Pharmaceutical Industry Profile
Canada’s pharmaceutical sector
The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most innovative industries in Canada. It is composed of companies developing and manufacturing innovative medicines and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over–the-counter drug products. The sector is made up of a number of sub-sectors that service different market segments. These include brand-name pharmaceutical companies, generic drug firms, biopharmaceutical small and medium sized enterprises (biopharmaceutical SMEs), and contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CRO-CMOs).