Global Pharmaceutical CDMO Market Analysis Report 2024-2030: AI-Assisted Drug Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Synthesis Gaining Attention

Dublin, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Pharmaceutical CDMO Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (API, Drug Product), Workflow (Clinical, Commercial), Application (Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neurological Disorders), Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2024-2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global pharmaceutical CDMO market size is anticipated to reach USD 235.5 billion by 2030 and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2024 to 2030

A growing consumption of biopharmaceuticals, rising demand for advanced therapeutics, demand for orphan drug discovery, upsurge number of clinical trials and increasing demand for one-stop-shop CDMOS are anticipated to influence the global market positively.

In addition, increasing pharmaceutical R&D investments can drive the market growth. As pharmaceutical companies invest more in R&D, they may seek external expertise and resources to accelerate drug development processes. CDMOs provide specialized services in drug development, manufacturing, and testing, making them valuable partners for pharmaceutical companies looking to outsource certain aspects of their R&D activities.

Several players are investing in R&D activities of pharmaceuticals. For instance, in 2022, F. Hoffmann La Roche increased its R&D spending to USD 14.7 billion from USD 13.3 billion in the previous year. Another major player in pharmaceutical R&D expenditures for the same period was Merck & Co., allocating USD 13.5 billion to R&D. Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson, followed with an investment of USD 11.6 billion, slightly lower than the previous year's USD 11.9 billion.

Besides, increasing outsourcing services by pharmaceutical companies in the pharmaceutical industry has profoundly impacted the market. The trend of outsourcing activities in pharmaceutical domain is rising as companies find value in acquiring additional competencies essential for successful drug development & commercialization. Besides providing extended expertise & assisting in improved cash flow management, outsourcing brings significant manufacturing advantages, including reducing investment risks.

Notably, in the context of early-stage technologies and products, establishing expensive in-house capabilities entails substantial risks across product development phases. At the same time, outsourcing serves as a risk-averse alternative. In addition, having a limited understanding of the required scale for current & future product offerings or market penetration poses significant hurdles in designing and scaling manufacturing for in-house production. Consequently, the preference for outsourcing has grown as an effective strategy until market demand for products becomes well-established & understood.

Furthermore, the global distribution of clinical trials is expected to boost market growth. Clinical trials are executed globally, and their geographical distribution is shaped by diverse factors such as disease prevalence, regulatory conditions, population demographics, healthcare infrastructure, and cost considerations. As of February 2024, there is a discernible trend towards a more globalized approach to clinical trials. Over half of all registered studies are conducted outside the U.S. Meanwhile, over 35% of trials are exclusively conducted within the U.S. This emphasizes increasing international collaboration in collective pursuit of medical advancement.

Pharmaceutical CDMO Market Report Highlights

  • Based on product, the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) segment led the market with the largest revenue share of 81.20% in 2023. The segment growth is driven by competitive drug development and growing demand for end-to-end Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) services. In addition, advancements in API manufacturing, growth of the biopharmaceutical sector, and increasing geriatric population are some of the key factors propelling segment growth
  • Based on the workflow, the commercial segment held the largest market share in 2023 attributed to robust demand for pharmaceutical products, such as biosimilar medications, generic medications, and regenerative therapies. This is where commercial CDMOs may help by providing knowledge, saving time, and being cost-effective
  • Based on application, the oncology segment dominated the market with the largest revenue share of 21.82% in 2023. The segment is driven by an increasing number of cancer cases globally. In addition, increasing pharmaceutical R&D investments, patent expirations, and demand for oncology drugs & biologic innovations are the factors driving the oncology market
  • Asia Pacific dominated the market with the revenue share of 37.64% in 2023. The presence of various factors, such as improved social insurance schemes & constantly improving economic conditions, which allow patients to pay out-of-pocket pharmaceutical costs is expected to drive market significantly

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages342
Forecast Period2023 - 2030
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$146 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2030$235.5 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate7.2%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Market Dynamics

Market Driver Analysis

  • Growing consumption of biopharmaceuticals
  • Increasing demand for one-stop-shop CDMOs
  • Rising Demand for Advanced Therapeutics
  • Increasing outsourcing services by pharmaceutical companies
  • Upsurge in the number of clinical trials
  • Increasing pharmaceutical R&D investments
  • Growing demand for orphan drug discovery

Market Restraint Analysis

  • Compliance issues while outsourcing
  • Changing Scenarios within Developing Countries
  • Regulatory and Legal Compliance
  • Contractual Obligation

Pharmaceutical CDMO Market: Analysis Tools

  • PORTER's Five Forces Analysis
  • PESTEL Analysis

Industry Ecosystem Analysis

  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Demand Analysis
  • Raw Material Analysis

Technology Landscape

  • Integration of AI in pharmaceutical CDMO market
  • Current Dynamics and Future Trends
  • Drug Discovery and Design
  • AI-Assisted Drug Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Synthesis
  • Process Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Clinical Trial Optimization
  • Regulatory Compliance

Total Number of Clinical Trials by Phase & Region (2021 - 2023)

  • Total Number of Clinical Trials by Phase (2021 - 2023)
  • Total Number of Clinical Trials by Region (2021 - 2023)
  • Percentage of Clinical Trials by Major Countries in North America:
  • Percentage of Clinical Trials by Major Countries in Europe:
  • Percentage of Clinical Trials by Major Countries in Asia Pacific:
  • Percentage of Clinical Trials by Major Countries in Latin America:
  • Percentage of Clinical Trials by Major Countries in the Middle East & Africa:
  • Total Number of Clinical Trials by Therapeutic Area (2021 - 2023)

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • Covid-19 Impact on Pharmaceutical CDMO Market
  • Covid-19 Impact on Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Market
  • Long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmaceutical outsourcing on the Market
  • Post Covid-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis
  • Pre-pandemic bioCDMO Capacity Challenges
  • BioCDMO Industry Growth
  • Post-COVID-19 Revenue and Capacity Projections
  • COVID-19 Reformation Strategies
  • Covid-19 Impact on Key Market Players

Company Profiles

  • Lonza
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Recipharm AB
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)
  • Catalent, Inc.
  • WuXi AppTec, Inc.
  • Samsung Biologics
  • Piramal Pharma Solutions
  • Siegfried Holding AG
  • CordenPharma International
  • Cambrex Corporation
  • Bushu Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Nipro Corporation
  • Sequens
  • EuroAPI
  • Hovione
  • Axplora
  • Curia
  • Dottikon
  • Almac
  • FIS - Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici S.p.A.
  • Evonik
  • Carbogen Amcis
  • Farmhispania
  • Uquifa
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma (Ajinomoto Co., Inc.)
  • Pfizer Centre One
  • Fareva
  • Sterling
  • Veranova

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