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Pharmaceutical Suspension Market

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type (Oral, Parenteral, Others), by Indication (Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Neurological, Others), by End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Home Care Settings, Others), by Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Drug Store and Retail Pharmacies, Online Providers): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Shraddha Mali | Roshan Deshmukh
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Pharmaceutical Suspension Market Research, 2032

The global pharmaceutical suspension market was valued at $55.5 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $83.8 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2023 to 2032. Pharmaceutical suspension is a liquid dosage form comprising finely dispersed solid particles within a liquid medium. It is a versatile drug delivery system used for oral or parenteral administration. The solid particles, often insoluble drugs, remain uniformly dispersed in the liquid, preventing settling. This formulation enhances stability and bioavailability, particularly for poorly soluble drugs. Pharmaceutical suspensions offer advantages such as ease of administration, improved patient compliance, and flexibility in dosage adjustments. Their adaptability makes them suitable for a broad range of drug types, contributing to their widespread use in the pharmaceutical industry.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market

The pharmaceutical suspensions market is witnessing substantial growth due to rise in prevalence of chronic diseases, including cancer and gastrointestinal conditions. According to the National Institute of Health, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is reported at 23% among the elderly. This increases the vital role of pharmaceutical suspensions in advanced drug delivery. The market's expansion is further propelled by the demand for enhanced patient compliance, as these suspensions provide versatile administration methods. Positioned as a crucial element in evolving healthcare, pharmaceutical suspensions address diverse chronic medical conditions, reflecting a paradigm shift towards tailored treatment approaches.

Key Takeaways

•    On the basis of type, the parenteral segment dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2022. However, the others segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
•    On the basis of indication, the cancer segment dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2022. However, the others segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
•    On the basis of end user, the hospitals and clinics segment dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2022. However, the home care settings segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
•    On the basis of distribution channel, the drug store and retail pharmacies segment dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2022. However, the online providers segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
•    Region-wise, North America generated the largest revenue in 2022. However, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
 

Market Dynamics

The pharmaceutical suspensions market is experiencing significant growth driven by several key factors. The expanding population of elderly individuals, that is the geriatric population, is a major factor for the market growth. As people age, they tend to develop a higher incidence of chronic and acute medical conditions that require targeted and localized drug delivery. Suspensions are increasingly preferred mode of drug delivery for this demographic due to their adaptability and ease of administration, also providing pharmaceutical suspension market opportunity for key operating players.

In addition, the suspension in pharmaceutics market is influenced by advancements in R&D, leading to innovative formulations that cater to specific medical needs, thus boosting the pharmaceutical suspension market growth. With pharmaceutical suspensions offering a versatile solution for various therapeutic requirements, their prominence is set to grow owing to the evolving healthcare market.

However, the market growth of suspension in pharmaceutics is impeded by limited drug compatibility, as suspensions are not suitable for all medications due to stability and solubility challenges. Furthermore, manufacturing complexities, which demand specialized equipment and processes, elevate production expenses and constrain the number of manufacturers. This restricts market accessibility and affordability, creating barriers to the widespread adoption of suspension. 

During a recession, the pharmaceutical suspensions market may face negative impacts due to reduced healthcare budgets, hindering R&D and affecting overall demand. However, increase in demand for cost-effective generic suspensions, offered by key players such as Lupin Ltd. and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., can offset some challenges. The versatility of pharmaceutical suspensions may sustain demand, as cost-effective healthcare solutions become crucial. Despite economic uncertainties, both challenges and opportunities shape the complex market dynamics of the pharmaceutical suspension sector during recessions. The manufacturers of pharmaceutical suspension examples are Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., AstraZeneca plc, and others. The pharmaceutical suspension examples are for instance Glenmark Pharmaceuticals offers Mepron, Ryaltris and others.

