Sorafenib is mainly used to treat inoperable advanced renal cell carcinoma and inoperable or metastasized primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Sorafenib was jointly developed by Bayer and ONYX. In 2006, the drug was approved to be imported to China. In 2008, it entered China after the liver cancer indication was approved by the CFDA.
Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. It is estimated that over 800 thousand cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide (more than 400 thousand cases in China) every year with a continuous increase in incidence. In 2012, around 746 thousand people died of liver cancer, including 383 thousand deaths in China. As the most effective targeted drug for liver cancer, Sorafenib brings hope to numerous tumor patients.
According to the report, Sorafenib has been growing since it entered China. In 2017, its sales value in China was about CNY 195 million. Currently, Sorafenib legally sold in China are all Bayer's products.
Cancer incidence continues to rise in China because of aggravating environmental pollution and changing lifestyle. Therefore, there will be a great demand for Sorafenib. After several links of circulation, Bayer's Sorafenib is so high-priced that many low-income patients cannot afford it. Some patients choose to purchase Sorafenib produced by Indian enterprises such as NATCO and smuggled to China because the price is only 2%-3% of that of Bayer's Sorafenib. Some Chinese enterprises have also started the development of generic drugs.
It is possible that China-made Sorafenib will appear on the market after 2022.
- Sales of Sorafenib in China
- Prices of Sorafenib in China
- Sales of Sorafenib in China by region
- Sales of India-made Sorafenib in China
- Prospects of Chinese Sorafenib market
1 Basic Concepts of Sorafenib
1.2 Development History of Sorafenib in China
1.3 Registration Information of Sorafenib in China
2 Sales of Sorafenib in China, 2013-2017
2.1 Overall Sales of Sorafenib in China
2.1.1 Sales Value
2.1.2 Sales Volume
2.2 Sales of Sorafenib in China by Region
2.2.1 Sales Value by Region
2.2.2 Sales Volume by Region
2.3 Sales of Sorafenib by Dosage Form
3 Analysis of Major Sorafenib Manufacturers in China
3.2 Indian Enterprises
3.3 Progress of China-made Generic Drugs
4 Prices of Sorafenib in China, 2017-2018
4.1 Bayer (Product Trade Name: NATCO)
4.2 Generic Drugs Smuggled from India
5 Prospects of Chinese Sorafenib Market, 2018-2022
5.1 Forecast on Market Size
5.2 Forecast on Competition Pattern
Chart Governmental Approval of Sorafenib in China
Chart Sales Value of Sorafenib Legally Sold in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Value of Sorafenib in Parts of China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Sorafenib in China, 2013- 2017
Chart Sales Volume of Sorafenib in Parts of China, 2013-2017
Chart Market Share of Sorafenib Manufacturers by Sales Value in China, 2013-2017
Chart Market Share of Sorafenib Manufacturers by Sales Volume in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Value and Market Share of Sorafenib Tablets in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume and Market Share of Sorafenib Tablets in China, 2013-2017
Chart Prices of Bayer's Sorafenib in Several Chinese Cities, 2017-2018