Global Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Trends

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Market Trends of Global Drug Discovery Outsourcing Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market according to our research experts:

Oncology Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over The Forecast Period

The oncology segment is anticipated to hold a significant market share over the forecast period owing to the factors such as the high burden of cancer worldwide and research and development activities in the oncology segment.

According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Statistics 2023, 1.9 million new cancer cases are predicted to be diagnosed in the United States in 2023. Out of the total cancer cases, breast cancer is estimated at 0.3 million new cases, leukemia with 59.6 thousand new cases, and lymphoma with 89.3 thousand new cases in the United States in 2023. Also, according to the Canadian Cancer Society May 2022 update, it was estimated that 30 thousand Canadians would be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer, representing 13% of all new cancer cases in 2022.

Furthermore, as per the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2021 report, a total of 150,782 new cancer cases were estimated in Australia in 2021. Out of the total number of cancer cases, breast cancer cases were estimated to be 20,030, lung cancer with 13,810 new cases, and prostate cancer 18,110 cases were estimated to occur in 2021. In addition, as per the ICMR 2021 Report, it has been observed that the number of cancer patients in India was expected to rise from 26.7 million in 2021 to 29.8 million in 2025. The huge burden of cancer worldwide creates the need to develop innovative drugs or vaccine for the treatment, which is expected to propel the market growth.

The strategic initiatives adopted by key players are further contributing to the growth of the segment. For instance, in October 2022, Merck and Moderna entered an USD 250 million cancer vaccine partnership to jointly develop and commercialize mRNA cancer vaccines. Also, in November 2022, Theragent, cell therapy CDMO was selected to provide manufacturing and testing services for CellVax's novel cancer immunotherapy candidate, FK-PC101. Thus, the rising partnerships for manufacturing and outsourcing of innovative cancer drugs are creating opportunities for the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market -  Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases, By Type, United States, 2022

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over The Forecast Period

North America is expected to hold a significant market share owing to the factors such as higher adoption of technological advancements, established research facilities, and high investment in R&D for drug discovery.

The advantages of outsourcing, such as fast product development and expertise acquisition, will out shadow the cost involved in the procedure. Outsourcing can increase success rates and accelerate drug discovery and development, potentially leading to higher profits. In June 2021, Curia Inc, formerly AMRI, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LakePharma Inc., a privately held biologics drug discovery, clinical research, development, and manufacturing organization with operations in California, Massachusetts, and Texas. The combined company will provide expertise in both large and small molecules, from drug discovery to drug substance manufacturing.

Additionally, the strategic initiatives adopted by key players, such as partnerships and acquisitions, are expected to propel market growth in the region. For instance, in January 2022, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd entered into a collaboration agreement with Insilico Medicine, an end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery and development company to advance the discovery and development of drugs targeting a number of different targets globally through the use of AI technology. Insilico will receive a payment of USD 13 million for the R&D collaboration projects. The strategic collaboration will boost the research and development of four biological targets. The expansion of outsourcing services across different regions is a major driver for market growth.

Furthermore, the high burden of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory diseases in the region is further expected to propel the market growth. For instance, according to CDC National Center for Health Statistics, the latest update, 4.9% of adults aged 18 and over, people in the United States had coronary heart disease in 2021. Thus, the requirement to develop a safe and effective treatment is further on the rise, and collaborations with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) will make the process accelerate quickly. In view of these above-mentioned factors, the Drug Discovery Outsourcing market is expected to get a boost in the region.

Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market - Growth Rate by Region

Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)