However, stringent regulatory requirements are likely to place pressure on CMOs. As the regulatory environment in Europe becomes progressively stricter owing to contamination issues, safety compliance and drug recalls, the costs of gaining regulatory approvals will make up a major chunk of fixed costs for CMOs.
Despite this challenge, market prospects are extremely buoyant. Frost & Sullivan projects the European pharmaceutical contract manufacturing market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9% from 2011-2018, with its biotech counterpart poised to register a compound annual growth rate of 12.1% over the same time frame.
"Although the demand for manufacturing capacity is rising, a careful weighing of benefits and risks is required by CMOs while planning capacity expansions lest they be hit by over capacity, which, in turn, could lead to the acquisition of smaller CMOs by larger ones," cautions Aiswariya. "Promisingly, there is tremendous untapped potential for CMOs which are properly positioned and at the forefront of technology in the capital-intensive and technology-driven contract manufacturing market."
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