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Achieving Zero Defects in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the industry is working tirelessly to identify an effective treatment and vaccine. Amid the pressure to produce a vaccine in such a short time frame, there is also the pressure to ensure no valuable time and resources are wasted. Naturally, treatments that are being considered are large molecule drugs, which require manufacturers to address challenges with achieving zero defects and silicone contamination stemming from packaging and delivery.

Drug manufacturers have always aimed to minimise time to market while also protecting injectables against contamination. However, the challenges COVID-19 has posed to global supply chains have placed even greater emphasis on this goal. According to an FDA study, developing a new medicine takes on average 10 years and costs $2.6 billion from discovery through approval. These are high stakes, so it is essential to utilise every available tool in creating an uninterrupted transition from the development stage to production.

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Massimo Mainetti holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Milan, Italy. He started his career in a finance firm in London. A few years later, in 2003, he joined Panasonic Industrial Europe as Key Account Manager and then moved to a Distribution Manager role. In 2008, Massimo assumed the position of Strategic Key Account Manager at Becton & Dickinson within the Pharmaceutical Systems business unit. In January 2015, he joined the global sales team of Datwyler Pharma Packaging as Key Account Manager Injection-Systems. Since June 2017, he has been acting in his current position as Global Head of Marketing and Product Management.
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