Global Markets for Emerging Insulin Drug and Delivery Technologies - Focus on Insulin Pens

Aug 2013| HLC157A| BCC Publishing

Report Highlights

This report provides:

  • An overview of global insulin drugs and delivery in pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets with classification and usage in diabetes types.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, estimates for 2013 and 2018 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
  • Discussion of the market segmented by insulin syringes and vials, and insulin pens and insulin pumps.
  • Evaluation of emerging technologies in the insulin drug and delivery field that have potential in the diabetes market, with improved glucose control, along with improved and well-accepted newer delivery methods.
  • Patent identifications for insulin as a drug, along with its delivery methods.



BCC Research’s objective in carrying out this study is to provide an overview of the current and future characteristics of the global market for emerging insulin drugs and delivery technologies. The fundamental objective is to present a comprehensive analysis and identify the future direction of insulin drugs and delivery devices as important tools in treating diabetes with well-tolerated delivery devices.

This report explores present and future strategies within the insulin drug and delivery market, which includes syringes, pumps, pens and many newer methods. The market’s improvisation, setbacks and needs are also discussed. The classifications, comparisons and usage of different insulin types and devices are presented as well.

A detailed analysis of insulin drugs and delivery industry structure has been conducted. Revenues are broken down by type, as well as by region. Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2013 through 2018.

Applications for insulin drugs and delivery are also discussed in a separate section, with emphasis on their usage in treating different types of diabetes. The report also covers significant patents and their allotments in each category.


The emerging technologies in the insulin drug and delivery field have potential in the diabetes market, with improved glucose control, along with improved and well-accepted newer delivery methods. Modern industries and research institutes have begun to explore newer method for diabetes control in adults and juveniles. , leading to a steady market for these technologies.

Research and development (R&D) spending, increasing competition, patent expiries and emerging technologies are guiding this to a new direction. The new advancements, new product launches, and increased awareness and early detection of the disease have influenced the market to grow in the foreseeable future. This study looks at many of the systems affected by these factors.

Companies’ acquisition strategies and collaborations are covered in this report. This study also discusses the strength and weaknesses of each technology type in light of the new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.


This study contributes to the areas of market growth for insulin drug and delivery manufacturers and users. It will be of interest to pharmaceutical biotechnical companies, research institutes, hospitals and physicians.


The scope of this study encompasses insulin drugs and delivery in pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets with its classification and its usage in diabetes types. BCC analyzes each market and its applications, as well as its regulatory environment, technology and market share. The markets, such as type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, are analyzed for the years 2011 and 2012. The markets are projected through the end of 2013 and for a five-year period until 2018.

The market is also segmented by insulin syringes and vials, insulin pens and insulin pumps. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. The study also includes the patent identifications for insulin as a drug, along with its deliveries.

The emerging markets for insulin drug and delivery include India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in the preparation of this study. BCC Research conducted a comprehensive literature search, which included technical newsletters and journals, as well as many other sources. Data were collected through interviews and correspondence with manufacturers of enzyme inhibitors technical experts. Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, mergers and acquisitions, and market trends.


Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. including manufacturers of insulin drugs and delivery technologies and their users in hospitals and medical centers. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC Research spoke with officials within the industry and also consulted newsletters; company literature; product literature; and a host of technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were completed. In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and government sources.


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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 speculative in nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.

Analyst Credentials

Shalini Shahani Dewan focuses on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and has been a BCC Research contributor since 2002 as both an analyst and project manager. She has explored a wide range of topics and companies, including working for Johnson & Johnson doing market surveillance. She has an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and master's degree in medicinal chemistry. She resides in the Bay Area.

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Title/Chapter NamePagesPrice Member Price
Full Report: Global Markets for Emerging Insulin Drug and Delivery Technologies - Focus on Insulin Pens122 $2,685 Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION3Free
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY3$250Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW18$396Free
Chapter- 4: REGULATORY ASPECTS11$242Free
Chapter- 5: NEW DEVELOPMENTS14$308Free
Chapter- 6: GLOBAL MARKETS23$506Free
Chapter- 8: PATENT ANALYSIS7$154Free
Chapter- 9: CURRENT SITUATION7$154Free
Chapter- 10: COMPANY PROFILES19$418Free
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