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Pharma / Biotech


The Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and other related industry sectors are active worldwide but minimal growth in the North American region. Regions with growing economies and populations are seeing needs to manufacture basic medications to improve on the quality of life. The animal, agricultural and food aspects of the Pharmaceutical industry are active around the world in support of our never ending need to support the worldwide population growth in a more environmentally friendly and economically sound approach. Developments and new advancements in human, animal and plant life support are generating opportunities globally.

Capital Project Impact: 

Although the overall capital project environment has slowed a bit, there are still numerous project/portfolio management activities throughout the Pharmaceutical industry. Charting a course through the myriad of regulatory, economic, regional and project issues requires an advanced project management capability. Planning, executing and controlling these type of projects require astute management skills and leadership capabilities. The challenge has become the draw from the extensive activity in the other process related industry sectors has an equally negative impact on project execution in the less active industries. This does not mean that project cannot be managed successfully; they just need a more defined and better executed project delivery approach.

Representative Clients: 
  • AstraZeneca
  • Boehringer - Ingelheim
  • Eli Lily
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
  • Hoffman-LaRoche
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Synovus
  • Upjohn
  • Wyeth
Why Pathfinder: 

Pathfinder has been active in the Pharmaceutical project environment for over 20 years. Having seen the transition from schedule driven projects to low cost driven projects and everything in between, Pathfinder recognizes the need for highly skilled project management, project control and project execution teams. Pathfinder has supported numerous Pharmaceutical owner organizations in defining applicable project delivery and control processes, training/mentoring the new/less experienced project team resources and has provided project resources to fill out the owner’s project leadership teams on large complex projects/programs. These services are provided to support the overall defined objectives of the owner in delivering highly complex projects within prescribed cost and time commitments.

Industry Affiliations: 
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEI)
  • Construction Industry Institute (CII)
  • Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA)
  • Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)
  • Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC)
  • The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)