Radiopharmaceuticals Market Demand, Insights Forecast 2028

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Radiopharmaceuticals Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine), Product Type (Technetium-99m, Thallium-201, Gallium-67, Iodine-131, Copper-64, and Other), Application (Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, and Others), and End User (Hospitals, Imaging Centers, Academic and Research Centers, and Others)

Publication Month: Aug 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00003751 | No. of Pages: No. of Pages220 | Category: Pharmaceuticals | Status: Published

The radiopharmaceuticals market is projected to reach US$ 13,818.17 million by 2028 from US$ 7,550.74 million in 2021; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.0% from 2021 to 2028.

The growth of the market is attributed to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, suitability of alpha radioimmunotherapy in targeted cancer treatment, and advancements in nuclear imaging techniques. However, the short shelf-life of radiopharmaceuticals and availability of substitutes restrain the Radiopharmaceuticals market growth. A radiopharmaceutical is a drug that can be used either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioisotopes that are bound to biological molecules that target specific tissues, organs, or cells within the human body. Radioisotopes emitting gamma rays are useful for diagnostic imaging where the radiation escapes the body. These rays are detected by a specific device, which is usually single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/positron emission tomography (PET) cameras.

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed hospital activities, including nuclear medicine (NM) practices across Europe. A literature search on PubMed was performed covering COVID-19 studies published up until January 2021. As per the findings, the pandemic strongly challenged NM departments, and a reduction in the workforce has been experienced in every center in Europe. To limit COVID-19 transmission, NM departments introduced restriction measures, such as the rescheduling of non-high-priority procedures. Also, a few of the departments experienced a delay in radiopharmaceuticals supply or technical assistance due to the pandemic. As a result, the crisis resulted in a significant reduction of diagnostic and therapeutic NM procedures and a reduced level of care for patients affected by diseases, such as cancer or acute cardiovascular disease.

Lucrative Regions for Radiopharmaceuticals Market

Lucrative Regions for Radiopharmaceuticals Market

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Market Insights

Rising Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Fuels Radiopharmaceuticals Market Growth

The prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancer, chronic lung diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic kidney disease, and several neurological disorders is increasing rapidly across the world. These diseases are among the leading causes of death. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer accounted for 10 million deaths in 2020 globally. Furthermore, as per the estimations of the American Cancer Society, 1,806,590 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2020. As per the European Heart Network, CVDs cause 3.9 million deaths in Europe and more than 1.8 million deaths in the European Union (EU) every year. They account for 45.0% of total mortalities in Europe and 37.0% of the total death count in the EU. As per the American College of Cardiology, CVDs cause 800,000 death cases in the US every year. Coronary heart disease (CHD) contributes to a majority of CVD mortalities, followed by stroke and heart failure; 90 million Americans are diagnosed with CVDs per year. In addition, CVDs contribute to 31% of total death globally, and the cost burden of CVDs on healthcare systems is expected to be US$ 1,044 billion by 2030.

According to Emory Healthcare, in 2018, 5 million people suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF) in the US. Further, according to the WHO, ~1.71 billion people in the world are suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. An effective examination is a must for the treatment of chronic diseases, and nuclear substances are used for diagnosis and examination purposes; they are used in diagnostic tests such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT). Thus, with a surge in the incidence of chronic diseases, the need for radiopharmaceuticals is also increasing, thereby driving the market growth.

Type-Based Insights

Based on type, the radiopharmaceuticals market is bifurcated into diagnostic nuclear medicine and therapeutic nuclear medicine. The diagnostic nuclear medicine segment is holding a larger share of the market and is expected to register a higher CAGR during 2021–2028. The radioisotope used widely in diagnostic nuclear medicine is technetium-99m. The radioisotope attaches to several specific molecules, allowing the diagnosis of various diseases, such as the certain types of cancers. For instance, technetium-99m-MDP (methylene diphosphonate) is widely used to detect bone metastasis associated with cancer.

Radiopharmaceuticals Market, by Type – 2021 and 2028

Radiopharmaceuticals Market, by Type – 2021 and 2028

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Product Type-Based Insights

Based on product type, the radiopharmaceuticals market is segmented into Technetium-99m, Thallium-201, Gallium-67, Iodine-131, Copper-64, and other. The Technetium-99m segment is holding the largest share of the market, whereas the gallium-67 segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2021–2028. Gallium-67 is used for the imaging and localization of inflammatory lesions (infections). Gallium-67 is an injectable radiopharmaceutical that is used with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to detect the presence of acute inflammatory lesions and various malignancies, such as Hodgkin’s disease, lymphomas, and bronchogenic carcinomas.

