Fine Chemicals - The Industry and the Business / Edition 1

Fine Chemicals - The Industry and the Business / Edition 1

by Peter Pollak
     
 

An in-depth view of the fine chemicals industry—the products, the markets, the technology, and the key players

Get an insider's unique perspective on the fine chemicals industry, from both a technological and a commercial viewpoint. Employees, suppliers, consumers, investors, students and educators, media representatives, public officials, and anyone

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An in-depth view of the fine chemicals industry—the products, the markets, the technology, and the key players

Get an insider's unique perspective on the fine chemicals industry, from both a technological and a commercial viewpoint. Employees, suppliers, consumers, investors, students and educators, media representatives, public officials, and anyone else with an interest in fine chemicals will find valuable information and concrete examples to help explain the intricacies of the industry. Author Dr. Peter Pollak, one of the foremost authorities in the field, examines not only where the industry is now, but also where it is heading.

This reference is divided into three parts:

  • Part One: The Industry, introduces the technologies underlying the fine chemicals industry and the range of products and services it offers. You will learn about the different types of manufacturers and their plants and facilities. The author also explains the role of research and development and the challenges facing management.
  • Part Two: The Business, explores the key markets for fine chemicals, such as the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and animal health industries, and the relevant marketing strategies. You will discover the ins and outs of pricing, distribution channels, intellectual property rights, account management, and promotion.
  • Part Three: Outlook, examines trends, including globalization and outsourcing, and forecasts future growth and development by industry segment. The author concludes with a discussion of the prerequisites for success in this field.

If you want a thorough understanding of the fine chemicals industry––the technology, the business, and the future––this book's insight is unprecedented.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470050750
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/23/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

PREFACE.

PART I THE INDUSTRY.

1. What Fine Chemicals Are.

1.1 Defi nition.

1.2 Positioning on the Value-Added Chain.

2. The Fine-Chemical Industry.

2.1 Fine-Chemical/Custom Manufacturing Companies.

2.2 Contract Research Organizations.

2.3 Laboratory Chemical Suppliers.

3. Products.

3.1 Small Molecules.

3.2 Big Molecules.

4. Technologies.

4.1 Traditional Chemical Synthesis.

4.2 Biotechnology.

5. Facilities and Plants.

5.1 Plant Design.

5.2 Plant Operation.

6. Research and Development.

6.1 Objectives.

6.2 Project Initiation.

6.3 Project Execution and Management.

7. Cost Calculation.

7.1 Investment Cost.

7.2 Manufacturing Costs.

8. Management Aspects.

8.1 Risk/Reward Profi le.

8.2 Performance Metrics and Benchmarking.

8.3 Organization.

Bibliography.

PART II THE BUSINESS.

9. Market Size and Structure.

9.1 Fine-Chemical Market Size.

9.2 Market Breakdown by Major Applications.

10. The Business Condition.

10.1 Offer.

10.2 Demand.

11. Customer Base.

11.1 Pharmaceutical Industry.

11.2 Agrochemical Industry.

11.3 Animal Health Industry.

11.4 Other Specialty-Chemical Industries.

12. Marketing.

12.1 Organization and Tasks.

12.2 Target Products and Services.

12.2.1 Exclusives: Custom Manufacturing.

12.2.2 Nonexclusives: API-for-Generics.

12.2.3 Standard Products.

12.3 Target Markets: Geographic Regions and Customer Categories.

12.4 Distribution Channels.

12.5 Pricing.

12.6 Intellectual Property Rights.

12.7 Supply Contracts.

12.8 Promotion.

12.9 Network and Contact Development.

12.10 Key Account Management and Collaborative Relationship.

Bibliography.

PART III OUTLOOK.

13. General Trends and Growth Drivers.

14. Globalization.

15. Biotechnology.

15.1 Small Molecules.

15.2 Big Molecules (Biopharmaceuticals).

16. Ethical Pharmaceutical Industry/Custom Manufacturing.

16.1 Restructuring and Outsourcing.

16.2 R&D Productivity.

17. Generics Industry/API-for-Generics.

18. Agro Fine Chemicals.

19. Contract Research Organizations.

20. Conclusion: Who Is Fittest for the Future?

Bibliography.

ABBREVIATIONS.

APPENDIX.

A.1 Information Sources/Life Sciences.

A.2 Checklist for New Product Evaluation.

A.3 Product Schedule, Custom Manufacturing Product.

A.4 Company Scorecard.

A.5 Job Description for Business Development Manager.

A.6 Selection Criteria for Outsourcing Partners.

A.7 Checklist for Customer Visit.

A.8 Outline for a Company Presentation.

A.9 Overseas Expansion of Indian Fine-Chemical Companies.

INDEX.

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