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"How the drug services industry found itself prepared for a pandemic"

Chemical & Engineering News, September 2021

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

"The pharmaceutical sector emerged as a hero of the pandemic, thanks to the rapid development and deployment of vaccines and therapies. The companies making headlines, however, succeeded on the backs of contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs)—the service firms that for the past 20 years have taken over much of the production and supply chain management for large drug companies and all of it for many smaller biotech firms. Read on to learn about how CDMOs’ preparedness for increased demand allowed them to withstand an early shock to the supply chain in 2020 and an extraordinary year and a half."