Application-Based Insights

Based on application, the radiopharmaceuticals market is segmented into oncology, cardiology, neurology, and others. The oncology segment is holding the largest share of the market. The market growth for this segment can be attributed to the increasing incidence of cancer worldwide. Cancer is one of the significant health problems with a high mortality rate. It is a threat to global health. As per the WHO, in 2018, an estimated 18 million new cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide, and 9.6 million people died from cancer. However, the market for the cardiology segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years.

End User-Based Insights

Based on end user, the radiopharmaceuticals market is segmented into hospitals, imaging centers, academic and research centers, and others. In 2021, the hospitals segment is holding the largest share of the market. The market growth for this segment can be attributed to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing number of hospitals across the world, and rapidly growing number of surgical procedures. However, the market for the diagnostic centers segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years.


Strategic Insights

Strategic Insights
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 7,550.74 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 13,818.17 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 9.0% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages220
No. of Tables139
No. of Charts & Figures85
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredType , Product Type , Application , and End User
Regional scopeNorth America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
Country scopeUS, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Companies operating in the radiopharmaceuticals market are adopting the product innovations strategy to meet the evolving customer demands across the world, which also permits them to maintain their brand name in the global market.

Radiopharmaceuticals Market – by Type

  • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine 
    • SPECT Radiopharmaceuticals
    • PET Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
    • Alpha Emitters
    • Beta Emitters
    • Brachytherapy Isotopes

Radiopharmaceuticals Market – by Product Type

  • Technetium-99m
  • Thallium-201
  • Gallium-67
  • Iodine-131
  • Copper-64
  • Other

Radiopharmaceuticals Market – by Application

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Others

Radiopharmaceuticals Market – by End User

  • Hospitals
  • Imaging Centers
  • Academic and Research Centers
  • Others

Radiopharmaceuticals 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 and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South and Central America (SCAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM

Company Profiles

  • Cardinal Health
  • GE Healthcare
  • Curium
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Bayer AG
  • Bracco Imaging
  • Eczacýbaþý-Monrol Nuclear Products
  • Nordion
  • Advanced Accelerator Applications
  • NTP Radioisotopes

Frequently Asked Questions

Radiopharmaceuticals are radioisotopes that are bound to biological molecules that target specific tissues, organs, or cells within the human body. Radioisotopes emitting gamma rays are useful for diagnostic imaging where the radiation escapes the body. These rays are detected by a specific device, which is usually single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ positron emission tomography (PET) cameras.
The factors that are driving growth of the market are rising prevalence of chronic diseases, suitability of alpha radioimmunotherapy in targeted cancer treatment, and advancements in nuclear imaging techniques.
Various companies have made organic growth strategies in the Radiopharmaceuticals Market. Some of the activities undertaken by the company, which have promoted its growth are, launches, enhancements and expansion & relocation activities. Companies such as Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., Bracco Imaging S.p.A, Advanced Accelerator Applications amongst others are some of the companies that have been implementing various organic strategies that have helped the growth of the company.
North America dominates the global radiopharmaceuticals market due to factors such as technological advancement, increasing product launches, well-developed healthcare facility centres equipped with modern-age equipment and instruments.
The diagnostic nuclear medicine segment is growing at the highest CAGR owing to availability of diagnostic devices and ease offered by these devices for diagnosis of various disorders. Also, nuclear medicine provides better diagnostic information about the functioning of a specific organ, as it uses radiation.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the radiopharmaceuticals market. The growth of the market in this region is primarily due to prevalence of stroke and other neurological disorders along with the presence of supportive government initiatives and research in the field of radiopharmaceuticals.

The List of Companies - Radiopharmaceuticals Market

  1. Cardinal Health
  2. GE Healthcare
  3. Curium
  4. Lantheus Medical Imaging
  5. Bayer AG
  6. Bracco Imaging
  7. Eczacýbaþý-Monrol Nuclear Products
  8. Nordion
  9. Advanced Accelerator Applications
  10. NTP Radioisotopes
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