BCC Research’s objective in conducting this study is to provide an overview of the current and future global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing, research and packaging markets. The study provides a global as well as a regionally specific market overview. The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current and future direction of contract manufacturing, research and packaging as an important tool for a company’s growth and financial stability and as a way to overcome various trade barriers. It also addresses the role of these organizations in reducing costs, meeting strict regulatory requirements globally, dealing with the effects of patent expiries on market share and in competing in a highly competitive and tough business environment.
A detailed analysis of the industry structure of contract manufacturing, contract research and contract packaging has been conducted. Revenues are broken down by type of industry. Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2013 through 2018.
Applications and various formulations for which contract manufacturing, research and packaging are widely used are also discussed separately in the report. The report also takes into account various new developments and regulatory aspects in this industry. The report also covers significant patents in each category.
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
Comprehensive research in the fields of contract manufacturing, contract research and contract packaging has revealed their benefits in various industries. Contract manufacturing, research and packaging are advantageous to both parties to the contract as it provides the manufacturing company with financial stability for the duration of the contract and the hiring company the benefit of cost savings, time saved in operating and managing a production facility and research. Many industries have now begun to explore the advantages of contracting their research, production and packaging, leading to a steady market for these services.
Cost control, R&D spend, new technologies, increasing competition and patent expiries resulting in markets for generics are moving this industry in a new direction. New advancements, product launches and changing technologies will drive the growth of the market in the foreseeable future. This study looks at most of the systems affected by these factors.
Acquisition strategies and collaborations by companies are also covered in this report. This study also discusses the strength and weaknesses of each type of technology in light of the new technologies, growing competition and changing market needs.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
This study contributes to the market growth of contract manufacturers, contract research and contract packaging and users. Pharmaceutical, biotechnical companies, research institutes and companies involved in the packaging of pharma and biotech products will find this study to be of interest.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study encompasses contract manufacturers, contract research and contract packaging in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. BCC analyzes each market and its applications, regulatory environment, technology, market projections and market shares. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. The emerging markets for contract manufacturing research and packaging include countries such as India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC conducted a comprehensive literature search, which included technical newsletters and journals and many other sources. Data were collected through interviews and correspondence with manufacturers of enzyme inhibitors and technical experts. Projections were based on estimates, including the current number of end users, potential end users, mergers and acquisitions and market trends.
Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. Included were manufacturers and end users of kinase inhibitors in various therapeutic categories and disease segments. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC spoke with officials within the industry, consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature and a host of technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were completed. In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and government sources.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A team of professionals in the biotechnology industry carried out this study. The project manager is Shalini S. Dewan, who holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry and has more than 14 years of industry experience. Among the research topics she has covered are studies on compounds of potential pharmaceutical interest such as ibuprofen and 2-naphthyl acetic acid. Shalini was awarded a Gold Medal by the Prime Minister of India for her work and has worked with top companies in India and the U.S. Some of her other reports with BCC are: Reagents for Chromatography; Spectroscopy: An Enduring Market; Advanced Drug Delivery Systems: Technologies and Global Markets; Orthopedic Drugs, Implants and Devices; Medical Imaging Reagents and Analysis Equipment; Pharmaceutical Regulatory Industry; The Dynamic Media, Sera and Reagent Market in Biotechnology; Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Research and Packaging: Global Markets; Chiral Technology: Global Markets; Autacoids and Related Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets; Contraceptives: Technologies and Global Markets; Liver Disease Treatments: The Global Market; Hormone Replacement Therapies and Other Hormone Therapies: Global Markets; Cardiovascular Medicine: Diagnostics, Drugs and Devices; and Cancer Therapies: Technologies and Global Markets.
The lead consultant for this project was Dr. Kapil A. Setia, who holds a doctoral degree in the life sciences. She has a number of research publications to her credit, including her thesis, which was given an award of excellence.
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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice; nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is speculative in nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.