Doctor approved: The shifting landscape in drug production has facilitated rapid industry growth

The Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services industry provides a breadth of research and development (R&D) services to manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industries. In the past five years, brand-name drug producers have faced increasing threats from generic brands due to patent expirations. Additionally, increased regulation and emergent health economics and outcomes research have pressured pharmaceutical companies to control costs and increase research efficiency. The industry is poised for continued growth in the five years to 2021. During this time, healthcare reform will expand the pharmaceutical industry's total market and increased approvals for generic brands will continue to pressure branded drug manufacturers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The changing landscape of drug development has spurred the industry’s burgeoning growth
  • Niche operators that offer highly specialized services have claimed strong market positions
  • Healthcare reform will encourage the development of generic drugs
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services industry are high and increasing. Companies competing in the industry require high capital investments, as well as highly trained and specialized personnel. Purchases represent the most significant industry cost and new entrants may find it costly to attract skilled employees versed in medical knowledge and an understanding of the clinical trial process. New entrants must compete with major companies that have already established a strong reputation among pharmaceutical companies, often securing long-term contracts using their proven track records. Com...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Research and development expenditure and Demand from brand name pharmaceutical manufacturing in the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry?

    The industry provides a range of research and development services to pharmaceutical manufacturers, including laboratory testing, preclinical and clinical trials, commercialization and post-market surveillance.

    Industry Products
  • Central lab
  • Phase I
  • Preclinical
  • Phase II-IV
  • Industry Activities
  • Conduct laboratory testing and biostatistical analysis
  • Conduct preclinical trials
  • Conduct early-stage and late-stage clinical trials
  • Provide consulting services related to regulation
  • Provide pharmacovigilance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Demand from brand name pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Regulation for the Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry
  • Total health expenditure
  • Demand from generic pharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Key trends in downstream pharmaceutical industries drive demand
  • Merger and acquisition activity picks up
  • An increasingly globalized industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare reform and generics boost demand from brand-name drug producers
  • A greater share of R&D spending
  • Acquisitions accelerate, globalization threatens the domestic industry
  • Table: Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Computer Stores
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Phase II-IV
  • Preclinical
  • Phase I
  • Central lab
  • Other
  • Chart: Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • R&D
  • Outsourcing

  • Major Markets
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc., Paraxel International,
  • Table: Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Paraxel International - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Research and development expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A drug derived from living organisms and marketed after the patent expiration of similar therapies; also known as flow-on biologics or biogenerics.
  • Cro
  • Abbreviation for contract research organization
  • Patent Cliff
  • A phenomenon wherein revenue for brand name pharmaceuticals drop as the patents for high-profile drugs expire.
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Drug safety; activities related to the detection, assessment and prevention of adverse drug effects.
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