STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of this report is to provide detailed market, technology and industry analyses to help readers quantify and qualify the market for prescription drug products incorporating nanotechnology features. Important trends are identified and sales forecasts by product categories and major country markets are provided through 2016; these are based on industry sources and considered assessment of the regulatory environment, healthcare policies, demographics, and other factors that directly affect the nanomedicine-related drug market. The wider economic environment is also taken into account.
The report examines strategies employed by companies specializing in nanomedicine to meet the challenges of this highly competitive market.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Nanomedicine is already an established market. Unlike some other potential applications of nanotechnology, which are still largely experimental, nanomedicine has already produced a number of significant products in which the nano dimension has made a significant contribution to product effectiveness. Now that aspects of the nanomedicine market are established, it is appropriate to review the technology, see its practical applications so far, evaluate the participating companies and look to its future.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This report discusses the implications of technology and commercial trends in the context of the current size and growth of the pharmaceutical market, both in global terms and analyzed by the most important national markets. The important technologies supporting nanomedicine are reviewed, and the nature and structure of the nanomedicine industry is discussed with profiles of the leading 60+ companies, including recent M&A activity. Five-year sales forecasts are provided for the national markets and the major therapeutic categories of products involved.
MARKET ANALYSES AND FORECASTS
Market figures are based on revenues at the manufacturer level and are projected at 2011-dollar value without attempting to predict the effect of inflation/deflation.
Therapeutic categories quantified and forecast include cancer, CNS diseases, infections and cardiovascular. Country markets analyzed are the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Spain.
Primary research includes interviews with leading individuals in nanomedicine companies and industry associations. Primary sources of published data include company annual reports, SEC filings, and government and industry publications. Secondary sources consist of literature searches, industry journals and other commercial publications. Data for market estimates and forecasts are pooled from a range of sources, critically assessed by BCC.
This report is designed to satisfy the information needs of a wide variety of individuals involved in the pharmaceutical marketplace, including company senior management executives seeking to base their strategic decisions on the best available information on market forces and trends. However it is also aimed at managers and executives in marketing, research, planning and sales departments who need readable, comprehensive and up-to-date background on the marketplace in which they are operating.
Sources of information included marketing strategists, industry executives, government agencies and regulatory bodies, and surveys of physicians and pharmacists. Company annual reports and SEC filings, journal articles, and data from healthcare institutions were also mined, as well as publications of relevant trade associations.
Paul Evers has been involved in analyzing pharmaceutical and medical markets for 20 years. He is the author of previous reports on the nanomedicine marketplace as well as analyses of major therapeutic categories and the pharmaceutical regulatory environment.
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This publication provides informative material of a professional nature. It does not constitute managerial, legal, or accounting advice, nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide or an endorsement of any given product or company. This information is intended to be as accurate as possible at the time it was written and was undertaken on a best-effort basis. The views expressed are those of the author and do not make any warranty, express or implied, for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information, or for the interpretation of data or its use by others. Projections involve risks and uncertainties that include but are not limited to technical risks associated with technology development, government regulatory approvals, and access to capital. The author assumes no responsibility for any losses or damages that may result from one’s reliance on this material.