Build vs Buy vs Blend: Comparing Challenges and Opportunities for Early-Phase Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Options

  • Exploring and comparing various options available to the biopharma industry for the manufacturing of clinical batches
  • Looking at: Internal manufacturing, outsourced manufacturing, and hybrid models
  • What are the current challenges and opportunities for these options?  Discussing various considerations including economic and time

Ravi Samavedam
Chief Innovation Officer
Azzur Group

Ravi Samavedam is a Biochemical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Before he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Azzur Group, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™. In 2019, Ravi was the General Manager of Azzur Boston and has been with the company since 2012. Prior to Azzur, Ravi has been part of the technical operations and quality/validation departments at Baxter, Amgen, and Shire. Ravi is an expert in phase-appropriate cGMP implementation, process validation, supplier management, and technology transfer.

Chris Mansur
EVP of Corporate Development
Azzur Group

Chris Mansur serves as Azzur Group’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and specializes in providing innovative quality and compliant solutions to the life sciences industry. Throughout his career, Chris has specialized in the startup of new and renovated facilities, project management, commissioning and qualification, computer validation, quality management systems, and application of QRM principles. He is passionate about the use of phase appropriate GMPs to help companies solve problems that accelerate their product’s lifecycle or project timeline. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

From Discovery to Delivery™, Azzur Group provides the life science community full life-cycle solutions for all their GxP needs. From Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™ facilities, to our labs, training centers and consulting offices across the nation, Azzur Group helps organizations start, scale, and sustain their growing enterprises. With nearly four decades of service to the life science community, we have become a trusted partner to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare companies, as well as their supply chain.