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Outsourcing Biopharma R&D to India

The trend of outsourcing to India for research and development is catching on fast. Over the last decade, worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have made India their choice for a research destination. Initially R&D was inclined more towards developing products for the Indian market within the country. This led to several multinational companies opening up production plants in India, primarily due to the globalization of the Indian economy and offshoring jobs to India. Alongside, several global pharma-biotech majors ascertained large market requirements within the country and capitalized on the advantage of serving Indian customers. Strategies were devised to optimize operational expenses with the setting up of on-site R&D to develop products for local requirements. In view of this, this book seeks to explore various nuances of the outsourcing sector with respect to biopharma in India.

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries

Hardbound, 130 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-907568-08-4


  • Biopharma outsourcing in India: Its evolution; India’s core competitive advantage in R&D in the biopharma sector: The impetus for outsourcing; Different modes of outsourcing biopharma R&D to India; The Indian regulatory environment: A historical perspective; Implications of the changing regulatory environment in India; Creating contracts for outsourcing in the biopharma industry; Environmental, health and safety guidelines and biopharma outsourcing: An Indian perspective; Certifications; The need for due diligence of service providers.


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