Ensuring business continuity and operational efficiency with integrated, end-to-end services for pharmaceuticals

The very different demands of bespoke batch production for personalised medicine and high-volume manufacturing for blockbusters are creating new challenges for pharmaceutical companies. This at a time when cost pressures are intensifying while compliance and safety require more rigour every year. In such a market, the choice of an experienced multi-disciplinary partner can make the difference by ensuring you capitalise on innovations and opportunities – including from Industry 4.0 - while optimising value and operational efficiency across your buildings and utilities. For pharma and biotech companies, Royal HaskoningDHV offers end-to-end integrated services delivering flexibility and competitive advantage.
  • Experience a complete, integrated solution from experts in every discipline

    We have all the expertise you need in house – from production buildings to utilities, cleanroom design, laboratory design and lab maintenance to vaccine storage and waste water. More than that, we know the pharmaceutical industry and speak your language. Expect solutions which integrate sustainability, energy-transition, safety, compliance with pharmaceutical regulations and GxP, while adding value for capital expenditure and reducing operating costs.

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  • Benefit from a practical approach in line with good manufacturing practices (GMP) which helps maintain production and delivers increased efficiency

    Our on-the-ground, site-based experience in pharma development stretches back for more than 30 years. The knowledge and insight we have gained enables us to design smart solutions for new and existing pharma sites – while minimising disruption and maintaining effective contamination control. By taking care of facility processes, we can introduce efficiencies in areas including logistics and maintenance. 

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  • It’s an end-to-end service centred on your needs

    All your requirements are covered - from business case consultancy, master planning and engineering to environmental permits and clean utilities, as well as project, construction and asset management. It includes laboratory engineering through to lab validation. That leaves you free to concentrate on your primary processes and ensures safe, practical and effective solutions which help you steal a march on the competition.

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Make the best decisions for practical, efficient and future-proof laboratories

Digital tools combined with extensive experience enable you to make optimal decisions for new and upgraded laboratories, cleanrooms and R&D facilities. You can explore more scenarios to ensure plans are practical, efficient and feasible, offering the flexibility you need. Royal HaskoningDHV brings longstanding expertise to laboratory upgrades and installations covering every stage of the process from masterplanning and conceptualisation through to validation and commissioning. All aspects of the project are integrated by our multi-disciplinary teams who bring on-site experience. It means you can trust us to deliver a complete solution while you focus on your core business. Through laboratory innovation and a commitment to efficiency – including for ongoing laboratory maintenance – we identify solutions that help keep you ahead of the competition.

White paper – Future-Fit Labs: more efficient, more flexible and more sustainable

This white paper identifies strategies and techniques which deliver agile, efficient and flexible research spaces fit for the long term, focusing on: 
  • cost efficiency, technology and sustainability
  • what are future-proof labs?
  • strategies for future-proofing new or upgraded labs

 

White paper

Download the white paper about strategies and techniques which deliver agile, efficient and flexible research spaces fit for the long term

Discover more on how to embrace innovation and change in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical Industry | Royal HaskoningDHV

White paper - Pharmaceuticals

The path to the perfect upgrade while pharmaceutical production continues. 

The path to the perfect upgrade while pharmaceutical production continues. Download the white paper if you are interested in:

  • Upgrading cleanrooms and laboratory facilities with minimal or no disruption to production
  • Getting insight in how the ideal upgrading process is constructed and what requirements it should meet
  • How you can benefit from an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach as well as considerable experience in the pharmaceutical industry

