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December 2016

Welcome to the December 2016 issue of CMC Market Outlook

This monthly e-newsletter provides valuable insights for both buyers and sellers of CMC drug development services. Our coverage will help you identify and understand market trends that will inform your strategic business perspective.

Enjoy the December issue, and happy holidays!

The PharmSource Team


Growing Turkish Pharma Market Attracts Investment Despite Challenges

A growing pharmaceutical market, solid infrastructure and ready access to other emerging markets, such as North Africa and the Middle East, as well as Eastern Europe, make Turkey an attractive location for global pharmaceutical companies. But an emphasis on localization, tough pricing regulations, a depreciating currency and a sluggish drug approval system make the market a challenging one for external companies to break into.

Turkey’s pharmaceutical market is growing at a steady rate. According to a July 2016 report by PharmSource’s colleagues at GlobalData, the market rose at a rate of about 2%/year from $4.35 billion in 2008 to $5 billion in 2015, and is expected to hit $5.53 billion by 2020. The bulk of this growth has been in… read on

Internal and External Factors to Shape CMO Industry

by Jim Miller, President

Trade shows provide a good opportunity to gauge the temperature of the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) industry and find out which trends and concerns are most on people’s minds. Five themes really stood out from conversations at the CPhI Worldwide event held in Barcelona in October 2016.

Mergers and acquisitions continue to create the most buzz around the industry, and speculating about which contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) are the next target or the next acquirer is a favorite topic of conversation. The industry certainly seems set up for… read on

How big is the market for…?

This is a handy guide to frequently requested data about the bio/pharma contract services industry.

The market for small and mid-sized bio/pharma outsourced development spending:

Market Size Source
2016: $8 billion
2019: $11 billion
Presentation at Baird Global Healthcare Conference
September 2016

Read more about the size of the contract services market for various segments.

Bio/Pharma Sponsor Spending on In-house Manufacturing Capacity Soars

This data-rich report, Bio/Pharma CapEx Trends 2016, identifies 3 indicators of what’s ahead for your business:

1. Captive capacity remains the largest impediment to faster growth of the contract manufacturing and development industry.

2. Bio/pharma companies have invested over $150 billion for new plant and equipment in the past 5 years.

3. Based on recent capital expenditure trends, learn why bio/pharma companies would rather “make than buy.”



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