2019 Edition of the CRO Market Size Projections: 2018-2023


2018 was a decent, not spectacular, year for CROs. We witnessed year-over-year revenue growth from all the major/public CROs. Yet, the major publicly traded CROs took a pause, along with the rest of the market. Remember, the S&P 500 fell by ~6% in 2018, so the fact that most of the public CROs managed to gain, is a win. The biopharmaceutical fundamentals stayed intact and CROs were able to take advantage.
ISR’s report gives quantitative insight into the perpetual question: “What is the size of the CRO market?” The data provide a thorough, rational perspective for clinical development services segmented by phase, geography, and service line.
ISR utilizes both publicly available information and data obtained through our syndicated primary market research efforts.

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  • Estimated R&D expenditures through 2023
  • Projected spending on development, Phase I-IV development, and outsourced Phase I-IV development through 2023, segmented by sponsor type:
    • Large pharma – large molecule
    • Large pharma – small molecule
    • Non-large pharma – large molecule
    • Non-large pharma – small molecule
    • Generic/Specialty
    • Government
    • Private
    • Association/Non-profit
    • Academic
  • Spending on CRO services segmented by:
    • Geography
    • Service-line
    • Phase I-IV
  • Overall Market Size and Growth
  • 2019 Geographic Assessment
  • 2019 Service-line Assessment
  • 2019 Development Phase I-IV Assessment
  • 2018-2023 CRO Market Model
  • 2018-2023 CRO Market Model – Growth Rates
  • 2019 Public CRO Market Share

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