Quality by Design introduces QbD Spain09/11/2016 - Bart Van Acker, Founder/Managing Director at Quality by Design
New company for cooperation with Spanish life sciences companies opens gateways to Latin American market.
Quality by Design (QbD), the expert in quality management for enterprises in the pharmaceutical, biotechnical and cosmetics industries, joins forces with Spanish life sciences companies under the name of QbD Spain. The new company – which includes a partnership with QbD Pharmaceutical Services, provider of specialised solutions including SMART QbD, to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies – is a new step for the company in its cooperation with the Spanish-speaking market.
QbD Spain is aimed at cooperation between local partners in the Benelux and Spain, who strengthen each other when it comes to expertise, market knowledge and network. Partners from both regions join forces to improve and develop their service to the market. This applies for various subjects, from product development to commercial production. The first results are promising. Together with QbD Pharmaceutical Services, QbD started activities in a couple of manufacturing companies in Barcelona. In addition, the first agreements with life sciences companies in Mexico are scheduled for the end of November 2016.
Bart van Acker, founder and managing director of Quality by Design: “We are proud to lay the foundation of a close cooperation between life sciences companies in the Benelux and Spain. With a network of reliable, qualified partners – optimally complementing each other – we are able to realise our international growth together in an organic and stable way. With QbD Spain we also strive to find our way to the Spanish life sciences and pharmaceutical market in Latin America – including Mexico, Chile and Colombia.”
Alicia Tébar, CEO QbD Pharmaceutical Services: “We are very pleased with the first agreements regarding QbD Spain and we are happy to be part of it. QbD has shown great hospitality and we are looking forward to a close cooperation. The partnership with QbD is a new adventure and we believe both QbD and its partners will benefit from mutual growth and expansion as a result of the cooperation.”
Cooperation QbD and QbD Pharmaceutical Services
In April 2016, QbD already entered into an agreement with the Spanish QbD Pharmaceutical Services. In the cooperation, both companies combine their expertise and expand their services in Europe. In addition, QbD was the first company to add the SMART QbD methodology – developed by QbD Pharmaceutical Services – to its portfolio in the Benelux. The Quality by Design methodology offers clients in the life sciences, healthcare and cosmetics industry a step-by-step methodology for the development of new medication or the optimization of industrial processes in a systematic way – building quality into the product.