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Contract Research Organization Market Dynamics, Top Manufacturers Analysis, Trend and Demand

Author: Sumaiya Khan
by Sumaiya Khan
Posted: Apr 15, 2019

Global Contract Research Organization (CRO) Market Research Report, By Segment (Drug Discovery, Clinical Development), By Clinical Trial Phase (Preclinical Trials, Phase I, Phase II, Phase III), By End Users (Pharmaceutical Companies) - Forecast Till 2023

Global contract research organization market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.48% during the forecast period. The changing economy has compelled big pharmaceutical companies to outsource many of their critical operations including research and manufacturing of the therapeutic drugs and medical devices. This has provided favorable backgrounds for the development of the Contract Research Organizations (CROs).

The global economy is changing and the big pharmaceutical companies are progressively looking to outsource critical functions including research and manufacturing of the therapeutic drugs and medical devices. Many major corporations are using CROs to lead clinical trials, drug discovery, drug development, outsourcing and various other services. The contract research organizations achieve economies of scale which brings down the price. The reduced costs of manufacturing are then transferred to the final client, thereby giving the benefit of cost efficiency, enabling the client to be free to use his own resources in business.

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As a result, the demand for therapeutic medicines and devices has increased dramatically. As a result, the R&D activities for new drug discovery have increased drastically, which, in turn, is escalating the CRO market on the global platform.

Key players for global contract research organization market:

Key players for the global contract research organization market are Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. (U.S.), QuintilesIMS (U.S.), PAREXEL International Corporation. (U.S.), Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC. (U.S.), INC Research LLC (U.S.), PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (U.S.), ICON plc. (Europe), and others.


The global contract research organization market is segmented on the basis of segment, clinical trial phase, and by end users.

On the basis of segment, the market is segmented drug discovery, clinical development, post marketing services, and others.

On the basis of clinical trial, the market is categorized into preclinical trials, phase I, phase II, phase III, phase IV, and others.

On the basis of end users, the market is segmented into pharmaceutical/ biotechnology companies, medical devices companies, academic institutes, and others.

Regional Analysis

The Americas dominates the Global Contract Research Organization Market owing to a well-developed healthcare sector and huge patient population. Apart from this, changing lifestyle and increasing healthcare expenditure have boosted the growth of the market in America. Moreover, the presence of developed economies like the U.S. and Canada within the region will boost the market growth.

Europe is the second largest global contract research organization market, which is followed by Asia Pacific. Availability of funds for research, huge patient population, increasing healthcare expenditures, a well-developed healthcare sector and government support for research & development are projected to drive the market growth during the forecasted period. Regionally, Europe is divided into Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe hold the major share of the regional market, which is majorly contributed by Germany, the U.K., and France. However, Eastern Europe is the fastest growing region due the huge opportunities in the untapped market.

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in global the market due to the presence of a huge patient population, continuously developing economies like India and China which have increasing per capita healthcare expenditures. According to Indian Brand Equity Foundation in 2017, the Indian healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing industries and is expected to advance at a CAGR of 22.87% during the review period to reach USD 280 billion by 2020. Moreover, favorable government policies fuel the market growth within this region.

On the other hand, the Middle East & Africa holds the least share in the global contract research organization market due to presence of poor economy, especially, in the African region due to low per capita income and stringent government policies. Majority of the market of this region is held by the Middle East in this region due to the well-developed healthcare sector Moreover, the presence of developed economies like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Qatar facilitates it to hold the market.

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