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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 | Aug 2014

Slivering away: As thin film forms of drugs enter the market, industry demand will rise

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
Reckitt Benckiser PLC Reckitt Benckiser PLC market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$922m
Annual Growth 09-14
17.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
1,098
Businesses
26
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 five years to 2019 as the patent cliff enables more generic drugs to enter the market. Further, over the five-year period, many thin film drug manufacturers will focus on developing a drug pipeline that encompasses more therapeutic classes, such as drugs that treat respiratory-related ailments.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Thin Film Drug Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. In 2014, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry incurs about $0.36 in capital expenditures. Overall, the industry is capital intensive, due to the need to invest in manufacturing equipment, such as solvent casting and hot melt extrusion (see Technology & Systems). Furthermore, the industry has capital costs related to securing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and chemicals, surfactants as well as flavor ingredients. To mitigate high purchase costs, many companies have partnered with healthcare technology firms that specialize in developing water soluble strips, thereby keeping purchase costs relatively lower.

Comparatively, wages account for an estimated 13.8% of industry revenue... 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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