Latin American Contract Research Organization Market

Latin American Contract Research Organization Market

Since 2008, LATAM (Latin America) has been one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical markets in the world. Brazil is expected to become the fourth largest drug market by 2016, behind the United States, China, and Japan. The main drivers for market growth are generic drugs manufactured by local pharmaceutical companies and biosimilars manufactured both by multinational and local pharmaceutical companies.

In 2013, the LATAM clinical trials market size was $􂀀 million and is expected to reach $􂀀 million in 2019. The LATAM clinical trials outsourcing market size was $􂀀 million in 2013 and is expected to reach $􂀀 million in 2019.

Pharma MNCs constituted 􂀀% of clinical trial spending in 2013. However, local trials will grow in terms of number of trials conducted and expenditure per trial. When compared to local trials conducted a few years ago, which usually involved incremental innovation, biologic and biosimilar development will have larger investments and more complex protocols.

In LATAM, global trials accounted for 􂀀% of the market revenue. Nevertheless, local trials are expected to increase in share over the next 􂀀 years. In Brazil and Argentina, the main target is biosimilar development. In Mexico, local trials may increase due to regulatory requirements which state that clinical studies for biocomparable products must be conducted locally.

About this report

This research service presents an overview and analysis of the Latin American Contract Research Organization (CRO) market with a focus on Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. It provides country revenue by phase, therapeutic type, and region. The study discusses key challenges and emerging market trends, while providing detailed information on support services such as central laboratory services. It also outlines market drivers and restraints, market engineering measurements, and research and development trends. The study covers the CRO industry’s complete life cycle from phase I trials to post-marketing surveillance, and also highlights emerging trends and their importance in current and future market scenarios.


