Albumin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Albumin Market is Segmented by Type (Human Serum Albumin, Bovine Serum Albumin, and Recombinant Albumin), Application (Drug Delivery, Therapeutics, Culture Media Ingredient, Vaccine Ingredient, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Albumin market  Overview
Study Period: 2018-2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.2 %
Albumin market Key Players

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Market Overview

The albumin market was valued at approximately USD 4,875 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 6,825 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of nearly 5.20% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.

The outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to have a positive impact on the market because albumin is widely used in research and development activities. In the case of pharmaceutical drug development, the development of safe and stable formulations is a challenge, and the choice of excipients can become an important factor for their successful formulation. Moreover, albumin offers several benefits over other excipients in the formulation of various APIs and can help overcome certain challenges related to the formulation.

In addition, currently, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are focused on the development of vaccines or drugs for COVID-19, which is expected to boost the market as albumin plays a key role in the development of vaccines or drugs. For instance, according to the National Clinical Trial Registry (NCT), there are about 10 planned and ongoing clinical trials related to albumin across different phases of development for the COVID-19 virus, which shows that there is ongoing research in this field, which may drive the studied market.

The major factors attributed to the growth of the albumin market include the rise in non-therapeutic applications of albumin, rising production of immunoglobulin, rising plasma collection, and high demand for albumin in R&D activities.

The rising awareness and benefits of albumin are boosting its demand across laboratories. It acts as a pharmaceutical stabilizer that reduces denaturation of the protein active ingredients. Moreover, human serum albumin offers several benefits that make it a suitable choice for vaccine formulations. Improvements in protein purification and molecular separation technology are anticipated to give a significant push to the market. Hence, owing to these aforementioned factors, the studied market is expected to witness growth.

Scope of the Report

Albumin is a water-soluble globular protein produced in the liver and accounts for 50% of blood plasma proteins. It plays a vital role in regulating blood volume and acts as transporters for molecules, such as few hormones, bile salts, and ions. It is commonly used as a blood volumizer in rare diseases, burns, shocks, liver conditions, and other blood loss trauma and surgeries.

The albumin market is segmented by type (human serum albumin, bovine serum albumin, and recombinant albumin), application (drug delivery, therapeutics, culture media ingredient, vaccine ingredient, and other applications), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Type
Human Serum Albumin
Bovine Serum Albumin
Recombinant Albumin
By Application
Drug Delivery
Culture Media Ingredient
Vaccine Ingredient
Other Applications
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

The Human Serum Albumin Segment is Expected to Grow Faster Over the Forecast Period

Human serum albumin (HSA) is one of the most abundant proteins in human plasma. Cancer, as well as a number of other diseases such as sepsis, trauma, heart failure, liver failure, etc., may cause hypoalbuminemia. HSA is a small protein that is endogenously synthesized by the liver and is responsible for maintaining plasma colloid oncotic pressure. Additionally, human serum albumin is known to bind to nitric oxide and regulate inflammatory pathways.

For both clinical purposes and human use, various concentrations of albumin are commercially available. For clinical use, human serum albumin is used in the treatment of burns, shock, and blood loss. Additionally, human serum albumin is present in pharmaceutical preparations, such as drug formulations and vaccines, and in cell culture media.

The outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide has created the opportunity for human serum albumin to play a key role in the development of effective therapy for the COVID-19 virus. For instance, according to the National Clinical Trials Registry (NCT), as of July 2020, there are three ongoing clinical trials related to human serum albumin for COVID-19, which is expected to boost the market.

Human serum albumin offers favorable characteristics and opportunities as a platform protein for molecular imaging probe discovery and optimization. Over the forecast period, the market for human serum albumin (HSA) is expected to grow significantly, primarily owing to the emergence of novel drug delivery methods involving HSA that are currently in investigational or early clinical trial stages.

Albumin market Key Trends

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market

The North American region is expected to dominate the market, owing to the high demand for albumin in R&D activities, rising production of immunoglobulins, growing non-therapeutic applications of albumin, and rise in plasma collection in the region.

