CMOs play several valuable roles for emerging pharma companies: manufacturer, sounding board, safety net, among others. Battle-tested, with skills honed through years of working with large pharmaceutical companies and the FDA, CMOs uniquely know the lay of the land and can help guide emerging pharma companies along the right path. Values, ethics and compliance are integral to the CMO’s ability to maintain high professional standards and pass along good practices to their customer base. For emerging pharma companies, choosing a CMO with these qualities can make the difference between success and failure.
Based on my experiences working with both large and small pharmaceutical companies, I would like to offer some tips for both CMOs and emerging pharma companies to leverage values and ethics in successful drug development.
Dos and Don’ts