APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market Analysis

APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market Analysis

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This report presents a strategic analysis of the APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market and a forecast for its development in the medium and long term. It provides a broad overview of the market dynamics, trends and insights, growth drivers and restraints, segmentation, competitive landscape, healthcare policies and regulatory framework, reimbursement scenario, challenges, and future outlook. This is one of the most comprehensive reports about the APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market, offering unmatched value, accuracy, and expert insights.

ID: IN10APPH019 CATEGORY: Pharmaceuticals GEOGRAPHY: Asia - Pacific

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APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market Executive Summary

The Asia-Pacific region, which includes more than 40 nations and is home to more than half of the world population which is 53% of the world's population lives in the Asia Pacific Region, which takes up 21% of the planet's land area, has a variety of distinct health systems. As a result, the residents of the Asia-Pacific area have a wide range of health statuses as a result of the region's different healthcare frameworks.

Some nations in the region are well-known for their excellent public health systems. When it comes to healthcare, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand all rank among the top Asia-Pacific nations, with health spending accounting for sizable portions of each nation's GDP.A strong economic rise in the APAC region comes with benefits and challenges for the healthcare industry. Despite the increased number of hospitals, people in rural and urban areas continue to face access and affordability challenges. Because people are living longer, there is an increased need for better healthcare, which leads to better health outcomes

The pharmaceutical industry covers all aspects of medication research, development, production, and distribution. Pharma revenues worldwide reached $1.42 trillion in 2021 due to the market's rapid growth over the previous two decades. With the introduction of new technology as well as more economical and effective manufacturing techniques, the industry has experienced a significant transition. Additionally, the market growth has been positively driven by rising investment flow in this sector.

Orphan medications are brand-new pharmaceuticals created specifically for the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of a variety of uncommon diseases or conditions. Rare diseases typically have a lower prevalence rate than common diseases, which results in a smaller market. Regulatory agencies have approved more than 500 orphan medications, but many uncommon diseases still have no effective treatments. The increased prevalence of rare diseases and the unmet demand for orphan medications have sparked additional research and development in this field.

Market Size and Key Findings

The APAC orphan drugs market is estimated to be valued at US$35.08 Bn in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.92% over the forecast period (2021-2030).

APAC Orphan Diseases Drugs Market Size (In USD Bn) (2021-2030F)

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers Analysis

The presence of a strong product pipeline and the imminent launches are expected to fuel market growth. Increasing approval and launch of new orphan drugs are anticipated to boost industry growth.

Market Restraints

The market growth could be hampered by the high cost associated with the research and development of pipeline candidates used for the treatment of rare diseases, which, in turn, contributes to the rise in drug prices. This can be attributed to factors such as the increased capital for conducting clinical trials through contract research organizations (CROs) and the risk of drug failure during the clinical trials.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players

Major players in Orphan Diseases Drugs Market are F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Pfizer, Inc.; PTC Therapeutics; AstraZeneca; Novartis AG; Novo Nordisk; Bayer AG; AbbVie Inc.; Merck & Co. Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Disease Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Patient Journey
1.6 Health Insurance Coverage in Country
1.7 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
1.8 Recent Developments in the Country

2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Epidemiology of Disease
2.2 Market Size (With Excel & Methodology)
2.3 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints

4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share

4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)

4.2.1 Company Overview Product Applications and Services Recent Developments Partnerships Ecosystem Financials (Based on Availability)

5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation
5.2 Reimbursement Process for Diagnosis
5.3 Reimbursement Process for Treatment

6. Methodology and Scope

Orphan Diseases Drugs Market Segmentation

Therapeutic area

  • Cancer
  • Neurological condition
  • Cardiovascular condition
  • Musculoskeletal condition
  • Hematologic condition
  • Others

Route of administration

The injectable segment dominated the market and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the launch of novel injectables for the treatment of rare diseases.

  • Oral
  • Injectable
  • Others

Drug Type

Biologics dominated the market and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. The advancement in biotechnology and research techniques has facilitated the development of novel biologics. High target specificity and potential of biological drugs revolutionizing the treatments of several rare diseases are expected to fuel the segment growth.

  • Biologics
  • Biosimilars  
  • Small molecule

Distribution Channel

The specialty pharmacy segment dominated the market. The dominance can be attributed to strategic initiatives undertaken by key players, such as the acquisition of specialty pharmacies for the distribution of their products.

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Online Pharmacy

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  3. Epidemiology of Disease Type
  4. Market Segmentation
  5. Market Share
  6. Competitive Landscape
  7. Key Company Profiles
  8. Healthcare Policies & Regulatory Framework
  9. Reimbursement Scenario
  10. Factors Driving Future Growth

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Last updated on: 21 November 2023
Updated by: Ritu Baliya

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