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Global Human Insulin Market 2018-2024

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  • 77 Pages
  • February 2018
  • Region: Global
  • IHR Insights
  • ID: 4470733
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Insulin is a peptide hormone that helps in controlling the absorption of fat and carbohydrate in the body. The human insulin market is anticipated to grow at a robust CAGR during the forecast period due to a high incidence rate of diabetes, globally.

The growth in the prevalence rate of diabetes, changes in lifestyles, rising number of obese patients, and increasing geriatric population are the major factors driving the market growth. However, the high cost for the development and production of insulin, manufacturing complexities, and stringent regulatory scenario for the approval of derived products are hampering the growth of the market. The development of pipeline insulin products and expiry of key patents are providing an opportunity for the manufacturers of human insulin.

Market Analysis:

The “Global Human Insulin” market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period 2017-2023. The human insulin market is analyzed based on three segments - top insulin brands, product types, and regions.

Regional Analysis:

The regions covered in the report are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). North America accounts for the largest share of the global human insulin market, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Nearly half of the market is occupied by North America, with the US being the major contributor to the market growth.

Product Analysis:

Based on types, the market is segmented into modern human insulin and traditional human insulin. Modern human insulin includes rapid-acting insulin analogs, premixed analogue insulins, and long-acting insulin. Traditional human insulin includes regular human insulin, NPH human insulin, and pre-mixed insulin. Novo Nordisk holds 45.0% share of the total modern insulin market.

Top Insulin Brands:

Lantus is the major insulin drug in the market. Due to the loss of patents, the drug has got competition in the form of biosimilar by name Basaglar from Eli Lilly. After the loss of share for its biosimilar counterpart, the drug lost its value for its follow-up drug Toujeo. Since the launch of Toujeo in April 2015, the company has been switching over as many patients as possible to the newer drug to fill the sales gap caused by the reduced revenue of Lantus.

Key Players:

Novo Nordisk, Sanofi A/S, Eli Lilly & Company, and Astra Zeneca PLC are the key players in the market. The other prominent players in the market include Biocon, Julphar, Wockhardt, GSK, Oramed, and SemBioSys Genetics.

Competitive Analysis:

Regardless of the size of the total market, it is chiefly dominated by Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Eli Lilly. These firms function globally either independently or through subsidiaries and distributors. The insulin products of Novo Nordisk are sold in 111 countries along with 101 countries for Sanofi’s insulin products and 94 countries for Eli Lilly’s insulin products. Especially in higher income countries of Western Europe, nearly 55% of insulin products are sold by these major manufacturers. Moreover, in 2012, they occupied 88.7% of share in the global insulin market. However, there are many small companies involved in the production and sales of insulin products. Other major companies in the market are Wockhardt, Biocon, Julphar, Oramed, GSK, and SemBioSys Genetics Inc.


The report provides complete details about the usage and adoption rate of human insulin in various regions. With that, key stakeholders can know about the major trends, drivers, investments, and vertical player’s initiatives. Moreover, the report provides details about the major challenges that are going to impact on the market growth. Additionally, the report gives the complete details about the key business opportunities to key stakeholders to expand their business and capture the revenue in the specific verticals to analyze before investing or expanding the business in this market.

