Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size, Share & Growth Report [2031]

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size, Share & Growth Report [2031]

Segments - Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Material (Glass [Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3], Rubber, and Plastic [Polypropylene, Cyclic Olefin Copolymer, Cyclic Olefin Polymer, and Polyethylene), Application (Wearable Injectors, Pen Injectors, Dental Anesthesia, and Autoinjectors), Size (0.5ml, 1.8ml, 2-2.5ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml and above), End-user (Research Organizations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Others), and Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast 2023 – 2031

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Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Outlook 2031

The global pharmaceutical cartridges market size was USD 1.30 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 2.71 Billion by 2031 to expand at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period, 2023–2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry.

Rapid expansion of the pharmaceutical industry and increased investment in research and development activities, including drug testing and discoveries are expected to boost the market. For example, the development of chemotherapy cartridges for targeted drug delivery has improved the efficacy of cancer treatments and minimized the side effects. These cartridges allow for precise drug dosing, making them a crucial part of personalized medicine in cancer treatment. For instance,

  • In July 2023, at the pharmaceutical trade fair Interphex in New York City, Scott Pharmaceutical launched the world's first cartridges designed specifically for high-speed filling lines. These innovative designs enable fast processing and reduce losses caused by overfilling.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Outlook

Development of advanced cartridge variants to meet the demands of new medical techniques and the need for instant-relief medications is driving the market. For instance, the introduction of auto-injectors that use cartridges for conditions such as severe allergies (for example, EpiPen) has revolutionized how epinephrine is administered during an anaphylactic reaction. These cartridges are designed for easy and rapid injection, enhancing patient safety and convenience.

The research report finds that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the pharmaceutical cartridges market. The pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the pharmaceutical supply chain. COVID-19 led to a surge in the demand for vaccination and medication delivery solutions. Cartridges became essential components of various vaccine delivery systems, such as pre-filled syringes and auto-injectors for COVID-19 vaccines.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Impact on the Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market

Emergence of artificial intelligence in pharmaceuticals has empowered the development of personalized medicine. AI-powered healthcare solutions have become integral in managing patients remotely. Pharmaceutical cartridges are now being integrated into connected healthcare devices that enable remote patient monitoring and medication administration, creating market opportunities.

Cartridges, particularly for precise drug dosing, are essential in personalized treatment plans. AI algorithms analyze patient data to customize medication regimens, and cartridges enable the accurate delivery of these personalized treatments.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Dynamics

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Dynamics

Major Driver

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as oral conditions, diabetes, and arthritis is expected to drive the pharmaceutical cartridges market. These conditions often require long-term medication, and cartridges offer a convenient and precise way to deliver medications.

For example, in the case of diabetes, insulin pens and insulin cartridges have gained popularity. Patients are able to easily administer insulin with pre-filled cartridges, ensuring accurate dosing and reducing the risk of errors in insulin delivery. For instance,

  • According to a research study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information on October 2021, revealed that there were approximately 463 million individuals with diabetes and 374 million individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), a prediabetic condition, globally. The study projected that these numbers are expected to rise to 700 million people with diabetes and 548 million people with IGT by 2045.

These statistics highlight the concerning trend of increasing prevalence of diabetes and prediabetic conditions worldwide. Increasing environmental awareness and sustainability concerns are driving the market. Cartridges, particularly those made from eco-friendly materials and designed for recycling or reduced waste, are gaining traction. For example, companies are developing reusable pen injectors with replaceable, recyclable cartridges for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Existing Restrain

Stringent regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical products are expected to restrain the market. Ensuring that cartridges meet all quality and safety standards is time-consuming and costly. Regulatory compliance, such as adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), requires rigorous quality control processes. Failure to meet these standards leads to delays in product launches and increased costs.

Emerging Opportunity

Rise in telemedicine and remote patient monitoring presents significant opportunities for pharmaceutical cartridges. Cartridges, integrated into connected healthcare devices, allow patients to remotely monitor and manage their conditions. As telehealth continues to expand, pharmaceutical cartridge manufacturers are able to capitalize on this trend by creating cartridges. This facilitates remote data collection and medication delivery, which improves patient care and convenience.

