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Fine Chemicals

11:13 AM MDT | October 17, 2011

Our cover story this week assesses recovery in the fine chemicals industry as the sector readies for the CPhI meeting in Frankfurt later this month (p. 21). The outlook for contract manufacturers looks promising despite cost pressures and increased competition. Active pharma ingredient (API) and pharma intermediate producers are planning expansion as regulatory bodies, meanwhile, tighten scrutiny of the sector. The $40-billion/year global API market is expected to grow 4%-5%/year in volume terms and roughly flat-to-1%/year in value terms over the next 3-4 years...

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