Last Updated on Dienstag, 18 Dezember 2012 07:21 Written by admin Sonntag, 10 Februar 2008 07:19

TODAY, PHARMACEUTICAL OUTSOURCING has grown into a sizable industry in itself. The total global market for contract manufacturing, according to PharmSource, is roughly $30 billion per year, growing at 8-10% annually.

API and dosage form outsourcing represent the largest segments; approximately 30% of API production (representing $9 billion) and 26% of dosage form and packaging activities ($7.8 billion) are currently being outsourced.The reasons for the growth in contract manufacturing are certainly well established, but what is not as broadly understood is the issue of outsourcing high containment operations (HCO), one of the industry’s most pressing topics…“