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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 Analysis Chapter

The Thin Film Drug Manufacturing industry has grown rapidly since 2004 (when thin film drug delivery technology was first introduced into the market) and has had a stellar past five years. Thin film drugs are stamp-sized versions of existing drugs that dissolve when placed under the tongue or against the inside of the cheek. As thin film drug delivery, which offers many advantages over traditional drug delivery methods, has increased in prominence, industry revenue has grown markedly. Indeed, over the five years to 2012, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow 30.9% per year on average to about $1.0 billion... 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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