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Business & Regulation Business Practice, Contract Development Services, Small Molecules, Ingredients, Trends & Forecasts, Contract Manufacturing Services

The Next Stop for Pharma Outsourcing

In the May issue of The Medicine Maker, I looked at how the field of contract manufacturing has evolved over the past 40 years (1). As a quick recap, my colleagues and I at Cambrex have been studying how contract manufacturing for small molecule drugs has changed since the 1970s (2). Our research showed that there have been four key phases to date: the early years (pre-1975 to 1980), the growth years (1980-1996), the competitive years (1996 to 2010), and the resurgent years (2010 to 2015). Our research was based not only on global API consumption data, the number of new drug approvals and the number of new entrants in the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) space, but also on expert views from leading figures working within the sector.

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Matthew Moorcroft

Matthew Moorcroft is Vice President at Cambrex, New Jersey, US.

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