The introduction of cartridges for self-help treatment and the popularity of home-setting pharmaceutical devices or kits creates key market opportunities. For instance, in the case of asthma management, inhalers with cartridge-based systems have become essential for patients to self-administer bronchodilators or corticosteroids at home. Patients conveniently load cartridges and use inhalers to manage their condition, reducing the need for frequent visits to healthcare facilities.

Scope of Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Report:

The report on the global pharmaceutical cartridges market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.

Attributes

Details

Report Title

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast

Base Year

2022

Historic Data

2016–2021

Forecast Period

2023–2031

Segmentation

Material (Glass [Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3], Rubber, and Plastic [Polypropylene, Cyclic Olefin Copolymer, Cyclic Olefin Polymer, and Polyethylene), Application (Wearable Injectors, Pen Injectors, Dental Anesthesia, and Autoinjectors), Size (0.5ml, 1.8ml, 2-2.5ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml and above), End-user (Research Organizations, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and Others)

Regional Scope

Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa

Report Coverage

Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast

Key Players Covered in the Report

Baxter International, Inc.; Gerresheimer AG; Merck KGaA; Nipro Corporation; SCHOTT AG; Shandong Medicinal Glass Co., Ltd.; Sonata Rubber; Stevanto Group; Transcoject GmbH; West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Segment Insights

Material Segment Analysis

Based on material, the pharmaceutical cartridges market is trifurcated into glass, rubber, and plastic. The glass segment is further divided into type 1, type 2, and type 3. The plastic segment is classified as polypropylene (PP), cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), cyclic olefin polymer (COP), and polyethyleneThe glass segment is expected to account for a key share of the market during the forecast period.

The growth of the segment is attributed to its fine dimensional tolerances, thermal shock resistance, dependable integration with injection devices, and cosmetic tolerances. 
Glass has a low degree of expansion and high resistance to thermal stress. It is widely used by the pharmaceutical industry, due to its durability against chemicals.

Moreover, the plastic segment is projected to constitute a large share of the market in the coming years owing to the high demand for polyethylene materials for various applications.

Application Segment Analysis

On the basis of application, the market is segmented into wearable injectors, pen injectors, dental anesthesia, and autoinjectors. The pen injector segment dominates the market and is expected to hold a major share during the projected period. Increasing preference for self-administration, the presence of potential drug delivery methods, and rising cases of diabetes are fuelling the market.

Manufacturers of pen injectors are prioritizing sustainable production to maintain competitiveness in the industry. This focus on developing eco-friendly pen injectors creates opportunities in the segment.

Size Segment Analysis

In terms of size, the pharmaceutical cartridges market is divided into 0.5ml, 1.8ml, 2-2.5ml, 3ml, 5ml, 10ml, and above. The 3ml segment held the largest share of the market in 2022, owing to the growing utilization of 3ml cartridges in insulin pencils to treat diabetes. Rising number of patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases use cartridges with 3ml capacity. This cartridge is designed to treat multiple therapies and needs multiple dosages. For instance,

  • In January 2023, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. showcased its industry expertise and product innovations at Pharmapack Europe. The company introduced three products, including the Daikyo Crystal Zenith 2.25mL Insert Needle Syringe System, West Ready Pack with Corning Valor RTU Vials with EZ-fill SG EZ-fill technology from Stevanato Group, and a FluroTec 5-10mL Cartridge Plunger. These innovations were developed to meet the needs of global clients and improve patient experiences.

End-user Segment Analysis

Based on end-user, the market is segregated into research organizations, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and others. The pharmaceutical segment holds the largest share of the market, owing to drug development, increasing biological research, and pharmaceutical packaging processes. Pharmaceutical cartridges are essential for accurate and precise dosage delivery, minimizing errors, and enhancing patient safety.

They are used for internal drug delivery and dental anesthetics for various treatments. Constant development and innovation in the cartridge for drug delivery are driving the segment.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Materials

Regional Analysis

On the basis of region, the global pharmaceutical cartridges market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is dominating the market, owing to the presence of a well-established healthcare infrastructure, and continuous strategic initiatives implemented by global key players to maintain their market share.

