Global Drug Discovery Services Market Analysis From 2017 To 2022
Global drug discovery services market was valued at USD 8.32 billion in 2017 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% to reach USD 14.40 billion in 2022. The major factors driving the growth of this market are increasing research and development expenditure, inclination of major pharmaceutical companies towards outsourcing to avoid hurdles, and increasing demand for outsourcing of analytical testing and clinical trial services. However, the high cost involved in drug discovery and development, stringent regulations governing drug discovery, and animal usage are restraining the growth of this market.
“The hit-to-lead generation segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.”
On the basis of process, the market is classified into target selection, target validation, hit-to-lead identification, lead optimization, and candidate validation. The hit-to-lead identification segment is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The growth of this market segment is mainly driven by attributed to the emerging advanced technologies for high-throughput screening (HTS).
“The medicinal chemistry segment to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.”
By type, the drug discovery services market is segmented into medicinal chemistry, biology services, and drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK). The medicinal chemistry segment is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Increasing R&D expenditure, growing number of drug discovery and developmental activities, and increasing inclination of pharmaceutical companies towards outsourcing are among the major factors driving the growth of the medicinal chemistry segment.
“North America to hold the largest share and Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period.”
Geographically, the drug discovery services market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).North America is expected to command the largest share of the drug discovery services market. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the presence of leading CROs and pharmaceutical companies in this region. The Asia Pacific region is estimated to grow at the fastest rate which can be attributed to less stringent regulations and economical manufacturing costs.
The primary interviews conducted for this report can be categorized as follows:
- By Company Type - Tier 1 – 40%; Tier 2 – 30% and Tier 3 – 30%
- By Designation – C-level – 62%, Director Level – 21%, Others – 17%
- By Region – North America –50%, Europe – 20%, Asia Pacific– 20% , RoW- 10%
Key players operating in the drug discovery services market include Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) (US), Charles River Laboratories (US), Evotec (Germany), Domainex (UK), GenScript (US), Covance (US), Selcia (UK), Viva Biotech (China), WuXi AppTec (China), SRI International (US), Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) (US), GVK Biosciences (India), Jubilant Biosys (India), GE Healthcare (US), Merck (Germany), Lonza (Switzerland), Piramal Enterprises (India), Advinus Therapeutics (India), Promega Corporation (US), Syngene International (India), Aurigene (India), Agilent Technologies (US), Ubiquigent (UK), and ChemBridge Corporation (US).
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