Keys to Successful Contract Research from the Contractor’s Perspective
Process Development Symposium
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
This presentation will discuss the keys to success and potential pitfalls of contract research from the contractors perspective. The talk is presented by the Pilot Plant Manager for MATRIC, a research firm offering process development assistance from early concept development through scale-up. The speaker has experience with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, company sizes, and states of technology development. The talk will lead off with thoughts on understanding your objectives to help you find the right research partner. It will explore various types of partners, such as toll converters, specialized or vendor laboratories, academic research, government funded research, and full-service private research companies followed by some general thoughts that may help determine the best fit for your research. The discussion will shift to experience at MATRIC in what makes programs successful and where pitfalls may await. This includes topics such as technical collaboration, understanding business and technical objectives, schedule, contractual expectations, funding, and scale-up.