The report segments the global actinic keratosis drugs market by drug class (nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, immunomodulators, photosensitizers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and by geography (the Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It provides a detailed illustration of the major factors influencing the market, including drivers, opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges.
Here are some key findings of the global actinic keratosis drugs market, according to Technavio researchers:
- High prevalence of actinic keratosis: a major market driver
- In 2016, nucleoside metabolic inhibitors had the highest market share of more than 37% in the global actinic keratosis drugs market
- The Americas contributed the maximum share of close to 46% in the global actinic keratosis drugs market in 2016
- Almirall, GALDERMA, LEO Pharma, and Valeant are the prominent players in the market
This report is available at a USD 1,000 discount for a limited time only: View market snapshot before purchasing
Buy 1 Technavio report and get the second for 50% off. Buy 2 Technavio reports and get the third for free.
High prevalence of actinic keratosis: a major market driver
High prevalence of actinic keratosis is one of the major factors driving the global actinic keratosis drugs market. Actinic keratosis develops primarily due to UV exposure. The lesions arising from actinic keratosis can lead to squamous cell carcinoma if left untreated. With the increasing awareness of oncology, people believe in choosing causative treatment. This leads to a higher incidence rate of actinic keratosis treatment, which has been driving the market growth. The prevalence is high in individuals with fair skin and in regions with high exposure to the sun such as those near the equator. As per the NIH (National Institutes of Health), the prevalence rate of actinic keratosis was estimated to be 40%-50% in the Caucasian population aged above 40 years.
Looking for more information on this market? Request a free sample report
Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more.
Nucleoside metabolic inhibitors: largest segment by drug class
Nucleoside metabolic inhibitors held the highest market share in the global actinic keratosis drugs market in 2016. This class belongs to anti-neoplastic drugs. Anti-neoplastic drugs are agents that inhibit tumor growth. Nucleoside metabolic inhibitors decrease the pace of cancer cell growth. In these, deoxynucleoside analogs get converted to triphosphate during S-phase of the cell cycle. These get incorporated into the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in place of cytosine. Covalent bonds develop between the false base and DNA methyltransferases causing the decline in enzymes available for the DNA demethylation process.
According to Sapna Jha, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on infectious and rare diseases, “5-fluorouracil is the preferred choice of treatment for actinic keratosis. It inhibits the enzyme thymidylate synthetase and therefore, alters deoxy-uridic acid methylation resulting in the proliferation of cells. If actinic keratosis lesions appear on the scalp, then relatively extended therapy is essential. Fluorouracil is prescribed for multiple indications other than actinic keratoses such as colon cancer and breast cancer.”
Competitive vendor landscape
The global actinic keratosis drugs market is consolidated in nature. The market is characterized by the presence of prominent players such as Almirall, GALDERMA, LEO Pharma, and Valeant. The existing vendors are highly investing in R&D to develop novel drugs as the number of approved drugs in the actinic keratosis segment is very less. LEO Pharma has a significant pipeline strength in actinic keratosis (three immunomodulators). There are generic versions available for some products in the market such as 5-FU imiquimod. The major generic suppliers of 5-FU include Almirall, Mylan, and Taro Pharmaceutical Industries among others. Some of the companies such as Vidac Pharma are concentrating on R&D to develop first-in-class drugs for the treatment of actinic keratosis.
Get a sample copy of the global actinic keratosis drugs market report free of cost
Access Technavio’s continuously growing infectious and rare diseases research library and find expert analysis on hundreds of markets.
Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.
With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 10,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.
If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at firstname.lastname@example.org.