Table of Contents

1. Industry Outlook
1.1 Industry Overview
1.2 Total Addressable Market
1.3 Industry Trends
2. Report Outline
2.1 Report Scope
2.2 Report Summary
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Report Assumptions
3. Market Snapshot
3.1 Market Definition
3.2 Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)
3.2.1 Trends of Human Insulin market
3.3 Related Markets
3.3.1 Oncology (Cancer) Drugs
3.3.2 Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
3.3.3 Over the counter drugs (OTC)
3.3.4 Diabetes Drugs
4. Market Outline
4.1 Pipeline products
4.2 Market Segmentation
4.3 Porter 5(Five) Forces
4.4 PEST Analysis
5. Market Characteristics
5.1 Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Drivers Increasing Aging Population Increasing People Suffering with Diabetes
5.1.2 Opportunities Increase healthcare spending Patent Expiry for Blockbuster Drugs
5.1.3 Restraints Complex regulatory process High cost of insulin
5.1.4 DRO - Impact Analysis
5.1.5 Key Stakeholders
6. Insulin Types: Market Size and Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.2 Lantus
6.3 Humulin
6.4 Levemir
6.5 Humalog
6.6 NovoLog/NovoRapid
6.7 Tresiba
6.8 Basaglar/ Abasaglar
6.9 Toujeo
6.10 Apidra
Company: Sanofi
7. Types: Market Size and Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.2 Modern Insulin
7.2.1 Rapid Acting Insulin Analogs
7.2.2 Premixed analogue insulins
7.2.3 Long-acting insulin
7.3 Traditional Human Insulin
7.3.1 Regular Human Insulin
7.3.2 NPH Human Insulin
7.3.3 Pre-Mixed Insulin
8. Regions: Market Size and Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.2 North America
8.2.1 Overview
8.2.2 United States
8.2.3 Canada
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Overview
8.3.2 United Kingdom
8.3.3 Germany
8.4 APAC
8.4.1 Overview
8.4.2 India
8.4.3 China
8.4.4 Japan
8.5 Rest of the World
8.5.1 Overview
8.5.2 Middle East and Africa
8.5.3 Brazil
9. Competitive Landscape
10. Vendor Profiles
10.1 Novo Nordisk A/S
10.1.1 Overview
10.1.2 Geographic Revenue
10.1.3 Business Focus
10.1.4 SWOT Analysis
10.1.5 Business Strategy
10.2 Sanofi
10.2.1 Overview
10.2.2 Geographic Revenue
10.2.3 Business Focus
10.2.4 SWOT Analysis
10.2.5 Business Strategy
10.3 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 Business Focus
10.3.3 SWOT Analysis
10.3.4 Business Strategies
10.4 Astra Zenca PLC.
10.4.1 Overview
10.4.2 Geographic Presence
10.4.3 Business Focus
10.4.4 SWOT Analysis
10.4.5 Business Strategy
11. Companies to Watch For
11.1 GlaxoSmithKline plc
11.1.1 Overview
11.2 Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries.
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Highlights
11.3 Biocon Ltd
11.3.1 Overview
11.4 Wockhardt
11.4.1 Overview
11.4.2 Highlights
11.5 Oramed
11.5.1 Overview
11.5.2 Highlights
11.6 SemBioSys Genetics Inc.
11.6.1 Overview
List of Tables:
Table 1 Human Insulin Market Revenue by Types, 2017-2024 ($Million)
Table 2 Human Insulin Market Revenue by Regions, 2017-2024 ($Million)
Table 3 Novo Nordisk A/S: Product Offerings
Table 4 Novo Nordisk A/S: Recent Developments
Table 5 Sanofi: Offerings
Table 6 Sanofi: Recent Developments
Table 7 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: Product Offerings
Table 8 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: Recent Developments
Table 9 Astra Zenca PLC: Offerings
Table 10 Astra Zenca PLC: Recent Developments
Table 11 Glaxosmithkline PLC.: Overview
Table 12 Glaxosmithkline PLC: Recent Developments
Table 13 Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries: Overview
Table 14 Biocon Ltd: Overview
Table 15 Biocon Ltd: Recent Developments
Table 16 Soluble Systems Llc: Overview
Table 17 Oramed: Overview
Table 18 Sembiosys Genetics Inc.: Recent Developments
List of Charts:
Chart 1 Research Methodology of Global Human Insulin Market
Chart 2 Percentage of Diabetics Undiagnosed in World Regions in 2017
Chart 3 Global Human Insulin Market Revenue, 2017-2024 ($Million)
Chart 4 Segmentation of Global Human Insulin Market
Chart 5 Porter 5 Forces of Human Insulin Market
Chart 6 Pest Analysis of Human Insulin Market
Chart 7 Market Dynamics - Dro Analysis
Chart 8 Ageing Demographic Growth
Chart 9 World Population Aged 65 Years And Above, 1960-2060 (%)
Chart 10 Inflation in the Insulin Prices Per Vial ($)
Chart 11 Dro - Impact Analysis of Global Human Insulin Market
Chart 12 Key Stakeholders
Chart 13 Human Insulin Market by Types Segmentation, 2017 ($Million)
Chart 14 Modern Human Insulin Market by Types Segmentation, 2017 ($Million)
Chart 15 Human Insulin Market by Types Segmentation, 2017 ($Million)
Chart 16 Number of Diabetics Worldwide in 2017, by Region (In Millions)
Chart 17 Human Insulin Market by Regional Segmentation, 2017 vs 2024 (%)
Chart 18 Human Insulin Market Revenue in North America, 2017-2024 ($Million)
Chart 19 Human Insulin Market Revenue in the Europe Region, 2017-2023 ($Million)
Chart 20 Human Insulin Market Revenue in the Apac Region, 2017-2023 ($Million)
Chart 21 Human Insulin Market Revenue in Rest of the World, 2017-2023 ($Million)
Chart 22 Modern Insulin Market Share 2017 (%Share)
Chart 23 Novo Nordisk A/S: Overview Snapshot
Chart 24 Novo Nordisk A/S: Segmentation
Chart 25 Novo Nordisk A/S: Geographic Revenue
Chart 26 Novo Nordisk A/S: SWOT Analysis
Chart 27 Sanofi Sa: Overview Snapshot
Chart 28 Sanofi Sa: Segmentation
Chart 29 Sanofi Sa: Geographic Revenue
Chart 30 Sanofi Sa: SWOT Analysis
Chart 31 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: Overview Snapshot
Chart 32 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: Overview Snapshot
Chart 33 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: Geographic Revenue
Chart 34 Eli Lilly & Company Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Chart 35 Astra Zenca PLC: Overview Snapshot
Chart 36 Astra Zenca PLC: Business Units
Chart 37 Astra Zenca PLC: Geographic Presence
Chart 38 Astra Zenca PLC: SWOT Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Astra Zenca PLC.
  • Biocon Ltd
  • Eli Lilly & Company Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Oramed
  • Sanofi A/S
  • SemBioSys Genetics Inc.
  • Wockhardt