Viruses are infectious particles comprising a nucleic acid core – consisting of either DNA or RNA – and a protein coat known as a capsid. Infections attributable to viral pathogens are transmitted, directly or indirectly, from one person to another or from animal to human. Viruses replicate by exploiting the resources of their host cells, usually to the detriment of the host. As viral pathogens are exceptionally diverse, the morbidity associated with viral infections varies significantly depending on the virus in question. This report covers all viral infections, although particular focus is given to four key indications within this disease cluster: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and influenza.
The global viral infections market was valued at $74 billion in 2014, and is projected to grow at a considerable Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.8%, reaching $117.6 billion in 2021.
Key drivers of this growth will be the expanding treatment population and uptake of recently approved highly priced antiviral agents, as well as promising late-stage candidates that are expected to be priced highly.
The viral infections market is large and growing rapidly
- How do epidemiology trends differ among the key indications?
- What therapeutic options exist for preventing and treating viral infections?
- Which products and companies dominate the market?
The pipeline is innovative and diverse
- What is the proportion of early- to late-stage pipeline products?
- Which molecular targets are most prominent within the pipeline?
- How do the key indications differ in terms of molecule type?
Considerable market growth is anticipated throughout 2021
- Which products will contribute to this growth most significantly?
- Will the current market leaders retain their dominance over the forecast period?
Deal values for licensing and co-development deals range considerably
- How many strategic consolidations have been completed in the past decade?
- Which types of assets attract the largest deal values?
- Examine the current clinical and commercial landscape by considering disease pathogenesis, treatment options and key marketed products.
- Appreciate how the four key indications – HIV, HCV, HBV and influenza – differ in terms of epidemiology, symptoms and co-morbidities and complications.
- Identify trends and developments, in terms of molecule type and molecular target, within the overall viral infections pipeline, as well as for each of the four key indications.
- Consider market opportunities and potential risks by examining trends in clinical trial duration and size, as well as clinical trial failure rates, by stage of development, key indication, molecule type and molecular target.
- Recognize how the evolving treatment landscape will drive market growth to 2021 and understand the contributions that different products, molecular targets and companies will make to this growth.
- Understand how strategic consolidations have shaped the current pipeline and marketed product landscapes
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