Our mission is to combine compliance and efficiency to achieve higher levels of quality with more effective & reliable operations.

Let us help you take the pressure out of time with our proven track record in this industry sector.

Our Clients in Pharma

We understand that the industry has a complex set of stakeholders who demand high levels of quality, service and product availability against competitive pressures throughout the value chain, starting with innovation to distribution, which makes operating in an efficient and productive manner critical.

 

The PHARMACORA integrated approach addresses quality and compliance, improves the value chain and aligns improvements to achieve effective and reliable operations with high levels of compliance and quality.

Our Pharma Specialists

Sean Rast SECORA
Managing Partner

Dr. Sean C Rast

Sean founded SECORA in 2001 and has since then been involved in building and expanding the consultancy worldwide. He holds a PhD. in operations management from the University of San Diego California, an MBA from the University of Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Fayetteville State. In addition, he is a certified professional engineer (Ohio State) and a Lean Six Master Black Belt (both DMAIC and DFSS).

Sean's engagements range from Pharmaceutical, healthcare, Automotive, Government, Steel to mining with companies such as Roche, Merck, Novartis, BMW, Magna, Textron, BHP and others. Sean has worked in the USA, multiple European countries, China and Australia. He is fluent in English, German, the dialect of Swiss-German and basic conversational Swedish.

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Partner, Europe

Cora Buettner, PHD

Cora holds a PHD in pharmacy (Frankfurt, Germany). She works in the pharmaceutical industry - mid size to global player - for more than 18 years; since 2006 in the role of Qualified person according to EU legislation.
Her broad experience covers the life cycle of development to commercial production with focus on quality control and release. Cora managed various local and global projects as people leader and/or project leader. She is trained in the methods of Six Sigma as well as LEAN.
Ernst Kasper
Senior Advisor

Ernst Kasper

Ernst received his degree in Chemical Process Engineering in Basel, Switzerland, is a certified PMP through Boston University, and has 40 plus years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He started as a chemical engineer and worked his way through shift supervisor to plant manager. He was part of the start-up team to plan, build, and launch a green field chemical API manufacturing plant in Florence, South Carolina. He has a diverse background with hands on experience in manufacturing, validation, technical support, automation, quality, training, business process and engineering. He has extensive knowledge of GMP's and regulatory expectations. Ernst is fluent in German, English, and the dialect of Swiss-German.

SECORA – the trusted treatment and effective medicine for your complex business pains

Our partnerships with global leaders in this highly regulated industry have facilitated overall value chain efficiencies for our clients with notable cost savings and bottom-line returns. Read more here.

No matter the complexity, SECORA delivers efficient, timely and cost-effective products.

At Secora we believe in our hart.

 So can you.

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Our Focus

Compliance:  Delivering overall risk reduction, compliance assessments and improvements, essential quality systems (QA & QC alignment,), Health Authorities inspections preparations, GMP, GDP, GxP, CAPA, RCA.

Support functions:  Contract manufacturing operations, crisis & issue management, supplier and supply chain quality management, IT diagnostics and testing, education and training.

Operations:  Process improvement (CIP), technical and method transfers, technical and automation analysis, product start and launch, LEAN implementations, RFT and OEE improvements.

Areas of expertise:  Clients include companies operating in the areas of drug substance and drug products for small and large molecules, medical devices, and their suppliers.

Compliance:  Delivering overall risk reduction, compliance assessments and improvements, essential quality systems (QA & QC alignment,), Health Authorities inspections preparations, GMP, GDP, GxP, CAPA, RCA.
Operations:  Process improvement (CIP), technical and method transfers, technical and automation analysis, product start and launch, LEAN implementations, RFT and OEE improvements.
Support functions:  Contract manufacturing operations, crisis & issue management, supplier and supply chain quality management, IT diagnostics and testing, education and training.
Areas of expertise:  Clients include companies operating in the areas of drug substance and drug products for small and large molecules, medical devices, and their suppliers.

Our in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry enables us to support the full range of business interaction with the sector underpinned by best practice, innovative approaches and advanced technology from different industries to deliver enhancements.

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case studies

Using DMAIC to reduce waste in pill manufacturing

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PROJECT Reduce waste in pill manufacturing INDUSTRY SECTOR PHARMACEUTICAL SECTORDOWNLOAD CASE STUDYSECORA was engaged by a large European Pharmaceutical Company to address a particular problem relating to its manufacturing processes.…

SECORA’s ‘black spot’ solution gives pharmaceutical supplier’s syringes a clean bill of health

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PROJECT Syringe Improvement INDUSTRY SECTOR PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIERDOWNLOAD CASE STUDYLuer-lock syringe barrels for the filling of pre-filled syringe applications of various lifesaving medicines were sourced from an international recognized manufacturer in…