As published in Pharma's Almanac Q4 2015.
As the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets undergo significant changes, companies are relying more heavily on CROs and CMOs to provide the needed services, expertise, and technologies to help them favorably compete in a challenging marketplace. Contract service providers, in turn, are strengthen- ing their capabilities to satisfy current demands, in some cases by coming together. An example is the recent combining of AAIPharma and Cambridge Major Laboratories, forming a full-service global CDMO supplying drug substance and drug product development, manufacturing, testing, and packaging services. This coupling also supports drug sponsors facing the escalating challenges of developing and manufacturing parenteral drug products.