Although manufacturing is the most established of the pharma
outsourcing segments, many service areas are still rapidly
evolving. OutsourcingPharma.com gives a brief run down of the
current state of play.
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.
Nomeco, Denmark's biggest pharma wholesaler, has won a large
pre-wholesaling and logistics contract with Iceland's Actavis
covering the Nordic countries, typifying the regional shift in this
evolving sector of pharmaceutical...
Pharmaceutical wholesalers in Europe need to evolve to meet the
changing pharma market and a world of opportunity awaits for those
willing to think beyond their traditional business model and move
to compete in the outsourcing arena.
The market for smart pharma packaging will grow to $1.7bn (€1.3bn)
in 2013 from the current $21m, driven by the need for new clinical
trial compliance-and brand protection measures, according to a new
As pharma companies continue to search for new areas of business to
outsource, third party logistics (3PL) is an area tipped for
dramatic growth over the next four years, particularly in Europe
where the practice is still in its infancy,...