The active ingredients of survival

Rings, Thomas; Disteldorf, Hendrik; Thiry, Erik; Lewe, Tobias; Odriscoll, Cath
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/12/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 23, p26
Trade Publication
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.


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