Small-Molecule Drugs: Top 10 Market, Sourcing, and Supply-Chain Trends
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What are key trends and issues that are on the industry’s radar for small-molecule drugs? DCAT Value Chain Insights examines market share, growth rates, product innovation, and API supply chains.

FDA’s Draft Guidance on Platform Technology Designation: The Mfg Impact
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The FDA has issued much-awaited draft guidance that details how it plans to implement its new platform technology designation program. What does it mean for manufacturing overall and in specific sectors—biologics and advanced therapies?

Global Pharma Industry Outlook: The Ups and Downs & Projections Near Term
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Global bio/pharma sales growth was strong on a value basis at ex-manufacturers’ prices in 2023 although volume growth was relatively flat. What are the growth prospects in leading geographic markets, therapeutic sectors, and in the mix between small molecules and biologics? 
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Continuous mRNA Manufacturing: Is It the Next Wave in Manufacturing Innovation? 
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The success of mRNA vaccines in the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated interest in mRNA technology in vaccine and drug development. Can continuous mRNA manufacturing be a potential solution to address production bottlenecks and ​facilitate​ capacity ramp-up? 

What’s Trending Inside the CDMO/CMO Market?
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What are key trends shaping the market for bio/pharmaceutical outsourcing? DCAT Value Chain Insights takes an inside look into the market drivers, trends, and key activity shaping the CDMO/CMO sector in small-molecules, biologics, and drug products.

US Bio/Pharma Market: Is Stronger Growth Ahead?
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The US bio/pharma market showed positive signs in 2023, despite a decline in spending on COVID-19 vaccines and products. Overall, the US market grew by 2.3% last year, and by 9.9%, excluding COVID-19 products. What’s projected in the near term?

AI Front and Center for Supply Chain Management 
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How will artificial intelligence (AI) shape sourcing and supply chain management? A newly released study by DCAT and a panel discussion at DCAT Week examined AI’s potential, the types of projects and activities for which AI may be applied, and its challenges to its use and adoption.

The CDMO/CMO Report: Injectable Drugs
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Demand for fill–finish capacity and sterile manufacturing is high, led by bio/pharma companies’ product portfolios and development pipelines in biologics and other key products, such as GLP-1 drugs. A roundup of the latest expansions by CDMOs/CMOs.

Blockbuster Potential: Which New Contenders Launching in 2024 Lead the Pack?
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What are the blockbusters of the future? A recent industry analysis points to the leading contenders from late-stage or newly approved drugs that are slated to launch in 2024 and that are poised for potential blockbuster status over the next five years. Which drugs are the leading contenders?

EU Launches Critical Medicines Alliance; Is New Legislation on Mfg & Supply Chain Next?
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The European Commission launched late last month, the Critical Medicines Alliance, a consultative mechanism for policymakers to address drug shortages and assure the supply of critical medicines in the EU. Does it portend potential legislation incentivizing manufacturing & supply-chain resilience?