.
Sometimes, the production of these chemical components, with their associated, quality, regulatory, supply-chain, personnel, and expenditure challenges is better dealt with outside of your facilities. While the decision whether to outsource your manufacturing is business-critical, the choices become clearer as you analyze resource limitations, growth strategy and the complementary benefits, capabilities, and expertise of your potential external partner. In this webinar, we discuss the rational for moving your device production to a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) and detail the important considerations for vetting your new reagent and formulation partner. We will delve into characteristics of contract manufacturing, discuss how to choose a partner whose expertise aligns with your needs, and use case-studies to demonstrate how the right CMO can mitigate risk and deliver on your med device manufacturing operating plan.
The life science business of Merck operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.
Head of Strategic Implementation & Marketing, CMO
Cheri Drennan has more than 27 years’ experience in the diagnostics industry. She started her career with Merck as a Senior Scientist in Molecular Biology. She has held positions within Technology Transfer, Operations management, and project/portfolio management before joining the DxS marketing team, where she is passionate about helping contract manufacturing customers achieve their diagnostic product commercialization goals. Cheri holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.
Senior Commercial Project Manager
Robbie has 10 years’ experience in various scientific industries. He started his career with Merck as a Production Chemist. He has held positions within Technology Transfer, Operations management, and project/program management before joining the DxS marketing team, where he supports with assessing business opportunities and project management through Commercialization. Robbie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College and a Masters of Science degree from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (SIUE).