Continued Outsourcing Expected


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While global spending on new drug development has been growing at an annual rate of 9.1% during this past decade, spending on contract clinical services has been growing almost 50% faster, at an annual rate of 13.4%, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.
Even as the number of companies with active clinical projects worldwide increased by 80% between 2000 and 2008, sponsors have kept their R&D headcount level by working with CROs. The trend to work even closer — to improve R&D efficiency — will continue as both parties develop alliances in place of traditional transactional relationships.
Companies are moving toward the outsourcing of the entire development phase rather than components through new strategic…

Factors that Contribute to a ­Successful R&D Transformation
Global Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market 2005-2013
The Conversion of Data into Insights

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