Compliance

Bard operates within a Mundipharma Compliance Framework. We adopt a strategic approach to compliance that is robust for now and for the future. Bard has a Compliance Enrichment Plan that covers

  • Code of Business Ethics
  • Data Privacy and GDPR
  • Data Retention
  • Compliance with the UK Bribery Act
  • Risk Assessments

We adhere to the requirements for Manufacture and Importation of Human Medicinal Products as laid down in directive 2001/83/EC and with the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as laid down in EC Directive 2003/94/EC, as amended respectively, and with the principles and practices set down in the current edition of the Rules Governing Medicinal Products in the European Community, Vol IV, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Medicinal Products.

We have a proven track record in regulatory compliance that we are very proud of. In recent times our range of Regulatory Audits and Inspections has expanded to include Turkey, Russia, Kenya and China with forthcoming Audits expected from Libya, Uganda and the Beijing FDA.

Life at Bard

To move medicine forward. It is why we come to work every day and it’s what inspires us all to succeed.

OUR PART TO PLAY

All of our people have a part to play in helping our patients lead the lives they want.

Our parts are very different, we all have different roles, different personalities, even different working patterns, but even though what we’re doing may be different how we do it is the same.

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Our Space

We are extremely privileged to have excellent working conditions; our buildings (Unit 191 and 198) are based on the Cambridge Science Park, which is Europe’s longest-serving and one of the largest centres for commercial research and development.

Our iconic flagship building, Unit 191, affectionately known as the toast-rack, houses our manufacturing facilities and laboratories. Its recent refurbishment has provided us with excellent working facilities, including modern open space offices, and RetrEAT, our very own airy, first-class restaurant which provides a delightful array of food and beverages to suit everyone’s needs.

Our History

Bard Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1966 serving as the Production and Supply Chain and Quality division of the Napp Pharmaceutical Group.

In the 1970′s, we began production of the Continus® system, a prolonged release technology, which has been combined with a variety of existing, effective medicines to bring additional benefits to patients. This was one of the most important founding achievements of our business and we still produce medicines using this system onsite today. Over the years we have continued to develop alternative prolonged release formulations and expanded our portfolio of medicines in a variety of therapy areas, including pain and respiratory medicine.

Our Associates

Bard is part of the Napp Pharmaceutical Group of companies which is based in the UK, we are also part of a broader network of independently associated companies (IAC’s) that have a presence in 33 countries across Europe.

Our IAC’s Mundipharma International limited (MINT), Mundipharma Research Limited (MRL), Mundipharma Medical Company Limited (MMCL), MundiBiopharma Limited (MBL), Mundipharma Technical Operations Limited (MITO) and Mundipharma IT Services Limited (mp-IT) are also based on the Science Park in Cambridge. MINT provides multidisciplinary support services for the independent associates based throughout Europe, including business development. MRL provides pre-clinical and clinical research and regulatory services. MMCL is the central hub of supply chain management and supplies Mundipharma products worldwide. MBL is responsible for supply chain activities for various Mundipharma IAC’s across Europe. MITO run European Quality services and Technical Operations for Mundipharma, mp-IT provide IT services and support for the IAC’s.

Our Awards

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
In February 2014 Bard Pharmaceuticals Ltd was placed 19th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This positioned us as the highest placed company from Cambridge. In 2014, 897 companies applied to secure a place in one of the three Sunday Times lists (small, mid-sized and large companies).

THE SUNDAY TIMES 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

The Napp Pharmaceuticals Group, which Bard is a part of, appeared in the Top 25 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK for 5 consecutive years, and were the highest ranked pharmaceutical company in each of those years.

Environment

Bard considers environmental responsibility a key element of our operations, based on a strategy of maintaining the appropriate level of regulatory compliance, whilst challenging and improving our effectiveness on environmental issues.

We recognise that we have an impact on the environment in the way in which we operate our processes and have implemented an internal environmental management system to provide a formal management structure. We ensure that we effectively meet all our environmental responsibilites.

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