Factors that are responsible for the growth of the European clinical trials market include high R&D spending of the pharmaceutical industry and the increasing prevalence of diseases.
- Another driving factor is the increasing focus on rare diseases and multiple orphan drugs in the pipeline. As rare diseases have considerably low prevalence rate, as compared to other diseases, drug manufacturers were previously not interested in developing drugs for rare diseases, due to the low earnings in this category. However, the situation has changed currently, as companies are increasingly focusing on cures for rare diseases, specifically in developed countries.
- The push from different governments has motivated the small, medium, and large players to enter into orphan drug development. Thus, there are multiple drugs in the pipeline. Additionally, the orphan drug presents an avenue of high profit to the leading pharmaceutical companies working in a low CAGR market. As a result, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer (among others) have entered this field.
Key Market Trends
The Phase III Segment is Expected to hold the Major Revenue Share
Phase III is one of the most critical phases assessing the effectiveness of the new intervention, as well as its value in clinical practice. As per the EU Clinical Trials Register, a total number of 12,748 studies are currently in Phase III trials in European countries.
In phase III, the drug or the treatment is tested in large groups of people, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 participants. These trials are conducted to confirm and expand on the safety and effectiveness results from Phase I and II trials, to compare the drug to standard therapies for the disease or condition being studied, and to evaluate the overall risks and benefits of the drug.
The European clinical trials market is competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. With the rising need for new drugs and treatments, advances in healthcare, and an increasing number of new diseases, it is expected that few smaller players will enter the market and may hold a substantial share in the near future. Some of the major players of the market are Eli Lilly and Company, Pfizer Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi, among others.
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