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Biodefense Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 90 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4592789
The biodefense market is expected to record a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the overall healthcare industry. As per the article published in May 2022 by Disaster Medicine Public Health emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic's emergence has had a big impact on people's lives and the stability of the economy and society. The study depicted that during the pandemic outbreak, there was a shortage of testing and surveillance, leading to a common issue in the whole healthcare system. For the United States and its foreign interests, biothreats are anticipated to continue to be complicated and serious threats. Hence, COVID-19 had a significant impact on the biodefense market. Currently, since the lockdown restrictions were lifted, the industry has been recovering well. To combat rising biothreats, many countries have invested in modernizing biodefense infrastructure to replicate and support public health emergency preparation activities and, thus, are expected to boost the market in the coming years. For instance, in January 2022, integrated Viral Protection (IVP), a Texas-based technology business, released a new portable air filtration equipment that can eliminate airborne viruses in a single pass, including sub-micron versions producing COVID-19, anthrax spores, allergens, and other dangerous respiratory triggers. The patented biodefense indoor air protection system apparently eradicates SARS-CoV-2 (99.999%), anthrax spores (99.98%), and other airborne infections in a single pass.

The biodefense market is driven by factors such as the presence of favorable government initiatives, increasing investment by governments in developed countries, and rapid technological advancements. For instance, Emergent Bioscience announced that, for Q1 2022, revenues from Anthrax vaccines increased by USD 48.6 million as compared to Q1 2021. The increase is largely driven by the timing of deliveries to the United States government (USG), specifically the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Moreover, the company received an AV7909 (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed, Adjuvanted) contract modification in September 2021 valued at approximately USD 399 million to deliver additional AV7909 doses through March 2023.

Every year, governments are spending heavily on the R&D of vaccines to stay prepared for any bioterrorism attacks. Pharmaceutical companies operating in the biodefense market have huge opportunities to expand due to governments' drive to be prepared for any kind of bioterrorism. As per the 2022 news report, the Biden administration has prepared a new defense strategy against pandemics and other biological threats that applies lessons from COVID-19 and puts the white house at the center of any future United States. In June 2022, a revised National Biodefense Strategy was expected to provide clearer guidance on how the US government should respond to future health threats.

As per the factors mentioned above, the biodefense market is anticipated to witness growth over the forecast period. However, low penetration in developing and underdeveloped countries restrains the market growth.

Contraceptive Drugs and Devices Market Trends

Anthrax Product Segment Expected to Witness Healthy Growth Over the Forecast Period

Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. It occurs naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world. People can get sick with anthrax if they encounter infected animals or contaminated animal products.

The anthrax product segment is fueled by factors such as the increased outbreak of anthrax in the human population, favorable government initiatives, and research and development collaboration in the studied fields. For instance, as per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Communicable Disease Threat Report, in July 2022, as per the media reported 15 human cases of cutaneous anthrax were linked to an anthrax outbreak in cattle in Sisak-Moslavina County following heavy rain in the area. Furthermore, in July 2022, the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture issued an order containing measures to prevent the emergence and spread of anthrax in the affected area, for instance, closure of affected areas, vaccination of animals, and additional prevention measures relating to humans.

The presence of competitors, mergers, acquisitions, product launches, and R&D initiatives boost the market growth. For instance, InBios International, Inc. conducted a clinical trial in 2020 under the title 'Evaluation of the Clinical Specificity of the Active Anthrax Detect Plus (AAD Plus) Lateral Flow Immunoassay (LFI),' with the objective of the study is to determine the estimated clinical specificity of the AAD Plus. Moreover, strategic activities by market players, such as mergers and acquisitions, are expected to propel the growth of the market. For instance, in April 2022, Heat Biologics, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., a commercial-stage biodefense firm and developer of the anthrax therapy ANTHIM (obiltoxaximab). ANTHIM is approved for use in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe and the United Kingdom, under the brand name Obiltoxaximab SFL.

Hence, as per the facts mentioned above, the anthrax products segment is likely to boost market growth over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

The primary growth driver of the biodefence market in North America is increased research and development in field studies and increasing government initiatives. For instance, as per the 2021 report from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, to address biological threats, the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) and National Biodefense Strategy (NBS) focused on advancing the United States health security enterprise through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts to combat infectious disease and biological threats. Furthermore, to safeguard the American people from biological threats, the NBS and National Security Presidential Memorandum 14 (NSPM-14) established a leadership structure and strategy to coordinate the complete range of biodefense efforts carried out across the U.S. Government. Together, the strategy and the memoranda produced a method for the first time of identifying and connecting gaps in the annual budget process.

Additionally, as per the immediate release in August 2022 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has facilitated an agreement between Bavarian Nordic and Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), a Michigan-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer, to establish the first fill and finish line for the JYNNEOS vaccine in the U.S, a vaccine indicated for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease. Furthermore, as per the news published in May 2022, Public Services and Procurement Canada issued a tender to purchase 500,000 doses of the Imvamune smallpox vaccine on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada from 2023 to 2028.

As per the factors mentioned above, North America is expected to register a high growth rate for the studied market over the forecast period.

Contraceptive Drugs and Devices Market Competitor Analysis

The biodefence market is moderately fragmented and competitive. The biodefense market consists of players such as Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Siga Technologies Inc., Ology Bioservices, and Nighthawk Biosciences, Inc. (Elusys Therapeutics Inc.). Many companies are getting funds from the governments and are developing certain vaccines or products that are beneficial in terms of national biosecurity. As the government of the United States has planned to increase the funding for biodefense, these companies are expected to benefit from the same in the coming future.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Investment and Initiatives by the Governments in Developed Countries
4.2.2 Rapid Technological Advancements
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Low Penetration in Developing and Underdeveloped Countries
4.4 Porter Five Forces
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Anthrax
5.1.2 Botulism
5.1.3 Smallpox
5.1.4 Nuclear
5.1.5 Other Products
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.2.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.2.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.2.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
6.1.2 Siga Technologies Inc.
6.1.3 Bavarian Nordic
6.1.4 National Resilience, Inc.
6.1.5 Ichor Medical Systems
6.1.6 Nighthawk Biosciences, Inc. (Elusys Therapeutics Inc.)
6.1.7 Dynavax Technologies
6.1.8 XOMA Corporation

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
  • Siga Technologies Inc.
  • Bavarian Nordic
  • National Resilience, Inc.
  • Ichor Medical Systems
  • Nighthawk Biosciences, Inc. (Elusys Therapeutics Inc.)
  • Dynavax Technologies
  • XOMA Corporation