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Bushu Pharmaceuticals Quality Manufacturing of All Things Biotech

13 Sep 2020

When western companies have established themselves in their regions, the Asian markets hold opportunities for their business expansion. In there, Japan is a one of prime targets for these expanding companies. However, launching into an unfamiliar market poses tricky obstacles. Bushu Pharma has a vast experience of 22 years in launching multinational clients into the Japanese market as one of the leading CMOs in Japan.

With GMP certifications in 43 countries and more than 67 accumulated commercial customers, Bushu is the one of best CMOs for any international pharmaceutical companies expanding their products into Japan market and APAC region. 
An increase in outsourcing from overseas clients to contract manufacturing companies has expanded the CMO arena in Japan. Especially when brand new biotech products are on the cusp of being launched into the Japanese market, Bushu orchestrates the formulation, visual inspection,packaging, and storing of these products. The company has evolved its marketing strategy to cover all things biotech. Bushu’s visual inspection of these products not only assures that they meet the expected Japanese cosmetic quality but also the expected product longevity. Its product capabilities mainly center on the solid dosage of drugs such as granules, tablets, ampules, and more.

As for packaging capabilities are concerned, Bushu provides specialized services in primary and secondary packaging such as strip and stick packaging, auto-injectors, and pre-filled syringes. Additionally these years Bushu has started working for medical device, drug and device combination. 
As a staunch follower of the Kaizen philosophy, Bushu continuously improves all its functions and involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers in its processes.Upon partnering with the client, Bushu employs its project management sequence to target pain points based on the formulation, packaging, and analytical tests of drugs.  Bushu appoints a dedicated project lead who serves as an intermediary for each project member and the client throughout the technical transfer phase,” says Suzuki. Since most injectable biotech products require precisely temperature-controlled environments for storage, Bushu provides clients with cold warehouse storage facilities that can store over 500 pallets at 2-8°C.

An excellent case highlighting the value of Bushu’s myriad of services was when the company helped a client who faced urgency in their demand forecast. The forecast spiked up to be four times  higher than it previously was, and left the client in a pinch where the supply could not meet the demand. Bushu quickly stepped in at this juncture and provided its manufacturing services to increase the packaging process capabilities of the client to meet the rising demand. While it helped the client solvethe crisis at hand, Bushu also proactively assessed all the clients’ manufacturing processes in case of an emergency breakdown. Upon investigating the leadtimes to order machine parts, Bushu pre-purchased the parts that had a longer lead time to meet any further rise in demand preemptively. Bushu is also starting a new service for the Asia-Pacific region from Japan, on behalf of global clients. It would free them from multiple work loads of lead time, temperature and security management, inventory, and packaging caused by a wide variety of markets. 
Bushu Pharma makes sure that every client meets the three Quality for the Japanese market—Zero foreign matters in the product, Zero damage to the product, and Zero missing components in the packaging. Its high skilled visual inspections of the product and the processing equipment ensure that the Japanese populace gets only the best quality international products.