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Contact the experts

Floortje Jansen

Business Development Manager

Edward van Seumeren

Director Advisory Group

We have all the expertise you need in house – from production buildings to utilities, cleanroom design, laboratory design and lab maintenance to vaccine storage and waste water. More than that, we know the pharmaceutical industry and speak your language. Expect solutions which integrate sustainability, energy-transition, safety, compliance with pharmaceutical regulations and GxP, while adding value for capital expenditure and reducing operating costs.
  1. Complex challenges require co-ordinated input from multiple disciplines:
    Enjoy better and quicker solutions at your pharmaceutical sites made possible by integrated teamwork across multiple engineering disciplines – mechanical, electrical, civil, architectural, infrastructure and much more.
  2. Benefit from specialist in-house expertise in areas including cleanrooms, clean utilities, waste water and environmental permits:
    Alongside our dedicated pharmaceutical services, we have world-leading expertise across areas such as energy, water, waste and contamination control. It means you can trust us to deliver more efficient and effective solutions for pharmaceutical investment across all your needs.
  3. Rest assured that quality, safety and compliance is integral to our activities:
    Our long experience working for pharmaceuticals enables us to fulfil the requirements of all relevant safety and compliance regimes, including GxP, as a matter of course. It includes laboratory validation and cleanroom qualification.
  4. Have confidence in proven, wide-ranging experience in sustainability and the energy transition:
    From sustainable energy masterplans to windmills and on-site natural gas elimination, we are helping our clients move towards more sustainable, low-carbon activities and laboratory sustainability.
  5. Embrace changes in the marketplace with a partner who has proven success in innovation and change:
    Future-proofing, innovation and flexibility are all becoming more important as batch sizes decrease, pricing pressures increase, and new medicines and technologies are developed. Respond to the development of personalised medicine with confidence, drawing on our experience and innovative solutions within industries facing similar challenges of cost reduction, increased efficiency and technological change.
Our on-the-ground, site-based experience in pharma development stretches back for more than 30 years. The knowledge and insight we have gained enables us to design smart solutions for new and existing sites – while minimising disruption and maintaining effective contamination control. By taking care of facility processes, we can introduce efficiencies in areas including logistics and maintenance.
  1. Your projects benefit from the extensive experience of our specialist teams:
    More than 160 dedicated pharmaceutical specialists work for us worldwide and create a deep reservoir of knowledge and experience to bring to pharmaceutical investment projects, large and small.
  2. Take confidence in a company whose activities range from solving on-site, day-to-day operational issues as well as implementing brownfield and greenfield projects:
    Our teams working on site for some of the biggest names in global pharmaceuticals extend our knowledge and insight of practical site management. It enables us to provide more complete and effective solutions, saving you time and money.
  3. Pit-stop-style planning, flexibility and clear understanding of how sites operate is key for maintaining production:
    So much rests on maintaining production at pharmaceutical sites that it is no surprise we implement our projects with the precision of a Formula 1 pit stop procedure and keep disruption to an absolute minimum. It’s the same for laboratory relocation.
  4. Regulations, registrations and certifications are all part of our service:
    We deliver to GMP status and can meet other international certification standards and criteria (including LEED). As well as meeting lab and cleanroom regulations, we offer laboratory validation and cleanroom qualification. Benefit too from our assistance with optimising processes to organise and update technical regulations and standards making it easier to meet changing quality requirements and pharmaceutical regulations.
  5. Technology is bringing opportunities – ensure you stay ahead:
    Reap benefits from digital tools, Industry 4.0 techniques and advanced solutions in areas such as cleanroom monitoring, predictive maintenance, clean utilities, lab maintenance and energy efficiency. We will show you how.
All your requirements are covered - from business case consultancy, master planning and engineering to environmental permits and utilities, as well as project, construction and asset management. It includes laboratory engineering through to lab validation. That leaves you free to concentrate on your primary processes and ensures safe, practical and effective solutions which help you steal a march on the competition.
  1. Get even more from your ‘one-roof’ partner:
    It’s not just all the engineering disciplines we provide that makes the difference but the expertise you need for permitting, cleanroom qualification, sewerage, utilities, waste and pharmaceutical waste water treatment. We have expertise in cleanroom design, laboratory analysis and lab efficiency, including a track record for lab innovation. This really is the full package and we bring leading expertise across global markets in these areas too.
  2. A client-centred approach means every solution is completely tailored to your needs:
    We solve problems in close co-operation with you, focusing on the question behind your question. By identifying functional requirements from your pharma investment as well as your constraints – from cost, to quality to time – we fit the solution to your exact needs, adding value on the way.
  3. Our involvement in asset management and maintenance completes the circle:
    The advice we provide looks beyond the initial pharmaceutical investment to incorporate actual usage, maintenance and reliability, enabling you to make more informed decisions.
  4. Work with a partner who understands your reality and can respond flexibly to changes:
    Changes inevitably happen and, when they do, you can rely on us to respond flexibly within the project scope, while continuing to adhere to strict quality procedures. It’s part of our user-centric approach.
  5. Expect real partnership to help you realise your competitive advantage:
    We are proactive, collaborating as a partner on a strategic and operational level to identify the best possible outcome for your business, questioning assumptions, testing scenarios and applying creativity. Choose a partner who genuinely understands the complexity of your operations as well as pharma regulations and has a long track record in effective, practical solutions for pharma development.