Insulin Pens Market Size, Share, Growth, Trend | Report by 2027

Insulin Pens Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts By Product Type (Disposable, Reusable and Smart Insulin Pen Caps); Application (Diabetes Type-1 and Diabetes Type-2); Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies and e-Commerce) and Geography

Publication Month : Jan 2020

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004650
  • Category : Medical Device
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 144
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The insulin pens market was valued at US$ 4,199.7 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2019 to 2027 to reach US$ 8,862.0 million by 2027.

Insulin Pens is a medication used along with emergency medical treatment services for the allergic reactions caused by insect bites or stings, foods, drugs, and latex, among others. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels. The injection is available as a prefilled automatic injection device that contains the solution and in vials to inject subcutaneously and others. The injection is generally injected as required at the first sign of a severe allergic reaction. The growth of the Insulin Pens in healthcare market is attributed to the rising incidence of diabetes, growing geriatric population, and increasing adoption of insulin pens over conventional vials and syringes. However, the factors restraining the market growth are high cost of insulin pens and availability of alternatives to insulin pens in the market. On the other hand, high potential of market growth in the emerging economies is one of the growth opportunities for market players.

The Insulin Pens in healthcare market is expected to witness substantial growth post-pandemic. The COVID-19 has affected economies and industries in various countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. The COVID-19 crisis has overburdened public health systems in many countries and highlighted the strong need for sustainable investment in health systems. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the healthcare industry is expected to see a drop in growth. The life sciences segment thrives due to increased demand for invitro diagnostic products and rising research and development activities worldwide. However, the medical technologies and imaging segment is witnessing drop in sales due to a smaller number of surgeries being carried out and delayed or prolonged equipment procurement. Additionally, virtual consultations by healthcare professionals are expected to become the mainstream care delivery model post-pandemic. With telehealth transforming care delivery, digital health will continue to thrive in coming years. In addition, disrupted clinical trials and the subsequent delay in drug launches is also expected to pave the way for entirely virtual trials in the future. New technologies such as mRNA is expected to emerge and shift the pharmaceutical industry and market is also expected to witness more vertical integration and joint ventures in coming years.

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Market Insights

Growing Applications of Insulin Pens in Healthcare to Drive Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market Growth

Diabetes is a life-threatening chronic disease with no specialized cure. It is mainly caused by the body’s inability to produce or effectively utilize the hormone insulin. This inability prevents the body from adequately regulating blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes namely diabetes type-I also known as diabetes insipidus and diabetes type-II also termed as diabetes mellitus. Incidences and prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing across the globe. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of diabetes and has increased alongside cultural and societal changes. In high-income countries up to 91% of adults with the disease have type 2 diabetes. 

According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), approximately 425 million people were living with diabetes in

2017and it is expected to reach 629 million by 2045 across the globe. Additionally, according to BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, approximately 387 million patients across the globe suffer with diabetes, out of which 5-10% are victims of type-1 diabetes that require regular insulin doses. The following table represents number of patients suffering with diabetes across various regions worldwide.

Diabetes of all types can lead to various complications in many parts of the body and can increase the overall risk of premature death. Heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, leg amputation, vision loss and nerve damage are the major complications associated with this disease. 

Patients suffering from diabetes require frequent monitoring and external administration of insulin that is given through insulin pens and other medical devices. The rising prevalence of diabetes across the globe is expected to drive the growth of the insulin pens market worldwide during the forecast period.
Diabetes among geriatric population is a growing public health burden worldwide. It is a major cause morbidity and mortality in ageing population that later largely attributable to various chronic complications. Ageing population is poised to become one of the most significant transformation with a heavy impact on the social and economic level across the globe. The patient population is growing exponentially worldwide. According to a report of United Nation (2017), there were approximately 962 million people aged 60 or over across the globe in 2017 and was projected to reach to 425 million by 2050. The number of geriatric population is expected to grow significantly in Africa followed by North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific region.

The elderly people are more likely to have diabetes than younger people, and the effect of the disease on quality of life is particularly deep in this population. With increase in the number of geriatric population, the prevalence of the diabetes has increased. Therefore, the demand of insulin pens, which are devices that facilitate easy administration of insulin are expected to increase in the forecast period.

