Auto-Injectors Market

Auto-Injectors Market: Rising Incidence of Anaphylaxis Attack Among the Adult Population Expected to Elevate the Demand for Auto-Injectors: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026

  • 2017-03-06
  • REP-GB-1642
  • 206 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Auto Injectors Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Auto Injectors market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Auto Injectors market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

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Pharmaceutical companies hold the dominant position in the auto-injectors market. Major players of auto-injectors market, such as MYLAN N.V., kaléo, Inc., Amgen, Abbott Laboratories, etc., hold over 50% revenue share in the global auto-injectors market. Low competition and complex product development processes have increased the entry barriers for new entrants. High entry barriers for new entrants in auto-injectors market leads to higher product pricing. As a result, auto-injectors available in the global market are sold at premium prices as compared to their alternative -- pre-filled syringes. Evzio, an antidote for opioid overdoses was approved in U.S in 2014 with list price of US$ 575 for two packs, but has showed a shoot up in price in the last three years. Its list price is currently US$ 4,500, a direct rise of about 680%. Epi-Pen, an epinephrine auto-injectors indicated to treat allergic reaction of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, showed a price hike from $100 in 2008 to about $500 in 2016, an increase on 400%.

Innovations in Materials and Drug Delivery Techniques

Innovations in materials and device functions of auto-injectors are the prime factors driving the growth of the auto-injectors market. In September 2015, Bayer HealthCare launched Betaconnect- an electronic auto-injectors which is used for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This auto-injectors offers complete drug dosage for improved compliance and potentially reduces the overall cost. The SHL Group offers a variety of auto-injectors that can accommodate changes in injection needs, such as larger volumes, high viscosity and others. Auto-injectors manufacturers are focusing on improving the functionality of auto-injectors to improve disease management and treatment.

Increased Development and Use of Biologics / Biosimilars

Majority pharmaceutical companies are shifting from small molecules to biologics and vaccines, driven by increased efficacy and immunogenic of large molecules. The growth of biologics is increasing and this growth is playing a major role in defining company pipelines, acquisition strategies as well as the entry of biologics in established markets of the U.S and Europe. According to the World Health Organization, 5% of the population suffers from autoimmune diseases. Development of new drug categories may offer new knowledge and new therapeutic agents to cure diseases. About 2/3 of the new drugs to be launched in the coming years will be biologic and sustained release drugs and will push the growth of the auto-injectors in near future.

Preferred Choice by Patients in Self-Injection

Auto-injectors are preferred over conventional devices as they facilitate improved drug delivery and new formulations and thus, are increasing the demand for injectable devices. Auto-injectors enhance and improve efficiency in terms of drug delivery as they are more convenient to use. The demand for auto-injectors devices is increasing as they are designed in accordance with patient acceptance and compliance. Technological advancements are expected to make auto-injectors more user friendly and convenient to use.  This is motivating patients to adopt this technology for chronic illnesses.

Streamline Regulatory Guidelines

Rising healthcare expenditure will provide significant opportunities to hospitals and auto-injectors manufacturers to adopt new advanced technologies for device development and commercialization. Previously auto-injectors manufacturers relied on the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2009 draft guidance for Industry and current Good Manufacturing Practices for combination production. In January 2013, FDA streamlined the cGMP for combination products.

  • In the US and EU, the auto-injectors are classified under combination products. Combination products are separately regulated under different authorities for biologics, devices and drugs

  • Auto-injectors are considered single-entity combination products (drug/device and biologic/device) and should retain their regulatory status before and after they are combined

Manufacturers should understand regulations and should be technologically advanced with device design innovation to establish market competitiveness.

Shifting Production Base to Emerging Economies

Due to availability of well-developed manufacturing infrastructure and low cost labor, multi-national companies are shifting their focus towards emerging economies, such as the Asia Pacific region. Pharmaceutical companies have their manufacturing plants in Asian countries due to easy availability of skilled labor and low cost of raw materials. The strategy used by companies in these countries includes increasing revenue and at the same time, expanding business geographically by marketing products in. Also, auto-injectors companies are entering into collaborations with other companies to manufacture more advanced and innovative products by sharing their organic resource. In September 2016, Aptar Pharma formed an agreement with Becton, Dickinson & Co. to develop auto-injectors devices to be used safely and conveniently by patients. The two-step auto-injectors will be exclusively sold by Becton, Dickinson & Co. In December 2016, SMC Ltd. acquired Oval Medical Technologies Ltd., developing next generation auto-injectors to enhance its product portfolio and to expand drug delivery capabilities.

