The World Biotech APIs Market. Technologies and Trends
Study focusing on the world biotech APIs (biological active pharmaceutical ingredients) market and the biotechnologies applied to the pharmaceutical industry. The study defines and analyses the biotechnologies used in the production of both traditional APIs with low molecular weight (SMEs, small molecular entities) and of biotech APIs with high molecular weight. The study analyses in detail all technologies, the pharmaceutical products obtainable with these technologies, the operative modalities, the therapeutic areas of application. In particular, the advantages offered by the use of bio-catalysis in the production of APIs in comparison with the traditional chemical synthesis are analysed through examples, as well as methodologies under study for the optimization of the bio-catalytic process. Within the market for biotech APIs, the study also analyses the market for biogeneric (or biosimilar) APIs by geographical areas and by product categories.