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Informex 2014: Rising certainty despite challenges for pharma

4:26 PM MST | January 23, 2014 | Vincent Valk in Miami Beach

Attendees and exhibitors at this year's Informex USA, held this week in Miami Beach, were mostly optimistic about the direction of the fine chemicals and contract manufacturing industries, as the economic situation improves and some sector-specific drivers have turned in the industry's favor. “The mood is definitely more upbeat [compared to last year's show],” says Lawrence Sloan, president and CEO of Socma. “I think people finally feel like we are leaving the Great Recession behind. It's been a long, slow crawl.” The pharmaceutical sector...

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