Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics Market is segmented by Therapeutics, Diagnostics (Brain Imaging and CSF Test for Alzheimer’s Disease) and Geography

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


6.7 %

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Market Overview

The global Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and therapeutics market has been found witnessing a CAGR of 6.7%. The key factors propelling the growth of this market are increasing prevalence of chronic diseases like dementia, increasing pipeline drug development, investment in biomarkers for drug development and increasing sophisticated diagnostics for early detection and more precise drug development.

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most prevalent types of dementia that occurs worldwide. According to the Alzheimer’s net, there are nearly 50 million people that have Alzheimer’s or related dementia. The development of clinical diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative conditions is becoming very important. So, certain biomarkers that may improve the accuracy of the diagnosis are used. 

Investing in biomarkers for drug development and early detection of AD acts as a major driver, and fuels the growth of the Alzheimer's disease diagnostics and therapeutics market, globally.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioural changes. There is a rapid growth in the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and only around one in four people with the disease get diagnosed.

By Therapeutics
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
NMDA Receptor Antagonists
Other Therapeutics
By Diagnostics
Brain Imaging
CFS Test for Alzheimer's Disease
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Cholinesterase Inhibitors are Expected to Hold the Highest Market Share in the Therapeutics Segment

Cholinesterase inhibitors are believed to have the largest market size and are expected to witness a high CAGR, during the forecast period. Cholinesterase inhibitors are used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. These cholinesterase inhibitors are approved by the US FDA. Most physicians and perhaps most patients consider cholinergic drugs.

Donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine are the generic names of cholinesterase inhibitors, which are likely to be the first-line pharmacotherapy choice for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs have somewhat different pharmacological properties, but all of them work by the same mechanism, which involves inhibiting the breakdown of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter associated with memory, by blocking the enzyme acetylcholinesterase.

Several clinical trials are ongoing on cholinesterase inhibitors to increase drug efficacy and decrease adverse effects. Hence, owing to the developments, the cholinesterase inhibitor drugs market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

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North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America currently dominates the market for Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and therapeutics ,and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. The United States holds the largest share of the global Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and therapeutics market. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, as of 2017. 

The United States is considered to be the global leader in Alzheimer’s disease intervention and management. America has a large pool of biopharmaceutical companies, which cumulatively have 85 drugs for combating Alzheimer’s disease in various stages of the pipeline. Hence, the market is expected to register a healthy CAGR over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and therapeutics market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. With technological advancements and product innovation, mid-size to smaller companies are increasing their market presence, by introducing new technologies with better results. Companies, like F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis AG, Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., and Eli Lily & Co., hold a substantial market share in the Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and therapeutics market.

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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 Use of Biomarkers in Diagnosis and Drug Development

      2. 4.2.2 Large Number of Drugs in Pipeline​

      3. 4.2.3 Emerging Novel Diagnostic Technologies​

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Failure Rates of Late-stage Drugs

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Surrogate Markers and Challenges in Early Diagnosis​

    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 and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Therapeutics

      1. 5.1.1 Cholinesterase Inhibitors

      2. 5.1.2 NMDA Receptor Antagonists

      3. 5.1.3 Other Therapeutics

    2. 5.2 By Diagnostics

      1. 5.2.1 Brain Imaging

      2. 5.2.2 CFS Test for Alzheimer's Disease

    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 & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & 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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche

      2. 6.1.2 Novartis AG

      3. 6.1.3 Merck & Co. Inc

      4. 6.1.4 Pfizer Inc

      5. 6.1.5 Eisai Co. Ltd

      6. 6.1.6 Biogen Inc

      7. 6.1.7 Johnson & Johnson

      8. 6.1.8 Eli Lilly & Company

      9. 6.1.9 Lupin Limited

      10. 6.1.10 Allergan PLC​

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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