The global market for nanoparticles in biotechnology, drug development and
drug delivery was valued at $17.5 billion in 2011 and should reach nearly
$21.6 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $53.5 billion
in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
Drug delivery systems are expected to increase from $11.3 billion in 2012 to
$30.9 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 22.2%.
Drug development and formulation should total nearly $9.4 billion in 2012 and
nearly $20.5 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 16.9%.
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the market for nanoparticles
in the life sciences on a global basis. Particular attention is given to drug
development and formulation and the development of new drug delivery systems.
Its aim is to provide a range of information, from detailed product analyses
within health and wellness subsegments to overall industry trends in order to
quantify and qualify the market for drug products for treating various disease
conditions in both men and women. The applicability of specific types of
nanoparticles for specific applications is discussed.
Forecasts and trends are developed from a cross-reference of data points
gleaned from proprietary industry sources, company publications, industry
benchmarking and other divergent data sources to arrive at a cogent and
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
For companies with an effective strategy, market opportunities await.
Importantly, the ability to develop an effective strategy begins with knowing
where opportunity exists and ends with a plan to effectively execute in order
to capture profit from opportunity.
The nanoparticle drug/delivery market presents an increasingly significant
part of the overall pharmaceutical product market worldwide. This study
investigates the specific classes of nanoparticles and the pharmaceutical
products associated with them. Existing drug products and potential drugs in
the pipelines of the major pharmaceutical players in this market are reviewed.
Growing health concerns in developing countries are expected to continue to
contribute substantially to market growth through the forecast period (2012
through 2017). This report analyzes emerging markets by technology category.
Continued growth is expected in emerging geographies driven by the health
awareness of the growing middle class in emerging countries such as India,
China, Brazil and Russia.
This report seeks to address the critically important topics of analyzing a
changing market dynamic, emerging players and products, strategies for
accessing emerging markets and awareness of specific disease prevalence and
geographies thereof in order to allocate resources and make effective
SCOPE OF REPORT
Current and projected product forecasts during the forecast period of 2012
through 2017 are discussed. New product launches will be discussed. Revenue
figure for 2011 are in an actual figures except where actual results have not
been reported due to the timing of this report's release.
The report includes analysis of leading and emerging drug products for each
nanoparticle type. Profiles of manufacturers of leading products and their
specific products are provided. This report also assesses companies poised to
introduce products during the forecast period and discusses how these
introductions will change the face of the competitive environment. The
competitive environment is examined with a special focus on how new products
will alter the quality of life of patients receiving nanoparticle-associated
Market figures are based on revenues at the manufacturer level and are
projected at 2011 dollar value. Inflation is not computed into the projection
figures. Trends are assessed based on projected sales for existing products,
for new product introductions, expanded markets for existing products and
other factors affecting the market.
Included in this report are forecasts by product, product category and by
company from 2010 through 2017. The study is arranged to offer an overview of
existing nanoparticle technology and of drug markets; it is accompanied by
nanoproduct, company, geography, and mechanism of action, with forecasts
broken down and covered by geographic region or country.
Patent and clinical trial information is reviewed for various candidate
nanodrugs. The status of approvals of drugs in each segment by the FDA and
regulatory agencies in other countries is reviewed. Figures are reported in
U.S. dollars and in each case reflect currency fluctuations within the
performance of revenue change. Revenue figures do not account for variation in
All market share data presented is on a global basis unless specifically noted.
This report is an invaluable tool for business planners, acquisitions
specialists, licensing strategists, product managers, market research
analysts, investors, investor consultants and anyone interested in the
nanoparticle drug market, its products, its industry participants and its
The importance of identifying overall market trends, product opportunities,
emerging geographies, merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities and insights
that provide guidance for sales growth or defensive moves cannot be overstated
for a variety of constituents, including:
Established companies in the industry shall benefit from the contents,
including corporate strategy, sales and marketing, business development and
Emerging players in the segment must understand specific opportunities for
out-licensing originating from the elements of differentiation of their
product or technology as compared to leading, competitive and emerging
products. As well, market forecasts can support investment provided a thorough
and detailed substantiation is provided for the market forecast, as is found
in this study.
Investment firms evaluating candidates for venture capital or hedged
investments will gain insights as to the opportunities and risks that are
being encountered in the industry in a product- and company-specific analysis.
Equity analysts are provided detailed forecasts for the next five years,
substantiated by quantitative analysis that can support further analysis to
product and company forecasts over the short and long run.
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
In-depth interviews were conducted with leading experts in the field who are
executives in companies, industry analysts, and leading individuals in the
The nanoparticle biomedical technology market is comprised of drug products
for treatment of an assortment of specific diseases of both men and women. For
completeness, the current and forecasted markets are comprised of the total
market opportunity for each respective segment. Within each subsection there
are detailed forecasts for each driving mechanism or relevant area of growth.
Information to prepare this report was obtained from participating and
emerging companies in the nanoparticle area and from the National Institute of
Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), a service of
Nat. Inst. of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National
Library of Medicine (NLM, NIH). Additional information was obtained from a
variety of medical and technical journals in the various specialties of the
nanoparticle applications. Other sources include: the New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, Washington Post, other newspapers, company documents and other
websites. Population estimates are based on those reported by the
International database of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical data was
obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute of
Health (NIH) and WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology
Current and historical revenue figures for individual products have been
sourced from company disclosures that exist in the public domain or from
Jackson Highsmith is a life sciences research consultant with more than 16
years of research experience. Jackson has been consulting with specialty
pharmaceuticals and large pharmaceutical industry players since 2007. Prior to
that, he worked at a large research consultancy where he focused on in-depth
research; he also has worked at a large pharmaceutical company in a wide range
of medical therapeutics in early- and mid-stage drug development.