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Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services

The Contract Pharmaceutical Research Services industry provides a breadth of research and development (R&D) services to manufacturers in pharmaceutical industries. Over the past five years, brand-name drug producers have experienced increasing threats from generic brands due to patent expirations. Additionally, increased regulation and emergent health economics and outcomes research have pressured pharmaceutical companies to control costs and increase research efficiency. As a result, drug manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing R&D functions to industry operators, increasing industry revenue. The industry is also poised for continued growth during the five-year period to 2024. During this time, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to continue to devote an increasing share of capital to researching orphan drugs and rare oncology medications. Furthermore, an increase in R&D expenditure and research outsourcing over the past five years was also the result of pharmaceutical companies seeking to replenish thinning pipelines due to patent expirations.

The industry provides a range of research and development services to pharmaceutical manufacturers, including laboratory testing, preclinical and clinical trials, commercialization and post-market surveillance.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Research and development expenditure
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table IQVIA (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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