Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) Market Intelligence


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COVID 19 impact on Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) market

  • Pharma companies have started to halt their clinical trials except COVID-19 related drugs and vaccines. This initiative is taken up to free medical personals and to reduce risk on results of other clinical trials.
  • If COVID-19 impact increases, the on-going trials might also move to a halt in forthcoming quarters resulting in drop of revenue and increased R&D budget

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Are you looking for answers on Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) category?

  • What are the key trends in Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) industry?
  • How is Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Technological Trends
  • Supplier Analysis
  • Supplier Profiling
  • Best Practices

Market Size

Global Market Size

$1,039 Mn


7.2 Percent

Table of contents

  1. Clinical Trial Supply Executive Summary
  1. Clinical Trial Supply Market Analysis
  2. CTS Market Overview
  3. Drivers and Constraints
  4. Market trends
  5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  6. Category Segmentation
  1. Clinical Trial Supply Best Practices
  2. CTS Cost Break up Analysis
  3. Best Practices
  4. Comparator Sourcing Market
  1. Clinical Trial Supply Supply Market Overview
  2. Supplier Analysis
  3. Supplier Analyisis comparator Sourcing
  4. Supplier Profiling
  5. Supplier Development
  1. Clinical Trial Supply Market Insights
  2. Digitalization
  3. Others
  4. Logistics
  5. Turnaround Time

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Global Clinical Trial Supply Market Outlook

The global clinical trial supplies market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent during 2015-2022. This will be driven by the growth in biologics pipeline, growth of clinical trial footprint in the emerging markets (Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Korea) and increase in adoption of comparator studies

  • The global clinical trial supply and logistics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1 percent, and the market is estimated at $14.84 billion in 2016 and $21.5 billion in 2021
  • The global clinical trial supply market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent and estimated to reach $1.2 billion by 2020 from $904.3 million in 2015.
  • Clinical Trial Supplies Market Growth: CAGR Growth Rate: 7.2 percent by 2022. The 2017 Market Value: $1,039 Million.
  • North America accounts for about 40–45 percent of the clinical trial supplies. Major CROs and biopharmaceutical companies have their hub in this region because of higher number of clinical trials conducted in these regions.


Drivers and Constraints


  • Stringent Regulatory Environment : FDA and other regulatory authorities have increased stringency of quality, storage, packaging and labeling, distribution, and recall of ancillary products. Companies now source ancillary products at different levels, like central sourcing and regional sourcing.
  • Globalization of Clinical Trials: Due to globalization of clinical trials, pharma companies are conducting clinical trials, especially phase III clinical trials in distinct geographies, including the fast-growing Eastern Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan. This has led to increase in planning and sourcing ancillary materials
  • R&D Investments: Increase in R&D investments and government support increased the scope to conduct more research


  • High Waste and Overage : Clinical trials are experiencing a very high level, approximately 150–200 percent of clinical supply waste leads to unwanted cost escalation and high inventory. This impacts the use of internal resources within pharma and biotech companies
  • Interactive Response Technology: Regulatory environment in many countries is very dynamic for some time and change comes very fast. This, along with a high initial cost for installing IRT, proves to be an obstacle in the path of integrating Clinical Ancillaries with Interactive Response Technology (IRT) and most of the work is done on manual basis using excel sheets

Regulatory Trends

Continuous change in regulations and regional governing bodies will affect the importing of clinical trial supplies. Utilizing an import broker to overcome regional difficulties like compliance with import/export regulations for shipments of clinical trial supplies will benefit pharma in smooth running of clinical trials


Lack of regulatory clarity between UK and rest of EU countries, it is inevitable for pharma to plan and execute long term clinical strategies till EMA re-establishes its base. 
Post BREXIT, non-EU countries cannot import the clinical trial supplies into UK to distribute throughout EU and it will be critical to work with EU based QP with UK based QP for smooth running of trials

EU one health action plan against AMR

EMA has developed A European One Health Action Plan against AMR which contains initiatives like:

  • Making EU the best practice region in terms of fighting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) growth
  • Boosting research, development and innovation
  • Shaping the global agenda by making EU more influential on AMR internationally

Regulation 536/2014 (CTR)

Clinical Trial Regulation (Regulation 536/2014, CTR), which can provide a centralized database and entry point to for information related to EU clinical trial data submissions will not be available before 2019 due to delay in establishing the IT infrastructure because of the no clarity in EMA shift from UK 

Clinical trial authorization for investigator initiated studies

Additional Clinical Trial Authorization (CTA) should be submitted for Investigator Initiated Clinical Studies (IIS) - Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD) information, Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for marketed drugs and if non-authorized products are used, Cross-reference-letter by the manufacturer referencing to an existing IMPD available from the Health Authorities should be submitted

Market Overview

Strategic partnership with features like price benchmarking, spend consolidation and demand forecasting will bring the buyer and supplier in the clinical trial services industry to equilibrium in the next 2-3 years.

The core providers of clinical trial services provide the most comprehensive range of services dedicated for pharmaceutical industry. E.g., Fisher, Marken, Parexel, Catalent etc.

The information on clinical trial sourcing shows that majority of clinical trial supply services are outsourced. Secondary packaging, shipping and distribution accounts to the larger portion of the outsourced services.

The comparator sourcing for clinical trials has market share as follows: Myoderm + Clinigen + Fisher Clinical - 35% and Others - 65%.

Most suppliers of comparator trial drugs are relatively small and tend to be nationally focused or part of larger organizations (usually wholesalers). The margin charged by the suppliers can vary based on the complexity of the supply chain. Supply market consolidation can increase the market share of top suppliers.

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • The report provides you the CTS market overview, drivers and constraints, regulatory and technological trends, etc.
  • It offers the Porter’s five force analysis of the global clinical trial supplies market. 
  • The report gives information about comparator sourcing for clinical trials, CTS supplier analysis, supplier profiling, etc.
  • It gives an insight into the clinical trial services market (digitization, logistics, etc.)


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