Key Trends in Offshoring Pharmaceutical R&D: Company Strategies, Emerging Markets and Impact on ROI

July 2, 2009

NEW YORK–(Business Wire)– announces that a new market research report is available in its

Key Trends in Offshoring Pharmaceutical R&D: Company strategies, emerging
markets and impact on ROI

Key Trends in Offshoring Pharmaceutical R&D: Company strategies, emerging
markets and impact on ROIs

Offshoring and outsourcing have become an increasingly critical contributor to
pharma and biotech R&D strategies in recent years. They enable companies to
focus on core competencies such as drug discovery or technology development
whilst contracting out non-core processes to experts, often at lower costs. As
offshore investments begin to mature and provide returns on investment, the
opportunity to migrate individual components or whole segments of R&D portfolios
will continue to rise. `Key Trends in Offshoring Pharmaceutical R&D` is a report
published by Business Insights that evaluates the offshore R&D strategies that
can reduce development times and improve productivity, with analysis of a
variety of strategic partnerships, academic collaborations, and outsourcing
opportunities. This report identifies emerging areas of technological and
scientific significance across the globe and examines the offshore strategies
and investments of the top 20 pharma and biotech companies across Asia,
Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Far East. This
report also provides a financial and managerial valuation of leading companies
based on their P/E ratio, return on assets (ROA) and return on investment (ROI)
and measures company performance against the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical
and biotechnology sectors and leading shares of the S&P500.

Key Findings -Companies that have allocated over 60% of their R&D expenditure
offshore have displayed greater shareholder return, operating margins, market
capital growth and return on assets. -The US currently attracts 53% of total
industry R&D spend, however it is forecast that 20% of this expenditure will
migrate to Asia Pacific by 2010. Australia, China and Singapore are emerging as
key areas for scientific and technological investment. -Leading pharma and
biotech companies have undergone major R&D restructuring over the last five
years and now adopt a focused, streamlined global approach which is increasingly
reliant on offshore strategic partnerships, academic collaboration and
outsourcing to establish networks of scientific expertise. -Scientific and
technological excellence within emerging economies is a key incentive for
offshore investment, enabling companies to enhance innovation and productivity
within their R&D programs. -Managerial expertise is a critical factor driving
the success of offshore investments, helping leading pharma and healthcare
companies to outperform their peers and the S&P 500 index in 2008.

Use this report to…
• Assess the offshore R&D strategies of the top 20 pharma and biotech companies with this report`s analysis of offshore investment and deal trends over the last five years.
• Discover which geographic regions have the greatest potential for offshore R&D investment by identifying key areas of
technological, scientific and academic expertise across Asia Pacific, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa.
• Measure how the offshore strategies of the top 20 pharma and biotech companies have influenced their R&D productivity and efficiency with this report`s financial and managerial performance review, comparative analysis of
healthcare/pharma/biotech sectors and S&P500 index assessment.
• Identify the key drivers and opportunities for offshore investment with this report`s analysis of major offshoring trends and R&D developments.

Explore issues including…

Shifting focus of R&D strategies. The industry has become more globalized in its
R&D approach as part of efforts to improve productivity and efficiency. Networks
of offshore partnerships and academic collaborations are now enabling companies
to harness external expertise on a project by project basis. Offshore investment
in emerging economies. Companies are increasingly turning to emerging countries
to counter the slowing growth of US and European markets. Investing in offshore
R&D facilities provides companies with local expertise and a greater
understanding of local economies. Offshore opportunities in tertiary economies.
The success of commercial opportunities in emerging markets has expanded the
regional scope of investment, with Australia, Israel and Singapore all seen to
provide labour arbitrage and access to specialists. Focused managerial
directives are critical. Successful R&D performance is underpinned by a
streamlined R&D strategy which is well managed by a team of scientists,
technologists and non-scientists which can guide global networks ensuring early
go/no go decision making which builds on the core competencies of both internal
and external researchers.

• Which countries are attracting offshore investment?
• Which areas of research and technology are attracting offshore investment?
• How are the leading pharma and biotech companies changing their R&D programs?
• Which major companies and academic institutions have attracted offshore investment?
• What factors are driving offshore investment?
• What is the financial performance of the leading pharma and biotech companies based on P/E ratio compared to their
peers and the S&P500?
• Which companies have delivered the best return on assets and return on investment during the last five years?
• How will offshore investment influence R&D productivity in the future?