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PharmSource - Bio/Pharma CapEx Trends 2016

PharmSource - Bio/Pharma CapEx Trends 2016


Captive capacity remains the largest impediment to faster growth of the contract manufacturing and development industry. Based on recent capital expenditure trends, it’s clear that bio/pharma companies would rather “make than buy.”

According to the latest PharmSource Trend Report, Bio/Pharma CapEx Trends 2016, bio/pharma companies have invested over $150 billion for new plant and equipment in the past 5 years, an amount at least 10 times greater than what CMOs have invested in themselves. Global and generic bio/pharma companies, in particular, have invested heavily in new capacity, especially for biopharmaceuticals and in emerging markets.


  • Bio/Pharma CapEx Trends 2016 analyzes recent trends in capital spending by bio/pharma companies and assesses the implications for the CMO industry.
  • It tracks spending by major segments of the bio/pharma industry, with detailed information on investments by global and generic biopharma companies.
  • It discusses the outlook for the next five years, analyzes why major bio/pharma companies continue to favor captive capacity and describes the continuing role of CMOs in the bio/pharma supply chain.
Reasons to buy
  • The 16-page report provides important insight that you won’t find in any other source. This report is required reading for -
  • CMO executives and strategic decision-makers who seriously follow the global CMO industry, including dose and API manufacturers.
  • Bio/Pharma sponsors that buy contract manufacturing services and need to understand contract manufacturing industry drivers.

Executive Summary
CapEx Overview
CapEx Relative to Other Financial Indicators
Nature of Capital Expenditure - What Is Being Built
What It Means
Recently Announced and Completed Investments by Global Bio/Pharma Companies
Manufacturing Investments in Emerging Markets 2014-2021 by Global Bio/Pharma Companies
Selected CapEx Investments by Generic Companies 2014 Onwards
List of Tables
Table 1 Composition of the PharmSource Universe
Table 2 Analysis of Identified CapEx Projects
Table 3 Location of Identified CapEx Projects
List of Figures
Figure 1 CapEx by Company Sector
Figure 2 Comparison of CapEx Change to Revenue Change 2010-
Figure 3 CapEx Trends at Bio/Pharma Companies 2010-
Figure 4 CapEx Spend and Growth Rate for Global Bio/Pharma Companies
Figure 5 Cash Spent on Dividends, Share Repurchase and CapEx by Selected US Global Bio/Pharma Companies 2010-
Figure 6 Capital Expenditure for Leading Public CDMOs

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