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Contract Research Organization Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Contract Research Organization Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of contract research organization (CRO) services. Suppliers are referred to as CROs and buyers are pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies that outsource research. CROs perform physical, chemical and other analytical testing for commercial purposes that occurs in a laboratory or on-site (i.e. where the product is manufactured or developed). Most results from market-led tests are checked against government regulations and environmental, industrial and product standards. This report excludes medical and veterinary testing labs.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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