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November 2015

Welcome to the November 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 November issue!

The PharmSource Team


CDMO Industry Update

PharmSource’s Jim Miller recently presented a CDMO industry update at our annual AAPS breakfast meeting. Strong financing is fueling pipeline growth and will continue to drive R&D, but how long will it last? Download these slides from Jim’s presentation to learn more.

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 CMC development – total spending:

Market Size Source
2014: $22 billion Catalent Pharma Solutions
Presentation at William Blair 35th Annual Growth Stock Conference
June 2015

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

CMOs Ride Continuing Strength of Small-Molecule Drug Sector

by Jim Miller, President, PharmSource

It has been the general consensus among bio/pharmaceutical industry participants, investors, and observers that small-molecule drugs are becoming obsolete as the industry focuses on biologics. To paraphrase what Mark Twain allegedly said about his own situation, reports of the death of small-molecule drugs are greatly exaggerated.

Small-molecule pharmaceuticals accounted for 82% of all new drug application (NDA) approvals in 2014 and 60% of all new molecular entities. Further, they represent two-thirds of the drug-development pipeline. While there can be no doubt that the number and share of large-molecule therapeutics is increasing, small-molecule drugs are… read on

The Competitive Environment for Contract Dose Manufacturing

Our recently released 2015 Contract Dose Manufacturing Industry by the Numbers report is an indispensable resource for understanding the competitive environment faced by dose manufacturers, and provides critical insights for your strategic planning efforts. The report will enable you to:

  • Benchmark your performance against other CMOs in the industry
  • Understand what strategies CMOs are pursuing for profitable growth
  • Grasp CMO business challenges affecting bio/pharmaceutical negotiations

Thanks to our deep expertise and ongoing research, Contract Dose Manufacturing Industry by the Numbers is the most authoritative and reliable portrait of the CMO industry available to the bio/pharmaceutical industry today.

Our proprietary model and assumptions are fully explained so you can understand how we arrived at our analysis and conclusions.

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