Drug Substance

Benefits Drug Substance


Drug Substance Members’ benefits include:

  • Releasing up to 12,000 hours per annum for a typical site by implementing a risk-based Deviation Management System and so enabling improved investigation and CAPA effectiveness.
  • Delivering 30% increase in asset utilization by introducing type tested valve diaphragms which reduce changeout frequency from 6 to 24 months; also saving ~ 40% engineering labor and use of ~ 50% fewer seals.
  • Reducing significant effort and lead time by drawing upon standard supplier Extractables data defined by the BPOG protocol and instituting a risk-based approach to Leachables testing.
  • Securing $0.5-1.0m annual savings and reducing validation timelines by 6-12 months by introducing a standard and optimized shipping validation best practice process.
  • Reduced risk to License to Operate by addressing subjects of microbial control concern to regulators in the form of best practice protocols for Low Endotoxin Recovery, Mold Control, Anaerobic Bioburden detection and Affinity Capture Chromatography Processing.
  • Improving decision-making regarding company and industry raw material priorities by establishing common processes and database for evaluating, sharing and communicating industry-level risks associated with raw material supply.
  • Lowering risk to licence by defining appropriate notification periods with the supply base by implementing a harmonized risk-based approach to Single Use Change Notifications.
  • Reduced risk of regulatory scrutiny by having industry alignment on internal release testing requirements for SUS materials.
  • Improving quality and robustness of SUS materials by ensuring SUS vendor audits are value added by focusing on key requirements of Quality Systems specific to SUS.



BioPharma manufacturers and CMOs.

Suppliers invited as guests to address commodity-related problems


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