QC Lab Operational Excellence Exchange Platform

Discuss the excellence journey of your lab operations on a new level

14  Participants in 2023
Lilly, Lonza, Janssen, Fresenius Kabi, Orion, Leo Pharma, Moderna, Vetter, Grünenthal, Takeda, Sanofi,  Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, CSL

Mode of Interaction
In 2018, we launched an exchange platform specifically focused on QC lab excellence. The platform allows the participants to share and learn from successful practices of pharmaceutical companies. It combines presentations, workshops and in-depth discussions between global QC lab specialist and network excellence leaders with other specialists from pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, site visits at participating plants are planned. In total, three 2-days meetings per year are conducted.

We want to enable the industry to discuss the exchange topics that are most relevant for the participants. The participants are able to define the topics themselves. Our goal is to allow better problem solving in each of the participants' organizations. Key focus topics are defined together at the beginning of each meeting series.

Timeline for 2024
Meeting Dates: 28/29. May 2024; 17/18. September 2024; 12/13 November 2024

For further information and all types of questions, please get in touch with  Lorenzo Pirrone.


Thomas Friedli

Prof. Dr.

Professor of Production Management

Büro 0-236
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Lorenzo Pirrone

Research Associate

Büro 24-0-241
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen