- Jan 10,2017
How do you choose your strategic partner?
As pharma’s use of CROs continues to grow, so does the talk about outsourcing models. Today, one of the most popular models seems to be highly integrated strategic partnerships. Unfortunately, that model does not work for every company. Partnering agreements often seem to be built on a broad and sustainable pipeline, but for small- and mid-sized companies, that pipeline often does not exist. Craig Coffman, executive director of clinical operations and outsourcing for Nektar Therapeutics was recently featured in the editorial, How Nektar Therapeutics Improves The Transactional Outsourcing Model.
“My job involves selecting and contracting with vendors,” says Craig Coffman, “You have to do your homework, select the right company, communicate your goals, and provide proper oversight. Doing the right things, and doing them over and over again, helps ensure we always get the right vendor to meet the needs we have.”
External web link - http://www.clinicalleader.com/doc/how-nektar-therapeutics-improves-the-transactional-outsourcing-model-0001