Want to change the future? So do we.

BioPhorum is the biopharmaceutical industry’s trusted environment where members tackle industry challenges, driving innovation to influence the future.

Industry leaders and subject matter experts share knowledge and best practices, utilizing BioPhorum tools and facilitation to overcome issues, improve efficiencies, and benefit from cost reductions.

Biophorum Collaboration

Why my company needs to be a member of BioPhorum

Industry leading facilitation of each workstream

  • Influence through relationships with external partners, standards bodies, regulatory agencies

  • Pooled effort on pre-competitive potential solutions, leveraging academia and Regional Development Agencies

  • Typical workstream ROI delivers between $500k and $5m quoted benefits
Members

Adoption and implementation tools

 

  • Early access to ground-breaking information and experience

  • Support for regulatory audits, learnings and problem solving from the community.

  • Learning and expanding your and your team’s knowledge.

  • As a member, you’ll have access to iMeet/BioPhorum Hub – a member-only collaboration platform with a searchable database of over 11,000 documents including best practice papers, detailed benchmarking surveys and event reports.

  • Our AskBioPhorum member-only online tool allows you to post questions to 7,000 peers and get answers to your questions in real time.

Company-to-company collaboration, all about you and how you engage

  • Opportunity to collaborate with Senior Executives and Subject Matter Experts from Biomanufacturing Industry, as well as networking with biotech companies, CDMOs and suppliers

  • Opportunity to change the risk-reward profile of new technology development

  • Opportunity to benefit from enabling faster adoption of new technologies e.g., by working to identify opportunities to rapid prototype new technologies

  • Providing an understanding of the direction of the industry and identifying future challenges.

Introducing The Hub – making collaboration easy 

BioPhorum is delighted to announce that it will soon be rolling out its new collaboration platform, designed to make it easier for members to access the full range of facilitator-curated deliverables from across the workstreams that are included in their membership. Watch this short animation to understand how it will do this, in addition to supporting greater collaboration across BioPhorum.

USP 1117

USP 1117

now incorporates a risk-based approach for microbial control data integrity based on a BioPhorum assessment.

"With this risk assessment, I’m confident going into inspections, and it really strengthens the acceptability of this approach with regulatory audits"

Michael Knight, Genentech (Roche)

$millions saved

$millions saved

in inventory holding, thanks to reduced post approval lead times for ANVISA led by BioPhorum. Members companies were able to re-enter the Brazilian market, gaining an extra $10-$20m based on a mid-size company.

€75million saved

€75million saved

in reduced facility costs to achieve a viable investment proposal, enabled by the reassurance and implementation of BioPhorum’s closed systems best practice.

75% members

75% members

have adopted the risk-based environmental monitoring approach.

"has helped us improve our EM sample site selection based on risk and a documented rationale, resulting in just the right amount of sampling at the right locations"

Christian Pruckner, Takeda

Increased speed

Increased speed

in defining organization technology strategies, reduced costs of technology development, and reduced risk of introducing new methodologies to agencies –all due to BioPhorum member collaboration.

95% members

95% members

have used the Pre-Use Post Sterilization Integrity Testing BioPhorum recommendation to refresh their sterile filtration QRM strategy.

Time saving

Time saving

and significant cost efficiencies through 22+ improvement projects have been noted by one BioPhorum member using our maturity assessment toolkit across its sites.

Industry alignment

Industry alignment

has been facilitated by BioPhorum through developing and introducing cross-industry insight, such as BLA application, SSMQ strategy deployment, CSTD guidance and viral clearance risk reduction.

DPMM

DPMM

developed by BioPhorum, has been used extensively to inform assessment strategy across company sites.

Don’t miss out

Over 350 memberships across 10 Phorums give you access to the knowledge and experience of more than 7,000 peers.

What do our members think?

What do our members think?

Industry engagement…we can’t do this alone. And what I really love about BioPhorum is that it is bringing both customers and vendors like myself to the same table where we can roll up our sleeves and get to work on this….When is biohazard truly biohazardous and when is contamination not dangerous?  I really, really value the again the BioPhorum platform to allow these conversations.

Corning

Adopting new ways of doing things is difficult and many prefer to stay with what is known if it is working. However, making sure we try to change this mindset toward implementing better practices for patient benefit, and collaborating in BioPhorum, are two of the biggest benefits in terms of technology adoption.

VP, Head of Biologics Technology Innovation Strategy, Biomanufacturer

Our company receives value by aligning with the rest of industry on what the current challenges are and what the long-term technological solutions are to meet those needs. Using the long-term Technology Roadmap, a stepwise approach can be taken to move toward that goal.

Director of Manufacturing Sciences and Technology Biotech, Tech Transfer, Biomanufacturer

One of the advantages of being part of BioPhorum is that we can really align with industry practices and understand what best practices are.