  • Executive Summary-Latin America
    • Key Findings-LATAM
      • Table Total CRO Market: Market Snapshot by Geography, LATAM, 2013-2019
    • Market Size Estimation Methodology
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Engineering Measurements-LATAM
    • CEO's Perspective
    • Key Companies to Watch
    • 3 Big Predictions
  • Market Overview-Latin America
    • Market Perspective-LATAM
    • CRO Market Landscape-LATAM
    • CRO Market Attractiveness by Phase-LATAM
    • Porter's Five Forces Analysis for the LATAM CRO Market
    • CRO Product Development & Commercialization
    • Market Segmentation-By Stages of Clinical Development
  • Market Overview-Argentina
    • Key Findings-Argentina
    • Pharmaceutical Market Overview-Argentina
      • Table Pharmaceutical Market: Market Share of Top Pharma by Retail Sales, Argentina, 2013
      • Table Pharmaceutical Market: Top 10 Pharma Companies by Retail Sales, Argentina, 2013
    • Market Perspective-Argentina
    • CRO Market Landscape-Argentina
  • Clinical Trials Market Overview-Argentina
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast-Argentina
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast Discussion-Argentina
    • Profiles of Clinical Trials-Argentina
    • Clinical Trials Scenario-Argentina
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Number of New Clinical Trials by Start Year, Argentina, 2009-2013
    • Clinical Trials Sponsorship-Argentina
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: MNC Pharmas Vs Local Pharmas Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Global Trials Vs Local Trials, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
  • Drivers and Restraints-Argentina
    • Drivers Explained-Argentina
    • Restraints Explained-Argentina
  • Forecasts and Trends: CRO Market-Argentina
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Market Engineering Measurements-Argentina
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Argentina, 2013
    • Argentina CRO Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • CRO Market Snapshot-Argentina
      • Table CRO Market: Market Snapshot, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Phase I & Phase II
      • Table CRO Market: Phase I, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Phase III & Late Phase
      • Table CRO Market: Phase III, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
      • Table CRO Market: Late Phase, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Data Management
      • Table CRO Market: Data Management, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Biostatistics
      • Table CRO Market: Biostatistics, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Central Laboratory Services
      • Table CRO Market: Central Laboratory Services, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)
      • Table CRO Market: HEOR, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Pharmacovigilance
      • Table CRO Market: Pharmacovigilance, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market-Postmarketing Surveillance
      • Table CRO Market: Postmarketing Surveillance, Revenue Forecast, Argentina, 2013-2019
    • Argentina CRO Market Segmentation-By Stages of Clinical Development
    • Key Market Trends-Argentina
  • Regulatory Environment-Argentina
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Overview-Argentina
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Process-Argentina
  • Competitive Environment-Argentina
    • Competitive Analysis-Argentina
    • Market Share Analysis-Argentina
    • Competitive Structure-Argentina
    • Competitive Analysis-Selected Key Market Participants
  • Market Overview-Brazil
    • Key Findings-Brazil
    • Pharmaceutical Market Overview-Brazil
      • Table Pharmaceutical Market: Top 20 Pharma Companies by Retail Sales, Brazil, 2013
    • Market Perspective-Brazil
    • CRO Market Landscape-Brazil
  • Clinical Trials Market Overview-Brazil
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast-Brazil
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast Discussion-Brazil
    • Profiles of Clinical Trials-Brazil
    • Clinical Trials Scenario-Brazil
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Number of New Clinical Trials by Start Year, Brazil, 2009-2013
    • Clinical Trials Sponsorship-Brazil
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: MNC Pharmas Vs Local Pharmas Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Global Trials Vs Local Trials, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
  • Drivers and Restraints-Brazil
    • Drivers Explained-Brazil
    • Restraints Explained-Brazil
  • Forecasts and Trends: CRO Market-Brazil
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Market Engineering Measurements-Brazil
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Brazil, 2013
    • Brazil CRO Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • CRO Market Snapshot-Brazil
      • Table CRO Market: Market Snapshot, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Phase I & Phase II
      • Table CRO Market: Phase I, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
      • Table CRO Market: Phase II, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Phase III & Late Phase
      • Table CRO Market: Phase III, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
      • Table CRO Market: Late Phase, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Data Management
      • Table CRO Market: Data Management, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Biostatistics
      • Table CRO Market: Biostatistics, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Central Laboratory Services
      • Table CRO Market: Central Laboratory Services, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)
      • Table CRO Market: HEOR, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Pharmacovigilance
      • Table CRO Market: Pharmacovigilance, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market-Postmarketing Surveillance
      • Table CRO Market: Postmarketing Surveillance, Revenue Forecast, Brazil, 2013-2019
    • Brazil CRO Market Segmentation-By Stages of Clinical Development
    • Key Market Trends-Brazil
  • Regulatory Environment-Brazil
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Overview-Brazil
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Process-Brazil
  • Competitive Environment-Brazil
    • Competitive Analysis-Brazil
    • Market Share Analysis-Brazil
    • Competitive Structure-Brazil
    • Competitive Analysis-Selected Key Market Participants
  • Market Overview-Mexico
    • Key Findings-Mexico
    • Pharmaceutical Market Overview-Mexico
      • Table Pharmaceutical Market: Top 20 Pharma Companies by Retail Sales, Mexico, 2013
    • Market Perspective-Mexico
    • CRO Market Landscape-Mexico
  • Clinical Trials Market Overview-Mexico
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast-Mexico
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Clinical Trials Market Revenue Forecast Discussion-Mexico
    • Profiles of Clinical Trials-Mexico
    • Clinical Trials Scenario-Mexico
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Number of New Clinical Trials by Start Year, Mexico, 2009-2013
    • Clinical Trials Sponsorship-Mexico
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: MNC Pharmas Vs Local Pharmas Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
      • Table Clinical Trials Market: Global Trials Vs Local Trials, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
  • Drivers and Restraints-Mexico
    • Drivers Explained-Mexico
    • Restraints Explained-Mexico
  • Forecasts and Trends: CRO Market-Mexico
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Market Engineering Measurements-Mexico
      • Table CRO Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Mexico, 2013
    • Mexico CRO Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table CRO Market: Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • CRO Market Snapshot-Mexico
      • Table CRO Market: Market Snapshot, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Phase I & Phase II
      • Table CRO Market: Phase I, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
      • Table CRO Market: Phase II, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Phase IIII & Late Phase
      • Table CRO Market: Phase III, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
      • Table CRO Market: Late Phase, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Data Management
      • Table CRO Market: Data Management, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Biostatistics
      • Table CRO Market: Biostatistics, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Central Laboratory Services
      • Table CRO Market: Central Laboratory Services, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)
      • Table CRO Market: HEOR, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Pharmacovigilance
      • Table CRO Market: Pharmacovigilance, Revenue Forecast, Mexico 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market-Postmarketing Surveillance
      • Table CRO Market: Postmarketing Surveillance, Revenue Forecast, Mexico, 2013-2019
    • Mexico CRO Market Segmentation-By Stages of Clinical Development
    • Key Market Trends-Mexico
  • Regulatory Environment-Mexico
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Overview-Mexico
    • Clinical Research Regulatory Process-Mexico
  • Competitive Environment-Mexico
    • Competitive Analysis-Mexico
    • Market Share Analysis-Mexico
    • Competitive Structure-Mexico
    • Competitive Analysis-Selected Key Market Participants
  • The Last Word
    • 3 Big Predictions
    • The Last Word-Discussion
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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