Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are focusing on the research and development (R&D) to come up with new molecules for various therapeutic applications with the greatest medical and commercial potential. The companies invest majorly on the R&Ds with the aim of delivering high quality and innovative products to the market. R&D spending by the biopharmaceutical companies has also increased over the years. According to a report of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the R&D expenditure of the biopharmaceutical companies has increased from US$ 49.6 Bn 2012 to US$ 58.8 Bn in 2015. Research and development expenditures relate to the processes of discovering, testing and developing new products, upfront payments and milestones, improving existing products, as well as demonstrating product efficacy and regulatory compliance prior to launch. According to the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, the R&D expenditures in 2014 by the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industry grew by approximately 8.7% than that of the expenditures in 2013. Moreover, in United States, investments for R&D by pharmaceutical companies had grown consistently over the last 15 years.
The intensity for R&D by the companies in Japan accounted for about 13.3%, in US it accounted approximately 17% and in the European Union it was registered to be approximately 13% in the year 2014. Therefore, the pharmaceutical and biotech companies prefer to outsource the services to the contract research organizations (CROs) in order to save the cost and time which is expected to drive the growth of the market.
US is expected to lead the market in the North America region owing to increasing expenditure of research and development expenditures in the country. The confrontation of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to lower the drug development costs is expected to propel the CROs market in the US. Moreover, the presence of top revenue generating pharmaceutical companies in the US that have capability to invest a large amount in R&D is also expected to boost the growth of CROs in the US. Therefore, considering the above mentioned factors the growth of the market in the country is likely to contribute largest share in the North America region during the forecast period.
Mexico Contract Research Organization (CRO) Market Revenue and Forecasts to 2025 (US$ Mn)
NORTH AMERICA CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (CRO) – MARKET SEGMENTATION
NORTH AMERICA CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (CRO) – By Type
- Clinical Research Services
- Early Phase Development Services
- Laboratory Services
- Post-Approval Services
NORTH AMERICA CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (CRO) – By End User
- Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
- Medical Device Companies
NORTH AMERICA CONTRACT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (CRO) – By Geography
• North America
- Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
- PAREXEL International Corporation
- ICON plc
- Syneos Health
- PRA Health Sciences
- Charles River
- Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
- WuXi AppTec