Investigation Report on Chinese Imatinib Market, 2018-2022

  • ID: 4592103
  • Report
  • Region: China
  • 30 pages
  • China Research & Intelligence
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Leukemia ranks the sixth in China's cancer mortality rate, and the first in morbidity and mortality among teenagers' malignant tumors. People aged from 0 to 9 and over 60 are the most vulnerable to leukemia.

Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed by Novartis. On May 10, 2001, Imatinib received FDA's express approval for its "ground-breaking anti-tumor mechanism" in the trade name Gleevec. On Dec. 23, 2002, it was approved by the FDA to be used in the first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. So far, its use in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia has been approved by over 80 countries around the world.

The annual sales value has been growing since Imatinib entered China on Apr. 17, 2002. It reached about CNY 700 million in 2017. At present, the Chinese Imatinib market is dominated by three enterprises' products. As an imported product, Novartis' Gleevec takes up the largest share.

According to the research, the price of Gleevec is so high that it is beyond the affordability of many patients. There are three manufacturers of generic Imatinib in China. They are Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and CSPC Zhongqi Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd. The average price of China-made Imatinib is less than 10% of that of Gleevec. However, some hospitals are reluctant to recommend China-made Imatinib to patients because of its poor efficacy and low profitability. Therefore, Gleevec has the major market share of the Imatinib legally sold in China. In 2017, its market share was 81% by sales value and 31% by sales volume.

Despite its obvious curative effect, Imatinib is much more expensive than other drugs for chronic myeloid leukemia. Some low-income patients in China were prosecuted for purchasing smuggled India-made Imatinib whose price was only 5% or less of Gleevec's price in China and lower than that of China-made generics. This case was even rearranged into movie Dying to Survive which has a happy ending that the low-income patients were offered free treatment. But this is not the case in China. More and more patients will be able to afford Imatinib with China's economic development and residents' increasing income and purchasing power. It is estimated that the Imatinib market will grow ever larger in China.

Topics Covered:

  •  Development environment of Imatinib in China
  •  Forecast on market size of Imatinib in China
  •  Market share of major Imatinib manufacturers in China
  •  Retail prices of Imatinib in China
  •  Development of generic Imatinib in China
  •  India-made Imatinib smuggled to China
  •  Prospects of Chinese Imatinib market, 2018-2022
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1 Basic Concepts of Imatinib
1.1 Indications for Imatinib
1.2 Development History of Imatinib in China
1.3 Governmental Approval of Imatinib in China

2 Sales of Imatinib in China, 2013-2017
2.1 Overall Sales of Imatinib 
2.1.1 Sales Value
2.1.2 Sales Volume
2.2 Sales of Imatinib in Key Regions of China
2.2.1 Sales Value
2.2.2 Sales Volume
2.3 Sales of Imatinib by Dosage Form
2.4 Imatinib Smuggled to China

3 Analysis of Major Imatinib Manufacturers in China
3.1 Overview of Major Competitors
3.1.1 Market Share by Sales Value
3.1.2 Market Share by Sales Volume
3.2 Novartis
3.2.1 Enterprise Profile
3.2.2 Sales of Novartis's Imatinib (Gleevec) in China
3.3 Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
3.3.1 Enterprise Profile
3.3.2 Sales of Hansoh Pharmaceutical's Imatinib (Xinwei) in China
3.4 Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
3.4.1 Enterprise Profile
3.4.2 Sales of Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical's Imatinib (Genike) in China
3.5 CSPC Zhongqi Pharmaceutical Technology (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd.

4 Prices of Imatinib in China, 2017-2018
4.1 Analysis on Average Price of Imatinib in China
4.1.1 Overall Price
4.1.2 Average Price by Region
4.2 Imatinib Price by Enterprise
4.2.1 Novartis (Gleevec)
4.2.2 Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.  (Xinwei)
4.2.3 Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.  (Genike)
4.2.4 CSPC Zhongqi Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.

5 Prospects of Chinese Imatinib Market, 2018-2022
5.1 Analysis on Factors Influencing Imatinib Development
5.1.1 Driving Forces
5.1.2 Unfavorable Factors
5.2 Forecast on Competition Pattern
5.3 Forecast on Market Size

Table of Charts
Chart Patents of Imatinib in China
Chart Governmental Approval of Imatinib in China
Chart Sales Value of Imatinib in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Value of Imatinib in Parts of China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Volume of Imatinib in China, 2013-2017
Chart Market Share and Sales Value of Imatinib of Novartis (Switzerland) in China, 2013-2017
Chart Market Share and Sales Value of Hansoh Pharmaceutical's Imatinib in China, 2013-2017
Chart Market Share and Sales Value of Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical's Imatinib in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Value and Market Share of Imatinib Tablets in China, 2013-2017
Chart Sales Value and Market Share of Imatinib Capsules in China, 2013-2017
Chart Prices of Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical's Imatinib in Several Chinese Cities, 2017-2018
Chart Prices of Hansoh Pharmaceutical's Imatinib in Several Chinese Cities, 2017-2018
Chart Prices of Novartis's Imatinib (Gleevec) in Several Chinese Cities, 2017-2018
Chart Forecast on Sales Value of Imatinib in China, 2018-2012

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  • CSPC Zhongqi Pharmaceutical Technology (Shijiazhuang) Co., Ltd.
  • Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Novartis
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