Within the life sciences industry, quality challenges are a given for manufacturers. What compounds management's task is handling quality issues at the same time as the non-stop pressure to accelerate innovation, exceed public and private health expectations, and improve efficiency across the pharmaceutical development lifecycle. Today, this has become neither feasible or cost-effective for companies to do on their own, which is why nearly half of life science companies plan to spend more on outsourced relationships in 2014.
The challenge here becomes creating a single, coherent view of quality and compliance that extends beyond the enterprise. Unfortunately, many life sciences organizations face disconnects in key areas like culture, leadership, business processes, and supporting technology, all of which preclude optimal external relationships from forming.
In this Research Spotlight, LNS Research will provide insight into emerging best practices around:
- The opportunities and challenges with collaboration in life sciences today
- How disconnected IT environments hinder outsourcing
- Next-generation quality and compliance solutions
- Actionable recommendations for success