Biotechnology Product Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 7/26/2021
SIC Codes: 2836
NAICS Codes: 325414
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Excerpt from Biotechnology Product Manufacturing Industry Profile

Companies in this industry manufacture vaccines, toxoids, blood fractions, and culture media of plant or animal origin. Major companies include Amgen, Biogen, Genentech (owned by Switzerland-based Roche), and Gilead Sciences (all based in the US) as well as Bayer (Germany), CSL (Australia), Merck (Germany), Novo Nordisk (Denmark), and the biotech research arms of major international pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi (France).

The global biotechnology industry generates total revenue of about $400 billion, according to Global Market Insights. Top regions for biotechnology include the US and Europe. Emerging markets include Australia, Canada, China, India, Singapore, Japan, and Brazil.

The US biotechnology product manufacturing industry generates annual revenue of more than $100 billion. Because many drugs are now developed using biotechnology, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries overlap considerably. A separate industry report covers Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.


Biotech firms face stiff competition from major pharmaceutical manufacturers and other companies seeking to be first with a new product or discovery. Development is often focused on high-demand, profitable markets such as cancer or rare disease treatment. Biopharmaceutical companies depend on gaining regulatory and insurance coverage approval for new treatments. They may also count on participation in government research or expedited approval programs.

Because the market for potential products is so large, small biotechnology companies can co-exist successfully with large ones if they have expertise in a particular line of research. Smaller companies often team up with larger manufacturers, ...

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