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Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • 382 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5642952
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Biopharmaceutical companies rely on contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) to provide capabilities and skills as needed. The CMO has provided most of the company's production in some cases. The market is mainly growing owing to the uptake of branded biologics and biosimilars, mandatory immunization programs for newborns and children to prevent a wide range of diseases, and ongoing global covid-19 vaccine programs to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Biopharmaceutical manufacturing comprises advanced technology, new scientific advances, and highly complex research and development (R & D) companies. A contract manufacturing organization (CMO), also known as a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), is a company that provides the pharmaceutical industry with contract-based drug development and drug manufacturing services. With time, the CMO provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with one of the essential assets in today's fast-paced world. By outsourcing the manufacturing process, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers can prioritize internal capabilities and free up the internal resources needed to improve process efficiency.

The CMO gave several reasons for the optimistic outlook. These reasons include increasing small, well-funded virtual biotechnology companies, increasing demand for manufacturing services that support cell and gene therapy, and more robust growth in Asia.


  • Robust Biopharmaceuticals Pipeline
Cell & Gene therapies are emerging as one of the most dynamic fields in medicine with an increased number of ongoing research and development activities. Many vendors and research organizations are engaged in the R&D of cell & gene therapies. The key vendors increasingly conduct clinical trials to gain regulatory approval in the United States with largely untapped potential.The pipeline for biosimilars continues to grow with the FDA approval of 30 biosimilars and 21 biosimilars launched in the US by July 2021. The total number of biosimilars in the pipeline database grew by 208% in 2020. The number of marketed biosimilars also increased by 226% in the past seven years. The present number of biosimilars in the preclinical phase in 2020 vs. 2013 has increased similarly by 200%. By 2018, the European Union had approved more than 40 biosimilars, and many went on to be commercialized successfully in Australia, Canada, Japan, and South Korea.
  • Increase in Manufacturing of cell and gene therapy
In the past several years, Gene therapies have continued their rising trend in the biopharmaceutical industry. Biopharma companies are investing in these therapies, and the FDA has encouraged gene therapy development. As gene therapies cost time and money to develop and manufacture, many biopharmaceutical companies are turning to CMOs. For biopharmaceutical companies with no practical manufacturing experience, adopting an established CMO can reduce these operational risks and reduce the manufacturing time. This can be achieved by leveraging the CMO's expertise and skills in installing facilities and navigating regulatory systems.
  • Biologics Manufacturing Outsourcing by Pharma and Biotech Companies
Larger and more established companies continue to look for partners to outsource established products to free up internal capacity for new and upcoming developments in the pipeline. This trend is not so surprising. Pharma R&D Outsourcing helps enterprises save on resources, infrastructure, and other overhead. SMEs are still a significant source of innovation, with an active pipeline of products under development. Many SMEs do not have the manufacturing capacity and often do not plan to develop these core competencies, so they want to move their products to the clinical stage and ultimately to commercial manufacturing operations.

Overall, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies' decision to outsource manufacturing directly impacts the contract manufacturing market for bio pharmacy. In this analysis, CMO customers are categorized into

a) companies that do not do in-house biomanufacturing (virtual companies)

b) companies with in-house biomanufacturing. For virtual businesses, outsourcing all production is usually part of the overall corporate strategy. Most virtual businesses lack the resources and products to justify ownership of a manufacturing facility. On the other hand, companies with organic production bases or resources to build internal capabilities are adopting different production strategies depending on the specific situation and strategy.
  • A Surge in Manufacturing Capacity Expansion Post Covid by CDMOs and CMOs
Over the next three years, the total capacity will increase by 60% as the CMO invests to meet future demand. Most of this new capacity supports the production of mammalian cell cultures. Given these expansion plans, capacity utilization rates remain in the low 70% range throughout the forecast period. In addition to expanding production capacity, CMOs invest in other services to meet future customers' needs. CMO plans to invest heavily in manufacturing, analytical, new research centers, and productivity and quality improvements in cell and gene therapy. The expansion includes a new GMP cleanroom for mRNA development and production, a new process development laboratory for microbial protein and cell and gene therapy (C& GT) projects and additional storage capacity. Expanded capabilities will enable CDMOs to meet the growing demands of the fast-growing C> market. The new facility is one of several announced or ongoing biomanufacturing investments by Fujifilm Diosynth. In December 2021, the company announced plans to invest the US $533 million to include a viral gene therapy facility and a mammalian cell culture facility in Billingham, Teesside, UK. The new facility is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2023. This investment is part of the $ 977 million global investment package that the company first outlined in June 2021. In January 2022, Samsung Biologics will begin constructing new manufacturing facilities for C& GT and vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA), plasmid DNA (pDNA), viral vectors in one place, and multimodal products such as gene therapy and vaccines. The facility complements the RNA vaccine manufacturing facility currently being added to the existing facility in Matsushima, South Korea, and is scheduled to be ready earlier this year (2022).
  • Product Launches & Regulatory Approvals
Vendors strategically focus on developing and marketing single-use bioprocessing products to remain competitive and gain a foothold in the market. Product approvals and launches, coupled with R&D activities, help vendors to expand their footprint, drive market growth, and maintain their position in the US gene therapy market. Vendors are also aggressively bringing innovative, advanced therapies to penetrate and harness the tremendous growth potential of the market.


