Pharmaceutical outsourcing Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 - 2024


  • To Be Published : Feb-2017 |
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Pharmaceutical outsourcing, principally for contract research organization (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), has developed during past ten years, and signs are that it will continue to develop over the forecast period. Complete new outsourcing industry sectors, like high-throughput screening services, have become multi-billion-dollar industries, and many functions earlier considered indispensable, such as in-house instinctive animal toxicology testing, now hardly exist within pharmaceutical companies.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers of all extents, but chiefly the leading international pharmaceutical companies, now regularly outsource many functions and tasks earlier thought-to-be in-house principal proficiencies. The primary nature of the pharmaceutical industry has transformed as process efficiencies and cost management have become vital for persistence. Outsourcing has developed as an industry trend, and now comprises the full range of corporate activities –from screening and lead identification to toxicology and several other processes like preclinical studies, clinical trials, manufacturing, and marketing at all scales.

Pharmaceutical outsourcing has proven effective at deducting infrastructure and operational expenses. However, the pharmaceutical industry during this duration has realized a significant decrease in its new product pipelines due to reduced R&D efforts. This has triggered many organizations to device further internal cut-backs and escalate their outsourcing, as a way to decrease capital and payroll overheads. This economics-driven growth in pharmaceutical outsourcing has, in some ways, contributed to reduced long-term industry efficiency. But even though pharmaceutical outsourcing is eventually demonstrated not to be cost-effective in terms of supporting new product R&D and innovation, outsourcing will carry on to experience growth. Often it is the only alternative accessible to pharmaceutical companies that must adjust to lower profits due to indisposed R&D pipelines and products going off-patent. Global pharmaceutical outsourcing market will endure escalating during the forecast period, but at an increased rate than in the past.

Improving efficiencies, reducing costs, ensuring business continuity, better access expertise, reducing staff, allowing staff to focus on the core competency, mitigating risk through using specialists count are few of the drivers associated with the  Global pharmaceutical outsourcing market. While the best aspects probable to generate capacity (manufacture) restraints are economics driven, including the inability to hire experienced technical staff, facility constraints, and physical capacity of the equipment.

The global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is segmented based on products, services, and geography.

Based on products, the global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is segmented into the following:

  • Raw material sourcing
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
  • Finished drugs

Based on services, the global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is segmented into the following:

  • Drug discovery
  • Clinical trials
  • Pre-clinical development
  • Biology research

The pharmaceutical outsourcing trend started off with the outsourcing of non-core support functions such as HR finance, and IT. In pharmaceuticals, outsourced contract research and contract manufacturing have become the standard for several pharmaceutical companies. Asian contract research organizations (CROs) and manufacturing organizations (CMOs) compete with their European and North American counterparts in a worldwide pharmaceutical outsourcing marketplace. During the forecast period, pharmaceutical outsourcing market will continue to witness a shift toward developing biopharmaceuticals rather than drugs, as these products offer better profits and protection against ultimate generic competition. Many profitable antibody products and recombinant protein are coming off-patent. Over the forecast period, global pharmaceutical outsourcing market will witness dramatic growth, likely a doubling, in the amount of biopharmaceutical products as bio better, biosimilar, and biogenetic varieties of current products enter world markets.

Depending on the geographic region, global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is segmented into five key regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Considerable of the growth in global pharmaceutical outsourcing market in the previous decade, mostly the rapid and dramatic growth, has occurred in low and middle-income economies, particularly India and China. Moreover low and middle-income economies proposing lower costs, these economies have their own briskly increasing native pharmaceutical industries and markets. Numerous of the leading global pharma companies invest billions in forming their own R&D centers and/or outsourcing to CMOs/CROs in these low and middle-income economies. That has provided a corporate presence and access in these promptly developing markets. Nevertheless, as the wage gap in these emergent economies narrows, employment and other outsourcing costs are growing. In the future, leading global pharma companies will move outsourcing to lesser-developed nations. By the same time, Indian and Chinese firms will shift to providing on advance quality and technology, instead of price.

Some of the key players in global pharmaceutical outsourcing market are ABC Laboratories, Aenova, Alkermes plc, Associates of Cape Cod Inc., BioPharma Solutions, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Coldstream Laboratories Inc., Covance Inc., Cytovance Biologics, Inc., Dalton Pharma Services, DPT Laboratories, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Fresenius Kabi, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), Halo Pharmaceutical, IGI Laboratories, Lyophilization Technology, Inc., Metrics Inc., Mikart, Inc., Patheon, Inc., Pillar5 Pharma Inc., and Velesco Pharma and several others.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

  • Pharmaceutical outsourcing Market Segments
  • Pharmaceutical outsourcing Market Dynamics
  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2015
  • Pharmaceutical outsourcing Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2024
  • Pharmaceutical outsourcing Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Pharmaceutical outsourcing Drivers and Restraints

Regional analysis includes

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • The Middle East & Africa

Report Highlights:

  • Shifting Industry dynamics
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected industry size Recent industry trends
  • Key Competition landscape
  • Strategies of key players and product offerings
  • Potential and niche segments/regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective towards market performance
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