Smart Pills Drug Delivery Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Smart Pills Drug Delivery market is segmented by Type (Capsule Endoscopy, Patient Monitoring, Drug and Delivery Systems) and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 10.2 %

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Market Overview

Certain factors that are driving the Smart Pills Drug Delivery market growth include increasing preference for minimally invasive devices, increasing incidence of gastrointestinal disorders, and technological advancements.

There are various technological advancements in smart pills in recent years.In 2018, the researchers revealed that they used a wireless capsule equipped with sensors, battery, and a radio transmitter for monitoring the production of gas in the human digestive tract. The pill can also detect the levels of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. Due to the advancement of these technologies, patients are likely to adopt these smart pills for more efficient care and treatment, which is expected to augment the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Smart pills are the capsules that are prescribed to patients and are equipped with the electronic sensors, which send a wireless message to devices, like patches, tablets or smartphones outside the body when they are ingested.

Capsule Endoscopy
Patient Monitoring
Drug and Delivery Systems
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

Capsule Endoscopy is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share in the Type Segment

With the advents in healthcare technology, smart pills are capable of eliminating the need for invasive procedures. The wireless communication of smart pills allows the understanding of real-time information. Various advances are being undertaken in the smart pills, such as advances in batteries and on-board memory, which are making them significant for long-term usage. It is expected that smart pills will become an integral part of remote patient monitoring and telemedicine. National Institute of Health has stated that the advancements in capsule endoscopy are being done rapidly, and in the near future, with an interface application, doctors will be able to control the movement of the device, inside the body. Through this technique, they can easily inspect or diagnose the point of the area, in the body. Hence, with the continuous advancements that are being done in the area of endoscopy, and with the rising need for proper diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders, it is believed that the market studied will have rapid growth, over the forecast period.


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

As per a recent article of 2019, published in Medscape, peptic ulcer disease affects approximately 4.6 million people annually in the United States with an estimated 10% of the US population having evidence of a duodenal ulcer at some time. Therefore, the increasing prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders is anticipated to fuel the market, over the forecast period. There is also vast research being conducted, for instance, the US researchers have developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled wirelessly, to deliver drugs. The scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed a capsule that can be customized to deliver drugs and can sense environmental conditions. 3-D printing technology is being used to manufacture these capsules, which could be used to treat various diseases. These smart capsules could also be designed to sense infections, allergic reactions, or other events, and then release a drug in response. Hence, all these factors contribute to the increasing research that will be responsible for driving the overall market.

Smart Pills Drug Delivery Market

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Competitive Landscape

The global Smart Pills Drug Delivery market is highly competitive and consists of a few major players. Companies like CapsoVision, Check-Cap, etectRx Inc., HQ Inc., Jinshan Science and Technology, Koninklijke Philips NV (Medimetrics), Medtronic PLC, Olympus Medical Technology, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, Proteus Pharmaceuticals, and Intromedic, among others, hold the substantial market share in the Smart Pills Drug Delivery market.

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 Increasing Preference for Minimally Invasive Devices

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Incidence of Gastrointestinal Disorders

      3. 4.2.3 Technological Advancements

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Stringent Regulations for the Approval of Smart Pills

      2. 4.3.2 Potential Health Risk

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Capsule Endoscopy

      2. 5.1.2 Patient Monitoring

      3. 5.1.3 Drug and Delivery Systems

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.2.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 CapsoVision

      2. 6.1.2 Check-Cap

      3. 6.1.3 etectRx Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 HQ Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Jinshan Science and Technology

      6. 6.1.6 Koninklijke Philips NV (Medimetrics)

      7. 6.1.7 Medtronic PLC

      8. 6.1.8 Olympus Medical Technology

      9. 6.1.9 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 Intromedic

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Smart Pills Drug Delivery Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Smart Pills Drug Delivery Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.2% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Check-Cap, etectRx Inc., HQ Inc., CapsoVision, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in Smart Pills Drug Delivery Market.

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