Global Softgel Capsules Market Size

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Market Size of Global Softgel Capsules Industry

Softgel Capsules Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
CAGR 7.70 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Softgel Capsules Market Major Players

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Softgel Capsules Market Analysis

The Softgel Capsules Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the studied market. Softgel capsules for the treatment of COVID-19 have undergone a number of clinical trials to determine their safety and effectiveness. For instance, the clinical trial of Softgel KOVIR (TD0068) in combination with background treatment in COVID-19 patients was sponsored in October 2021 by Sao Thai Duong Joint Stock Company in association with Vietstar Biomedical Research. The study is evaluating comparative analysis between a standard dose regimen of KOVIR and a placebo combined with background treatment in COVID-19 patients. Similarly, research studies have been conducted on softgel vitamin capsules. For instance, in January 2021, a research study titled "The vitamin D for COVID-19 (VIVID) trial: A pragmatic cluster-randomized design" included a daily dose of oral softgel capsule containing 3200 IU vitamin D3 to be administered daily for 4 weeks. The study stated that softgel vitamin capsules enhanced immunity and will reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Hence, the market is expected to grow in the upcoming future.

Factors such as technological development, rising research and development efforts, and increasing consumer demand for products are expected to increase market growth. One of the main drivers of market expansion is the advancement of research and development which increases the capability of the manufacturing of softgels now using a new technology that many businesses have created. For instance, Catalent introduced OptiGel DR technology for the formulation and production of delayed/enteric release softgels in October 2020. Pectin, a naturally occurring polysaccharide, and gelatin are combined in the to create softgel capsules, eliminating need for a separate capsule coating phase. The consequences of stomach reflux can also be reduced by the pills. It enables the softgel capsule shell to incorporate the delayed-release profile, expanding the applications and eliminating the need for a separate capsule coating phase. By doing this, coated softgel quality concerns are potentially eliminated, along with time and yield loss. Furthermore, in November 2020, Roquette launched the LYCAGEL technology, offering a pharmaceutical-grade solution for vegetarian softgel capsule formulations. Such advancements are expected to increase the market share. Hence, the abovementioned factors are expected to increase the market growth over the forecast period.

However, drawbacks associated with softgel capsules are expected to hinder market growth.

Softgel Capsules Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)