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APIs Will Drive Growth in Contract Manufacturing

September 25, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

The manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) will account for the majority of revenues in the pharmaceutical contract manufacturing industry in the next 10 years, says a recent report by business information provider Visiongain (London). The report predicts that the global market for pharmaceutical contract manufacturing will be worth $47.6 billion in 2012; and between 2011 and 2016, the overall market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 6%. API manufacturing formed the largest sector in pharmaceutical contract manufacturing in 2011...

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