Globally, ~70% of the market share is held by the developed regions owing to favorable reimbursements leading to affordability for EPO drugs. Going forward, owing to commercialization of EPO biosimilars, the Asia-Pacific EPO drugs market would be the most potential market among other regions.
Global Erythropoietin Drugs Market is expected to garner $11.9 billion by 2020, registering CAGR of 9.7% during the forecast period 2014 – 2020.
Key findings of Erythropoietin Drugs Market:
- Europe led the global EPO drug market in 2013 closely followed by North America
- Asia Pacific EPO drugs market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.3% during the forecast period, fastest among the four geographies
- Currently, Anemia therapeutics (Cancer and HIV treatment) market leads the overall EPO drugs market; however, kidney therapeutic segment would emerge as the largest market segment by 2020
- Originator companies are investing in R&D for expanding product i.e. EPO drug applications to newer disorders such as neural diseases and in wound healing
- EPO drugs market is witnessing high commercialization of biosimilars for the ‘off-patent’ drug namely Erythropoietin alfa
The first EPO drug – Epogen (Erythropoietin alfa), launched by Amgen, has witnessed patent expiry in 2014. Following this, a number of biosimilar Erythropoietin alfa have been launched by major companies such as Biocon, Ranbaxy, Emcure Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Amgen currently owns the patent Aranesp for Darbepoetin alfa; which is expected to expire by 2016, thus, calling for launch of Darbepoetin Alfa biosimilars. Some of leading players operating in EPO drug market are Amgen Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Roche, LG Life Sciences Ltd., Biocon, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., and Celltrion, Inc.
- North America