Therapeutic Drugs for Central Nervous System (CNS) Disorders: Technologies and Global Markets
The overall central nervous system therapeutic drug market is valued at an estimated $78 billion in 2010. This market will experience a nominal reduction in the early portion of the forecast period, and then slowly rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% to reach nearly $81.8 billion by 2015.
By a narrow margin, psychiatry is the largest segment within the central nervous system market, driven by a number of billion–dollar–plus therapies. The market is worth an estimated $20.5 billion in 2010 and will experience a –12.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2015, to a level of $10.8 billion.
Treatment for depression recorded sales of nearly $16 billion in 2010. Large therapeutic drugs, including Lexapro and Cymbalta, comprise a high concentration of this segment. Driven by patent expiration for Lexapro and other drugs, this segment will shrink to $9.7 billion by 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of –9.4%.
- Established companies in the industry shall benefit from the contents, including corporate strategy, sales and marketing, business development, and R&D.
- Emerging biotechnology players in the segment must understand specific opportunities for out–licensing, originating from the elements of differentiation of their therapeutic drug as compared to leading, competitive, and emerging therapies. As well, market forecasts can support investment, provided a thorough and detailed substantiation is provided for the market forecast, as is found in this study.
- Investment firms evaluating candidates for venture capital or hedged investments will gain insights as to the opportunity and risks that are being encountered in the industry, in a product and company specific analysis.
- Equity analysts are provided detailed forecasts for the next 5 years, substantiated by quantitative analysis that can support further analysis to product and company forecasts over the short and long term.
Jackson Highsmith is a life sciences research consultant with more than 16 years of research experience. Jackson has been consulting with specialty pharmaceuticals and large pharmaceutical industry players since 2007. Prior to that, he worked at a large research consultancy, where he focused on in-depth research; he also has worked at a large pharmaceutical company in a wide range of medical therapeutics in early- and mid-stage drug development.
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