The attractiveness of pulmonary delivery of drugs for the treatment of respiratory diseases stems from the fact that topical drug deposition to infected lung gives a fast therapeutic effect and reduces side effects associated with key drugs. Among the segments analyzed, Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI) market, represents the leading product category in the global pulmonary drug delivery technologies market, with estimated market size of US$10.5 billion for 2007. However, maximum growth over the review period is anticipated from the Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) market. United States and Europe collectively account for over three-fourths of the worldwide sales.
Nebulizers market in the United States is estimated at US$1.2 billion for 2007. Asia-Pacific holds enormous potential, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13% over the analysis period. The European Union accounts for roughly 37% of the global market for MDIs on volume basis.
Till recent years, respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary, and emphysema disease represented the sole therapeutic areas of the pulmonary sector. However, recent technological advancements have spanned the application of pulmonary devices to the treatment of non-respiratory conditions such diabetes, migraine. Advancements in formulating technology are expected to push sales of dry powder inhalers replacing metered-dose inhalers to a larger extent. Dry powder inhalation (DPI), an enabling concept in the noninvasive drug delivery, is progressively emerging as important contender among pulmonary drug delivery methods. This importance is being fueled by latest developments including sophisticated device architectures, growing research activity in powder formulations, and innovations in particle engineering.
Companies specializing in inhaled respiratory therapeutics are currently the major players in the worldwide pulmonary drug delivery market. Leading players profiled in the study include Alkermes Inc., Aradigm, AstraZeneca Plc, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bespak Europe, Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA, Dey L.P., GlaxoSmithKline, Inyx Inc., LAB International Inc., Nektar Therapeutics, Oriel Therapeutics Inc., Sepracor Inc., SkyePharma Plc, Vectura, and Ventaira Pharmaceuticals.
The report titled "Pulmonary Drug Delivery Technologies: A Global Strategic Business Report" analyzes the current and future market prospects over the review period 2000-2010. Latent demand patterns are quantified across all geographic markets. The report provides a comprehensive review of emerging drug delivery technologies, particularly with regard to inhaled drug delivery systems. The new analysis reviews technological developments, product innovations/introductions, and recent strategic industry activity of major players across various product categories.
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