Building Capacity for Potent API Production


Demand for highly potent APIs continues to rise.

Highly potent APIs (HPAPIs) are an increasingly important segment of the API market. While there are many contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) that claim to have potent compound production capabilities, few have the facilities, equipment, and trained personnel needed for the production of highly potent compounds with occupational exposure levels (OELs) of 10 µg/m3/8h. CDMOs with established expertise are investing in expanded capabilities to meet the growing need for HPAPI production capacity.

Fast growing market

Global demand for HPAPIs is estimated by various market research firms to be approximately $17 billion in 2018 and expanding to about $26 billion by 2023, according to Claudio Salvagnini, director of CDMO API and HPAPI activities at Minakem. The rapid growth is driven largely by the global oncology market, as many highly potent compounds are used for the treatment of cancer. This market has already surpassed $100 billion in global sales and is expanding at double-digit rates, according to intelligence reports reviewed by Minakem.

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Nov 02, 2018
Volume 42, Issue 11, pg 24–26

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