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Oral Thin Films Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4987123
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • IntelGenx Corp.
  • NAL Pharma
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Solvay
  • ZIM Laboratories Limited
  • MORE
  • The oral thin films market studied is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of nearly 8.1%, during the forecast period. Certain factors that are driving the market growth include rising prevalence of the indicated diseases and advantages associated with the thin films.
  • Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is characterized by disruptions in thought processes, perceptions, emotional responsiveness, and social interactions. Results from the global burden of the disease study in 2016 indicated that population growth and aging led to an escalating disease burden, which can be ascribed to schizophrenia, globally, especially in the middle-income countries. Globally, an estimated 21 million people are suffering from schizophrenia.
  • Similarly, the World Health Organization’s disability rating for migraine ranks it as the 19th most common reason for disability. Migraine sufferers use twice the amount of prescription drugs and visit doctors and emergency rooms twice as often as those who do not have the disorder.
  • The incidence of nausea and motion sickness is also increasing due to several factors including a rise in the number of travelers across the globe and increased incidences of cardiovascular diseases in the geriatric population which majorly cause motion sickness. For instance, according to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals increased by 5.4% in 2018 compared to 2017 and this tendency is expected to continue throughout the forecast period which demands higher requirements for motion sickness treatment globally.
  • All these factors are expected to drive the growth in demand for oral thin films, all across the globe, over the forecast period.
Key Market Trends

Sublingual Film holds significant share of the Global Oral Thin Films Market
  • Pharmaceutical scientists throughout the world are trying to explore thin films as a novel drug delivery tool. Thin films have been identified as an alternative approach to conventional dosage forms.
  • The sublingual route is targeted for the delivery of drug exhibiting high permeability across the mucosa and is utilized for the treatment of acute disorders.
  • Tailorable films are also available in the market having characteristics including dissolution rates, adhesion, film thickness, material composition, taste-masking and API absorption rates. Dissolution may be triggered for a specific biological fluid, pH or other condition. Multi-layered product constructions available for optimum bio-availability and stability.
North America Dominates the Global Oral Thin Films Market
  • In the North American region, the United States accounted for the largest market share, as a major section of the population is approaching schizophrenia medications therapies, primarily due to hectic lifestyles. Moreover, the country offers highly advanced medical care, for early treatment capabilities, along with involvement of government in increasing healthcare expenditure. This is driving the growth of the market studied.
  • Moreover, according to the Migraine Research Foundation in 2018, migraine is affecting 39 million men, women, and children in the US and 1 billion, worldwide. It is found to be most common between the ages of 25 and 55. Therefore, 12% of the population, including children suffer from migraine.
  • Also, according to the UNWTO, in 2018, nearly 52 million International tourists travel from America to Europe resultant in a higher demand for the motion sickness treatment market in the region.
Competitive Landscape

The global oral thin films market is competitive and consists of a few major players. Companies like Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc., IntelGenx Corp., LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG, NAL Pharma, Pfizer, Inc., Solvay, ZIM Laboratories Limited, among others, hold the substantial market share in the market.

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  • IntelGenx Corp.
  • NAL Pharma
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Solvay
  • ZIM Laboratories Limited
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rising Prevalence of the Indicated Diseases
4.2.2 Advantages associated with the Thin Films
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Technical Limitations of Oral Thin Films
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
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


5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Sublingual Film
5.1.2 Fast Dissolving Dental/Buccal Film
5.2 By Disease Indication
5.2.1 Schizophrenia
5.2.2 Migraine
5.2.3 Opioid Dependence
5.2.4 Nausea & Vomiting
5.2.5 Others
5.3 By Distribution Channel
5.3.1 Hospital Pharmacies
5.3.2 Retail Pharmacies
5.3.3 Others
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America


6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
6.1.2 IntelGenx Corp.
6.1.3 LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
6.1.4 NAL Pharma
6.1.5 Pfizer, Inc.
6.1.6 Solvay
6.1.7 ZIM Laboratories Limited

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  • Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.
  • IntelGenx Corp.
  • LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
  • NAL Pharma
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Solvay
  • ZIM Laboratories Limited
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