After years of discussion with Steve Groft, founding head of the NIH Office of Rare Diseases, our founder, Roger Erickson, coined the concept of a "Population Health Supply Chain" or "PHSC" and developed a plan to improve Population Health by improving net interaction rates across our entire PHSC. That concept immediately defined multiple Milestone Goals for Population Health, outlined in our recently launched Interbiome Foundation.
To fund those efforts we began launch of multiple Contract drug-Manufacturing Organizations, or "CMOs" with the dual purpose of generating an adequate profit while solving neglected but critical Population Health challenges, involving timely production of Neglected* as well as Abandoned** drugs.
Our second facility, Interbiome-II, LLC, is in the design phase, and will be built from scratch, occupying 14,000 sqft of prior lab-space, also in Rockville, MD.
Traditional estimates for adequate corporate and supply-chain management holds that ~4% of net revenue must be spent on "M&E" or Measurement and Evaluation. Clearly, 4% of the revenue of the entire PHSC is a significant sum. We can make a significant difference by diverting even a portion of that to PHSC tuning. Teamwork generates rapidly compounding returns, and organized teams can accomplish amazing things. Hence, we are currently actively recruiting collaborators to participate in the purchase and construction of multiple, similar drug manufacturing facilities, as well as related activities.