Brian Harrison- Managing Director, Hitech Health

  • Presentation Title:

    Technical Receipt – Streamlining Technical Transfer.


    Presentation Synopsis:
    One of the greatest challenges for drug development and supply is the technical transfer of the drug from the site of development to the site of commercial manufacture (and transfer to a second commercial site). No profit can be made until the drug is commercially manufactured, yet this transfer and registration process can take up to three years. The multiple functions (quality, regulatory, technical, manufacturing), the numerous communication methods and the loss of both codified and experiential knowledge add to the complexity and can cause delays in this process. After managing many global technical transfers and experiencing the challenges and frustrations of this process, Hitech Health has developed an integrated software platform ‘Tech Receipt’ that can simplify and streamline the process of embedding technology at the site of commercial manufacture. The talk will outline this platform and its capabilities.

    Speaker Bio:

    Brian Harrison has 25 years of extensive technical leadership experience in the pharmaceutical sector. As VP of Chemical Development with Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), Brian was responsible for the transfer, scale-up and registration of multiple new products in a range therapeutic of areas including oncology, virology and antibiotics. His achievements included undertaking the due diligence and successfully transferring an entire portfolio of drugs from a single manufacturing site and outsourcing the production to multiple different CMOs in a number of different countries. On returning to Ireland, Brian was appointed General Manager for BMS’ Cruisrath facility where he gained further operational expertise. Brian established HiTech Health in 2013 to provide technical and operational consultancy to existing and new pharma/biopharmaceutical and medical device operations, including operations set-up and efficiency, supply chain management, technical transfer and due diligence. Based on his deep understanding of technical transfer of pharmaceutical products, Hitech Health has developed the software platform, Tech Receipt, to ensure all the knowledge from product development is efficiently and securely embedded at the site of commercial manufacture.
    Brian holds a BSc and PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland as well as Diplomas in Management, Finance and Corporate Governance. He currently lectures in UCD Smurfit Business School on Strategic Growth in the pharma and biopharma industry. Brian serves as Chairman of the Board of Debra Ireland, the charity that supports patients and their families with epidermolysis bullosa.


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