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Current Market Size for Clinical Research Organizations Estimated to be $40-41 billion, says Beroe Inc

Source: PR Newswire

RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2019 - The global market for clinical research organizations (CRO) is currently growing at a CAGR of 6.9 percent, according to Beroe Inc., a procurement intelligence firm. The high demand is due to the increased outsourcing adopted by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with 85 percent covered by the clinical segment.

North America and Europe hold more than 80 percent of the CRO market as the pharmaceutical industry spends 70 percent and 18 percent of their clinical trial R&D in these regions, respectively. APAC contributes to 10 - 15 percent of the overall CRO revenue, which makes this region the third largest market share holder with increased efforts being taken in China and South Korea.


Beroe, which is based in North Carolina, further stated that procurement experts can access this report on its recently launched market intelligence platform Beroe LiVE: live.beroeinc.com

One of the major market drivers in the CRO industry is cost containment prepared by the pharmaceutical industry. The pharma companies can reduce costs by lowering their internal capacities in manufacturing and R&D, which leads to expenses being diverted toward outsourcing. This works as a golden opportunity for CROs, wherein it helps increase their productivity, obtain new capabilities, shifts fixed to variable costs, and improves their global reach.

Nearly 60 percent of the pharma companies have shown greater dependency on CROs mainly due to the lack of in-house expertise. Analyzing the type of CROs involved, the big CROs at 34 percent are the preferred choice for exclusive partnerships compared to smaller ones. This course demonstrates that the largest CROs continue to expand their market share.

Key Findings:

  • Increased outsourcing of clinical services such as Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Pharmacovigilance, etc., by large pharma, is witnessed in the emerging market of India. The reason behind this growth is low-cost labor availability, which will further drive up the revenue of the Asia-Pacific region in the future.
  • Greater than 80 percent of the market revenue is from developed countries such as the U.S., Canada, the EU, and Japan. The cost of conducting clinical trials in emerging countries will be 60 percent less than that of developed countries.
  • Currently, EDC (electronic data capture) and CTMS (clinical trial management system) are the most commonly used data sources for CDA (central data analytics). However, with the growing adoption of RBM (risk-based monitoring), the majority of the companies will move to more advanced technologies for CDA.
  • The fragmented CRO market witnessed continuous mergers and acquisitions, which has, in turn, resulted in continued consolidation of the CRO market with the top 10 suppliers holding more than 55 percent of the market share.
  • Merck Global Health Innovation(GHI) has invested $11 million to leveraging emerging digital tools to gather existing health data in innovative ways that further improve health outcomes and reduces cost.
  • Engaging in a strategic relationship with a preferred provider can help in obtaining discounts and other benefits. In the case of short-time engagement with CROs, pharma prefers a project-based engagement model with fees for service payment terms.

The research methodology adopted for the report included:

  • Experts with twenty years of domain experience
  • Interaction with buyers
  • Inputs from supply chain partners

Big pharma companies favor global CROs for outsourcing of fully integrated services (phase II-IV) globally. Such companies prefer players from emerging markets such as China & India for FSP (functional service provider) deals to get benefits of the administrative experience of local CROs. Ease in vendor management and scale of economies are the major benefits of engaging with a global supplier, whereas low subcontracting risk and lesser management costs are the advantages of engaging with a regional player.

The report also includes:

Market Analysis:

  • CRO
  • Regional Analysis
  • Drivers and Constraints
  • Outsourcing Adoption
  • Innovations
  • Technology Trends

Supplier Analysis:

  • Major Suppliers
  • Top Tier CROs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Recent Developments
  • Global vs. Local CROs
  • Global vs. Regional Model

Industry Best Practices:

  • Engagement Model
  • Pricing Model

Competitive Intelligence:

  • Contract: Adoption Trends

About Beroe Inc.:

Beroe is the world's leading provider of procurement intelligence and supplier compliance solutions. We provide critical market information and analysis that enables companies to make smart sourcing decisions—leading to lower costs, greater profits and reduced risk. Beroe has been providing these services for more than 13 years and currently works with more than 10,000 companies worldwide, including 400 of the Fortune 500 companies.

To learn more about Beroe Inc., please visit: http://www.beroeinc.com

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