In recent years, there has been a considerable developments in the field of medical drug delivery devices. Insulin administration is a common procedure in diabetic population. Traditional insulin syringes have several disadvantages that includes experience of pain by patients due to repeated pricks, discomfort in carrying both insulin bottle as well as syringe, risk of needle re-use associated infections and needle-stick injuries as well as difficulty in delivering mixture of two or more liquids together in one syringe. 

Additionally, self-administration of insulin through syringes and vials is time-taking and difficult that has reduced the adoption conventional insulin injection methods over the past years and led to increased adoption of injection pens. 

On the contrary, insulin pens have emerged as a solution to combat all the existing issues of the needles and vials for drug delivery offer several advantages that has led to rapid shift of patients’ preference towards their use. The injection pens that facilitates easy attachment and retraction of pen needles does not need a skill set and require fewer steps than that of syringes and vials. The pre-filled insulin syringes requires minimum steps of selecting the dose volume and attachment of pen needle which is very feasible for patients that practice self-administration of insulin on everyday basis.

Moreover, the availability of insulin in different types provide variety of options to the users to find the best suitable option according to their needs. According to a research survey published in Patient Preference and Adherence 2015, approximately 95.2% of patients participated in the survey that inject insulin regularly found pen injection method easy to use hassle-free as compared to conventional vial and syringes use. Thus, the inclination of patients towards insulin injection pens over syringes is expected to be a driving factor to foster the growth of insulin pens market.

Product Type-Based Insights

In terms of product type, the Insulin Pens in healthcare market is segmented into disposable and reusable. In 2018, the disposable segment held a largest market share of 62.6% of the insulin pens market, by product type.

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market, by Product Type – 2018 and 2027

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market, by Product Type – 2018 and 2027
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Application-Based Insights

Based on application, the Insulin Pens in healthcare market is segmented into diabetes type 1, and diabetes type 2. In 2018, the diabetes type-1 segment held a largest market share of 72.7% of the insulin pens market, by application.

Distribution Channel-Based Insights

In terms of distribution channel, the Insulin Pens in healthcare market is segmented into retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and e commerce. In 2018, the retail pharmacies held a largest market share of 39.8% of the insulin pens market, by distribution channel and is also expected to dominate the market in 2027.

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Insulin Pens Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value in4,199.7 Million in 2018
Market Size Value byUS$ 8,862.0 Million by 2027.
Growth rateCAGR of 8.8% from 2019-2027
Forecast Period2019-2027
Base Year2019
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The Insulin Pens in healthcare market players are adopting the product launch and expansion strategies to cater to changing customer demands worldwide, which also allows them to maintain their brand name globally.

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market – by Product Type

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market – by Application

  • Diabetes Type-1
  • Diabetes Type-2

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market – by Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • E-Commerce

Insulin Pens in Healthcare Market – by Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America and Central America (SCAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM

Company Profiles

  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Owen Mumford
  • Sanofi
  • Ypsomed AG
  • Biocon
  • Companion Medical
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Pendiq
  • Emperra GmbH E-Health Technologies
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Product Type ; Application ; Distribution Channel and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What are insulin pens?

Insulin pens are devices used for the diabetes patients to inject the insulin in the patient’s body in desired quantity. The insulin pen is slightly larger than the writing pen in size and it contains the insulin in the refill. Insulin pens have made it convenient and less painful for the diabetic patients to take insulin. Not only insulin pen injects precise amount of insulin in the body but also it may be done in fewer steps than syringe.

What are the driving factors for the insulin pens industry across the globe?

Driving factors such as, rising incidence of diabetes, growing geriatric population, inclination towards insulin pens over conventional needles & syringes in insulin pens are expected to boost the market growth over the years. However, alternatives to pens for insulin administration and limitation associated with the insulin pens are likely to hamper the market growth. However, growing market in developing regions are likely to deliver substantial growth opportunities to improve market share for industry players in the near future.

What is the average cost of insulin pens?

The price of insulin pens lies between the ranges of US$ 40-100 per unit. However, the cost profoundly differs based upon the function, brand and features of the insulin pen. Also, the cost of these pens depends based on the location of the manufacturer depending upon the regulatory reforms and the demand for the products.

The List of Companies - Insulin Pens Market

  1. Novo Nordisk A/S
  2. Owen Mumford
  3. Sanofi
  4. Ypsomed AG
  5. Biocon
  6. Companion Medical
  8. Eli Lilly and Company
  9. Pendiq GmbH
  10. Emperra GmbH E-Health Technologies

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