By interacting with other companies and regulatory agencies we can help shape the creation of industry standards and create an industry consensus

Listen to one of our founding directors to learn more about how your organization can benefit from BioPhorum membership

Bayer
"BioPhorum’s CGT process maps can be used for designing a company-specific process and production facility ,"
Jørgen Magnus
Strategic Program Manager at Bayer’s Cell and Gene Therapy Unit
"BioPhorum’s CGT process maps can be used for designing a company-specific process and production facility,"
Bayer
Jørgen Magnus
Strategic Program Manager at Bayer’s Cell and Gene Therapy Unit
Edward Poyo - Merck KGaA Healthcare
"Once fully implemented (BioPhorum’s Maturity Assessment Toolkit), it will be a powerful tool at a global level that allows us to engage suppliers, bring them to the table and offer them some value ."
Edward Poyo
Merck KGaA Healthcare
"Once fully implemented (BioPhorum’s Maturity Assessment Toolkit), it will be a powerful tool at a global level that allows us to engage suppliers, bring them to the table and offer them some value."
Edward Poyo - Merck KGaA Healthcare
Edward Poyo
Merck KGaA Healthcare
Sade Mokuolu - Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
"Because of BioPhorum, we now have a much more collaborative and centralized approach when end-users approach suppliers for information and overall industry engagement."
Sade Mokuolu
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
"Because of BioPhorum, we now have a much more collaborative and centralized approach when end-users approach suppliers for information and overall industry engagement."
Sade Mokuolu - Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
Sade Mokuolu
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

Cell & Gene Therapy

Maximizing the impact of the many advanced therapies under development requires that the industry comes together to improve understanding of how to develop, control and manufacture these life changing therapies.

We connect strategic thinkers in drug development and contract manufacturing organizations with the aim of ensuring harmonization and alignment around issues such as potency assays, phase-appropriate guidance for critical quality attributes, operator safety, regulatory guidelines, and C&GT-specific validation issues, as well as working toward resolving the current challenges to commercializing C&GT products. Discover more and learn about the outputs here.

Development Group

The ever-increasing need to reduce product development lead times and the opportunities to exploit innovative technologies in development are two key industry themes that remain at the forefront of our work. The Phorum successfully connects process development organizations and provides a space where subject matter experts can work on issues such as quality by design and process characterization, cell line technologies, and molecule selection. Read some of the outputs and discover how you could benefit by getting involved.

Drug Substance

Accelerating improvement, exploiting opportunities offered by innovation, and identifying best practice approaches across all aspects of the manufacturing process – these are the essential objectives

Data and digital capabilities are at the core of many of these industry challenges. Work in BioPhorum Drug Substance is informed by BioPhorum Technology Strategy, which has summarized our industry’s market drivers and trends. Capacity, flexibility, sustainability and pace all feature as requirements to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Find out more about what our members are currently discussing and learn about some of the successful implementations of our output.

Fill Finish

Quality and demonstrating compliance are two priorities of BioPhorum Fill Finish. Representatives of the world’s top sterile filling operations come together to develop solutions to some of the most intractable technical and regulatory challenges.To address these challenges in drug product aseptic filling (‘fill’) and secondary packaging (‘finish’) operations, our community of industry experts is working relentlessly to continually improve the pharmaceutical quality system (PQS). Together they continue to strive towards developing and implementing safe, predictable, lean, and agile processes in drug product operations. Find out more about the Phorum output here. 

Information Technology

IT and digital advances are crucial in responding to the pharmaceutical industry’s challenges around speed, cost, quality, flexibility, and sustainability. Unlocking and realizing the value in the industry’s IT opportunities is the core mission of the IT Phorum. 

The digital manufacturing facility of the future needs to consider technology advances alongside organizational perspectives while maintaining foundational security requirements. All elements must be considered in the long term to deliver systemic change toward the digital factory vision. Our members collaborate in a format that stimulates and supports industry innovation and implementation. 

Regulatory-CMC

BioPhorum Regulatory CMC is affording professionals the opportunity to shape their own collaboration program focused on challenges and opportunities across strategy, science, operations, submissions and compliance. Following a discovery program of work with Heads of Regulatory CMC, in which we identified some key topics of collaboration, we are giving you the opportunity to participate and help us to shape the final collaboration program. This will focus on, filing and review, interactions with Health Authorities, and harmonization. Our mission is not just to discuss, but to deliver applicable outputs and publications that will have an impact – learn more about how you can get involved.

Supply Chain to Patient

The pharmaceutical outbound supply chain was built on a blockbuster model and doesn’t fit the needs of the changing pipeline and new modalities currently being developed. The geopolitical challenges of recent years have shown that the outbound supply chain needs to evolve to become more agile, and resilient, and address a more expectant end-user bying on patient-centricity. Industry collaboration can accelerate improvements and transform performance in a way not possible when working independently. This Phorum is founded on the belief that learning from each other and challenging current thinking to re-imagine the supply chain can reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Supply Partner

BioPhorum SP members want the inbound supply chain for the biomanufacturing industry to be recognized as one of the best-understood and managed global supply chains. They intend to be not only a trusted advisory group but also the engine that drives change for the industry. Working together, we aim to achieve supply chain transformation that provides:

  • an enhanced robustness and resilience
  • accelerated capability and capacity to effect technology adoption
  • reduced cost of quality, and
  • industry-wide alignment on operational implementation

There’s an extensive list of Phorum successes and tangible benefits that have been delivered to define industry best practise.

