Radiopharmaceutical Market Growth Industry Share, Global Trends, Growth, Regional Analysis

The global radiopharmaceuticals market is growing pervasively, mainly due to the rising importance of radiotracers in treatments of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The emergence of advanced methods employing radioisotopes to impede the maturation of malignant tumors, cells, and tissues in cancer treatments is fostering the market growth, excellently. Moreover, rising government support & investments in the field of R&D are accelerating the market on a global level, facilitating advanced nuclear medicine, molecular imaging, and targeted radionuclide therapy.

Market Research Future (MRFR), in its recently published study report, asserts that the Radiopharmaceuticals market is poised to touch a valuation of USD 10,473.88 MN by 2023. MRFR also confirms that the market would register an 8.7% CAGR during the forecast period (2017-2023). There is a colossal demand for new radiopharmaceuticals that can advance the knowledge of human biochemistry & physiology and improve the diagnosis & treatment procedures in clinical specialties, particularly oncology, cardiology, neurology, and psychiatry.

Radiopharmaceuticals are already revolutionizing the development processes of new therapies and targeted radionuclide therapy that can provide efficacious treatment modalities against cancer. In the future, they are also expected to play a major role in personalized medicine, easing early therapy assessments and investigation of phenotypes & functions using sensitive & specific SPECT and PET imaging techniques & theragnostic approaches.

Conversely, short life and the demand-supply gap of Radiopharmaceuticals alongside other logistical difficulties are the key factors impeding the growth of the market. Also, lack of trained medical professionals and specified guidelines for the use in commercial-scale drug production are posing challenges to the market growth. Nevertheless, increasing demand for effective cancer treatments with lesser side-effects would support the growth of the market

Global Radiopharmaceutical Market Regional Analysis

North America leads the Radiopharmaceutical Market Growth. A large patient population suffering from various chronic diseases and augmenting demand for treatments for the rising prevalence of cancer, coronary disorders, and strokes generate huge market demand. Also, changing lifestyles and increasing investments in R&D activities to develop effective therapeutics are some of the key driving forces for the regional market. 

Besides, the presence of several leading players and increasing preference for targeted cancer therapy are factors that are acting as significant tailwinds for the growth of the market. The radiopharmaceutical market in North America is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR, creating a considerable revenue pocket by the end of the forecasted period.

The Europe radiopharmaceutical market takes the second-leading position globally. The regional market growth attributes to the growing investments for research and the presence of a vast patient pool. Moreover, rising cases of cardiovascular diseases increase demand for radiopharmaceuticals, causing a vast number of deaths in the region. The presence of several large local firms with similar product portfolios in the region fosters the growth of the market. Also, increasing numbers of radioisotope approvals for different clinical indications, such as Tc-99m and F-18 radioisotopes, are spurring the regional market growth.


The market is segmented into six dynamics to widen the scope of understanding,

By Type Diagnostic Type and Therapeutic Type.

By Type Of Test Bone Scan, Parathyroid Scan, Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Lung Scan, Renal Nuclear Medicine Scan, White Blood Cell Scan, Gallium Scan, Cerebral Perfusion Scan, Hepatobiliary Scan, and others.

By Application Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, Urology, and others.

By Route Of Administration ;Oral and Intravenous.

By End-user Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers, Research Institutes, and others.

By Regions Europe, North America, APAC, and the Rest-of-the-World (RoW).

Radiopharmaceutical Market Major Players

Players leading the global radiopharmaceutical market include Siemens AG, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Medtronic, Bayer AG, Cardinal Health Inc, General Electric Company (GE Healthcare), Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A., Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Nordion, Inc., Bracco Diagnostic Inc., Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, and IBA Dosimetry GmbH, among others. 


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