Global Raw Materials and Vendor Management Program
We require high standards from our suppliers. We collaborate and manage requirements for their quality systems to include communication of change and visibility into their process when needed. Our raw material experts work with our suppliers to define the right quality attributes for the raw material, ensuring that the right raw materials are in our products. Our procurement experts purchase the same approved cell culture media raw materials, from the same qualified suppliers, for use at all our manufacturing sites.
You can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality and consistency from any of our manufacturing sites around the world.
Characterizing Raw Materials – Understanding Trace Element Variability
To help you better understand your cell culture media, we developed a raw material characterization program to study our raw materials and provide the scientific rationale for intelligent raw material specifications. We also identified those raw materials at risk for trace element impurities and established monitoring programs. And when there is change in our supply chains, we include the risk of trace element impurities in our evaluation of any potential variability.
The role of trace elements and the impact on protein and product quality is well documented. We can offer the right data to begin understanding this variability, with the option of quantitative testing by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for copper, manganese, zinc, molybdenum, nickel, vanadium, aluminum, selenium, chromium, and cobalt.