PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1345453
PUBLISHER: DataM Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1345453
Global PSMA PET Imaging Market reached US$ 1.5 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 2.0 billion by 2030, growing with a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
The global PSMA PET imaging market is expected to experience significant growth in upcoming years, with various factors influencing its dynamics such as increasing adoption for prostate cancer detection, rising clinical trials, and others. Government investments in the development of PSMA PET will continue to drive and boost the global market. The global PSMA PET imaging market is placing increasing emphasis on reducing its impact.
The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging technique is an evolving technique, which is used to detect prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer is considered the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. There are two FDA-approved PSMA PET imaging technologies, such as Gallium-68 (Ga-68) PSMA PET imaging, and Fluorine-18 (F-18) PSMA PET imaging. Similarly, North America dominates the vitiligo treatment market, capturing the largest market share owing to the region's favorable reimbursement policies, advanced healthcare infrastructure, and presence of major players.
Owing to the increasing prevalence of prostate cancer, growing awareness and early diagnosis, rising clinical trials, increasing demand for non-invasive diagnostic techniques, increasing adoption of PSMA PET imaging for early diagnosis, and advancements in PSMA PET imaging techniques are the major factors expected to drive the global PSMA PET imaging market over the forecast period.
The increasing number of clinical trials is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. Clinical trials build trust in patients about safety and efficacy. The positive results from clinical trials can boost investor confidence and patient trust in the imaging technique. This increased confidence can attract funding for further research and development and conduct more clinical trials, allowing companies to invest in more innovative technologies and driving the market.
Further, clinical trials can provide an essential platform for demonstrating the efficacy of PSMA PET imaging in various clinical scenarios. This validation is crucial for gaining regulatory approvals and acceptance. Clinical trials explore new applications and indications for PSMA PET imaging. This expansion of applications can significantly drive the market. Positive outcomes in clinical trials can lead to the incorporation of PSMA PET imaging into clinical guidelines and standard of care, increasing its adoption in routine clinical practice.
For instance, on June 14, 2023, Clarity Pharmaceuticals, and PETNET Solutions Inc, a Siemens Healthineers Company, a global positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical network and the leading manufacturer of radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging in the US have entered into a Master Service Agreement and a Clinical Supply Agreement covering Clarity's 64Cu SAR-bisPSMA, a next-generation diagnostic radiopharmaceutical product for prostate cancer imaging. 64Cu SAR-bisPSMA is an investigational PET agent anticipated to be entering a pivotal Phase III trial in the US before the end of 2023 and, potentially, a second Phase III trial in 2024.
The rising FDA approvals are also expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. The increasing regulatory approvals for PSMA PET imaging techniques improve the options available to patients and healthcare providers. This diagnostic imaging expansion choice can increase the market growth as it meets the needs of individuals for better imaging of prostate cancer. The regulatory approvals such as FDA approvals also increase the patient's trust about the approved diagnostic imaging technologies.
Additionally, FDA-approved PSMA PET products and radiopharmaceuticals are often perceived as more credible and improve trust in patients, leading to increased adoption among healthcare providers and institutions. FDA approvals can facilitate discussions with insurance providers and government health agencies regarding reimbursement for PSMA PET procedures, making it more accessible to patients.
For instance, On May 30, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the optimized, high-affinity radiohybrid prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging agent flotufolastat fluorine-18 (Posluma). Flotufolastat F-18 is indicated for PET imaging of PSMA-positive lesions in patients with prostate cancer with suspected metastasis who are candidates for initial definitive therapy or with suspected recurrence based on elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. It is the first and only FDA-approved, PSMA-targeted imaging agent developed with proprietary radiohybrid technology.
The stringent pricing of PSMA PET imaging is expected to hamper the growth of the market over the forecast period. Developing and manufacturing PSMA PET radiopharmaceuticals and imaging equipment can be more expensive due to the need for more specialized facilities and rigorous quality control. These stringent costs may be passed on to end-users, contributing to higher prices.
Moreover, in some regions, reimbursement policies may not adequately cover the costs of PSMA PET imaging, making it less accessible to patients and potentially limiting market growth. The stringent cost may be unaffordable for many prostate cancer patients which is expected to hamper the market growth.