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Competitive Landscape

The competition section of the auto-injectors  market features profiles of key players operating in the industry based on their auto-injectors market shares, product offerings, differential channel strategies, marketing initiatives, product reach and company dashboard. Some of the key players featured in the auto-injectors market report include Sanofi, Pfizer, Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, Mylan N.V., Novartis AG, Janssen Global Services, LLC, Antares Pharma, Amgen Inc. Bayer AG, & Eli Lilly and Company.

Key players are focused on portable and user-friendly auto-injectors to maintain and increase their customer base. Companies, such as Mylan N.V., Eli Lilly and Company and Bayer AG, are more focused on user-friendly auto-injectors to maintain their brand equity. New entrants are more focused on tapping the emerging markets by introducing cost effective auto-injectors devices. Some of the companies, such as Mylan N.V, Teva pharmaceuticals, etc., are introducing generic versions of cost-effective auto-injectors devices and are targeting emerging countries, such as regions of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and others, to sustain and grow in the global Auto-Injectors Market

The key manufacturers of auto-injectors are focusing on novel marketing strategies to increase their product reach. Companies are conducting awareness campaigns to increase their product usage. Price reduction by branded auto-injectors is leading to head-to-head competition in the market. These companies are rebranding their auto-injectors products with lucrative discounts. Conventional distribution channels, such as retail pharmacies, drug stores, etc. would be the key target channels for product distribution.

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Auto-injectors devices are new injectable with a user-centric design approach that automatically inject a needle and perform the surgical procedure, thereby reducing dependence on healthcare professionals. These are specialized instruments that can be used to avoid needle stick injury and reduce needle phobia among patients. These are revolutionary instruments which have been invented to ensure complete dosage with painless drug delivery.

About the Report

FMI conducted a research study on auto-injectors market for the forecast period 2016 to 2026. The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the business opportunities prevailing in the auto-injectors market along with insights on the consumption trend, dynamics, incidence, patient awareness level, pricing analysis and market competition. The report elaborates on the macroeconomic factors influencing the dynamics of auto-injectors market and its futuristic potential.


The report offers a comprehensive taxonomy of auto-injectors market based on product type, indication, distribution channel and region. Auto-injectors are of two types: Prefilled Auto-injectors & Fillable auto-injectors. These auto-injectors are distributed through various sales channel. Traditional sales channels, such as hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies, are the primary point of contact for the sales. The auto-injectors market has been analyzed across regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan, Japan and MEA.

Additional Questions Answered

Some of the additional questions addressed in this report on auto-injectors market are-

  • What is the revenue potential of generic auto-injectors across regions of North America and Europe?

  • Who are the key competitors and what are their portfolios in auto-injectors market?

  • What is the price point for generic auto-injectors manufacturers in developed countries?

  • How interventions from regulatory authorities and insurance service providers are shaping Auto-injectors market growth?

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Research Methodology

FMI has analyzed the market size of Auto-injectors market using the triangulation methodology. We tracked the revenue of key players operating in this segment. Key Players have been segmented at a Tier-level with respect to their revenues, product portfolio and geographical presence. This process involved analysis of various company investors’ presentations, SEC filings, annual reports, earning call transcripts, 10k reports and press releases. This task was done to fetch substantial information about the key players, their respective revenues and estimate their respective auto-injectors market share.

