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Prefilled Syringe Devices, Products, Markets and Forecasts

The administration of therapeutic drugs via injection is an indispensable delivery method for numerous drugs critical to patient health and well-being. Now this segment is evolving in response to changing patient populations, new classes of powerful therapeutic drugs and healthcare administration initiatives. Population demographics and efforts by managed care providers to control healthcare costs are driving the growth in drug self-administration, particularly for chronic conditions, introducing a new class of naïve users to parenteral drug delivery. For Fill-and-Finish contractors, market proximity is an important competitive factor. As the use of prefilled syringes continues to grow, the issue of prefilled syringe safety has received increased attention, with both integrated prefillable safety syringes and safety solutions designed to accommodate existing prefillable syringes advancing commercially. This report analyzes eleven important prefilled syringe therapeutic segments and examines key regulatory, economic and competitive factors that represent potential barriers to commercial success.

Highlights

  • Provides detailed analysis of prefilled syringe market segments, market dynamics and market demographics
  • Analyzes therapeutic demand drivers and evaluates commercial prefilled syringe products in eleven major therapeutic segments
  • Examines design factors, material selection issues, technologies and market development issues
  • Provides product data, market share, and forecasts
  • Profiles injectable drug and device participants, their product development activities, business strategies, and corporate alliances and affiliations

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Prefilled Syringes in 2014

  • Entrenched Suppliers
  • Evolving Injector Initiatives
  • Maturing Supply Chains
  • Industry Alignment
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Demand Drivers

PFS Supplier Dynamics

  • Leaders and Followers
  • Capabilities and Infrastructure
  • Supplier Integration
  • Materials Science
  • Key Alliances

Device Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain Structure
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Supply Risk

Manufacturing Service Sector

  • Service Segments
  • Materials and Process Science
  • Contract Fill/Finish
  • Testing and Validation
  • Market Factors

Therapeutic Market Factors

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Diseases and Indications
  • Patient Demographics
  • Dosing Frequency and Safety
  • Managed Care Initiatives

Prefilled Syringes - Design Factors

  • Drug Stability and Shelf Life
  • Material Selection Issues
  • Point-of-Use Reconstitution
  • Caregiver Safety
  • Needle Configuration Strategies
  • Human Engineering/Ergonomics

Prefilled Syringes - Commercial Devices

Prefillable Therapeutic Injectables

  • Glass Prefillable Syringes
  • Plastic Prefillable Syringes
  • Ready-to-Fill Safety Syringes

Specialty Prefillable Syringes

  • Flush Syringes
  • Diluent Syringes
  • Imaging Agent Syringes

Competing Prefilled Devices

  • Bundled PFS + Autoinjector
  • Prefilled Pen Injectors
  • Prefilled Needle-free Injectors

Prefilled Syringe Market Segments

Prefilled Therapeutic Injectables

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anticoagulants
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hepatitis
  • Hematopoietics and Related Erythropoiesis Stimulating Proteins
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Vaccines

Non-API Prefilled Syringe Segments

  • Catheterization
  • Reconstitution
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Market Factors

  • Self-Administration and Patient Compliance
  • Regulatory Guidance and Product Approvals
  • The Evolving PFS Ecosystem

Prefilled Syringes - Market Participant Profiles

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