Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market is Segmented by Gonococcal Infection (Uncomplicated Gonococcal Infection, Gonococcal Arthritis, Gonococcal Meningitis, and Endocarditis), Treatment (Monotherapy and Dual Therapy), End User (Hospital Pharmacies and Retail Pharmacies), 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.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Size

  Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 3.5 %

Major Players

  Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Analysis

Over the next few years, the gonorrhea therapeutics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5%.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted routine sexually transmitted infection services, suggesting an increase in syndromic sexually transmitted infections and missing asymptomatic cases. The pandemic also had a major impact on the gonorrhea therapeutics market. For instance, an article published in the February 2022 issue of the journal AANP reported that testing and treatment algorithms for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like gonorrhea were impacted during the pandemic due to a decrease in staffing coupled with reduced diagnostic capability and disturbances in the supply chain that led to a decrease or delay in gonorrhea diagnosis and treatment that led to an increase in gonorrhea. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the gonorrhea therapeutics market. However, in the current scenario, with the decrease in COVID-19 cases and the resumption of healthcare services, the market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

The factors that are driving this market are the growing burden of gonorrhea and growing government and private sector participation through national campaigns. The increased number of gonorrhea cases worldwide is leading to a demand for better therapeutics, thereby driving the demand for gonorrhea therapeutics. For instance, in August 2022, WHO reported that in 2020 there were 82.4 million new cases of HIV infection among adolescents and adults aged 15–49 years worldwide, with a global incident rate of 19 per 1000 women and 23 per 1000 men. Most cases were in the African Region and the Western Pacific Region. Thus, increasing gonorrhea cases are increasing the demand for gonorrhea therapeutics and thus driving the demand for this market.

Moreover, the growing government and private sector participation in national campaigns is also fueling the growth of the studied market. For instance, in August 2022, WHO reported that the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV, Hepatitis, and STIs (2022–2030) has set targets to reduce the number of new cases of gonorrhea among people 15–49 years old from 82.3 million per year in 2020 to 8.23 million per year in 2030, thus reducing the annual incidence by 90% by 2030. The effective prevention and control of gonococcal infections by using prevention messages, interventions, and the right treatment plans.

Similarly, in June 2022, the Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care, stated some fundamental guidelines to prevent gonorrhea that included knowledge of experienced professionals and providing guidance on best practices to treat gonorrhea. So, these government programs make people more aware, which increases the demand for government therapies and helps the studied market grow.

Thus, due to the growing burden of gonorrhea and growing government and private sector participation through national campaigns, the market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. But strict regulations and the social stigma that comes with people going to STD clinics could slow the growth of the market that was studied.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of the report, gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae that results in serious complications if not detected and treated. The gonorrhea therapeutics market is segmented by gonococcal infection (uncomplicated gonococcal infection, gonococcal arthritis, gonococcal meningitis, and endocarditis), treatment (monotherapy and dual therapy), end user (hospital pharmacies and retail pharmacies), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Gonococcal Infection
Uncomplicated Gonococcal Infection
Gonococcal Arthritis
Gonococcal Meningitis and Endocarditis
By Treatment
Dual Therapy
By End User
Hospital Pharmacies
Retail Pharmacies
Online Pharmacies
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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Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market according to our research experts:

Dual Therapy Segment is Expected to Register a Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period.

The dual therapy segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing number of gonorrhea cases caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the efficacy of dual therapy in the treatment of this disease. Dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin is recommended as the first-line regimen for the treatment of gonorrhea. Also, in 2021, WHO will recommend dual therapy over monotherapy for people with symptomatic and asymptomatic gonorrhea. Thus, the increasing use of dual therapy treatments is driving the growth of this segment.

Many clinical studies and research have also concluded that dual therapy is more effective in gonorrhea treatment as compared to monotherapy. For example, an article published in the November 2021 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases reported that the European Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections had implemented dual therapy for gonorrhea (azithromycin and ceftriaxone) for gonorrhea treatment.

Similarly, another article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in October 2021 reported the efficacy of dual therapy for the treatment of gonorrhea infections. The article also quoted the evidence on the efficacy of high-dose ceftriaxone monotherapy for extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infection. Thus, increasing the efficacy of dual therapy in the treatment of gonorrhea is driving the growth of this segment.

