Contract It Out

Contract research organizations are proliferating, reports The Scientist. That market grew to $20 billion last year, compared to $15 billion the year before. Instead of contracting out work on single projects, entire programs have been outsourced, says Quintiles Transnational's Ronald Wooten.

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