The forecast for auto-injectors was conducted based on several macro factors, such as per capita healthcare spending, per capita pharmaceutical spending and availability of reimbursements, patient awareness and other macro factors associated with the healthcare industry. In addition, we have considered the following assumptions during the market forecasting:

  • Growth in number of patients using auto-injectors and treatment seeking rate

  • Change in price/ per patient spending on drugs

  • Adoption curve for available treatment

  • Impact of launch of new products

  • Trends pertaining to price sensitivity, patient preference, prescription pattern and pipeline development

The recent market study published by FMI– “Auto-injector Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026” -- provides a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics in the auto injector market. Growth prospects for the auto injector market have been obtained with maximum precision by conducting a thorough research on historic as well as current growth parameters in the Auto Injector market. The report covers unique and salient factors that may make a huge impact on the development of the Auto-injector market during the forecast period. The report will help market players to modify their manufacturing and marketing strategies to envisage maximum growth in the Auto Injector market in the upcoming years. The report provides detailed information about the current and future growth prospects in the Auto-injector market in the most comprehensive way for the better understanding of readers.

Chapter 1 – Executive Summary

The report commences with the executive summary of the Auto-injector market report, which includes a summary of key findings and key statistics of the market. It also includes the market value (US$ million) estimates for the leading segments of the Auto-injector market.

Chapter 2, 3 & 4 – Market Introduction & Dynamics

Readers can find detailed taxonomy and the definition of the Auto Injector market in this chapter. This chapter will help readers to understand the basic information about the Auto Injector market dynamics, trends, forecast factors, PEST analysis and regulatory scenario included in the report.

Chapter 5 – Global Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026, By Product Type

Based on the product type, the Auto-injector market is segmented into pre-filled auto injectors and fillable auto injectors. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the Auto-injector market and market attractive analysis based on the type of auto injectors.

Chapter 6 – Global Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026, By Indication

Based on Indication, the Auto-injector market is segmented into Anaphylaxis, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the Auto injector market and market attractive analysis based on the Indication for each region.

Chapter 7 – Global Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026, By Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channel, the Auto-injector market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, online pharmacies and drug stores. In this chapter, readers can find information about key trends and developments in the Auto-injector market and market attractive analysis based on distribution Channel for each region.

Chapter 8 – Global Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026, By Region

This chapter explains how the Auto-injector market will grow across various geographic regions, such as North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Chapter 9 – North America Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the North America Auto-injector market along with country-wise assessment, including for the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends and regulations and information on market growth based on product type, indication, distribution channel and country of auto injectors in the North American region.

Chapter 10 – Latin America Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Readers can find detailed information about factors, such as pricing analysis and regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America Auto-injector market. This chapter also sheds light on growth prospects of the Auto-injector market in leading LATAM countries, such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and rest of the Latin American regions.

Chapter 11 – Western Europe Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Growth prospect for the Auto injector market based on product type, indication and distribution channel in several European countries, such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, BENELUX, and Rest of Western Europe, has been discussed in this chapter.

Chapter 12 – Eastern Europe Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Growth prospect for the Auto-injector market based on product type, indication and distribution channel in several European countries, such as Russia, Poland, and Rest of Eastern Europe, has been discussed in this chapter.

Chapter 13 – APEJ Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Great China, India, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand are the leading countries in the APEJ region and are the prime subject of assessment in this chapter. Readers can find thorough information about the growth parameters in the APEJ Auto-injector market in this chapter.

Chapter 14 – Japan Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

Readers can find information on important factors that can make a huge impact on the growth of the Auto-injector market in Japan during the forecast period. This chapter provides an overview of regulations, drivers, restraints and trends in the Japan Auto Injector market.

Chapter 15 – MEA Auto-injector Market Analysis & Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026

This chapter provides information on how the Auto injector market will grow in the major countries of the MEA region, such as GCC Countries and South Africa, during the forecast period.

Chapter 16 – Competition Landscape, Company Share and Company Profiles

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the leading stakeholders in the Auto-injector market and detailed information about important companies, including company overview, revenue share, strategic overview and recent company developments. Market players featured in the report include Sanofi, Pfizer, Inc., Amgen Inc., Bayer AG, Janssen Global Services, LLC, Mylan N.V., Novartis AG, Antares Pharma, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company.

Chapter 17 – Assumptions and Acronyms

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the report.

Chapter 18 – Research Methodology

This chapter will help readers to understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, important qualitative information and quantitative information about the Auto Injector market.

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