2020 VCI Editorial Calendar

Topics of Discussion:

Through expert interviews, discussions, and market analysis, DCAT Value Chain Insights provides need-to-know information to keep pace with a changing marketplace:

  • Market Watch: Tracking the performance of the global pharmaceutical industry and leading market sectors.
  • Industry Radar: Highlighting the key developments and trends in the pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain.
  • DCAT Value Chain Insights Top 10: A snapshot of what is shaping the pharmaceutical industry and its supply base.
  • Pharma Company on the Move: A strategic analysis of the movers and shakers in the industry.
  • 2020 Vision: A special feature for 2020, executives provide their views on the issues most impactful to the industry.

Plus Top Industry News: To help ensure DCAT members never miss the most important stories impacting the global pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain, DCAT delivers each Friday, the week’s Top Industry News, a companion newsletter to DCAT Value Chain Insights that highlights the top news stories of the week.

Have questions on how to contribute editorially? Contact Patricia Van Arnum, DCAT’s Editorial Director, at pvanarnum@dcat.org, Tele: +1.609.208.1888 Ext 7014

 DCAT Value Chain Insights 2020 Editorial Calendar: June–December 2020

Issue Date Topic
June 3 Market Watch: High-Potency Manufacturing

A roundup of recent expansions by CDMOs/CMOs and trends in high-potency manufacturing.

June 10 Industry Radar: What’s Trending in Pharma Outsourcing

Pharma/biopharma outsourcing expert Jim Miller, Content Advisor/Consultant to DCAT, analyzes key trends and developments impacting the CDMO/CMO sector.

June 17 DCAT Value Chain Insights Top 10: Emerging Pharma Leaders

CEOs of bio/pharmaceutical start-ups and Emerging Pharma companies making strong market plays: their strategies, pipelines and products.

June 24 2020 Vision: Digital Pharma: Beyond the Pill

Digital therapies represent a new wave of therapeutics: examining the companies and products.

Top Industry News: June 5, 12, 19 and 26


July 8

Market Watch: Formulation Development and Drug Product Manufacturing

Latest market and technological advances for solid-dosage and parenteral drugs, including bioavailability enhancements.

July 15 Pharma Industry Outlook

Analysis from IQVIA of the current and projected performance of the global pharmaceutical industry with key growth prospects in products and geographic markets.

July 22 2020 Vision: China and Pharma

Executives weigh in on evolving pharma supply lines from and within China.

July 29

Biologics and Biomanufacturing

Analysis of biomanufacturing expansions and industry-wide supply and demand fundamentals in biomanufacturing.


Top Industry News: July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31


August 5

Market Watch: Excipients and Formulation Development

The technological advances in formulation development and excipients.

August 12

Industry Radar: Clinical-Trial Material Supply

Industry roundtable on best practices in clinical-trial material supply.

August 19

DCAT Value Chain Insights Top 10: Pharma Innovators

Examining noteworthy new products and pipeline contenders from pharma/biopharma companies.

Top Industry News: August 7, 14, 21 and 28


September 2

API Watch: Small Molecules

The top-selling small-molecule drugs and rising contenders.

September 9

Market Watch: CDMO/CMO Expansion Roundup

A roundup of the major manufacturing expansions of CMDOs/CMOs of drug substances and drug products.

September 16 Industry Radar: Injectable Drugs

Industry roundtable on key trends and technological developments for injectable drugs, including drug-device technology.

September 23 Pharma Company on the Move

Strategic analysis of a pharma/biopharma company among the movers and shakers in the industry.

September 30

2020 Vision: Precision Medicine and Manufacturing

Executives weigh in on evolving manufacturing strategies for lower-volume drugs created by personalized medicines and more targeted therapies.

Top Industry News: September 4, 11, 18 and 25


October 7 Market Watch: The Key Pipeline Contenders

The new drug launches poised to make the mark in 2020.

October 14 Industry Radar: Biomanufacturing

The latest developments in upstream and downstream bioprocessing.

October 21 DCAT Value Chain Insights Top 10: Pharma CEOs on the Rise

A look at the movers and shakers in the bio/pharma industry.

October 28 2020 Vision: API Sourcing

Industry roundtable on key trends/issues impacting sourcing for small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Top Industry News: October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30


November 4 Market Watch: Drug-Product Manufacturing

Industry roundtable on key trends/issues in solid-dosage development and manufacturing.

November 11 Industry Radar: Biosimilars

Market analysis and outlook for biosimilars.

November 18 Pharma Company on the Move

Strategic analysis of a pharma/biopharma company among the movers and shakers in the industry.

Top Industry News: November 6, 13, 20 and 27


December 2 Market Watch: The Year in Review

A look at the top developments from 2020.

December 9 Industry Radar: Fine Chemicals

Market outlook and key trends in the chemical manufacturing value chain for intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

December 16 CMDOs/CMOs: The Movers and Shakers of 2020

A look at the top expansions and mergers/acquisitions from CDMOs/CMOs in 2020.

Top Industry News: December 4, 11 and 18


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