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Top Trends in the Contract Research Organization Industry

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Published March 2016

In this Provident Perspective, we will discuss our thoughts on the main trends driving the contract research industry.  Through discussions with industry executives, private equity groups, and proprietary research, we have established a list of eight definitive insights into the space and how they are affecting the current M&A marketplace.

1. The Largest Grow Larger
2. Focus on Niche Providers
3. E-clinical efficiencies
4. A New Type of Globalization
5. Growth in Biosimilars
6. Greater Number of Partnership Agreements
7. Shortage in Personnel
8. Growth in Safety Assessment

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