Most drug companies are not planning to increase the level of sales
and marketing IT they outsource over the next 3-5 years - a sign
that this niche segment may be bucking the wider pharmaceutical
industry outsourcing trend.
The market for radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags in
healthcare is set to explode from $90m (€70m) in 2006 to $2.1bn in
2016, driven by the item level tagging of drugs and the growing
appeal of "smart packaging."
Jacobs Engineering Group has inked a new contract with Boehringer
Ingelheim to provide technical and construction services for its
new bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facility being
built in Petersburg, Virginia, US.
Europe's third party logistics providers (3PL) are evolving to
integrate more of their operations with those of their clients in a
bid to provide a more efficient service, leaving the old breed in
danger of becoming extinct.
The pharmaceutical and life sciences industries are flushed with
quality IT services, with eight companies that have a specialist
life science/pharmaceutical focus being featured in the top 20 of
the first-ever listing of the world's...