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May 2015

Welcome to the May 2015 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 May issue!

The PharmSource Team


Serialization Requirements May Drive Pharmaceutical Companies to Re-examine Their CMO Use

Bio/pharmaceutical serialization will soon be a reality around the world, and the effort to comply with the complexity involved with compliance is likely to create winners and losers in the Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) industry.

Serialization, sometimes known as track-and-trace, refers to systems-usually country-specific-used to track the passage of bio/pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to dispensing at the hospital or pharmacy level. Generally speaking, regulations require that… 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 innovator API development and manufacturing – outsourced spending:

Market Size Source
2014: $13-15 billion Cambrex
Presentation at Oppenheimer Conference
December 2014

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

WuXi Focuses On Expansion with $165 Million Loan, Subsidiary Stock Offering and New Offices

WuXi PharmaTech appears to be gearing up to expand its manufacturing capacity and boost its services from discovery all the way through commercial manufacturing.

WuXi is borrowing up to $165 million from a consortium of banks in Asia, led by Citibank, to help fund new manufacturing capacity. The loan will help fund a nearly $150 million effort to double small molecule API manufacturing capacity at WuXi’s Changzhou facilities by late 2015 or early 2016. WuXi is also building… read on

Big Pharma Feeds Big CMO Growth

by Jim Miller, President, PharmSource

Size has proven to be a major competitive advantage in the clinical contract research organization (CRO) industry, and if that experience is any guide, it presages how the dose CMO industry will evolve as well.

The seven largest clinical CROs, six of which are public companies today, accounted for 52% of bio/pharmaceutical industry spending on CRO services in 2014, up from… read on


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