Life Sciences


In the last 15 years, ALTEN has become a key partner for the major Life Sciences players and for numerous mid-size CDMOs and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. ALTEN delivers first-class services, from engineering for R&D and commercial facilities, through supporting manufacturing processes and technologies, to ensuring compliance throughout the value chain. Whether we are being called upon for our industry knowledge, our technologies & process expertise or our regulatory & compliance experience, we strive to deliver value, ensure scalability and provide flexibility.


Service Areas


We support our clients throughout the whole value chain, on production, facilities, laboratories, supply chain and packing, labelling and visual inspection; whatever processes, equipment or technology is involved, we support operational excellence and transformation towards manufacturing 4.0. ​

  • Manufacturing ( Production, Packaging)​
  • Supply Chain, Logistics and Purchasing​
  • Manufacturing 4.0​
  • Lean 6 sigma and Continuous Improvement​

We bring technology and equipment expertise for all kind of facilities (laboratory, production, utilities, etc.). We ensure asset availability and efficiency, carrying out installation, maintenance, validation, and qualification. We build, run and optimize projects and programmes, guaranteeing adequate change management.​

  • R&D​
  • Tech Transfer, NPI, NPD​
  • Engineering (Maintenance & Commissioning)​
  • Validation (Qualification & Validation, CSV, V&V)​
  • Engineering 4.0​
  • PMO, PM, Change Management​

The Life Sciences industry is one of the most highly regulated industries, for good reason: medicines, treatments and devices have a big impact on the lives of patients. Consequently, compliance is one of today’s topmost priorities for these companies. ALTEN has extensive expertise and experience in quality and regulatory affairs. We address all aspects of a quality system and have based our approach on the six-system inspection model. ALTEN is today a key partner for multiple companies, managing entire sections of their quality systems. ALTEN intervenes end to end to ensure clients’ inspection readiness, following the steps below or focusing on a specific part​.

  • Quality Assurance​
  • Quality Control​
  • Regulatory Affairs​
  • Quality 4.0​

Aixial Group, part of ALTEN, has become one of the world’s leading global clinical research organisations. A CRO provides the clinical development capabilities and integrated consulting expertise needed to streamline development at every step, in a faster and more cost-effective way. From decentralised clinical trials to regulatory consulting services, as well as leveraging real-world insights, our therapeutic, technical and functional ability is underpinned by a patient-first culture, as an embedded value. With over 1000 employees, we are deeply committed to what we do, and together with our customers, we are shaping the next generation of therapies, patient by patient. ​

  • Clinical Operations​
  • Clinical Tech​
  • Clinical Regulatory​

“At ALTEN Portugal we are always looking for new talents! Want to join our amazing team?“

Ana Paz, Team Leader Talent Acquisition Department 

“Looking for achieving the next step? ALTEN gives this opportunity to each client!“

André Gomes, Life Sciences Experienced Business Manager