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EnviroTech :: Manufacturing Excellence
Inefficiency in Fine Chemicals Manufacture Set to Grow
3:15 AM MST | February 1, 2011 | Alex Scott
The environment for contract manufacturers is shifting, particularly in Asia where competition is having an impact on efficiencies of scale for contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS), says Girish Malhotra, president of consulting firm Epcot International (Pepper Pike, OH), and a veteran of the fine chemicals industry. Increasing numbers of CRAMS are competing to produce the same generic active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) molecule – this means that batch sizes are becoming smaller and economies of scale may be lost, Malhotra says. Global...
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