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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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Comments (1) for Inefficiency in Fine Chemicals Manufacture Set to Grow
Isn't it a dichotomous situation that despite not having optimum scale of manufacturing , generic companies continue to compete . Also the fact is Ranbaxy is no more true "Indian Generic " company ,Will it make a difference ?
When few more Indian majors go the same way , how will the scenario be ? We will have to wait and watch.
Posted by Vivek Save on Sunday, February 6, 2011 @ 01:11 PM

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