Thin Film Drug Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Thin Film Drug Manufacturing Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Blood & Organ Banks | Nov 2012

Slivering away: Thin film forms of generic and brand name drugs will come to market and boost demand

IBISWorld’s Thin Film Drug Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Novartis Novartis market share
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Inc. market share
Reckitt Benckiser PLC Reckitt Benckiser PLC market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Thin film drug manufacturers have experienced rapid revenue growth over the past five years, and this trend is expected to continue over the next five as the technology gains market acceptance. As a result, both brand name and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are expected to offer thin film versions of their drugs and increase the industry's scope over the coming years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The West (23.0%) and Mid-Atlantic (20.9%) regions are the most prominent US locations in the Thin Film Drug Manufacturing industry. Major operator Pfizer is located in the Mid-Atlantic, significantly boosting the region's establishment numbers. In addition, major pharmaceutical firms that have begun to enter the industry, such as GlaxoSmithKline, are also headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region. Nevertheless, California is home to the highest number of establishments at 17.9%; the industry was largely formed in the California in the 1970s. The geographic distribution is centered around access to a highly specialized, skilled and educated workforce. In addition, the availability of facilities that are also very specialized and expensive to build is important to establishment location... purchase to read more


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What is the Thin Film Drug Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures dissolving films or oral drug strips that are used to administer drugs via absorption in the mouth or via the small intestines. Thin film use has emerged as an advanced drug delivery method that makes drugs easy to swallow without water and improves dosing accuracy. Additionally, offering a drug in thin film form can extend product life cycles for pharmaceutical companies that have expiring drug patents and may be exposed to generic competition.

Industry Products
Prescription oral drug stripsNonprescription oral drug stripsPrescription enteric drug stripsNonprescription enteric drug strips
Industry Activities
Manufacturing over-the-counter thin film drugsManufacturing prescription thin film drugsDeveloping thin film drug delivery technology

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