News & Events

Check out our news section to keep up to date with any upcoming events which we will be attending as well as any exciting news within the pharmaceutical industry.

Cover story: Scottish Specialty CMO Thrives as ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Becomes the Trend

We were recently invited to feature in Pharmaceutical Processing’s Apri/May edition with a cover story on how Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services has thrived as a small-scale, niche sterile manufacturer depsite the ‘one-stop-shop’ model becoming the trend.Throughout the article, Colin Mackay outlines how our facility in Stirling, Scotland has addressed specific gaps in the sterile drug product manufacturing marketplace. He also addresses not only our… Read More

Roundtable: Aseptic Manufacturing Trends

CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, Colin Mackay, was recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on aseptic manufacturing trends for Contract Pharma along with leaders from Recipharm and ChargePoint Technology.The resulting article explores key trends and challenges when it comes to aseptic manufacturing.In the article, Colin explains: “The development of robust single-use manufacturing technology has been a step-change in the sector, enabling more efficient… Read More

Scottish CMO opens US office

Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services is set to open an office in North America in response to continued demand from US-based biotechnology companies for its vial-filling expertise.The sterile filling specialist will open a commercial site in Cambridge, Boston, MA, to support its clients on both the East and West Coast, as well as giving the contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) a base for reaching new customers… Read More

Colin Mackay, CEO of Symbiosis

A positive end to a positive year at Symbiosis

It may feel like only yesterday we were planning for 2016, but here we are at the end of another successful year. While the last 12 months have seemingly gone in a flash, it’s been another encouraging year at Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services.With the support of our clients, staff, suppliers and partners, I’m pleased to say it’s been another steady year of growth… Read More

The Good CMO Guide – What should small biotechs look for when outsourcing clinical trial manufacturing?

What kind of relationship are you looking for? It’s the first question that should be on the minds of biotech companies once the decision to outsource clinical trial manufacturing of parenterals to a CMO has been made. Is it a transactional relationship? One where a service is sourced and swiftly delivered without much in the way of long-term planning or on-going work… Read More

Q&A: Parenteral Outsourcing Trends

Our own Colin MacKay, CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services, was recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion assessing the trends driving parenteral manufacturing for an article for Contract Pharma.The resulting article explores the trends that are fuelling the demand for parenteral manufacturing, the changing structure of the CMO industry and the impact on biotech and small pharma companies needing to outsource… Read More

Q&A: Biotech growth driving ‘surge in demand’

Here at Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services we’re preparing for increasing growth in the outsourcing sector following an investment at our sterile filling facility and the appointment of Dr. Tom Scullion, US Business Development Manager.Having joined the team to support increased demand for our sterile filling services from biotechs, Tom was recently invited to talk about his role here at Symbiosis and his insight into where… Read More

A review of BIO International Convention 2016

The dust has settled and it’s business as usual here in Stirling after BIO International Convention in San Francisco but we just wanted to take a moment to reflect on our main take-homes from the event…There is certainly a feeling of general buoyancy and positivity in the industry. It is clear that the investment community continues to see the biotech sector as… Read More

Biotech Boom Fuels Parenteral Market

Colin MacKay, CEO of Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services assesses the trends driving parenteral manufacturing in this guest blog as featured on Contract Pharma.“There are a number of factors that are influencing the growing demand for aseptically-processed parenteral products. The continued growth of the biotech sector and increased funding available are major drivers, while mergers and acquisitions within the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) space… Read More

Scottish CMO makes US appointment

SYMBIOSIS Pharmaceutical Services has further strengthened its North American presence with the appointment of an experienced executive to support increased demand for its sterile filling services from biotech companies.The UK-based contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) has appointed Dr. Thomas Scullion as a US business development manager to aid the company’s growing commercial interests and client relationships in the US.The senior appointment has been… Read More

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