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Demand for Excipients to Grow in U.S.

7:09 AM MDT | June 14, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

The demand for excipients in the U.S. will grow nearly 4%/year through 2015, driven by continued growth in the U.S. pharmaceutical production and the increasing importance of excipients in drug formulation, says a study by business research firm Freedonia (Cleveland, OH). The excipients industry in the U.S. is currently valued at about $1.5 billion, the study says. Polymers will remain the top-selling type based on their use as fillers and binders in tablets. Fillers and diluents will remain the leading application and grow the fastest, the study...

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