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Global CRO Market

Global CRO Market

The global Contract Research Organization (CRO) market was $􂀀 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $􂀀 billion in 2019, growing at a robust CAGR (2014–2019) of 􂀀%.

The penetration of the global CRO market stood at 􂀀% in 2014 against the potential outsourcing market, providing a huge opportunity for CRO companies to increase their market share.

The share of services, such as Data Management, Biostatistics, Health Economic Outcome Research (HEOR), and Central Labs is expected to grow at a double-digit rate in the next 􂀀– years.

Geographic outsourcing to lower-cost locations is likely to result in lesser margins but increased volume share in the short term. However, with increased capacity and scale, companies are expected to improve their margins during the rest of the forecast period.

The volume of outsourcing to emerging markets is expected to increase significantly. However, North America will retain a large portion of the high-value business.

Specialized services, such as eClinical Trial Solutions, Adaptive Trial Designs, and Health Economic Outcomes Research, are expected to transform the way clinical trials are performed today.

About this report

This research service presents an overview and analysis of the global clinical trials and research outsourcing (CRO) market. It provides revenue forecasts for CROs globally by phase, therapeutic type, and region. It addresses the major issues and challenges, unmet needs, and emerging trends in the market. Detailed information has been provided on support services such as Central Laboratory services, Bio analytics, and Data management. It also outlines market drivers and restraints, market engineering measurements, and R&D trends. The report covers the complete life cycle of the CRO industry, starting from preclinical trials to post marketing surveillance. It highlights emerging trends and their importance in the current and future market scenario. Apart from preclinical and clinical segments it also focuses on the emerging trends than can be seen in the CRO space. One of the focus areas of this study is bio analytics services, which is making a big impact in the CRO industry. Earlier, pre-clinical and early phase research were handled by pharma companies themselves, but now, due to the high cost and risk involved, the big companies have started to look for partners, giving rise to Bio analytics focused CROs.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
      • Table Total CRO Market: Market Snapshot by Geography, Global, 2014-2019
    • Global CRO Market Size by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Size Estimation Methodology
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Key Companies to Watch
    • 3 Big Predictions
  • Market Overview
    • Global R&D Spending-Pharmaceutical Drug Development
      • Table R&D Spending, Global, 2010-2019
    • Global R&D Market Landscape
    • Global Market Perspective
    • CRO Product Development and Commercialization
    • Market Segmentation by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Segmentation by Therapeutic Services
    • Market Segmentation by Geography
    • Global CRO Key Market Trends
    • eClinical Solutions
    • eClinical Solutions-Applications and Technologies
    • Rise of Virtual Business Models
  • Competitive Playbook
    • New Market Opportunities
    • Global CRO Industry-Major Stake Holders
    • Global CRO Competitive Matrix
    • Merger, Acquisition, and Partnership Assessment
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Total CRO Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total CRO Market
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Global CRO Key Market Trends
    • Global CRO Key Market Trends Explained
  • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Analysis-Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Analysis-Selected Key Market Participants
  • CRO Segment Analysis-Preclinical Trials Segment Breakdown
    • Preclinical Trials Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Preclinical Trials Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Preclinical Trials Segment Key Trends
  • Phase I Trials Segment Breakdown
    • Phase I Trials Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Phase I Trials Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Phase I Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Phase I Trials Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Phase I Trials Segment Key Trends
  • Phase II Trials Segment Breakdown
    • Phase II Trials Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Phase II Trials Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Phase II Trials Segment Key Trends*
  • Phase III Trials Segment Breakdown
    • Phase III Trials Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Phase III Trials Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Phase III Trials Segment Key Trends*
  • Phase IV Trials Segment Breakdown
    • Phase IV Trials Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Phase IV Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Phase IV Trials Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Phase IV Trials Segment Key Trends
  • Data Management Segment Breakdown
    • Data Management Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Data Management Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Data Management Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast
    • Data Management Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Data Management Segment Key Trends
  • Biostatistics Segment Breakdown
    • Biostatistics Segment Overview
    • Engineering Measurements
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Biostatistics Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Biostatistics Segment Key Trends
  • Pharmacovigilance Segment Breakdown
    • Pharmacovigilance Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pharmacovigilance Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Pharmacovigilance Segment Key Trends
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Segment Breakdown
    • HEOR Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table HEOR Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table HEOR Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • HEOR Segment Metrics Analysis
    • HEOR Segment Key Trends
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Laboratory Testing Service Segment
    • Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Laboratory Testing Services Segment-Overview
    • Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Laboratory Services-Segmentation
    • Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Laboratory Testing Services-Key Trends
    • Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Laboratory Services-Key Trends Explained
  • Analytical Testing Services-cGMP Testing Segment
    • cGMP Testing Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table cGMP Testing Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table cGMP Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • cGMP Testing Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Revenue Breakdown by Type of Services
  • Analytical Testing Services-Bio-analytical Testing Segment
    • Bio-analytical Testing Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Bio-analytical Testing Segment Metrics Analysis
    • Revenue Breakdown by Type of Services
  • Analytical Testing Services Segment Competitive Environment
    • Analytical Testing Services-Major Participants
    • Analytical Testing Services-Market Share
    • Analytical Testing Services-Market Share Analysis
      • Table Analytical Testing Services Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 7 Participants, 2014
    • Analytical Testing Services-Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Analysis-Selected Key Market Participants
  • Central Laboratory Testing Segment Breakdown
    • Central Laboratory Testing Segment Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Central Laboratory Testing Segment Metrics Analysis
  • Regional Breakdown-North America CRO Market Overview
    • North America Breakdown
    • Segmentation by Clinical Development Stage
    • Segmentation by Therapeutic Services
    • North America CRO Market size by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • North America CRO Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • North America Segment Analysis by Phases
    • Preclinical and Phase I Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase I Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • Phase II and Phase III Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • Phase IV Trials and Pharmacovigilance Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • Biostatistics and Data Management Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
      • Table Data Management Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • Bio-analytical and Central Laboratory Testing Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • HEOR Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table HEOR Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2013-2019
    • Market Share
  • Europe CRO Market Overview
    • Europe Breakdown
    • Segmentation by Clinical Development Stage
    • Segmentation by Therapeutic Services
    • Europe CRO Market size by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Europe Segment Analysis by Phases
    • Preclinical and Phase I Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase I Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Phase II and Phase III Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Phase IV Trials and Pharmacovigilance Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Biostatistics and Data Management Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
      • Table Data Management Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Bio-analytical and Central Laboratory Testing Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • HEOR Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table HEOR Segment: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2019
    • Market Share
  • APAC CRO Market Overview
    • APAC Breakdown
    • Segmentation by Clinical Development Stage
    • Segmentation by Therapeutic Services
    • Market size by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, APAC, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • APAC Segment Analysis by Phases
    • Preclinical and Phase I Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase I Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Phase II and Phase III Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Phase IV Trials and Pharmacovigilance Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Biostatistics and Data Management Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
      • Table Data Management Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Bio-analytical and Central Laboratory Testing Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • HEOR Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table HEOR Segment: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2013-2019
    • Market Share
  • ROW CRO Market Overview
    • ROW Breakdown
    • Segmentation by Clinical Development Stage
    • Segmentation by Therapeutic Services
    • Market size by Clinical Development Stage
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, ROW, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • ROW CRO Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • ROW Segment Analysis by Phases
    • Preclinical and Phase I Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Preclinical Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase I Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • Phase II and Phase III Trials Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase II Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
      • Table Phase III Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • Phase IV Trials and Pharmacovigilance Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Phase IV Trials Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
      • Table Pharmacovigilance Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • Biostatistics and Data Management Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biostatistics Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
      • Table Data Management Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • Bio-analytical and Central Laboratory Testing Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Bio-analytical Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
      • Table Central Laboratory Testing Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • HEOR Segment-Revenue Forecast
      • Table HEOR Segment: Revenue Forecast, ROW, 2013-2019
    • Market Share
  • The Last Word
    • 3 Big Predictions
    • The Last Word-Discussion
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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