1. Latest News
  2. Submit Press Release
  1. PR Home
  2. Latest News
  3. Feeds
  4. Alerts
  5. Submit Free Press Release
  6. Journalist Account
  7. PRNewswire Distribution

Frost & Sullivan: U.S. CRO Market Leverages Opportunity as Healthcare Companies Reduce R&D Budgets

CROs experience two-tiered growth with pharma and biotech companies looking to outsource

 
PRLog - Oct. 12, 2011 - SAN ANTONIO -- Frost & Sullivan: U.S. CRO Market Leverages Opportunity as Healthcare Companies Reduce R&D Budgets

CROs experience two-tiered growth with pharma and biotech companies looking to outsource

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2011 – While the economic downturn took a toll on most markets, the U.S. contract research organization (CRO) market bucked the trend to post impressive growth rates of 8.5 percent in 2009. The slowdown in funding for early-stage projects has, no doubt, dampened the market’s prospects for the next three years to four years, but this lack of funding has also restricted companies from investing in in-house clinical trials, creating opportunities for CROs.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s (http://www.frost.com) U.S. Contract Research Outsourcing Market: Trends, Challenges and Competition in the New Decade research finds that the market earned revenues of $11.43 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $20.09 billion in 2017.

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an email to Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at britni.myers@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company email address, company Web site, city, state and country.

Market participants are optimistic about continued growth due to the interest shown by new sponsors, especially biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies that are demanding full services–from the pre-clinical to post-commercialization stages. This spurt in demand and strategic partnerships with CROs could be mainly attributed to the sponsors’ limited development infrastructure.

“The sponsor-CRO relationship has historically been heavily transaction-based,” said a Frost & Sullivan senior research analyst. “However, in the past few years, companies have been making a gradual shift to strategic alliances that are built on a long-term view of outsourcing rather than transactions.”

Earlier, start-up pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies would out-license their product after Phase I/II or acquisition, which raised a question mark over the future of projects. This trend is slowly phasing out as companies are increasingly retaining products within their pipeline and taking them closer to the market through CROs, thereby increasing the value of the products and the company. The enhanced profile of CROs, in recent times, is expected to significantly improve the market’s penetrations rates.

“Despite the existence of CROs for more than two decades now, the penetration rate of outsourcing, as a percentage of the total R&D spending, is less than 25.0 percent,” said the senior research analyst. “Hence, there is great potential for CROs to grow through just expansion.”

Meanwhile, as trials continue to become increasingly complex and global, the competition for access to patients, new investigators, and fresh studies has started heating up. The gap between patient access and studies has been rising consistently over the past decade and could affect future studies. For studies that depend heavily on emerging markets, this patient access-study gap could lower productivity by lengthening the time for each trial.

There is also an underlying churn among existing investigators, which is causing this divide to widen further. CROs and sponsors are grappling with the situation and are exploring new ways to increase access to patients.

“CROs and service providers are looking to counter this challenge by partnering with patient recruitment firms,” said the senior research analyst. “Service providers are also outsourcing large-scale global trials through the expanded reach of CRO partners, which enables access to an extensive patient pool.”

U.S. Contract Research Outsourcing Market: Trends, Challenges and Competition in the New Decade is part of the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: U.S. Contract Research Organizations Markets, Global CRO Spending Trends, Global Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market, and Strategic Analysis of Opportunities in the CRO Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

U.S. Contract Research Outsourcing Market: Trends, Challenges and Competition in the New Decade
N8B7

Contact:
Britni Myers
Corporate Communications – North America
P: 210.477.8481
F: 210.348.1003
E: britni.myers@frost.com

http://www.frost.com

# # #

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

--- End ---

Click to Share

Contact Email:
***@frost.com Email Verified
Source:Frost & Sullivan
Phone:210-477-8481
Zip:78229
Location:San Antonio - Texas - United States
Industry:Health, Medical
Tags:cro, r d, contract research, clincial, trial, clinical trial
Shortcut:prlog.org/11692861
Verified Account Email Address
Verified Account Phone Number

Disclaimer:   Issuers of the press releases are solely responsible for the content of their press releases. PRLog can't be held liable for the content posted by others.   Report Abuse

Latest Press Releases By “

More...

Trending News...



  1. SiteMap
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Terms of Service
  4. Copyright Notice
  5. About
  6. Advertise
Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share