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September 2017

Welcome to the September 2017 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 September issue!

The PharmSource Team

Flexibility and Innovation Needed to Solve Manufacturing Uncertainity

by Jim Miller, President, PharmSource

Matching the production requirements of a bio/pharma company with the manufacturing capabilities of a CMO is a delicate balance, requiring attitude shifts on both sides of the table.

The need for flexibility in manufacturing arrangements and technologies has never been greater. New products…… read on

Sizeable South African Market Attracts, Challenges Pharma Industry Investment

by Lisa Tilley Hinkle and Renee Richmond

South Africa’s pharmaceutical market, the largest and most developed in Sub-Saharan Africa, is expanding at a good clip, making it attractive to drug makers seeking a foothold in the broader African region. Those opportunities are challenged by such factors as intellectual property issues, regulatory inconsistency, remoteness from other global markets and relatively low per capital expenditure on pharma products.

However, a new regulatory agency and recently proposed new intellectual property policies may help to smooth over some obstacles over time……read on

Dose CMOs Stuck in Idle


PharmSource’s just-released trend report, Contract Dose Manufacturing Industry by the Numbers: Composition, Size, Market Share and Outlook – 2017 Edition, reveals several factors for the dose CMO industry’s relatively poor performance in 2016:

1. Rebound in drug development since 2013 is too recent to benefit dose CMOs

2. Heavy investment in captive capacity by global bio/pharma companies

3. Declining significance of dose manufacturing in drug cost of goods as new drugs with high value APIs dominate the pipeline


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