Drug Delivery Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Drug Delivery Devices Market is Segmented by Route of Administration (Injectable, Topical, Ocular, and Others), Application (Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, and Other Applications), End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Other End Users), 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

Drug Delivery Devices Market Bar Graph
Study Period: 2018- 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %

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Market Overview

The drug delivery devices market is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.

At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most pharmaceutical companies and governments are working toward offering efficient medical treatment to the COVID-19 patients, and drug delivery devices are expected to play a vital role in this context. For instance, in June 2020, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the University of Gothenburg and AstraZeneca, announced a new pivotal project for investigating a nasal spray mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 by combining various novel approaches in drug delivery. The project is being worked toward developing principles for nasal immunization, developing a biomimetic​ nanoparticle provided with both immune enhancers and a targeting protein. Additionally, in March 2020, Bioavanta-Bosti announced its intention to partner with drug developers and clinical researchers to rapidly develop a repurposed drug or new molecular or biological entity formulations, which enables the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection in the lungs. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a significant impact on the market studied.

The rising prevalence of chronic diseases, technological advancements, and the growth in the biologics market are major factors that are expected to drive the growth of the drug delivery devices market over the forecast period. As drug delivery devices help in delivering the drugs, which are beneficial for the targeted population to recover faster, there has been a growing adoption and inclination toward advanced drug delivery devices. Moreover, a rising number of cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetic patients, worldwide, may promote the adoption of drug delivery devices and drive the overall market. As per the Global Asthma Report 2018, published by Global Asthma Network, asthma was estimated to kill around 1,000 people every day and affects more than 339 million people, globally, and this prevalence is expected to rise in low- and middle-income countries disproportionally. Hence, with a huge target population that may require regular drug delivery devices for diagnosis and treatment purposes, the drug delivery devices market is expected to boost in the coming years. Moreover, increasing R&D expenditure by innovators and generic players, the development of new drugs and biologics, and technological advancements in understanding human biology and diseases are predicted to fuel the overall market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope, drug delivery devices or systems are the tools used to deliver the drug through the specific route of administration. It enables the introduction of therapeutic substances in the body. The drug delivery devices market is segmented by route of administration, application, end user, and geography. By route of administration, the market is segmented into injectable, topical, ocular, and others. By application, the market is segmented into cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, infectious diseases, and other applications. By end user, the market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. By geography, the market is segmented into 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 Route of Administration
By Application
Infectious diseases
Other Applications
By End User
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Other End Users
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
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

By Route of Administration, the Injectable Drug Delivery Devices Segment is Estimated to Witness a Healthy Growth over the Forecast Period

The injectable drug delivery devices are considered to administer drugs either intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously. The injectable method is the frequently used method for drugs with poor oral bioavailability, targeted drug delivery system, and delivery of drugs at the site of action. Injectable drug delivery is used in conditions, such as hormonal imbalance, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, autoimmune diseases, pain, Wilson’s disease, hemophilia, hepatitis C, and ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency.

As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2019, approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes in 2019 and are predicted to reach 700 million by 2045. The burden of chronic diseases is increasing worldwide. Factors, such as the aging population and behavioral changes in lifestyles, lead to long-term health problems, and their treatment can be expensive. Most deaths by chronic diseases may be attributed to cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes. This rise in the burden of such diseases is contributing to the growth of injectable drug delivery devices.

An increase in the adoption of injectables drugs is currently driving the growth of the market. Additionally, companies operating in the prefilled syringes industry are getting regulatory approvals for various drugs used in syringes to increase their market share. For instance, in June 2019, IPSEN Biopharmaceuticals received UD FDA approval for its new prefilled syringe for Somatuline Depot (lanreotide). One of the advantages of prefilled syringes over traditional packaging in vials includes ease of use. Prefilled syringes essentially eliminate the processes required before the use of the drug in a vial. Additionally, it helps eliminate dosing errors. Thus, due to the factors mentioned above, the injectable drug delivery devices segment is expected to register significant growth over the forecast period.

Drug Delivery Devices Market Key Trends

North America Holds a Significant Share in the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to hold a significant share in the global drug delivery devices market due to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, the presence of a large number of pharmaceutical companies, growing R&D expenditure, rising patient preference for drug delivery devices, new product launches, and technological advancements. The United States owns the largest share of the drug delivery devices market in the North American region. Heart disease is a leading cause of death that creates an enormous burden on people, communities, and healthcare providers and systems. As per the 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics by the American Heart Association, in 2019, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were the leading global cause of death and accounted for approximately 18.6 million deaths in the United States. Furthermore, nearly 126.9 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of CVDs between 2015 to 2018.

Furthermore, the increasing adoption of novel drug delivery systems and advancements in pharmacology are expected to fuel the drug delivery devices market in this region. The market players are also focusing on the launch of new products in the market. For instance, in April 2020, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA launched the autoinjector device for AJOVY (fremanezumab-from) injection in the United States, which is indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. Additionally, in October 2019, AstraZeneca received US FDA approval for the self-administration of Fasenra (benralizumab) in a pre-filled, single-use autoinjector (the Fasenra Pen), which is a respiratory biologic that offers the choice of administration at home or in a doctor’s office with eight-week maintenance dosing. Thus, given the factors mentioned above, the studied market is expected to witness significant growth in the North American region over the forecast period.

Drug Delivery Devices Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The drug delivery devices market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. Some of the companies currently dominating the market are Pfizer Inc., Novartis AG, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Antares Pharma Inc., Elcam Medical, and Biocorp, among others. The major players have focused on strategic alliances, such as acquisitions, collaborations, investment in R&D activities, and the launch of new products to secure the position in a competitive global market. For instance, in December 2019, Johnson and Johnson completed the acquisition of TARIS Biomedical LLC, which is a company that has been specializing in the development of a novel drug delivery technology (silicone-based drug delivery device) to assist in the treatment of bladder diseases, including cancer, by continuous release of medication into the bladder.

Recent Developments

In January 2021, Novartis AG made its investment in Credence MedSystems to support the development and scale-up of its drug delivery systems. This initiative facilitates Novartis AG to employ the Credence technology in its injectable medicines.

In November 2020, Croda International PLC entered an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to supply innovative drug delivery systems for Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Prevalence of Chronic Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements

      3. 4.2.3 Growth in the Biologics Market

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Risk of Needlestick Injuries

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Route of Administration

      1. 5.1.1 Injectable

      2. 5.1.2 Topical

      3. 5.1.3 Ocular

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Cancer

      2. 5.2.2 Cardiovascular

      3. 5.2.3 Diabetes

      4. 5.2.4 Infectious diseases

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Ambulatory Surgical Centers

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Pfizer Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Novartis AG

      3. 6.1.3 F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

      4. 6.1.4 Johnson and Johnson

      5. 6.1.5 Bayer AG

      6. 6.1.6 Becton, Dickinson and Company

      7. 6.1.7 3M

      8. 6.1.8 Antares Pharma Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 GlaxoSmithKline PLC

      10. 6.1.10 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

      11. 6.1.11 Biocorp

      12. 6.1.12 Merck KGaA

      13. 6.1.13 West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 Phillips-Medisize (Molex)

      15. 6.1.15 Elcam Medical

    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 Drug Delivery Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global Drug Delivery Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Biocorp, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Elcam Medical, Antares Pharma Inc., West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. are the major companies operating in Global Drug Delivery Devices Market.

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