A recent article by E. Langer (E. Langer, “Another In-House Operation Gets Outsourced” (2015) Pharmaceutical Technology 39 (6)) describes the growing trend in companies worldwide to outsource some of their key activities. Apart from those traditionally outsourced (e.g. API biologics manufacturing, fill / finish operations, etc), analytical testing is on a growing trend, and estimations indicate that it will be the area of fastest growth for outsourcing.
At tebu-bio, we are well aware of this. Some years ago, we took the strategic decision of having our own lab. We did not want to limit assistance to our customers to technical advice or logistics solutions, but to really provide support in their key projects, enabling them to access the most innovative tools in the market.