Business Strategy and Outlook| Rachel Elfman |
Catalent is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization, or CDMO. The company has an extensive network of partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms that leverage its expertise and scale to optimize drug production and avoid the risks of in-house drug manufacturing. The challenges and compliance risks associated with changing a drug’s manufacturing process create a sticky relationship for Catalent’s customers. Drug companies tend to stick with trusted suppliers with good track records of regulatory compliance, which makes them unlikely to switch to a different CDMO.