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. 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 stem cell-related drug market. The wider economic environment is also taken into account.
The report examines strategies employed by companies specializing in this field to meet the challenges of a competitive and fast-growing market.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Products based on stem cells do not yet form an established market, but unlike some other potential applications of bioscience, stem cell technology has already produced a number of significant products in important therapeutic areas. The potential scope of the stem cell market is now becoming clear, and 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 stem cell research 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 stem cells are reviewed, and the nature and structure of the stem cell industry is discussed with profiles of the leading 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 2012-dollar value without attempting to predict the effect of inflation/deflation. Therapeutic categories quantified and forecast include cancer, CNS diseases, infections and cardiovascular. Major country markets in three regions—Americas, Europe and Asia—are analyzed and forecast, with a summary for the rest of the world.
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Primary research includes interviews with leading individuals in stem cell 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 reviewed.
Paul Evers has been involved in analyzing pharmaceutical and medical markets for 20 years. He is the author of previous reports on the stem cell marketplace as well as analyses of major therapeutic categories and the pharmaceutical regulatory environment.
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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal, or accounting advice; nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual, or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is of a speculative nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.