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Growing Delivery Partnerships and Alliances

Foods, medicines, and industrial products ranging from functional coatings to pesticides combine precisely-engineered ingredients and delivery systems from a variety of providers. Corporations and startups in specialty chemicals and advanced materials for formulation, controlled release, and targeted delivery collaborate with developers and distributors of these products. Through interviews with players across the targeted delivery value chain,this report examines partnerships and collaboration practices that help or hinder these important alliances.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    • Entities of All Sizes and Stages of Development Require Partnerships to Succeed
    • Technology Developers and Large Corporations Agree on Certain Aspects of Alliances
      • Partnerships are Valued across the Board, but to Varying Degrees
      • Developers and Buyers Prefer Co-development Alliances but have Differing Ideas on Commercialization
    • Landscape Conclusions
  • Analysis
    • Partnerships in Targeted Delivery Run the Gamut of Industries and Applications
      • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Partnerships have Decades of Experience, but are Blinded by Hubris
      • Consumer Products is Looking for Breakthroughs, but Often Stretch the Truth too Far
      • Agricultural Delivery Applications are on the Rise as Costs Fall and Environmental Concerns Rise
    • Targeted Delivery Partnerships with Companies in China Face Additional Cultural Challenges
    • Delivery-Dependent Industries Can also Learn from Each Other for Partnership Strategies
  • Outlook
  • About Lux Research
  • Endnotes
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