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Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users

  • January 2014
  • 153 pages
  • BCC Research
Report ID: 1940411


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A drug delivery system is one of the very important aspects in today’s growth in the pharmaceutical industry. BCC Research’s goal in steering this study is to provide an overview of the current and future characteristics of the market for these drug delivery systems. The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis and future direction of these drug delivery systems as an important tool in improving the efficacy and safety of the release of drugs in the body.
This report explores the present and future strategies within the drug delivery market, which includes sustained release drug delivery, prodrug, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), targeted drug delivery, polymeric drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery, and transmucosal drug delivery systems. The improvisation of the market and the setbacks and the needs of the market are discussed in this report. The classifications, comparisons and usage of these types of drug delivery systems are also portrayed in this report.
A detailed analysis of drug delivery industry structure has been conducted. Revenues are broken down by region. Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2013 through 2018.
Applications for drug delivery systems are also discussed in the report, with emphasis on the usage of these systems in various therapeutic categories and various disease sectors. The report also covers significant patents and their allotments in each category.


Extensive research in the field of various drug delivery systems has revealed their specific functionality in improving the transportation of a pharmaceutical compound in the body as desired to safely achieve its anticipated therapeutic effect. Modern industries have now begun to explore the advantages of these drug delivery systems in their productions and processes. This has led to the steady market for those drug delivery systems.
R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries and new technologies, are directing this in a new direction. The new advancements and new product launches have influenced the market to grow in the foreseeable future. This study looks at almost all the systems affected by these factors.
Acquisition strategies and collaborations by companies are also covered in this report. This study also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each type/technology in light of the new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.


This study contributes to the areas of market growth in various drug delivery systems manufacturers and users. Pharmaceutical biotechnical companies and research institutes will find this study to be of interest.


The scope of this study encompasses drug delivery systems in pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. BCC Research analyzes each market by its type, region and its applications, regulatory environment, technology, market projections and market share. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. The emerging markets for drug delivery systems include countries such as India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and so forth.


Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC Research conducted a comprehensive literature search, which included technical newsletters and journals, and many other sources. Data were collected through interviews and correspondence with manufacturers of drug delivery systems and technical experts. Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, mergers and acquisitions, new developments and market trends.


Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. Included were manufacturers and end users of drug delivery systems in therapeutic categories and various disease sectors industries. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC Research spoke with officials within the industry, consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature, and a host of technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were completed. In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and government sources.


A team of professionals in the biotechnology industry carried out this study. The project manager is Shalini S. Dewan, who holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry and has over 14 years’ of industry experience. Among the research topics she has covered are studies on compounds of potential pharmaceutical interest from ibuprofen and 2-naphthyl acetic acid. Shalini was awarded a Gold Medal by the Prime Minister of India for her work and has worked with top companies in India and in the U.S. Some of her other reports with BCC Research are: Reagents for Chromatography; Spectroscopy: An Enduring Market; Advanced Drug Delivery Systems: Technologies and Global Markets; Orthopedic Drugs, Implants and Devices; Medical Imaging Reagents and Analysis Equipment; Pharmaceutical Regulatory Industry; The Dynamic Media, Sera and Reagent Market in Biotechnology; Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Research and Packaging: Global Markets; Chiral Technology: Global Markets; Autacoids and Related Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets; Contraceptives: Technologies and Global Markets; Liver Disease Treatments: The Global Market; Hormone Replacement Therapies and Other Hormone Therapies: Global Markets; Cardiovascular Medicine: Diagnostics, Drugs and Devices; and Cancer Therapies: Technologies and Global Markets.


The global revenue for advanced drug delivery systems is estimated to be $181.9 billion in 2013. In 2018, revenues are estimated to reach $212.8 billion, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2%.
This report provides:
• An overview of the global market for drug delivery systems, with a focus on the end users.
• Analyses of market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
• Discussion of the current state, setbacks, innovations, and the future needs of the market.
• Analyses of the regulatory environment and the technology involved, including the latest developments.

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