The current report discusses and outlines the current capabilities as well as the needs of the pharmaceutical contract manufacturing, research, and packaging markets. In addition, it discusses company and market strategies to further enhance the market. The report includes the different types of contract manufacturing and, more specifically, the services offered by global contract manufacturers, researchers, and packagers. The report also discusses the methods best used to identify an effective contract manufacturer as well as the advantages of contract manufacturing and outsourcing. The report highlights the need for project management, provides market forecasts for different aspects of contract manufacturing specific to each region, and examines the role of market leaders in the industry. Regulatory requirements and new developments in the market are also discussed in the report.
The report encompasses the revenues gained from contract manufacturing in each specific market and in each specific region. Sales analysis was performed on specific categories of drugs and dosage forms including API/bulk drugs and solid, liquid, and semisolid dosage forms. Sales analyses were also performed on revenues gained from contract packaging and contract research. The sales figures discussed are for the examined period of 2009 to 2011. Sales figures were also forecast for the following 5-year period from 2011 through 2016.
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, nutritional drugs, and drug delivery products are discussed in a separate section of this report.
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
The majority of pharmaceutical companies are now using contract manufacturing, researc
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