The Global Interferon Beta Drugs Market is estimated to reach over USD 4.39 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.
Interferon-beta (IFN) therapy has been used as a first-line or disease-modifying treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). These drugs have been used to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis for the past 15 years (RRMS). A number of clinical trials and post-marketing studies have focused on the use of interferon beta drugs in slowing disease progression and even decreasing disease activity interferon—1b. Pharma companies have tested a variety of pharmacotherapies in the pursuit of developing the best treatment regimen for MS. This has broadened the clinical scope of new agents in the market for Interferon beta drugs. Several studies on the efficacy and safety of interferon beta (IFN) formulations on primary (or co-primary) endpoints have paved the way for drugs with good tolerability in relapsing-remitting MS. The increasing number of patients with secondary progressive MS has also fueled such research.
Moreover, the market for interferon beta (IFN) drugs has also seen new research directions as the prevalence of MS in women has increased. For instance, according to MST data from 2020, approximately 2,500,000 people worldwide have MS. According to scientists, the percentage of females with Multiple Sclerosis is increasing, and nearly 2 to 3 females have the disease. The prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis varies by region. According to the MTS, Asia, America, and Africa that rely on equatorial have a lower frequency of Multiple Sclerosis, whereas Canada and Scotland have a high frequency.
The global interferon beta drugs market is segmented on the basis of products, route of administration, and distribution channels. By-products, the market is segmented as interferon beta-1A, interferon beta-1B, and peginterferon beta-1A. The other route of administration segment includes intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous. By distribution channels, the market is categorized into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and online pharmacies.
Based on products, the interferon-beta-1A segment is accounted as a major contributor to the global interferon beta drugs market
Interferon-beta-1A drugs are used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Communication issues between the brain and the rest of the body are common in people with multiple sclerosis. One of the factors driving the interferon market is the market's increasing emphasis on the development of novel interferon beta. For instance, Biogen Inc. received FDA approval in February 2021 for a new intramuscular (IM) injection route of administration for interferon (interferon beta-1a) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This novel intramuscular delivery of interferon provides people with relapsing multiple sclerosis with the drug's well-known efficacy and safety, as well as the possibility of significantly reduced injection site reactions.
The Hospital Pharmacies segment witnessed growth at a rapid rate
In 2020, the Hospital Pharmacies had the highest market share by distribution channel segment. The initiatives of market participants in this segment are expected to boost market growth. The ongoing efforts of major players to develop advanced medication for the effective treatment of diseases contribute to the market share.
In the region, the Europe interferon beta drugs Market holds a significant revenue share.
The presence of major players, interferon beta drug approval, and the increasing prevalence of MS in the region are expected to drive significant growth in the Europe interferon beta drugs market during the forecast period. For instance, in 2019, the Russian Ministry of Health approved BIOCAD, a Russian biotechnology company, for BCD-033, an interferon beta-1a non-originator biological drug. The medication is a biological non-originator of Merck's blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Rebif (interferon beta-1a). Moreover, the presence of major players in Europe, such as Bayar, Novartis, and Merck KGaA, contributes to the growth of the Europe interferon beta drugs market. On the other hand, North America is also expected to dominate the interferon market due to its citizens' increased awareness of such advanced treatment therapies, as well as the region's developed medical and healthcare establishment and availability of experts. There were approximately 3,200 cases of hepatitis B in the U.S. in 2019, with Florida accounting for 595 patients, making it the state with the most hepatitis B infections in the country. The mortality rate for Hepatitis B is low; however, males die slightly higher than females. As a result, the demand for interferons will be significantly higher in the North American region as the patient population grows faster than in other countries.
Some of the major key players in the global interferon beta drugs market are Biogen, Merck, Novartis, Bayer, Faron Pharmaceuticals, and other prominent players