Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery Market worth ,206.5 billion by 2026

Posted by MV Mukund on May 5th, 2022

Drug delivery is the method or process of administration of a pharmaceutical drug to safely attain its desired therapeutic effect. Advancements in drug delivery technologies offer several benefits, such as ease of use, convenience, and patient compliance. Drug developers are focusing on suitable delivery and packaging options for increasing the efficiency of drugs and proposing improved patient compliance.

Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies are focusing on R&D to develop new molecules for various therapeutic applications and drug delivery platforms. The companies invest majorly in R&Ds with an aim to deliver high-quality and innovative products to the market. R&D spending by biopharmaceutical companies has also increased over the years.

Expected Revenue Gains:

The global pharmaceutical drug delivery market is projected to reach USD 2,206.5 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period.

Major Growth Influencing Factors:

Growth in the pharmaceutical drug delivery market can largely be attributed to factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, growing biologics market, increasing R&D investments, and technological advancements & new product launches.

On the other hand, the risk of needlestick injuries and the increased pricing pressure is expected to limit the market growth to some extent in the coming years.

Opportunity: Self-administration and home care

Self-administration and home care are expected to provide significant growth opportunities for players operating in the pharmaceutical drug delivery market. This is mainly due to the rising geriatric population, as elderly individuals form a large consumer base for drug delivery devices for home care. This factor is also increasing the need for application-specific injection, inhalation, topical, and transdermal drug products that are designed to cater to the needs of caregivers and patients.

Challenge : Pricing pressure

Government bodies in both developed and developing countries are encouraging cost-saving measures, such as cutting drug reimbursement prices and promoting the greater use of generics. Drug manufacturers across the globe are facing significant cost reduction pressures from government bodies, insurers, and patients. This downward pricing pressure is resulting in the greater uptake of drugs in emerging markets where the demand for low-cost therapeutics is high. However, this is affecting the profitability of several pharmaceutical companies. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years owing to the continuous pressure for reducing pharmaceutical prices by insurers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and public and private payers due to concerns about covering more new medicines to treat prevalent conditions, such as high cholesterol and diabetes.

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The topical drug delivery segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Based on route of administration, the pharmaceutical drug delivery market is segmented into oral, pulmonary, injectable, ocular, nasal, topical, implantable, and transmucosal drug delivery. The topical drug delivery segment accounted for the highest CAGR of the pharmaceutical drug delivery market. This can be attributed to convenience and the ease of use, the ease of dosage, painless and non-invasive administration, and enhanced patient compliance.

The infectious diseases segment is expected to account for the largest share of the pharmaceutical drug delivery market

Based on application, the pharmaceutical drug delivery market is segmented into cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory diseases, central nervous system disorders, autoimmune diseases, and other applications. In 2020, the infectious diseases segment accounted for the largest share of the pharmaceutical drug delivery market. The large share of this market segment can be attributed to the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases across the globe, increasing R&D expenditure for new drugs owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic scenario, and the rising number of FDA approvals for such drugs.

Asia Pacific is expected to account for the highest CAGR for players operating in the pharmaceutical drug delivery market

During the forecast period, the Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market for pharmaceutical drug delivery. The rapid rise in the geriatric population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, increased healthcare expenditure, increased R&D activities conducted in this region, growth in technological collaborations for pharmaceutical drug delivery technologies, favorable reimbursement policies, and growth in disposable incomes in the emerging Asian economies, such as China and India, are factors that are expected to drive the growth of the APAC market during the forecast period.

Key Players:

Major players in this market include Johnson & Johnson (US), Novartis International AG (Switzerland), F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Switzerland), Pfizer Inc. (US), Bayer AG (Germany), Antares Pharma, Inc. (US), Becton, Dickinson and Company (US), GlaxoSmithKline plc (UK), 3M (US), Merck & Co., Inc. (US), Sanofi (France), Amgen, Inc. (US), AbbVie Inc. (US), Genmab A/S (Denmark), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (US), Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany), AstraZeneca plc. (UK), Eli Lilly and Company (US), Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (Israel), Bristol-Myers Squibb (US), Gerresheimer AG (Germany), Boston Scientific Corporation (US), Nimbus Therapeutics (US), Kite Pharma (US), and IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc. (US).

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