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Pharmaceuticals: Asian Contract Manufacturers Pose Challenge to Western Firms

6:44 PM MST | February 13, 2012 | —Alex Scott

The contract fine chemicals market is becoming more competitive, leading contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) and analysts say. The global pharmaceutical outsourcing market is growing, particularly in the fields of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPI) and biopharmaceuticals, and so is competition from Chinese and Indian-or ‘Chindian’-CMOs. Cottier: Consolidation imminent. Langer: Biopharma opportunities. Pollak: It’s advantage Chindia. More companies than ever are competing for each pharmaceuticals contract and market...

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