Segmental Overview

The pharmaceutical suspension market is segmented into type, indication, end user, distribution channel, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into oral, parenteral, and others. On the basis of indication, it is segmented into infectious diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal, neurological, and others. On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into hospitals and clinics, home care settings, and others. On the basis of distribution channel, the market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, drug store and retail pharmacies, and online providers. On the basis of region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

By Type

The pharmaceutical suspensions market is segmented into oral, parenteral, and others. The parenteral segment was the largest revenue contributor to the pharmaceutical suspension market size in 2022, owing to the advantage offered by parenteral suspension such as direct and rapid route for drug delivery. In addition, growing advancements in parenteral drug formulations and increase in prevalence of conditions requiring injectable therapies further contribute to the segment growth.
However, the others segment is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecasted period. The diverse applications and widespread usage of alternative routes including ophthalmic, nasal, topical and others, is potentially driving its demand. In addition, factors such as rise in prevalence of respiratory disorders, dermatological conditions, and the focus on development of innovative drug delivery systems further drive the pharmaceutical suspension market forecast.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market by Type

   

By Indication

The pharmaceutical suspension industry is segmented into infectious diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal, neurological, and others. The cancer segment was the largest revenue contributor to the pharmaceutical suspension market size in 2022, owing to the ability of suspensions to enhance the solubility and bioavailability of certain cancer drugs preferred for the treatment. However, the others segment is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period, owing to growing focus on use of suspension in various therapeutic areas, technological advancements, and evolving healthcare needs. In addition, factors such as rise in prevalence of respiratory disorders, dermatological conditions, and others, and the development of innovative drug delivery systems propel the demand for the others segment.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market by Indication

By End User 

The pharmaceutical suspension industry is classified into hospitals & clinics, home care settings, and others. The hospital & clinics segment was the largest revenue contributor to the pharmaceutical suspension market share in 2022, owing to the growing preference of hospitals & clinics for pharmaceutical suspensions products. In addition, increase in government initiatives aimed at enhancing the treatment of chronic diseases and the proliferation of hospitals adopting suspensions therapy have contributed to the expansion of the hospitals and clinics segment.  

However, the home care settings segment is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecasted period, owing to several key factors. Patients are increasingly preferring home-based healthcare, thus creating demand for user-friendly drug delivery methods such as suspensions. In addition, the aging population and the trend toward self-administration of medications at home further boost the growth of this segment.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market by End User

By Distribution Channel

The pharmaceutical suspensions market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, drug store and retail pharmacies, and online providers. The drug store and retail pharmacies segment was the largest revenue contributor to the pharmaceutical suspension market share in 2022, owing to the widespread accessibility and consumer convenience offered by drug stores and retail pharmacies. In addition, these outlets serve as primary points of purchase for pharmaceutical products, including suspensions, making them readily available to a broad consumer base. 

However, the online providers segment is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecasted period, owing to ease and accessibility. Online purchasing has become a popular choice for consumers looking to buy healthcare products such as suspensions. Online platforms offer a convenient alternative to physical stores, allowing customers to place orders effortlessly. The wide range of available products and the potential for competitive pricing enhance the appeal of online sales as a convenient option for obtaining suppositories and other healthcare items.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market by Distribution Channel

By Region

The pharmaceutical suspensions market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America accounted for the largest share in terms of revenue in 2022, as the region boasts a well-established and advanced healthcare industry, facilitating the development, production, and distribution of suspensions-based medications. North America is also home to several leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, driving innovation and product availability, making it a pivotal region for pharmaceutical suspensions' revenue growth.

However, the Asia-Pacific region is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR in the pharmaceutical suspensions market during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to multiple factors, including rise in geriatric population and rise in prevalence of chronic disorders in the region. Furthermore, ongoing enhancements in healthcare infrastructure and surge in initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and facilitating early diagnosis and treatment are anticipated to drive the market growth in the Asia-Pacific. These factors collectively create a favorable environment for the growth of the pharmaceutical suspension market in the region.

Furthermore, rise in research activities and the well-established presence of domestic companies in the region are expected to provide notable opportunities for the market growth. In addition, rise in contract manufacturing organizations within the region is expected to drive the market growth. 

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market by Region

Competition Analysis

Competitive analysis and profiles of the major players in the pharmaceutical suspensions market such as major players that operate in the market include Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Eli Lilly and Company, Bayer AG, Sanofi, Lupin, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, Novartis AG, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.  Key players have adopted strategy such as product approval and collaboration to enhance their product portfolio.

