Association of Resource with Business Units – Overarching Organization
The line departments who perform stage-specific work on projects are organized into various business units. The bulk of the organization in Bio/pharmaceutical R&D tends to be organized under Therapy Areas. But these Therapy Areas can be variably clustered into Business Units.
For some areas of expertise it may be more economical or efficient to avoid the duplication of resource across Therapy Areas – such non-aligned resource is clustered into line departments based on various platform technologies, e.g. high throughput screening.