Processes applied in the production of steroids intermediates and derivates are described. Steroid derivates used for various therapeutic indications are reviewed with emphasis on microbial transformation routes applied in the production of derivates. The production cost for intermediates [AD and ADD] as well as specialty derivates prepared by microbial transformation are presented.
Companies involved in various aspects of steroid manufacture are listed and the sales of steroids given. Current prices for steroids are listed and the feedstock consumption for steroids is given. The output of steroids by tonnage and the market by monetary value is summarized. The projected growth of steroids by 2020 is determined.