Vaccine Contract Manufacturing Market Report

Vaccine Contract Manufacturing Market Analysis Report By Vaccine Type (Attenuated, Inactivated, Subunit, Toxoid, DNA), By Workflow (Downstream, Upstream), By Application (Human, Veterinary), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-087-3
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 144

Industry Insights

The global vaccine contract manufacturing market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2016 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period. At present, apart from safety and effectiveness of inoculations, the number of products developed per year is also an important factor to consider while planning the manufacturing process. This is mainly due to increase in the number of countries demanding the introduction of vaccines. The pharmaceutical industry needs to address this rising global demand to cater to the growing population of varied age groups.

India vaccine contract manufacturing market

This increase in demand reflects growth in awareness about vaccination and its benefits in developing countries. This has led to the expansion of routine immunization programs and introduction of new inoculations. With renewed understanding of the complexity and capital requirement for production, companies have begun considering contract services for vaccine manufacturing.

Massive investments in facilities, equipment, and skilled labor in countries seeking to augment or localize inoculation supply are among factors expected to positively influence the adoption of contract services. Moreover, certain low-resource countries lack equipment and skilled labor for production, which further compels them to form partnerships with contract manufacturers to meet market demand.

With a paradigm shift toward cell-based vaccine production, several contract vendors have been observed to enhance their production strategies for producing cell culture inoculations. Hence, an increased number of producers are opting for contract services owing to maturity in outsourcing services.

Growth in the number of pipeline products has boosted the demand for outsourcing services to reduce the timeline for their entry. Smaller as well as larger firms consider outsourcing a cost-effective approach to improve product pipeline and enhance their share in the biopharmaceutical industry. Hence, robust pipeline and lack of adequate capacity are anticipated to drive the adoption of these services in future.

However, few large firms consider outsourcing risky due to loss of strategic control and limited management control. Owing to this, large pharma companies choose to maintain their manufacturing operations in-house. This factor is expected to hinder the global adoption of contract services throughout the forecast period.

Vaccine Type Insights

Attenuated vaccines accounted for the major share owing to their ability to elicit strong cellular and antibody responses. Moreover, a relatively large number of products licensed for oral or intranasal administration are attenuated, contributing to the dominance of this segment. These offer lifetime immunities with just one or two doses. In addition, proper handling conditions, especially with respect to maintenance as well as storage, will continue to drive the segment.

Inactivated inoculations also accounted for a significant share in 2016, as these are safer and relatively more stable than other types. With several products in various phases of clinical research, DNA vaccines are expected to grow at a lucrative pace. With respect to future potential, they hold great promise in alleviating a number of illness. The subunit segment is anticipated to witness steady growth over the forecast period owing to ongoing research for the development of recombinant subunit vaccine against Hepatitis C virus.

Workflow Insights

Vaccine production requires skilled personnel for upstream as well as downstream processing. Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) are providing producers expertise and innovative technologies to accelerate the entire production chain. Between the two processes, the downstream segment dominated the market in 2016. This can be attributed to the fact that downstream processing demands robust and sophisticated equipment for efficient product recovery.

As downstream processing includes product recovery and purification steps, it requires immense attention and capital. Hence, high requirement for enhanced biotechnological tools, capital, and skilled personnel for recovery of vaccine as final product is a major factor that has boosted the growth of the segment over the past years.

Downstream workflow is also driven thanks to various research initiatives being undertaken in the field. For instance, the research project conducted by Max Plank Institute for the development of complete downstream processing for influenza virus is focused on developing chromatographic methods to ensure purity and optimal yields of vaccines.

The upstream process is expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in the vaccine contract manufacturing market thanks to rapid advancements in bioprocessing techniques. Moreover, introduction of single-use technologies in upstream processing by CMOs is expected to enhance the growth of the segment.

Application Insights

The usage and effectiveness of inoculations is not only limited to humans, but to animals as well. The human-use segment captured the largest share in 2016. Widespread vaccination coverage against a wide range of illnesses in humans has led to this segment acquiring the dominant spot in the market.

However, it has been observed that vaccination plays an important role in improving veterinary health as well as preventing diseases in animals. This is sure anticipated to significantly drive the use of CMOs for animal inoculation production. Vaccination reduces the need for antibiotics to treat animals. Moreover, with growth in human population, demand for animal-based food continues to grow. Hence, the importance of vaccination in the meat-production industry is also expected to increase. These factors are likely to stoke the growth of the segment.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest share in this market mainly due to widespread manufacturing of vaccines in the region, coupled with growing presence of a substantial number of biopharmaceutical facilities. State and other laws pertaining to development of vaccines and other biologics in North America, particularly in U.S. and Canada, are expected to significantly impact the progress of contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and contract research organizations (CROs) in the field.

Global vaccine contract manufacturing market

The Asia Pacific market for contract manufacturing organizations and contract research organizations involved in the development of inoculations is growing at a significant pace. APAC is also expected to emerge as the fastest-growing regional market for research, development, and manufacturing of inoculations. This can be attributed to factors such as recent regulatory changes, improving infrastructure in several developing countries, and presence of numerous potential study subjects.

Vaccine Contract Manufacturing Market Share Insights

Some of the key market players are Lonza; FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc.; Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.; Merck KGaA; Cytovance Biologics; Catalent, Inc.; IDT Biologika GmbH; Albany Molecular Research, Inc.; PRA Health Sciences; ICON plc.; Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC; Cobra Bio; and Paragon Bioservices, Inc.

Acquisition of emerging and small players and facility expansion are among key business strategies likely to be undertaken by these companies to retain as well as enhance their share in the market over the forecast period.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, China, India, Brazil, South Africa

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global vaccine contract manufacturing market report on the basis of vaccine type, workflow, application, and region:

  • Vaccine Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Attenuated

    • Inactivated

    • Subunit-based

    • Toxoid-based

    • DNA-based

  • Workflow Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Downstream

      • Fill & Finish Operations

      • Analytical & QC studies

      • Packaging

    • Upstream

      • Mammalian Expression Systems

      • Bacterial Expression Systems

      • Yeast Expression Systems

      • Baculovirus/Insect Expression Systems

      • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Human Use

    • Veterinary

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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