Superdisintegrants are one among the different kinds of excipients used in the pharmaceutical industry for tablet-based drug delivery. Superdisintegrants are added to solid dosage forms such as pills or tablets to help them disintegrate when submerged in a liquid. The creation of a greater surface area of the tablet as it breaks into smaller fragments aids speedy drug substance release.
Despite the growing interest in different kinds of drug delivery mechanisms, the popularity of orally delivered medicaments hasn’t entirely died yet. There is still a massive market for medicines delivered in the form of pills, tablets, and capsules and this is where the demand for superdisintegrants continues to stem from. While the dominance of synthetic superdisintegrants has shaped the market thus far, the rise of a new class of natural superdisintegrants will have a long-term impact on the growth of this market, states TMR in this report. The demand for superdisintegrants is directly proportional to the demand for solid dosage forms in the medical industry.
Among some of the most desirable properties of superdisintegrants are: Good compressibility, poor solubility, a good mouth feel, and compatibility with other excipients used in drug formulation.
This report explores the current trends that are bringing about a change in the way the market for superdisintegrants functions. The key raw materials, manufacturing processes, and new ingredients making their way into the global superdisintegrants market have been assessed in detail in the report. This helps companies in this space obtain a clear view of emergent trends and threats helping them form strategies around anticipated changes.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), pharmaceutical consumption in general is on a rise across the world. The organization estimates that one in every five dollars spent on healthcare is for pharmaceutical products. Given the sizeable share that solid dosage forms still hold in the overall pharma industry, it is expected that the demand for superdisintegrants will continue to remain steady.
Although synthetic superdisintegrants have been the standard for many decades now, greater research into natural superdisintegrants will provide a stimulus for the future growth of the market. Already, research has been conducted on using substances such as karaya gum, soy polysaccharide, Isapghula husk mucilage, gellan gum, and locust bean gum as natural substances that can function as superdisintegrants in solid dosage forms. With the findings of such studies yielding positive results, it is expected that many of these natural superdisintegrants will gradually find their way into the commercial space.
Moreover, regulations urging the use of safer alternatives to conventionally used synthetic substances in the pharmaceutical industry will aid the wider acceptance of natural superdisintegrants in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
The global market for superdisintegrants can be segmented on the basis of the following criteria: Application, therapeutic area, product type, and geography. By therapeutic area, the superdisintegrants market can be segmented into: Cardiovascular, oncology, neurological, inflammatory, hematological, and infectious diseases. Likewise, by product type, the market is composed of: Synthetic, natural, and other superdisintegrants.
Based on geography, the market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. The market for pharmaceutical production is still—to a great extent—controlled by industrialized countries. Japan, the U.S., France, Germany, and the U.K. collectively account for the majority of the value of all medicinal drugs produced worldwide. However, in the intensely competitive mass markets of India and China, there is a massive market for affordably priced medicinal drugs. Companies in the global superdisintegrants market need to consider these dynamics before they can set out to implement new growth strategies.
Among the key players in the global superdisintegrants market are: BASF SE, The DOW Chemical Company, Ashland Inc., Asahi Kasei Corporation, FMC Corporation, and Huber Corporation.
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