Sustainability

The BioPhorum Sustainability program is jointly designed, governed, and delivered by a membership drawn from licence holders, contract manufacturers, major suppliers and niche suppliers. This dynamic partnership means that we can quickly focus on the areas that have the greatest industry impact, and we can leverage learning from each other and other sectors – the chemical industry and the built environment for example.

BioPhorum’s unique ability to build a strong coalition for change for an entire industry is now being applied to the greatest challenge of our generation. Driven by evident industry needs, Phorum members are working to develop agreed industry benchmarks, establish the ROI of sustainability investments and to increase the efficacy of implementation of members’ sustainability strategies.

Technology Strategy

With a mission to define strategies to accelerate technology transformation and support the adoption of innovative technologies, BioPhorum Technology Strategy evolved from BioPhorum Technology Roadmapping, strives to realize the technology roadmap vision 2.0.

This is being achieved through a multi-stakeholder team of member companies with collective capability and influence who are committed to driving forth industry goals associated with: Speed to market, Quality, Value, Agility and On-Demand Supply and Sustainability.

Building on industry feedback to standardize plasmid release specifications

Plasmids release specifications are critical to the manufacture of many cell and gene therapy (CGT) products, but current regulatory... read more

How to predict, optimize and analyze high-concentration biologic therapeutic formulations

Developing high-dose biologic drugs for subcutaneous injection often requires high-concentration formulations. It also needs to optimize... read more

A media fingerprinting toolbox that comes with a host of benefits

Cell culture media raw materials can contain many chemical substances, each with its own properties. While simple substances can be... read more

Why 100% visual inspection does not mean 100% defect detection

There is a common misunderstanding that 100% visual inspection (VI) of biopharmaceutical products should mean 100% detection of defects.... read more

How to bridge the data integration gap between sponsors and contract organizations

Bringing BioPhorum’s unique perspective to continuous manufacturing in biologics

Continuous manufacturing (CM) has been a goal for the pharmaceutical industry for several years. While small molecule drug substances and... read more

Supply Chain to Patient has launched!

Have your outbound supply chain costs increased? Do you want to leverage data and digital technologies more effectively to reduce... read more

Electronic data exchange – the foundation for an efficient, resilient inbound supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical unrest, and military action across the world have fundamentally disrupted the assumption and practice... read more

How are you improving your environmental sustainability performance?

Climate change and global warming resulting from greenhouse gas emissions are widely recognized as the biggest threats to global health.... read more

Adding value for analytical instrument partners

Analytical instrument vendors have been integral to developing and publishing our technology roadmaps and developing product... read more

Introducing MediPhorum

The medical technology (MedTech) industry is a critical and complex sector. As highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, the MedTech industry provides a wide array of products and technologies that are vital to the safe and effective provision of care to many. Also, as seen over recent years, there is often the requirement for flexibility in supply, rapid development, and the introduction of new products to keep pace with global public health demands.

Advanced Wound Care and Wound Management

Advanced wound care (AWC) is the medical treatment for wounds that have not healed properly using conventional wound care products such as gauze, bandages, plasters, and wadding.

AWC involves treating chronic or complex wounds using products that are not as easily obtained over the counter. AWC can be divided into three main categories: wound healing, infection prevention, and restoration.

Drug Delivery

Drug delivery products are therapeutic and diagnostic products combining drugs, devices, and/or biological products, which enable safer and more efficient treatment due to careful and precise drug targeting, local administration, and tailored treatment.

Introducing the new MediPhorum

MediPhorum by BioPhorum has been launched to bring together senior business leaders and subject matter experts across multiple MedTech... read more

Introducing the new MediPhorum

MediPhorum by BioPhorum has been launched to bring together senior business leaders and subject matter experts across multiple MedTech... read more

Introducing the new MediPhorum

MediPhorum by BioPhorum has been launched to bring together senior business leaders and subject matter experts across multiple MedTech... read more
BioPhorum Deliverables Report
BioPhorum brings you the latest Deliverables Report, an informative and inspiring consolidation of the benchmarks, position papers, guidance documents, assessment tools, industry user requirements, study results, and roadmaps produced in the last twelve months.
BioPhorum Downloads
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.
Case Studies
Welcome to the BioPhorum case studies page, where you can learn how our clients have used our service to discover innovative solutions and save money. Here you can read real-life stories of how various organizations have used our unique data-driven approach to streamline their processes and make the most of their resources. Whether you're looking for inspiration or want to learn more about the potential benefits of our service, you'll find it here.
Webinars and podcasts
Welcome to BioPhorum Connect, the podcast series that keeps you up to date with the latest news and trends in the biopharmaceutical industry. From experienced professionals to thought leaders, this podcast brings you the insights and perspectives of experts from around the world. We'll discuss all aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry, from digitization and knowledge management to raw materials, supply chain, sustainability and more. So, join us on our journey as we explore the world of biopharmaceuticals and learn from the perspectives of those at the forefront of the industry.