2011 planned expenditures.
The survey showed higher 2011 planned spending for equipment and machinery for quality assurance/quality control, making
this category the second-highest area of expenditures for 2011. Similar to actual spending in 2009 and 2010, equipment for
solid-dosage manufacturing will be the highest area of planned spending in 2011; 29.3% of respondents said they plan to spend
the most in this area (see Figure 3). The next highest area will be in equipment for quality assurance/quality control, with
22.0% of respondents reporting that this will be their company's area of highest expenditures for planned purchases of equipment
and machinery in 2011, up from 14.9% of respondents that reported this area of their highest level of spend in 2010 (see Figure
2). Planned purchasing for equipment and machinery producing biologic-based APIs and parenteral manufacturing are the next
strongest areas for spending in 2011; 13.8% of respondents each reported these areas as targets of their highest spending
levels in 2011 (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Areas of highest planned expenditures for equipment and machinery in 2011. API is active pharmaceutical ingredient.
Interestingly, the survey showed some spending shifts in planned expenditures for 2011 compared with actual spending levels
in 2010. In looking at the percentage of respondents that said that they were going to increase spending in certain product
areas, more respondents will increase their spending in 2011 for equipment and machinery used in chemical API manufacturing,
including continuous API manufacturing. The survey also showed that respondents will reduce their level of increases slightly
for equipment for manufacturing solid-dosage forms, quality assurance/quality control, biologic APIs, parenterals, and continuous
manufacturing for finished products.
In analyzing spending in equipment categories, the survey showed the following results for 2011 planned spending:
- 34.1% will increase spending on solid-dosage equipment (39.6% did in 2010); 56.1% will keep it the same
- 33.6% will increase spending on equipment and machinery for quality assurance/quality control (35.9% did in 2010); 57.0% will
keep it the same
- 30% will increase spending for chemical API manufacturing (27.6% did in 2010); 61.7% will keep it the same
- 27.9% will increase spending for biologic API manufacturing (33.8% did in 2010); 62.3% will keep it the same
- 27.6% will increase spending for API, high-potency/high-containment manufacturing (33.3% did in 2010); 58.2% will keep it
- 27.5% will increase spending for parenteral/sterile/aseptic manufacturing (30.7% did in 2010); 60.9% plan to keep it the same
- 27.4% will raise spending for finished product, high-potency/high-containment manufacturing (35.5% did in 2010); 56.5% will
keep it the same
- 23.6% will raise spending for continuous processing technology, API (11.9% did in 2010); 58.2% will keep it the same
- 18.8% will raise spending for continuous processing, finished product; (31.2% did in 2010); 57.8% will keep it the same.