  • The finished dosage form (FDF) segment reported a major share of around 50.52% in 2021. The FDF segment is estimated to be higher because it is an important stage in the product life cycle and can only be achieved if the manufacturing facilities of the pharmaceutical company or outsourced manufacturing organization are of a high standard. This is the main reason for licensing by companies that do not have a standard manufacturing facility for manufacturing dosage forms.
  • The demand for the biologics has tremendously increased. Among the biologics industry, the monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) sector reported a significant share in the market. The mAbs segment is estimated to be higher due to the looming entry of several companies, including big pharma, small biotech, and generic participants, into the global biosimilars development will boost the market exponentially. Antibodies occur naturally in our blood and help fight infections. MAB therapy mimics natural antibodies but is done in the laboratory. Many different mAbs are available for the treatment of cancer. They work in different ways, some in multiple ways.
  • The mammalian segment holds a higher market share under the impression system category because the central pillar of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry continues to be the development of biopharmaceuticals made from transgenic mammalian cell lines. In addition, mammalian-expressed biopharmaceuticals make up the largest proportion of candidates for the biopharmaceutical pipeline. Thus, pharmaceutical companies and contract service providers are investing in additional cell cultural manufacturing capabilities in surveillance systems with smaller footprints and solutions that allow more efficient, more efficient, and more efficient productivity.
  • Among scale of operation, the commercial segment reported a major share in the market. The commercial segment is estimated to be higher due to the growing infectious diseases and the onset of epidemics and pandemics; there is a huge demand for manufacturing billion doses of biotechnology products within months. It is a highly challenging task with limitations in small-scale manufacturing for clinical trials, clinical testing timelines involving multiple phases, and large-scale drug substance and drug product manufacturing.
  • Based on company size, large sized companies segment reported a significant share of around 58.66% in 2021. The large company’s segment is estimated to be higher because large biopharmaceutical companies rely on CMOs for large-scale biologics production. The large biopharmaceutical companies focus on drug development over manufacturing; CMOs can provide access to capacity without investing in facilities.

Segmentation by Product Type

  • Finished Dosage Form (FDF)
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)

Segmentation by Biologics

  • Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs)
  • Vaccines
  • Others

Segmentation by Expression System

  • Mammalian
  • Non-Mammalian

Segmentation by Scale Of Operations

  • Commercial
  • Research (Clinical & Preclinical)

Segmentation by Company Size

  • Large & Very Large Companies
  • Small & Mid-Sized Companies


  • North America dominates the global biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing market. The global market is categorized into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
  • The North American biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing market is well established, with prominent biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies based in the region. The rise in drug development has dramatically increased the biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing demand in this region. The US is the major revenue contributor in North America mainly due to increased demand for cell and gene therapy.
  • APAC is the fastest-growing region for biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Emerging countries such as China and Japan are the major players due to low labor costs and increased outsourcing of biologics manufacturing.
  • The increasing elderly population, the prevalence of autoimmune diseases, respiratory disorders, cancer, etc., are increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals, and expanding biopharma and biotech industry are significant factors contributing to the growth of biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing in Europe. More significant investments due to the high focus of government bodies on R&D across European regions are driving the biopharmaceutical outsourcing market.
  • Increasing expenditure on regenerative medicine development and clinical trials gives new hope for growth in cell and gene therapy drugs. Also, increasing clinical trials of stem cell therapies and gene therapies drive the growth of manufacturing companies, which will trigger the growth of the biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing market in Latin America.

Segmentation by Geography

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • APAC
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • India
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • South Africa
  • Turkey


  • The global biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing market is highly competitive, with a large pool of global, regional, and local vendors involved in the contract manufacturing of various biopharmaceuticals. Vendors in this market compete based on a wide range of services offered, pricing, quality, and scale-up production of biopharmaceuticals.
  • The market is concentrated with key players such as Samsung biologics, Lonza and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.
  • Other emerging players in the biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing market include AbbVie, Inc., Catalent, Emergent BioSolutions, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Merck KGaA, Pfizer CentreOne, Serum Institute of India, and WuXi biologics. These companies hold a significant share in the global market and focus on continuous expansion in biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, further intensifying the competition in the worldwide market.
  • Samsung Biologics is one of the active contract manufacturers that invested a considerable amount in enhancing their manufacturing capacity by volume. The company is investing around $2 billion in its super plant in Incheon, South Korea, with 256,000 liters.
  • Vendors are actively involved in strategic acquisitions and agreements to develop their proprietary technologies and increase their brand image in the market. Catalent made one such acquisition and expanded its early development capabilities through the acquisition of Pharmatek Laboratories.

