February 5, 2009
Trends in the Pharmaceutical Market
Strong growth is expected in this market. Validation and safety are key issues
The pharmaceutical market continues to expand despite the current economic turbulence, and there are a number of reasons why this is the case. The rapidly aging population in the Western industrialized nations and in emerging markets such as China is driving demand for medication. Certain types of illnesses including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and some forms of cancer are becoming more prevalent as life expectancy increases. In the wake of recent advances in molecular biology and cytology, medication is being tailored to an increasing extent to the needs of the individual patient, creating new incentives for alternative therapy strategies. ACHEMA 2009, which will take place on 11-15 May in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, will showcase the latest advances at every step in the pharmaceutical supply chain, starting with R&D and continuing right through to packaging. More than 4,000 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors from all over the world will meet at this leading event for process industry....
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