By Scott Martin, Grace FCMS - A wide range of factors are reshaping today’s pharmaceutical supply chains. This includes, but is not limited to, a growing pipeline of diverse small molecule products, emerging markets that continue to reshape the industry landscape, and increasing regulatory expectations. Now the world is facing COVID-19, which is driving many pharmaceutical companies to reexamine their supply chain strategies and footprints. Despite these challenges, it is the responsibility of the pharmaceutical innovator to make sure they establish a reliable supply chain that is compliant with global regulatory expectations. A critical part of doing so is having regulatory starting material (RSM) and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) strategies that ensure continuity of supply throughout the life cycle of a product.