Workforce enablement

With the biopharmaceutical and medical technology industries continuing to grow in both volume and complexity, the people resource needed to be able to skillfully and compliantly manufacture products and ensure they reach patients at the right time continues to expand. In some geographies, the industry is growing faster than new candidates can be identified and trained. At the same time, new technologies are creating a shift in job roles, moving from hands on operators to automated facilities; from quality control testers to data analysts and from on-site support to remote teams.

Identifying ways of quickly onboarding and training new manufacturing operators, of recruiting high quality talent, and of retaining and developing skillsets is under increasing scrutiny across the industry. Many companies are choosing to work with local academia to create training programs, with others bringing training in-house, or contracting out to providers of bespoke packages. All agreed that a common approach would benefit not just employers, but the people in the talent pool as well.

BioPhorum is helping members across Phorum communities focus in on workforce challenges across the value chain. Whether this is using tools such as The Human Performance Assessment Tool, analysis of the needs of teams manufacturing specialized products such as cell or gene therapies, considering diversity and equality challenges, or looking to new skills that will be needed in the future, BioPhorum brings our unique collaboration to a suite of challenges that can help build high performing teams quickly in the manufacturing environment.

Added to this, members report the benefit of using participation in the BioPhorum community for career development and networking purposes for their team members. The result is a powerful tool to help members develop their teams and retain high quality talent.

BioPhorum success stories

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Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products support the quest for better and faster development of cell, gene and RNA therapies​ through connecting therapy developers, contract manufacturing, and testing organizations to gain an understanding and respond to the challenges faced by the advanced therapeutics industry.

Development Group

Development Group accelerates and improves the development process of biopharmaceutical medicines for the benefit of the patient. Replacing isolation with collaboration by providing a “safe” space where subject matter experts can work on sharing solutions and best practice on emerging industry trends, implementation of new technologies and common issues whilst ensuring their intellectual property and confidentiality is protected.

Drug Substance

Drug Substance advances excellence in drug substance manufacturing and testing, acting as an industry voice to accelerate technology adoption, implement post-approval change more rapidly and increase confidence in maintaining compliance.

Fill Finish

Fill Finish accelerates development and acceptance of sustainable world-class filling and packaging operations for drug product which meets the future needs of patients. Through innovative solutions resulting from the sharing of expertise, we can overcome common performance challenges and deliver on quality and regulatory compliance.

Information Technology

Information Technology accelerates digital maturity across the ​global pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

Quality

BioPhorum Quality provides a dedicated, safe space for quality professionals from biomanufacturers and contract organizations to coalesce and enhance effective collaboration to address shared industry challenges.

Regulatory-CMC

Regulatory CMC brings leaders together who have a common goal – to improve access to medicines through innovation in the Regulatory ecosystem. It provides a dedicated space for strategic leadership and a coordinated industry voice, to move from divergence to convergence.

Supply Chain to Patient

Supply Chain to Patient transforms the performance of global pharmaceutical clinical and commercial outbound supply chains through industry collaboration by creating transparent patient-centric, resilient and agile E2E supply chains, that consistently deliver high-quality medicines ensuring an uninterrupted supply to patients.

Supply Partner

Supply Partner is a trusted advisory group and collaboration that is the engine for driving change across the global industry for all things relevant to the inbound supply chain. Addressing the challenges of complexity, resilience, cost, sustainability, and innovation.

Sustainability

Sustainability enables the industry’s transition to a low carbon, circular future – supporting members to improve patient health while respecting the planet. We activate multi-disciplinary teams drawn from our network to deliver environmental sustainability improvements across the value chain.

Technology Strategy

Technology Strategy acts as one voice of the industry to define strategy, accelerate technology transformation and support technology translation and adoption. With a purpose of enabling the future state of flexible, resilient, sustainable end-to-end biomanufacturing.

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An intercompany perspective on practical experiences of predicting, optimizing and analyzing high concentration biologic therapeutic formulations
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The Drug Substance 2.0 Strategic Value Framework
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A vision for the biopharmaceutical industry’s inbound supply chain
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Publications

Documents including best practices, vision statements and peer reviewed papers to help you take value back to your business.

Webinars

Discussing all aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry, from digitization and knowledge management to raw materials, supply chain, sustainability and more. Learn from the perspectives of those at the forefront of the industry.

Podcasts

BioPhorum Connect is our podcast series that keeps you up to date with the latest news and trends in the biopharmaceutical industry. From experienced professionals to thought leaders, these podcasts bring you the insights and perspectives of experts from around the world.

Tools

A variety of resources including design tools and user requirement specifications to help you improve and streamline your business processes.

Benchmarks and Surveys

Research conducted among the BioPhorum membership providing evidence to support change and identify best practice.

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Access a variety of free tools and papers and other resources designed to provide you with up-to-date information and insights to help you make informed decisions and maximize your success. Access our resources today and start making improving and streamlining your business processes.

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