Across the world, the lifestyle is becoming increasingly sedentary and fast paced. While sitting on a chair in offices all day leads to physical inactivity, the fast pace of life results in emotional stress. With lack of time, people’s dietary pattern gets affected, which leads to improper nutrition. All these factors, combined with tobacco and alcohol abuse, result in chronic diseases, such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and several cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the prevalence of all of which is rising. As per the World Health Organization, the number of diabetics rose to 422 million in 2014, from 108 million in 1980.
All these conditions require long-term medication, which is increasingly being delivered via the skin. Therefore, owing to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, the transdermal drug delivery systems market is projected to grow from just over $30.0 billion in 2016, to more than $60.0 billion in size by 2023, at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2017–2023 (forecast period). Such devices are of two types — passive, which send the medication into the dermis simply via osmosis, and active, which use an external force, such as electricity, to accomplish the task. In 2016, the passive variants were more popular due to their easy application.
Across the globe, North America recorded the highest usage of such devices, due to the growing number of chronic disease patients and the increasing demand for drug delivery methods that are painless. During the forecast period, people in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are predicted to adopt such devices the most rapidly, as a result of the improving healthcare facilities, surging healthcare expenditure, high population, especially of the elderly, and increasing awareness on the technology. Within the region, the transdermal drug delivery systems market growth in India would be the fastest.
This Study Covers
• Historical and the present size of the transdermal drug delivery systems market
• Major factors driving the market and their impact during the short, medium, and long terms
• Market restraints and their impact during the short, medium, and long terms
• Recent trends and evolving opportunities for the transdermal drug delivery systems market participants
• Historical and the present size of the market segments and understand their comparative future potential