Based on its recent analysis of the pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Corden Pharma with the 2011 Western Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence.
"Corden Pharma offers unparalleled value to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies by custom manufacturing of complex pharmaceutical materials and drug products," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Aiswariya Chidambaram. "Leveraging proprietary technologies and flexible production equipment, the company offers its clients an extensive range of high quality products at cost-effective prices."
The company distinguishes itself from other contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) by virtue of its technical excellence and unique product portfolio. Core competencies within custom manufacturing include APIs and Drug Product, highly potent peptides, amino acid derivatives and building blocks for peptide synthesis, synthetic phospholipids and lipid derivatives, polymers, carbohydrates, and leading innovations in pseudoproline dipeptides, an important tool in augmenting the efficiency of peptide synthesis.
"The company’s unique product mix comprising conventional and innovative amino acid and lipid derivatives, peptide building blocks, polymers and carbohydrates of highest purity at competitive cost, coupled with a business model emphasising technology leadership, quality and superior customer service is central to its outstanding performance," adds Aiswariya.
Manufacturing equipment is the keystone to Corden Pharma’s superior quality. While several custom manufacturers possess large capacity, Corden Pharma is not only capable of large volume production but also lays strong emphasis on the flexibility and adaptability of its equipment to suit the short- and long-term needs of developing complex materials.
The company’s approach towards the custom manufacturing market starts at the pre-clinical phase of the product concept and continues through to the development and commercialisation of the customer’s drug product or fine chemical. Appropriate analytical and regulatory services are offered throughout all stages of development.
"The production capacities of the company range from small kilo to tonne capacity, providing optimised value, cost considerations and supply chain management for each customer’s position in the commercialisation process," remarks Aiswariya "In addition, the company also support the regulatory requirements of its customers and continuously upgrades itself on the technological front."
Corden Pharma has pursued a consistent strategy of paying heed to its customers’ needs and meeting them successfully, which is evident from the transformation the company has undergone, since its inception. Being comprised of 6 GMP manufacturing facilities across Europe and the US acquired from well-known pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, Corden Pharma provides customers global access to a combined legacy of excellence formed from each facility’s respective areas of expertise. For example, though Corden Pharma’s Swiss manufacturing facility initially started its operations with custom manufacturing of amino acids, peptides and lipids, it has gradually moved into conjugation (lipids and peptides through linkers, lipopeptides) based on customer requirements. Furthermore, it has introduced carbohydrate chemistry for the glycosylation projects of customers.
The company has also ventured into polymerization activities for pharmaceutical applications, requiring a.o. moisture-sensitive handling. Some of the new projects that Corden Pharma is venturing into, in alignment with the customer needs, include supporting development of vaccines and providing linkers with lipid, peptide and conjugate chemistries to include additional functional lipids for pharma and biotech companies.
The Product Differentiation Excellence Award is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in developing unique product features and functionality, in achieving superior customisation and in matching target market needs. The award lauds the brand perception of the uniqueness of the product.
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About Corden Pharma
Corden Pharma (cordenpharma.com) is a specialised contract manufacturer utilizing sophisticated technologies developed through years of proven experience that are ideal for the production of oral and sterile highly potent or antibiotic pharmaceutical products and their active ingredients. The company offers customised service packages which span the entire pharmaceutical product continuum from development and custom manufacturing of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients, formulation development, assistance with approval procedures, and commercial production of Drug Products, all the way to complete pharmaceutical logistics. Their manufacturing facilities located across Europe and in the US are audited by all relevant approval authorities, making Corden Pharma a premier partner for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide.
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