Key Vendors

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Lonza
  • Samsung Biologics

Key Companies

  • AbbVie
  • Catalent
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pfizer
  • Serum Institute of India
  • WuXi Biologics

Other Prominent Vendors

  • AGC Biologics
  • Ajinomoto
  • Albany Molecular Research (AMRI)
  • Asymchem
  • Biocon
  • Cobra Biologics
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Goodwin Biotechnology
  • KBI Biopharma
  • Sanofi
  • Bavarian Nordic
  • Wacker Biotech B.V
  • Jubilant HollisterStier
  • National Resilience
  • Novasep
  • Kemwell Biopharma
  • Midas Pharma
  • Alcami
  • Cambrex
  • Pharmaceutics International
  • Singota Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Binexc
  • Canton Biologics
  • ChemPartner
  • Cytovance Biologics



Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
8 Premium Insights
8.1 Overview
9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 M&As Among Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers
9.2 Robust Biopharmaceuticals Pipeline
9.3 Increased Manufacturing of Gene Therapies by Cmos
9.4 Product Launches & Regulatory Approvals
10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Increase Biologics Manufacturing Outsourcing by Pharma and Biotech Companies
10.2 Expansion of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Service Offerings
10.3 Surge in Manufacturing Capacity Expansion Post-Covid by Cdmos and Cmos
10.4 High Demand for Biological Products
11 Market Restraints
11.1 High Cost of Treatment to Restrain Biologics Contract Manufacturing Market
11.2 Lack of Storage Infrastructure & Limitations Associated With Supply Chain
11.3 High Cost of Establishing Biologics Manufacturing Facility
12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Five Forces Analysis
13 Product
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Finished Dosage Form
13.4 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (Apis)
14 Biologics
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Monoclonal Antibodies (Mabs)
14.4 Vaccines
14.5 Others
15 Expression System
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Market Overview
15.3 Mammalian
15.4 Non-Mammalian
16 Scale of Operations
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
16.2 Market Overview
16.3 Commercial
16.4 Research (Clinical & Preclinical)
17 Company Size
17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
17.2 Market Overview
17.3 Large Companies
17.4 Small & Mid-Sized Companies
18 Geography
18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
18.2 Geographic Overview
19 North America
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Key Countries
20 Europe
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Key Countries
21 Asia-Pacific
21.1 Market Overview
21.2 Market Size & Forecast
21.3 Key Countries
22 Latin America
22.1 Market Overview
22.2 Market Size & Forecast
22.3 Key Countries
23 Middle East and Africa
23.1 Market Overview
23.2 Market Size & Forecast
23.3 Key Countries
24 Competitive Landscape
24.1 Competition Overview
24.2 Market Share Analysis
25 Key Company Profiles
25.1 Boehringer Ingelheim
25.2 Lonza
25.3 Samsung Biologics
26 Key Companies to Watch
26.1 Abbvie
26.2 Catalent
26.3 Emergent Biosolutions
26.4 Fujifilm
26.5 Merck Kgaa
26.6 Pfizer
26.7 Serum Institute of India
26.8 Wuxi Biologics
27 Other Prominent Vendors
27.1 Agc Biologics
27.2 Ajinomoto
27.3 Albany Molecular Research (Amri)
27.4 Asymchem
27.5 Biocina
27.6 Biocon
27.7 Cobra Biologics
27.8 Charles River Laboratories
27.9 Goodwin Biotechnology
27.10 Kbi Biopharma
27.11 Sanofi
27.12 Bavarian Nordic
27.13 Wacker Biotech B.V
27.14 Jubilant Hollisterstier
27.15 National Resilience
27.16 Novasep
27.17 Kemwell Biopharma
27.18 Midas Pharma
27.19 Alcami
27.20 Cambrex
27.21 Pharmaceutics International
27.22 Singota Solutions
27.23 Thermo Fisher Scientific
27.24 Binex
27.25 Canton Biologics
27.26 Chempartner
27.27 Cytovance Biologics
28 Report Summary
28.1 Key Takeaways
28.2 Strategic Recommendations
29 Quantitative Summary
29.1 Market by Product
29.2 Market by Biologics
29.3 Market by Expression System
29.4 Market by Scale of Operation
29.5 Market by Company Size
29.6 Market by Geography
30 Appendix
30.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • AbbVie
  • Catalent
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pfizer
  • Serum Institute of India
  • WuXi Biologics
  • AGC Biologics
  • Ajinomoto
  • Albany Molecular Research (AMRI)
  • Asymchem
  • Biocon
  • Cobra Biologics
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Goodwin Biotechnology
  • KBI Biopharma
  • Sanofi
  • Bavarian Nordic
  • Wacker Biotech B.V
  • Jubilant HollisterStier
  • National Resilience
  • Novasep
  • Kemwell Biopharma
  • Midas Pharma
  • Alcami
  • Cambrex
  • Pharmaceutics International
  • Singota Solutions
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Binexc
  • Canton Biologics
  • ChemPartner
  • Cytovance Biologics


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.