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What’s In Store For CROs, CDMOs – “Stay In Your Swim Lane”, Consolidation, Divestitures

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Brian Scanlan, operating partner (life sciences), Edgewater Capital Partners, in an interview with Scrip, outlines where things may be headed in the CRO/CDMO segment amid big pharma streamlining efforts, “belt tightening” by emerging biopharma, down rounds and heightened geopolitical tension.

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