The global PSMA PET imaging market is segmented based on technology, end-user, and region.
The Gallium-68 (Ga-68) PSMA PET Imaging Segment is expected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period. Ga-68 PSMA PET imaging is highly sensitive in detecting small lesions and metastases, even at low prostate-specific antigen levels, making it useful for early diagnosis and staging. It also provides precise information about the extent and location of prostate cancer, aiding in accurate staging, re-staging, and treatment planning by minimizing unnecessary interventions.
For instance, on October 13, 2022, Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited announced that Health Canada has approved Illuccix [kit for the preparation of gallium (68Ga) gozetotide injection] for use in staging and re-staging intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer and localizing tumor tissue in recurrent prostate cancer. Illuccix after radiolabeling with gallium (68Ga), is indicated for use with the positron emission tomography (PET) of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in men with prostate cancer. It helps in risk stratification, guiding treatment decisions, and minimizing unnecessary interventions.
Furthermore, Ga-68 PSMA PET imaging usually offers a non-invasive technique and can be used to monitor the response to prostate cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Ga-68 PSMA PET can be used in theranostics, where the same PSMA-targeted molecule can be labeled with different isotopes for both imaging (diagnosis) and therapy.
For instance, on March 23, 2022, Novartis announced that the FDA approved Locametz (kit for the preparation of gallium Ga 68 gozetotide injection). Locametz (gallium Ga 68 gozetotide), a diagnostic kit for radiopharmaceutical injectable preparation is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) of PSMA-positive lesions in adult patients with prostate cancer with suspected metastasis who are candidates for initial definitive therapy with suspected recurrence based on elevated serum prostate-specific antigen level and for selection of patients with metastatic prostate cancer, for whom lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan PSMA-directed therapy is indicated.
North America region is expected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period owing to the strong presence of major players and well-established healthcare infrastructure. The region is well known for its advanced and well-established healthcare infrastructure including hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, specialty clinics, research and academic centers, and others. The presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure helps to provide better insurance coverage for prostate cancer patients for advanced diagnosis with PSMA PET imaging.
Moreover, North America is a home for many pharmaceutical and medical device companies, which are actively involved in performing clinical trials and research activities by favorable investments. These major players in the region collaborating and expanding the diagnostic techniques for PSMA PET.
For instance, on November 14, 2022, Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and POINT Biopharma Global Inc. announced a strategic collaboration and license agreements that leverage the complementary strengths of both companies in radiopharmaceutical oncology and look to enhance the potential impact that these compelling therapeutic candidates could provide to patients. This collaboration expands Lantheus's radiopharmaceutical portfolio with two late-stage therapeutic candidates PNT2002, a PSMA-targeted 177Lu-based therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
The major global players in the PSMA PET imaging market include: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lantheus company, RadioMedix, Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Blue Earth Diagnostics, Inc., Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Eckert & Ziegler, Telix Pharmaceuticals, Canon Medical Systems, USA, and Jubilant Draximage Radiopharmacies, Inc., among others.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019 created unprecedented challenges for pharmaceutical and medical device industries worldwide, including the global PSMA PET imaging market. During the pandemic, many clinical trials, research activities, and regulatory approvals have been temporarily postponed due to the redirected focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions.
The onset of the pandemic in early 2020 led to widespread lockdowns and restrictions, impacting regular diagnostic imaging, appointments, and consultations for prostate cancer patients worldwide. Many hospitals are focused on COVID-19 cases, which reduces the diagnostic imaging for prostate cancer patients.
Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted global supply chains, impacting the transportation of raw materials and medical devices. Movement restrictions and border closures delayed shipments and caused imaging delays in prostate cancer patients. Additionally, some countries faced shortages of PSMA PET related raw materials for diagniosis due to disruptions in their supply chain networks.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is estimated to have a moderate impact on the global PSMA PET imaging market. Many clinical trials and research activities are temporarily disrupted. The conflict has less impact mainly due to the absence of key market players in this region.
The global PSMA PET imaging market report would provide approximately 61 tables, 58 figures, and 186 Pages.
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