Transforming The Present Into The Future With Uncertainty And Imprecision

Charles Cooney, MIT


Manufacturing sits on the critical path in delivering science to the patient. As a consequence, it must satisfy the push from new products and the pull from patient demand. However, the pharmaceutical industry is under siege, constrained by low R&D productivity, complex regulatory requirements, patent expiration and pressure to reduce prices for new drugs. With these issues squeezing the industry, how can manufacturing help in transforming the present to the future?