Greystone Research Associates is pleased to announce the publication of a new market study. Transdermal Hormone Replacement: Products, Players, Markets and Forecasts is a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the technology, products and participants providing the driving force behind this evolving segment of the healthcare sector.
The study is designed to provide drug company decision makers, drug developers, device packaging designers, healthcare marketers, and supply chain participants with a detailed understanding of the products, markets and commercial opportunities for therapeutic hormones administered transdermally. Provider organization business managers, healthcare administrators and investors will also benefit from this study.
As life expectancy in the developed world increases and populations age, the incidence and associated morbidity of decreasing hormone levels have come to the forefront as a quality-of-life issue for patients and their families. For the past two decades, the healthcare industry has responded to this clinical need by developing, testing and marketing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products. Because of their ease-of-use and dosing characteristics, drug developers are continuing to turn to transdermal delivery systems for HRT products. There are more than 40 million post-menopausal women in the United States alone, and this group is expected to grow by 50% by 2020. With the aging of the population worldwide, conditions and diseases such as menopause, osteoporosis and heart disease, which may benefit from hormone replacement therapy, are expected to become significantly more prevalent. The industry continues to attract interest in the form of new participants and products. While the global market continues to be dominated by the FDA-approved HRT products of major pharmaceutical firms, regional markets are a bit more competitive, and present unique challenges to transdermal HRT sector participants.
Research methodology is based on primary research in the form of in-depth interviews with key market participants, technology developers, distributors, industry experts, and market influencers, a list that includes regulatory officials, industry trade groups, and materials standards organizations.
Primary data is evaluated and normalized against secondary sources including trade journal articles, technical literature, industry publications, company data sheets and published information, and statistical data from government agencies and trade associations.
Forecasts and projections of market demand and future market activity are derived using standard modeling and statistical techniques.