For the past few years, Pharmaceutical Technology has asked its readers what they think is in store for the pharmaceutical industry for the coming year.
Each December, we have posed the question, “What area of the pharmaceutical industry do you think will experience the most change in 2011?” in our reader poll on PharmTech.com. For 2011, you told us that the area to undergo the most change will be the outsourcing and consulting segment. In a similar pattern to the pharma forecast for 2010, you said that regulation policy and enforcement would also face many changes, and that drug-delivery methods and formulation development and manufacture would see modest activity.
Looking back at previous results, analytical testing and packaging and labeling are consistently seen by readers taking the poll as the areas that are least likely to change much during the coming year. You have also voted that you don’t expect to information technology to be the most variable category in a given year.
Take a look at the results from the past few years:
Pharma Forecast for 2011
Pharma Forecast for 2010
Pharma Forecast for 2009
Pharma Forecast for 2008