New biological treatments are being developed at a record pace, but their potential could be compromised by a significant obstacle: the delivery of these drugs into the body. Pharmaceutical delivery is now nearly as important as product.
Kalorama’s Drug Delivery Markets Series covers these new systems.
The fourth volume of this series, Kalorama’s Drug Delivery Markets, Vol. IV: Transdermal and Transmucosal Drug Delivery is a complete overview of a delivery mechanism that offers some advantages: low pain, infection risk, fewer side effects and prolonged delivery over time.
Transdermal delivery has the advantage of being able deliver drugs over a long period of time, deliver a substantial amount and do so in a way that causes no pain or discomfort to the patient.
Nicotine patches have lead the growth in this delivery area, and patches are the product most commonly associated with this area, but transdermal delivery includes new transmission methods such as electrotransfer and iontophoresis.
Kalorama’s Drug Delivery Markets, Vol. IV: Transdermal and Transmucosal Drug Delivery covers the entire market of drugs delivered through the skin or muocus membrane, as well as the delivery technologies. The transdermal/transmucosal drug delivery market is expected to grow steadily with biotechnology drugs that require novel delivery technologies leading this growth. The volume features:
- Complete Round-Up of Key Companies
- Current Market Size for transdermal and transmucosal segments, as well as the pharmaceutical and technology-only segments
- Forecasts to 2011 for Strategic Business Planning
- Complete Discussion of Delivery Technologies and how they operate.
- Review of Future Products
Market coverage includes both the pharmaceutical products that utilize the drug delivery technology, and drug delivery technology itself.
This market is expected to increase substantially within the forecast period. Additionally, a growing focus on ease of delivery to assist in patient compliance could help drive demand for both transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems.