Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration

Jan 2014| PHM165A| BCC Publishing

Report Highlights

The global revenue for advanced drug delivery systems is estimated to be $181.9 billion in 2013. In 2018,  revenues are estimated to reach nearly $212.8 billion, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2%.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for drug delivery systems, with a focus on routes of administration.
  • Analyses of market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of CAGRs through 2018.
  • Discussion of the current state, setbacks, innovations, and the future needs of the market.
  • Analyses of the regulatory environment and the technology involved, including the latest developments.



A drug delivery system is one of the very important aspects in today’s growth in the pharmaceutical industry. BCC Research’s goal in steering this study is to provide an overview of the current and future characteristics of the market for these drug delivery systems. The key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis and future direction of these drug delivery systems as an important tool in improving the efficacy and safety of the release of drugs in the body.

This report explores the present and future strategies within the drug delivery market, which includes sustained release drug delivery, prodrug, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), targeted drug delivery, polymeric drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery, and transmucosal drug delivery systems. The improvisation of the market and the setbacks and the needs of the market are discussed in this report. The classifications, comparisons and usage of these types of drug delivery systems are also portrayed in this report.

A detailed analysis of drug delivery industry structure has been conducted. Revenues are broken down by region. Sales figures are estimated for the five-year period from 2013 through 2018.

Applications for drug delivery systems are also discussed in the report, with emphasis on the usage of these systems in various therapeutic categories and various disease sectors. The report also covers significant patents and their allotments in each category.


Extensive research in the field of various drug delivery systems has revealed their specific functionality in improving the transportation of a pharmaceutical compound in the body as desired to safely achieve its anticipated therapeutic effect. Modern industries have now begun to explore the advantages of these drug delivery systems in their productions and processes. This has led to the steady market for those drug delivery systems.

R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries and new technologies, are directing this in a new direction. The new advancements and new product launches have influenced the market to grow in the foreseeable future. This study looks at almost all the systems affected by these factors.

Acquisition strategies and collaborations by companies are also covered in this report. This study also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each type/technology in light of the new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.


This study contributes to the areas of market growth in various drug delivery systems manufacturers and users. Pharmaceutical biotechnical companies and research institutes will find this study to be of interest.


The scope of this study encompasses drug delivery systems in pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. BCC Research analyzes each market by its type, region and its applications, regulatory environment, technology, market projections and market share. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. The emerging markets for drug delivery systems include countries such as India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and so forth.


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


Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. Included were manufacturers and end users of drug delivery systems in therapeutic categories and various disease sectors industries. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC Research spoke with officials within the industry, 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 is of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice, nor should it be considered as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is speculative in nature. BCC Research and the author assume no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.

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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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Full Report: Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration149 $2,685 Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION3Free
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY2$250Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW22$396Free
Chapter- 4: REGULATORY ASPECTS7$126Free
Chapter- 5: NEW DEVELOPMENTS6$108Free
Chapter- 6: GLOBAL MARKETS34$613Free
Chapter- 8: PATENT ANALYSIS7$126Free
Chapter- 9: CURRENT SITUATION3$54Free
Chapter- 10: COMPANY PROFILES32$577Free
Chapter- 11: APPENDIX I3$54Free
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