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Pros and Cons: Working in Small Life Sciences Companies vs. Large Organizations

Is your dream job with a large organization or a small company? It’s common for life sciences professionals to have a preference one way or the other when considering employment opportunities. While many people might have a primary reason for desiring to work at a small company or a large organization, most individuals haven’t really compared the differences and the implications on their career. Are you impressed by large established organizations? Or, do you seek out innovative start-ups and small companies? To help with your career planning, we’ve compiled a list of the major pros and cons when working in small companies versus large organizations!

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Microcell POD for Aseptic Filling of Advanced Therapies

G-CON Manufacturing and Vanrx Pharmasystems have collaborated on the development of the Microcell POD. A fully integrated, pre-qualified, pre-installed aseptic filling facility comprised of Vanrx's Microcell Vial Filler installed inside G-CON's prefabricated cleanroom POD. The first of its kind offering requires a lead time of just 3 months and is able to be shipped globally. The Microcell POD is seen as ideal for drug development, and the manufacturing of personalized medicines and clinical trial supplies. Learn More

Lilly to Build $470 Million Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

Eli Lilly and Company has made public plans to build a $470 million dollar biopharma manufacturing plant, creating more than 460 high-paying jobs, in Durham, North Carolina. The decision to build in North Carolina comes after the company conducted a nationwide search for a location for the new plant. Indiana, Pennsylvania and North Carolina were the finalists. According to published reports the new facility will produce injectable products and delivery devices. Alert readers will recall that late last year Lilly announced plans to invest $400 million into its manufacturing facilities at the Lilly Technology Center in Indianapolis. Learn More