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London, United Kingdom, 2008/09/10 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Human Growth Hormone Market, finds that the market generated revenues of $846.4 million in 2007 and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent for the period 2007-2014.
With the approval of biosimilars in Europe, the overall cost of human growth hormone (hGH) treatment has reduced by more than 25 per cent. Manufacturers are now more likely to take initiatives to obtain marketing approval from EMEA for other indications and to increase research in alternative drug delivery methods to combat pricing pressures from biosimilars. The success of these initiatives will be crucial for growth in the European hGH market.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (pharma.frost.com), European Human Growth Hormone Market, finds that the market generated revenues of $846.4 million in 2007 and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent for the period 2007-2014.
"Currently, hGH treatment is approved for only five medical conditions in Europe," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Prabakar Sampath. "Further growth of the European hGH market depends on the EMEA's approval of hGH treatment for new indications such as cachexia and achondroplasia."
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hGH treatment for several conditions including cachexia, EMEA demands strict scientific evidence for the efficacy of hGH in these conditions. Even though research is underway to prove the efficacy of somatropin in several other indications, manufacturers are reluctant to file for marketing approval ever since the EMEA declined approval for Serostim, Merck-Serono's hGH product for AIDS-related wasting.
The biochemical nature of hGH shows that the treatment is more effective when the protein is injected into the blood stream using a hypodermic needle. Therefore, developing alternative drug delivery methods is one of the most important challenges for manufacturers.
"One of the chief competitive factors for hGH products is the delivery method, which represents an avenue for product differentiation," remarks Sampath. "Alternative drug delivery methods could increase the market size by attracting more users, particularly considering that the majority of hGH users are children below the age of fifteen and that hGH injections have to be given daily."
Manufacturers need to form strategic partnerships with drug delivery design companies to facilitate somatropin delivery through oral and transdermal means. Such products would be a blessing for needle-apprehensive children and adults who need to be injected every day.
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