Sepsis-specific treatment market to reach $354 mn by 2021

This growth will be driven by the increased uptake of novel therapies


Dr Marc C Hansel, analyst, GlobalData (Photo Courtesy:

Following the first sepsis-specific product launch in 2016, the treatment market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69 percent to reach $354 million by 2021 across the six major markets (6MM) of the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

This growth will be driven by the increased uptake of novel therapies, led by Asahi Kasei Pharma America's (AKP-A's) anti-coagulant ART-123 (recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin alpha), as the critical care community regains confidence in sepsis-specific products and more data is generated on their overall efficacy and safety.

GlobalData, a research and consulting organization, projects that the sepsis-specific treatment space will be valued at $25.7 million across the 6MM in 2016, supported by the expected regulatory approval of ART-123, with the US accounting for almost 80 percent of sales, or $20.3 million.

Dr Marc C Hansel, GlobalData's analyst covering infectious diseases, says that AKP-A's ART-123, which will likely be indicated for the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock patients with coagulopathy and sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), will dominate the market.

He further explained: "ART-123 will be the only regulatory-approved sepsis-specific drug available until 2019 and will command a premium price due to its first-in-class status. The earlier-stage pipeline products will garner a little more than 30 percent of market share by 2021, due to their later market entry.


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