A Contract Research Organization (CRO) is a service organization that provides scientific and technical support to the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. CROs offer clients a wide range of "outsourced" pharmaceutical research services to aid in the drug and medical device research & development process. Click here to see a full list of CROs located in Asia-Pacific territories.
A Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) is a company that offers manufacturing services, with volume capabilities ranging from small amounts for preclinical R&D to larger volumes necessary for clinical trials and commercialization purposes. Some pharmaceutical companies also offer CMO services to customers. Click here to see a full list of CMOs located in Asia-Pacific territories.
Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture biological and therapeutic products intended to cure huamn diseases and improve the quality of human life. Besides their traditional roles, certain biotech companies also provides research and manufacturing services to aid in drug discovery and development process. Click here to see a list of such biotech companies in Asia-Pacific territories.
Contract services are often offered by non-profit or non-commercial organizations such as governmental laboratories, private research institutes and universities. Click here to see a list of such entities in Asia-Pacific territories.