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.
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