This report supplies information on the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Italian market and its competitors: market trends, SWOT and key success factors analysis, major companies performance indicators (total turnover, sector specific turnover, market shares and export quotas), business prospects and trends.
This report provides an overview of basic pharmaceutical products, also known as APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients).
Product technology: active pharmaceutical ingredients are produced by chemical synthesis, semi-synthesis, fermentation or extraction.
Use: APIs are used in the production of pharmaceutical specialities.
Client groups: pharmaceutical companies producing specialities under their own brand names or producing equivalent (generic) pharmaceuticals.
The analysis excludes the following product categories: raw materials and intermediate materials; active ingredients for captive use by pharmaceutical companies in the speciality medicines segment; active ingredients for cosmetic or dietary use; pharmaceutical substances used as raw material in the formulation of specialities but without specific therapeutic or preventive activity; substances used as contrast medium; medicinal specialities; animal organ extracts leading directly to preventive specialities, such as serums and vaccines; plant extracts destined for other segments, such as dietary or cosmetic products.
The report analyses the following business lines:
Antibiotics (cephalosporin, penicillin and others);
Synthetic ingredients (non-antibiotics);
Steroids (derived from hormonal substances);
Organomedicines (extracts from organs or hormones of animal origin);
Phytomedicines: (plant extracts).
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