Thus, the increasing efficacy of dual therapy for gonorrhea treatment is driving the growth of this segment over the forecast period, thereby driving the market.

Incidence of Gonorrhea (per 1000), Global, By Gender, 2021

North America is Estimated to Register a Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period.

The North American region is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the high standards of healthcare infrastructure and the easy availability of sophisticated technology in this region. As per CDC estimates, in September 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2021, in the United States, 6,94,796 cases of gonorrhea were reported, and this number increased by 25.4% in the last four years. The United States reported a higher number of gonorrhea cases in men than in women.

Further, recent developments such as mergers, acquisitions, product launches, and partnerships among key market players are also propelling the growth of the studied market. In March 2022, Evofem Biosciences, Inc. announced that it had completed enrollment in EVOGUARD, the registrational Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating EVO100 for two potential new indications: the prevention of chlamydia infection in women and the prevention of urogenital gonorrhea infection in women. Thus, the search for new product launches provides better therapeutics to patients, contributing to the growth of the region's studied market.

Similarly, the government initiatives in the region for the effective control of STDs like gonorrhea are also driving the growth of the studied market. For instance, in August 2022, the American Medical Association launched the creation of a toolkit for the nation's physicians to promote screening of STIs that included HIV, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis, and latent tuberculosis. Also, in July 2022, the National Strategic Plan aims to reverse the recent dramatic rise in STIs in the United States. The STI plan aims to provide a roadmap for a broad range of stakeholders, including public health, health care, government, community-based organizations, educational institutions, researchers, private industry, and academia, to develop, enhance, and expand STI prevention and care programs at the local, state, tribal, and national levels over the next five years. The diseases covered in this plan include secondary syphilis, congenital syphilis, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, chlamydia, etc.

Thus, due to the high standards of healthcare infrastructure and the easy availability of sophisticated technology and technological developments, the region is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market: Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market- Growth by Region

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Industry Overview

The market for gonorrhea therapeutics is fragmented in terms of competition, despite the presence of major pharmaceutical companies. Some of the major players in the gonorrhea therapeutics market include AbbVie (Allergan, Inc.), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., Teligent, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Hologic, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Becton Dickinson and Company, and AstraZeneca.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Leaders

  1. Allergan, Inc.

  2. F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

  3. GlaxoSmithKline plc

  4. Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  5. Pfizer Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market News

  • September 2022: Evofem Biosciences promulgated that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent that covers the composition of matter in Phexxi (lactic acid, citric acid, potassium bitartrate). Phexxi is the first and only hormone-free, woman-controlled contraceptive gel approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). It can also prevent bacterial and viral pathogens, including chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • August 2022: Scientists at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) developed a new preclinical drug, JSF-2659, for eradicating the bacteria causing gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Report - 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 Growing Burden of Gonorrhea

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Government and Private Sector Participation Through National Campaigns

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Stringent Regulatory Scenario

      2. 4.3.2 Social Stigma Associated With Patients Visiting STD Clinics

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Gonococcal Infection

      1. 5.1.1 Uncomplicated Gonococcal Infection

      2. 5.1.2 Gonococcal Arthritis

      3. 5.1.3 Gonococcal Meningitis and Endocarditis

    2. 5.2 By Treatment

      1. 5.2.1 Monotherapy

      2. 5.2.2 Dual Therapy

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospital Pharmacies

      2. 5.3.2 Retail Pharmacies

      3. 5.3.3 Online Pharmacies

    4. 5.4 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 AbbVie (Allergan, Inc.)

      2. 6.1.2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 GlaxoSmithKline plc

      4. 6.1.4 Lupin Pharmaceuticals

      5. 6.1.5 Pfizer Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Teligent, Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Merck & Co., Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Hologic, Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Danaher Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Abbott

      11. 6.1.11 Becton Dickinson and Company

      12. 6.1.12 AstraZeneca

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments
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Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market Research FAQs

The Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2022.

Allergan, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc. are the major companies operating in Gonorrhea Therapeutics Market.

Gonorrhea Therapeutics Industry Report

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