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Pharma Sector to Consolidate, Focus on R&D

10:52 AM MDT | September 8, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese pharmaceutical market is expected to become the fifth-largest pharmaceutical market by 2010, compared with ninth currently, analysts say. The industry is also going through a transitional phase, with increased consolidation and more companies getting involved in R&D, analysts add. China’s pharma market was worth $22 billion in 2007, Frost & Sullivan (Kolkata, India) says. The market is highly fragmented with more than 30,000 manufacturers, of which more than 90% are small and medium-size enterprises, Frost & Sullivan says. As a...

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