Commercial Bioprocessing Market Outlook


Welcome to our Commercial Bioprocessing Market Outlook report. Biological drugs have transformed the practice of medicine in a relatively short period of time due to their ability to bind to specific targets within the body. This report provides an overview of the current market dynamics for commercial bioprocessing as well as an outlook on what our survey respondents—all outsourced bioprocessing decision-makers at sponsor organizations with commercialized products—predict the marketplace will look like five years from now. Pre-commercial biologic drug producers can learn from what their counterparts with commercialized biologics have to say about their preferences and pain-points as they move down the development pipeline. Key statistics include utilization rates of the four main production systems available to produce proteins, the proportion of respondents’ marketed biologics based off each development platform, which platforms are more likely to be outsourced, and a breakdown of annual outsourced expenditure by platform.

Drug Developers:

  • Gain insight into where the biologics industry is heading over the next five years with respect to protein expression systems utilized and types of biologics in development
  • Understand the CMO usage patterns of industry peers to identify whether additional outsourcing advantages can be obtained for your organization
  • Learn the criteria used by peers to help scientifically and strategically evaluate CMOs for bioprocessing projects


  • Pinpoint which CMO attributes have led to successful outsourcing relationships, those that have caused service providers to lose bids and what truly drives sponsor satisfaction, then internally assess your company on these metrics
  • Identify changes in demand for outsourced activities and services in order to prepare for future needs
  • Better position your company to win business by understanding the dynamics of different buyer groups and developing targeted marketing to speak directly to their unique needs
  • Market Dynamics
  • Service Provider Selection and Perceptions
  • Trends, Predictions and Preferences
  • Study Data
  • Demographics

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