In the United States, human albumin is indicated for restoration and maintenance of circulating blood volume where volume deficiency has been reported. The US FDA regulates the sale and distribution of non-trademarked albumin as Fractionated Plasma Products. As of 2019, the US FDA identifies two brands of commercially available albumin products - Albuminex (manufactured by Bio Products Laboratory) and Kedbumin (manufactured by Kedrion Biopharmaceuticals).

The increasing drug development and drug discovery activities in the biopharmaceutical industry are expected to drive the albumin market in the United States over the forecast period since it houses a very large number of biopharmaceutical companies. For instance, according to the National Clinical Trial Registry (NCT), there are about 294 ongoing clinical trials related to albumin across different phases of development for different indications. This indicates the role of albumin in the development of effective therapeutics across different therapy areas, which is expected to drive the market in the coming years.

Albumin market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The albumin market is competitive and consists of numerous major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. With the rising need for better healthcare treatments and the increasing prevalence of diseases, a few other smaller players are expected to enter the market. Some of the major players of the market are Akron Biotech, Baxter International Inc., Celgene, Grifols SA, (Merck KGaA) Sigma-Aldrich Co., etc.

Additionally, many companies are increasing their market presence, thereby expanding their business footprints across the new markets. For instance, in March 2020, Curium announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved Pulmotech MAA (kit for the preparation of technetium Tc 99m albumin aggregated injection). When labeled to technetium Tc 99m, Pulmotech MAA is a single-photon emission agent for lung imaging as an adjunct in the evaluation of pulmonary perfusion and, in adults, to aid in the evaluation of peritoneovenous shunt patency. These advancements are expected to drive the market growth in the future.

Recent Developments

In June 2020, Biotest achieved a major milestone in its international expansion strategy by recording first-ever company sales of human albumin in China. Human albumin is used for stabilization of blood circulation in severe diseases such as burns and chronic diseases of the liver and kidneys or complications associated with protein loss.

In May 2020, Bio Products Laboratory, a manufacturer of plasma-derived protein therapies, announced the US launch of ALBUMINEX 5% (human albumin) and ALBUMINEX 25% (human albumin) solution for injection. These are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hypovolemia, ascites, and hypoalbuminemia, including burns, acute nephrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and cardiopulmonary bypass.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 High Demand for Albumin in R&D Activities

      2. 4.2.2 Rise in Non-therapeutic Applications of Albumin

      3. 4.2.3 Rising Production of Immunoglobulin

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Irrational Uses and Adverse Reactions Associated with Albumin

      2. 4.3.2 Rising Shift toward Serum-free Solutions

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Human Serum Albumin

      2. 5.1.2 Bovine Serum Albumin

      3. 5.1.3 Recombinant Albumin

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Drug Delivery

      2. 5.2.2 Therapeutics

      3. 5.2.3 Culture Media Ingredient

      4. 5.2.4 Vaccine Ingredient

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Akron Biotech

      2. 6.1.2 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Shire PLC)

      3. 6.1.3 Baxter International Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Biotest AG

      5. 6.1.5 Celgene Corporation (Abraxis BioScience LLC)

      6. 6.1.6 Grifols SA

      7. 6.1.7 Merck KGaA (Sigma-Aldrich Co.)

      8. 6.1.8 Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

      9. 6.1.9 Novozymes AS

      10. 6.1.10 Octapharma AG

      11. 6.1.11 CSL Behring

      12. 6.1.12 HiMedia Laboratories

      13. 6.1.13 Medxbio Pte Ltd

      14. 6.1.14 China Biologic Products Holdings Inc.

      15. 6.1.15 Thermo Fisher Scientific

      16. 6.1.16 Albumedix Ltd

      17. 6.1.17 Ventria Bioscience Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape Covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Albumin Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Albumin Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.2% over the next 5 years.

The Global Albumin Market is valued at 4875 Million USD in 2018.

The Global Albumin Market is valued at 6825 Million USD in 2026.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Akron Biotech, Baxter International Inc., Celgene Corporation, Merck KGaA, Biotest AG are the major companies operating in Global Albumin Market.

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