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Fine Chemicals: Staying Active

Trends Positive Despite Cost and Reg Pressure

10:22 AM MDT | September 24, 2012 | —Deepti Ramesh

The global active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is very competitive, and manufacturers are faced with several challenges, including pricing pressure, rising costs, and increasingly stringent regulations related to quality and environment. Nevertheless, the industry says the outlook is favorable, and that a new law in U.S. is expected to create a level playing field for U.S. and global API manufacturers. Cottier: Not likely to acquire another CMO. Hanko: Outsourcing market to grow. Prasad:GDUFA squeezes out low-quality producers. The size of the global...

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