Edition 2 / June 2021
Welcome to the second quarter 2021 edition of Corden Connect! I would like to begin by introducing myself, Stefanie Gerber – VP, Global Head of Human Resources. Since starting my position 2 years ago, I never could have anticipated the challenges CordenPharma would face during the global pandemic in 2020 – not only in terms of capacity and business process – but most importantly, in regards to the health & safety of all our employees globally.
Over the last 18 months, the CordenPharma Team worked together in unimaginable ways to fulfill an important role in supporting critical Lipids manufacturing for global mRNA vaccines, in addition to maintaining business continuity in supplying customers with their existing and new medications.
I could not be more proud of the CordenPharma Team’s global realization of our core values – Integrity, Accountability, Trust, Collaboration, and Reliability – displayed throughout our entire facility network.
We will continue to ride this momentum through the latter half of 2021 by attracting top talent for specialized positions across our entire facility network, and further implementing digital tools & virtual capabilities to keep employees and customers connected & safe as life re-opens and in-person contact increases.
To commemorate CordenPharma’s 15 Year Anniversary this year, the first article below highlights the acquisition of our cornerstone API facility CordenPharma Chenôve. We will hear from VP of Platform Management & Marketing Dr. Stephen Houldsworth, and CordenPharma Chenôve Managing Director Yves Michon about the transition from a small site with only a few products, into a diversified commercial Small Molecule API facility.
Next up, Umberto Romeo, Head of R&D from our sterile injectable CordenPharma Caponago facility in Italy, will present a case study on the formulation of Oligonucleotide Drug Products. Lastly, our very own Magician Chemist Dr. Clemens Horn, Senior Flow Chemistry Expert from our continuous manufacturing lab at CordenPharma Chenôve in France, will explain ‘What Is Flow Chemistry?’ with a personal viewpoint on its effectiveness for the classic chemist.
Finally, as borders and businesses open up, we hope to meet with you in person at any of the planned trade shows in the second half of the year.
As always, feel free to reach out to your Key Account Managers to schedule a meeting or provide any feedback on how we can better serve you in the future! We look forward to a successful second half of 2021!
Stay Healthy & Safe!
VP, Global Head of Human Resources
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