About Us

The Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association, founded in 2014, is a national non-profit trade association (501(c)(6)) representing Contract Manufacturing Organizations and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs/CDMOs) in the drug industry.

Mission Statement

As an association of pharma and biopharma contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), we work collaboratively to

  • Advocate and represent our industry before regulatory, governmental, and legislative bodies, keeping our members informed of relevant developments
  • Educate our members, customers, the general public and other stakeholders on the value that we bring to the development and manufacture of therapeutics
  • Advance common industry goals and interests


Pharma – short for Pharmaceutical; drugs that utilize small, chemically synthesized active-substance molecules

Biopharma – short for Biopharmaceutical; drugs and vaccines that utilize proteins (large molecules) for their active substances

Outsourcing – the practice of contracting out a business process to a third-party service provider