AbbVie Contract Manufacturing Wins 2016 Life Science Leader CMO Award

March 17, 2016

The AbbVie Contract Manufacturing has won the 2016 Life Science Leader CMO award for its innovation, quality, productivity and regulatory achievements. Life Science Leader, a business source for pharma and biotech executives, recognized the group as a top Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) in its March 2016 issue.

This award is based on industry feedback on potential CMO partners across the pharmaceutical industry. To determine the awards, Life Science Leader evaluates more than 10,000 survey responses from targeted industry executives who employ contract manufacturing services.

For more than 35 years, AbbVie Contract Manufacturing has offered contract manufacturing services to external clients. These services include production of, drug product, potent drugs, hot melt extrusion, fermentation, prefilled syringes, biologics, as well manufacture of high quality APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients).

The award is an important distinction among CMOs because future business may be given based on the industry leaders chosen as the top awardees. Life Science Leader recognized AbbVie as an industry leader in five of the five potential categories with the following criteria:

Capabilities | All facilities fully owned; Complementary core competencies to in-house or other manufacturing contractors; Facility has most up-to-date manufacturing technologies; Full range of manufacturing for the dosage forms we require; Has capacity to meet our demands; Offers innovative solutions; Proven ability to manufacture API; Provides regulatory support for filing; Stability testing capabilities; Storage capabilities

Compatibility | Access to desired markets; Accessible senior management; Complementary core competencies to in-house or other manufacturing contractors; Cultural fit; Financial strength/stability; Timely project communications; Well-regarded within the industry

Expertise | Ability to smoothly scale up manufacturing and transfer technology; Experience level of staff; Offers innovative solutions; Provides regulatory support for filing; Scientific knowledge; Strong regulatory track record

Quality | Right first time measurements; Strong regulatory track record; Track record for meeting quality performance metrics; Up-front contingency planning, risk management

Reliability | All facilities fully owned; Financial strength/stability; Flexibility to adjust schedule for special requests; Has capacity to meet our demands; Reliable on-time delivery; Timely project management; Up-front contingency planning, risk management

“We were honored to be a winner with quality, innovation, productivity, regulatory and reliability.  In 2015 we have been working very hard for our customers and I am excited to see our efforts are being received in such a positive manner” said Keith Kentala, Vice President, Commercial Development.

“AbbVie is honored to be recognized as a top Contract Manufacturer by Life Science Leader,” stated Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, Ph.D., President, Operations. “It is a privilege to achieve the top ranking in all five award criteria: quality, innovation, productivity, regulatory, reliability. We are extremely proud of this achievement and what it represents about our commitment and our team. For more than 35 years, we have provided the highest quality support and services to our partners and their patients.”

AbbVie Contract Manufacturing along with its thousands of colleagues who stand with us, tirelessly working to have a remarkable impact on the patients we serve with our own products and those products we manufacture for our trusted clients.  

Click here to learn about the 2015 Life Science Leader CMO Award.

Click here for information on the 2013 CMO Leadership Awards.