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CMO 2016

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LIFESCIENCELEADER.COM THE CMO LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2016 24 TECH TRANSFER Outsourcing to add capacity or ensure capabilities? You should be saying, 'Hey, here's where it's not working out. Can you change staff or equipment? Can you change the way you'll process this?' "However," he continues, "just like that employee who's not working out, you're not going to spend forever figuring things out. At some point and in some cases, you have to say, 'Look, this is not a good relationship for either of us.' Often it's also better for the CMO to move on." A final word from Kemwell's Advant: "If you've had the right discussions throughout the relationship, both sides will already know clearly and be prepared for what is coming next. Again, the best transfer techniques and decisions are always a result of mutual understanding." L problem or uncertainty in capability? Have you provided sufficient resources and information? Have you communi- cated closely and provided feedback? Are you willing to invest in your partner "You treat the CMO as one of your employees. If your employee is not working out, you want to make sure you've provided clear direction. What part of ownership are you taking for any By L. Garguilo WHO'S GOT THE BEST TECH TRANSFER PROTOCOLS? All sponsors, particularly smaller pharma or virtual companies, need to ask: 'How do I fully leverage the systems and processes at my CMO?' H A N K S T E R N VP CMC, Alexo Therapeutic PA N E L S E S S I O N S E X H I B I T I O N N E T W O R K I N G R E G I S T E R T O D A Y S T A R T I N G A T $ 3 9 9 P R O D U C E D B Y L I F E S C I E N C E L E A D E R & B I O C O M

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