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Fine Chemicals: Why High-Tech Manufacturing Really is the Place to Be

5:10 AM MDT | March 23, 2012 | Alex Scott

Many Western pharmaceutical companies – and indeed pharma fine chemical contract manufacturers - have a tough road to tread. As Aslam Malik, president of Ampac Fine Chemicals (Rancho Cordova, CA), in an exclusive interview this week tells CW, there is an ever tighter squeeze on pharma from low cost competition in India and other emerging countries, while at the same time a raft of drugs, which AFC and other technology-rich contract manufacturers make, may be about to go off patent. Malik’s strategy in the face of both challenges is to focus on the...

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