Dara Caratao

Dara is the Project Director in the Business Development Department at WellSpring, and has over fifteen years of pharmaceutical industry experience. After graduating from the University of Toronto and acquiring her Honours BSc. in Toxicology, Dara worked at Patheon, holding positions in Account/Business management, Client Services, and Project management. In 2008, Dara joined the WellSpring team, and is responsible for overseeing in-house transfer and execution of projects for clients of WellSpring Pharma Services.
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Part 3 — The Role of Project Management to Ensure a Smooth Technology Transfer

Posted by Dara Caratao

Technology Transfer: Want To Get It Right? 

[Editor’s note: Success in contract pharmaceutical manufacturing hinges on several critical factors, but chief among them is getting technology transfer right. This is part 3 of an in-depth, multi-part series on tech transfer.  Visit our blog page to view additional segments.]


Topics: CMO, tech transfer, sponsor, RFQ, kickoff meeting, project management

What Can Project Managers Do To Ensure a Smooth Start to a Pharmaceutical Product Technology Transfer?

Posted by Dara Caratao

A prospective client often asked, "What can we do on our end to ensure a smooth technology transfer to your contract manufacturing facility?" Getting asked this question is great, because ultimately, a contract manufacturing facility will rely on key insight from the client in terms of what is expected for their technology transfer.


Topics: Manufacturing Scale-Up