Acute myeloid leukemia grows at a fast pace and is found in the blood and bone marrow. The leukemia therapeutics market is divided into four segments namely acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia. In the disease process, immature blood cells are present in the bone marrow. Symptoms found in patients due to the disease are flu, loss of weight, body ache and pain and spots on skin.
The Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) therapeutics market was USD 239.3 million in 2011 and this market is forecasted to reach USD 731.1 million in 2018. Future AML therapeutics market shows unprecedented growth at a CAGR of 17.3 % from 2011 to 2018 while in the past, growth rate was only 2.9% from 2005 – 2010. The reasons behind the huge growth rate are increase in ageing population, strong products pipeline, high unmet medical needs and entry of quality products.
North America accounted for 62% sales of leukemia drugs in the therapeutics market during 2010 followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. AML therapeutics market will grow and the total growth will depend on pipeline products and metabolic inhibitors, a tyrosine kinase receptor FLT -3 of Novartis and some other capable molecules, improving the therapeutics market.
Globally the numbers of elderly people, 60 years and above are growing and it is expected that this age group will cross the 1.3 billion mark in 2017. Hence the acute myeloid leukemia therapeutics market will also grow. Many AML products are in the pipeline or in different clinical phases that will bring the change in disease treatment.
Leading market players in the acute myeloid leukemia therapeutics market accounted for almost 70-80% market share. Some big companies in the therapeutics market are Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis International AG, Roche, Genmab A/S, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited; in the future, manufacturing companies such as Pfizer are expected to enter this market and will hold major share.
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