Recent Trends in Manufacturing Deals and Alliances

Outsourced manufacturing has long been a key component of the pharmaceutical industry, whether it is to overcome internal capacity issues or exploit external expertise and cost advantages. Steve Poile of Wildwood Ventures Ltd explains that in recent years, the trend towards outsourcing manufacturing to India and China has increased, enabling significant cost savings. However, manufacturing is often just a component of a wider deal where the product or technology is being developed, and future manufacture for clinical or commercial use is anticipated within the agreement.

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