Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017-2025

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Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017-2025

Status : May, 2020 | Pharmaceutical | PPT format

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Contract Research Organization Services (CROs): Snapshot

Contract Research Organization or CRO is described as an organization which provide assistance and services generally to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the form of data research, drug tests, clinical trials, post development marketing, and related services for the development of both drugs and medical devices. CROs are available in a vast range from large, international full service organizations to small, niche specialty groups and can propose their clients the experience of moving a new drug/medicine or device from its commencement to FDA marketing approval without the drug sponsor having to maintain a staff for these services.

There are many services which are provided by the CRO such as project management, data entry and validation, database build, clinical trial data management, medicine and disease coding, quality reporting. Many points are looked before selecting a CROs service such as scientific expertise, technology capability, geographical presence, access to data, cost efficiency, breadth of service, etc. CRO assistance comes with both pros and cons. There are many advantages of taking CRO assistance such as time efficiency, expertise and experience, cost effectiveness, proper research, etc. However, there are some disadvantages as well like confidentiality, communication management, etc.

Highly skilled professionals have to keep pace with the continuing changes in pharmaceutical and medical device R&D technologies and methodologies. CROs face challenges in attracting and retaining highly skilled professionals as they compete with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and academic and research institutions for qualified and experienced scientists.

Global Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market: Overview

Contract Research Organization or CROs are institutions supporting outsource of research and development services for a number of industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device industries, universities, government institutions and foundations. The contract research organizations is witnessing a surge in demand, fuelled by advances in clinical development programs and the need for innovative pharmaceutical products across the globe.

The research and development of pharmaceutical products generally takes up to 15 years. In order to cut costs on research and development and reduce the time required marketing of the product, pharmaceutical vendors prefer outsourcing preclinical and other drug development phases to CROs. Additionally, a high failure rate of clinical trials is also predicted to set in motion the demand for CROs by pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical vendors to outsource their R&D.

The report provides and analysis of the market competition that could be experienced by players. The report discusses possible market entry strategies for new participants and business paths that existing players could take. The report is an all-encompassing study of the CRO industry, its drivers, challenges, and key trends that the market is likely to witness.

Global Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market: Key Trends

Being at the incipient stage, the CRO industry is new. There are only a handful customers and few number of companies selling the service. However, the market is predicted to grow as the number of consumers of CRO does. Our analysts predict that the CRO market is undergoing a transition, moving from a low revenue market to a high revenue generating one, and many enterprises are expected to sense changes in the industry. The brisk revenue growth is expected to propel the formation of new CROs. As this trend continues, the market becomes is slated to move toward being fragmented, with numerous CROs vying for market share.

Global Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market: Market Potential

Recently SDC, a specialized data services Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides scalable clinical trial services, announced a new initiative. They have established a Strategic Scientific Consulting group, which will offer support to efforts undertaken to broaden the range of strategic-level support. SDC also provides strategic-level support to their clients and partners over the lifespan of their clinical development programs.

Currently, IQVIA is a leading name in the CRO services market, on account of its noteworthy performance in the biopharmaceutical industry. The company has registered significant growth in the biopharmaceutical services industry, and has a presence in all major markets, and has a wide geographical presence.

Such encouraging advances in the industry are expected to bolster more contract research organization services players to enter the market, thus expanding market revenue.

Global Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market: Regional Outlook

On the basis of geographical segmentation, the overall CRO services market has been segmented into five major regions- Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Until recently, North America held a large share of the CRO services market revenue. The region’s leading position in contract research organization services is attributed to the eminent standards followed by the pharmaceutical industry, brisk growth in its biosimilars and biologics market, and a surge in clinical trial operations.

Global Contract Research Organization Services (CROs) Market: Competitive Analysis

As part of the competitive analysis, the report suggests that companies operating in the global contract research organization services (CRO) market are expected to offer higher compensations and other benefits. This is anticipated to affect the finances and results of operations of the players, especially small-scale analytical testing providers. The highly skilled professionals are expected to keep pace with the continuous changes occurring in pharmaceutical and medical devices, and keep track of R&D, new technologies and methodologies.

Key players in the global CRO services market include Charles River, IQVIA, MPI Research, ICON plc, PRA Health Sciences, Envigo, PAREXEL, LabCorp, WuXi PharmaTech, SGS, and Syneos Health.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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