19 Feb, 2013Contract Research Organizations: Has the Future Arrived?


It’s not hard to find articles, blog posts, or market reports these days that state contract research organizations, and outsourcing in general, is the future for the pharmaceutical industry. What I haven’t seen, until today, is anyone claiming that future has arrived and become the present. An article published by Industrial Info Resources titled “Big Pharma Keeps CMOs and CROs on Speed Dial, an Industrial Info News Alert”[1] seems to do just that. Their opening line of the article’s abstract states, “Outsourcing can no longer be regarded as the wave of the future. At least in the case of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry …”, but I’m not sure we are there just yet.

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