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Top 10 Pharma Outsourcing Service Companies - 2021


Over the past decade, more and more pharma and biotech companies have turned to CROs, CMOs, and CDMOs to assist in the R&D, pre-formulation, and manufacturing of their latest innovations. Outsourcing is now a multi-billion dollar industry, and most of the spending is focused on early development, with around two-thirds of annual expenditure being outsourced. The industry’s high profit margins make it an easy target for healthcare companies to squeeze them on costs and reimbursement. Aside from costs, one of the significant reasons many pharma companies choose to outsource their R&D and manufacturing is to access technologies that are not available in-house.

Outsourcers can also offer a higher agility level, which is just not possible within large biopharma organizations. Today, CDMOs have become a vital part of the drug development and manufacturing process, with most small and medium-sized enterprises and an increasing number of big pharma relying on outsourced services. CDMOs are expected to quickly respond to new emerging challenges, particularly as drug development campaigns become increasingly complex. Besides, with complexity comes a greater need for CDMOs to provide effective process solutions as well as services and rapid innovation for delivering all of the new and sophisticated drug products. In order to attain these higher standards, CDMOs must be technologically progressive and flexible, combining professionals from multiple disciplines to actively discover solutions that increase the overall efficiency of their projects.

The CDMO landscape is continuing to perform strongly with growth ahead of the underlying market, leading to increasing market penetration. With a positive M&A environment, substantial ongoing investments, and attractive forecast growth, the industry’s future remains very positive. Highlighting these new developments in the pharmaceutical landscape, Pharma Tech Outlook has compiled a list of leading pharma outsourcing companies that are at the top of their game. The enlisted organizations are transforming the pharmaceutical manufacturing and development processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CXOs.

We present to you Pharma Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Pharma Outsourcing Service Companies - 2021.”

    Pharma Outsourcing Service Companies

  • Leaning on their esteemed in-house research and state-of-the-art equipment, Neuro-Sys provides unique in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical models that can accurately determine the lead compounds’ pharmacological profiling and explore their underlying action mechanism to benefit the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Besides modeling the pre-clinical models for drug discovery, Neuro-Sys is also adept at designing and developing pre-clinical and clinical research programs for their clients to identify and develop new leading compounds. For the in-house R&D, Neuro-Sys has a very competent team of dedicated researchers, including best-in-breed physicians, neurologists, and scientists from the pharma and biotech backgrounds, headed by Dr Noelle Callizot, CSO at Neuro-Sys, and Dr Alexandre Henriques, the company’s director of pharmacology.

  • Nitto Avecia Pharma Services is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries

  • PRMA Consulting is an independent consultancy solving some of the most challenging pricing, reimbursement and market access issues facing international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies today. Our tailored services include strategic market access, landscape assessments, payer and KOL engagement, value propositions, GVDs, evidence generation, real-world evidence, pricing and reimbursement strategy. Our experience encompasses a wide range of indications, including; cardiovascular and renal, gastroenterology, immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, metabolism and endocrinology, neurology and psychiatry, oncology/hematology, ophthalmology, rare diseases, reproductive, and urology. In collaboration with leading pharmaceutical organizations, we have developed a suite of digital applications that transform market access processes. These dynamic applications enable clients to unlock and optimize product value from early development through to successful country submissions.

  • AbbVie


    AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

  • Associates of Cape Cod

    Associates of Cape Cod

    Specializing in chromogenic and turbidimetric reagent technologies, Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC) has been a leader in endotoxin and (1→3)-ß-D-glucans detection products and services for more than 45 years. ACC pioneered LAL testing methodology and was the first FDA licensed company to manufacture LAL reagents; ACC has grown to be an internationally recognized leader in endotoxin detection. ACC also operates a Contract Test Services (CTS) Laboratory which has specialized in testing for endotoxin contamination for over 30 years. Our CTS laboratory is GMP compliant, ISO registered and DEA licensed and is capable of handling all controlled drug substances except those included in Schedule 1. All testing services can be performed to FDA, USP, EP and/or JP regulatory guidelines. In addition to routine testing, our CTS Laboratory will customize endotoxin testing, troubleshoot difficult samples, develop and/or transfer LAL test methods, design and produce custom depyrogenation controls for oven validation and perform Low Endotoxin Recovery

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company, we focus on long-term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth.

  • Catalent


    Catalent is a global leader in providing integrated services, superior delivery technologies, and manufacturing solutions to help life science innovators develop and launch successful pharmaceuticals, biologics, and consumer health products. We have built an advanced range of technologies and capabilities and are dedicated to enabling a better and faster customer journey from product development to patient. With over 85 years of experience, Catalent supports our partners in introducing 200 new products and manufacturing over 70 billion doses each year. We became a publicly traded company (NYSE: CTLT) in 2014 and have grown to become a vibrant community of approximately 15,500 + employees who support over 7,000 products for over 1,000 customers all around the world. At Catalent, we share a common goal: to put patients first and help people around the world live better and healthier lives.

  • Grifols


    Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions. As a pioneer in the blood products industry, we are one of the largest plasma companies, with a growing network of donation centers around the world. With the plasma we obtain, we produce essential medicines to treat chronic, rare and sometimes life-threatening diseases. As a recognized leader in transfusion medicine, we have a comprehensive portfolio of solutions designed to ensure safety from donation to transfusion. In addition, we provide hospitals, pharmacies and healthcare professionals with diagnostic tools and services that help improve the detection and treatment of diseases, promoting specialized and efficient care.

  • Lonza


    Lonza is a leading global provider of integrated healthcare solutions. We focus on enabling treatments that prevent illness, support healthier lifestyles and create a healthy environment. We optimize scientific innovation and manufacturing technology to enable our customers to serve their patients and consumers. Lonza is a company of high-performing teams and of individual employees who are encouraged to act with an entrepreneurial spirit on behalf of customers. Founded in Switzerland in 1897, Lonza today has more than 15,500 employees and operates 120 sites and offices in more than 35 different countries. Our business benefits from global supply chains, but we have worked to maintain the agility to address marketplace needs on a local level. A firm commitment to responsible business and sustainability underpins everything we do. Minimizing our impact on the environment, conserving energy and natural resources, and helping to improve life quality are all central to our culture. Lonza's Vision Zero initiative is a prime example, as we strive to achieve zero workplace accidents and injuries, zero environmental incidents, zero product transportation incidents and zero manufacturing process incidents. We work to attract and retain the best talent, to make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as the communities in which we operate.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we deliver enhanced simplicity, speed, and quality to clients across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Through our Patheon pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, we provide a comprehensive, integrated and highly customizable set of solutions to help customers of all sizes satisfy complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage of the pharmaceutical development cycle. With a reputation for scientific and technical excellence, combined with a passion for delivering quality products on time, every time, our extensive network of scientists, chemists, and technical experts across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia have enabled us to achieve industry-leading growth. Thermo Fisher Scientific, you are joining a team that is dedicated to transforming an industry and advancing our clients’ successes, today and tomorrow. Every day, our teams seek out opportunities for operational improvements across the enterprise to ensure we can deliver medicines that are right the first time and on time, while continually working to simplify the supply chain process and focus on what’s next by optimizing our offerings in innovative ways