Recent Developments in the Pharmaceutical Suspension Industry

   Recent Product Approval in Pharmaceutical Suspensions Market

  • In January 2022, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-led, global integrated pharmaceutical company, received FDA approval on its New Drug Application (NDA) for Ryaltris, an innovative, fixed-dose (metered), prescription, combination drug product nasal spray for the treatment of symptoms of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older in the U.S.

  • In August 2023, Merck & Co., Inc., a leading global biopharmaceutical company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for ERVEBO, which is indicated for the prevention of disease caused by Zaire ebolavirus in individuals 12 months of age and older.   

   Recent Collaboration in Pharmaceutical Suspensions Market

  • In November 2023, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Royalty Pharma plc, announced a collaboration to further accelerate the clinical research program for Teva’s olanzapine LAI by entering into a funding agreement of up to $125 million to offset program costs. TEV-‘749 (olanzapine) extended-release injectable suspension, for subcutaneous use rather than intramuscular use.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the pharmaceutical suspension market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing pharmaceutical suspension market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the pharmaceutical suspension market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global pharmaceutical suspension market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2032
Market Size By 2032

USD 83.8 billion

Growth Rate
Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.2%

Forecast period
Forecast period

2022 - 2032

Report Pages
Report Pages

315

Pharmaceutical Suspension Market By Type
By Type
  • Oral
  • Parenteral
  • Others
Pharmaceutical Suspension Market By Indication
By Indication
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Others
Pharmaceutical Suspension Market By End User
By End User
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Home Care Settings
  • Others
Pharmaceutical Suspension Market By Distribution Channel
By Distribution Channel
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Drug Store and Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Providers
Pharmaceutical Suspension Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Novartis AG, Eli Lilly and Company., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Merck & Co., Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, Pfizer Inc., Bayer AG, Lupin, Sanofi

Analyst Review

This section provides the opinions of the top level CXOs in the pharmaceutical suspension market. According to the CXOs, pharmaceutical suspension provides a good alternative of drug delivery and can be useful in case of pediatric and geriatric patients, who face difficulty in swallowing pills and even in chronic conditions where immediate treatment is required.

CXOs further added that, factors such as increase in geriatric population, rise in number of gastro-intestinal diseases across the globe, rise in cancer and various chronic diseases, and rise in number of hospitals & clinics are expected to drive the growth of the pharmaceutical suspension market. Moreover, rise in adoption of pharmaceutical suspensions and technological advancements further boost the growth of the market.

In addition, North America is expected to witness the highest growth, in terms of revenue, owing to ongoing technological advancements, a well-established and advanced healthcare infrastructure, and adoption of suspensions for treatment by patients and healthcare providers. However, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness notable growth, owing to rise in geriatric population and increase in initiative to expand the healthcare facilities in the region, thus driving the growth of the market during the forecast period.
 

Author Name(s) : Shraddha Mali | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

The global pharmaceutical suspension market was valued at $55.5 billion in 2022.

The forecast period for pharmaceutical suspension market is 2023 to 2032

The market value of pharmaceutical suspension market in 2032 is $83,806.10 million

The base year is 2022 in pharmaceutical suspension market .

Top companies such as Novartis AG., Merck & Co., Inc, Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca plc held a high market position in 2022. These key players held a high market postion owing to the strong geographical foothold in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The parenteral segment is the most influencing segment in pharmaceutical suspension market owing to advancements in parenteral drug formulations and increase in prevalence of conditions requiring injectable therapies further contribute to the segment growth.

The major factor that fuels the growth of the pharmaceutical suspension market are increased drug development activities, patient compliance offered by pharmaceutical suspensions and availability of generic pharmaceutical suspensions drive the growth of the global pharmaceutical suspension market .

Pharmaceutical suspensions are liquid dosage forms containing finely dispersed solid particles of drug suspended in a liquid medium. Designed for oral, topical, ophthalmic, parenteral, otic, and rectal administration, they provide a stable and uniform delivery system, enhancing drug solubility, bioavailability, and therapeutic efficacy.

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Pharmaceutical Suspension Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032