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Vetter Pharma-Fertigung at the “Contract Manufacturing in Pharma” Conference


Dr. Hermann Piana to Discuss Integrated Supply Chain Management in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing

Ravensburg, November 25, 2008 / b3c newswire / – Outsourcing processes in drug manufacturing is an effective strategy especially in challenging times, but finding the right partner is a complex issue. Representatives from the manufacturing and supplying segments of the pharmaceutical industry will therefore be meeting in London on December 1 and 2 to participate the 2nd Annual Contract Manufacturing in Pharma 2008.

During the two-day event, industry experts will be discussing such crucial issues as the criteria involved in choosing the right contract manufacturer. Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG of Ravensburg, one of the sponsors of the event, will be offering insights into its own expertise in supply chain management.

“It is important for all the work processes from one end of the value-added chain to the other to be geared towards the customer,” explains Dr. Hermann Piana, Key Account Manager at Vetter. His lecture at the conference, which will be held on December 1 at 3:30 p.m., will highlight the need for operational excellence and performance auditing.

“In the final analysis, it all boils down to attaining timely delivery and top quality products,” says Dr. Piana. The key here is integrated supply chain management.

“Contract Manufacturing in Pharma” is also an important networking event during which manufacturers and suppliers will have the opportunity to exchange views and information. “Our industry is developing constantly, quality is becoming more and more important, competitive pressure is growing and regulations are becoming stricter as well, “says Oskar Gold, Vice President Key Account Management at Vetter.

“It is vital for all actors to participate and share their knowledge. That is why we are supporting this industry event and are committed to many others,” Gold adds. Those attending can expect to find practical solutions for choosing a contract manufacturer. A number of aspects must be taken into account, notably cost and services, competence in consulting and development, logistics and protection of company secrets.

About Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG -

Vetter is an independent international specialist in the aseptic filling of syringes, cartridges and vials. Based in Ravensburg, Germany, Vetter also produces its own injection systems, such as the Vetter Lyo-Ject® dual-chamber syringe. The company employs about 1,900 people world-wide and holds nearly 140 patents. Vetter boasts longstanding experience in handling client products and processes approved by the FDA, the EMEA and other authorities. In 2007, the company also received the go-ahead as a foreign manufacturer for the Japanese pharmaceutical market from Japan’s Ministry for Health, Labor and Welfare. Additionally, Vetter has received two awards for its new facility Ravensburg Vetter South (RVS): The Facility of the Year Award 2007 (Process Innovation category) and the European Outsourcing Award 2007 (Most Improved Process/Plant/Facility category).

Vetter Development Service provides support for its pharmaceutical and biotech clients in the early stages of development, from clinical phases and regulatory approval to worldwide product launch. Vetter Commercial Manufacturing handles the entire production process, from compounding and aseptic filling to the final packaging of a product. Vetter Solutions’ patented application systems enable clients to compete more effectively throughout the world.


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