TITLE

The active ingredients of survival

AUTHOR(S)
Rings, Thomas; Disteldorf, Hendrik; Thiry, Erik; Lewe, Tobias; Odriscoll, Cath
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;6/12/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 23, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares the cost of goods sold of Western pharmaceutical companies and their Indian or Chinese competitors. Material costs of Western European in-house production are dominated by advanced intermediates sourced from cost-competitive suppliers. India offers numerous highly qualified chemists and production personnel at a fraction of Western costs. External spending for maintenance in Western active pharmaceutical ingredients plants is mainly driven by the personnel costs of external service providers.
ACCESSION #
21428424

 

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