The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a CAGR during the forecast period, owing to rising awareness of advanced medications for disease treatments and the growing prevalence of chronic conditions in the region. For instance,

  • In August 2023, India's pharma and MedTech sectors unveiled plans to invest INR 5000 crores. The Health Ministry is set to introduce a 5-year policy aimed at enhancing R&D programs in MedTech and the pharmaceutical industries.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Regions

Segments

The global pharmaceutical cartridges market has been segmented on the basis of

Material

  • Glass 
    • Type 1 
    • Type 2 
    • Type 3
  • Rubber
  • Plastic
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC)
    • Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP)
    • Polyethylene

Application

  • Wearable Injectors
  • Pen Injectors
  • Dental Anesthesia
  • Autoinjectors

Size

  • 0.5ml
  • 1.8ml
  • 2-2.5ml
  • 3ml
  • 5ml
  • 10ml and above

End-User

  • Research Organizations
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players

  • Baxter International, Inc.
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • Merck KGaA
  • Nipro Corporation
  • SCHOTT AG
  • Shandong Medicinal Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Sonata Rubber
  • Stevanto Group
  • Transcoject GmbH
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Competitive Landscape

Key players competing in the market include Baxter International, Inc.; Gerresheimer AG; Merck KGaA; Nipro Corporation; SCHOTT AG; Shandong Medicinal Glass Co., Ltd.; Sonata Rubber; Stevanto Group; Transcoject GmbH; West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

To increase their market, position the majority of these organizations have implemented methods such as new product development the formation of new manufacturing sites, and collaborations. For instance,

  • In January 2022, Procaps, a leading pharmaceutical group acquired the Sofgel production facility under the name of Softgen Pharmaceutic. This acquisition delivers a wide range of products in soft gel technologies.

  • In July 2023, Dividella, a global provider of secondary packaging solutions for healthcare, introduced the latest Neo Toploading Cartoner to meet market demand for a product-flexible packaging machine. This machine is capable of handling packs of five, ten, or 100 products at high-level output, catering to the diverse needs of the industry.

Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Key Players

Table Of Content

1. Executive Summary
2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
3. Research Methodology
4. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Overview
  4.1. Introduction
     4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
     4.1.2. Market Definition
  4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
     4.2.1. Industry Outlook
  4.3. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Dynamics
     4.3.1. Market Drivers
     4.3.2. Market Restraints
     4.3.3. Opportunity
     4.3.4. Market Trends
  4.4. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market - Supply Chain
  4.5. Global Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Forecast
     4.5.1. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.2. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.3. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Absolute $ Opportunity
5. Global Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
  5.1. Market Trends
  5.2. Introduction
     5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
     5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
  5.3. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
     5.3.1. North America
     5.3.2. Latin America
     5.3.3. Europe
     5.3.4. Asia Pacific
     5.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
  5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
  5.6. Global Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
6. North America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast
  6.1. Introduction
     6.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
  6.2. North America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     6.2.1. U.S.
     6.2.2. Canada
  6.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  6.4. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     6.4.1. By Country
     6.4.2. By Product Type
     6.4.3. By Application
  6.5. North America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
7. Latin America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast
  7.1. Introduction
     7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     7.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
  7.2. Latin America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      7.2.1. Brazil
      7.2.2. Mexico
      7.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   7.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  7.4. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     7.4.1. By Country
     7.4.2. By Product Type
     7.4.3. By Application
  7.5. Latin America Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
8. Europe Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast
  8.1. Introduction
     8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     8.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
  8.2. Europe Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     8.2.1. Germany
     8.2.2. France
     8.2.3. Italy
     8.2.4. U.K.
     8.2.5. Spain
     8.2.6. Russia
     8.2.7. Rest of Europe
  8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  8.4. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     8.4.1. By Country
     8.4.2. By Product Type
     8.4.3. By Application
  8.5. Europe Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
9. Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast
  9.1. Introduction
     9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     9.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
  9.2. Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     9.2.1. China
     9.2.2. Japan
     9.2.3. South Korea
     9.2.4. India
     9.2.5. Australia
     9.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  9.4. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     9.4.1. By Country
     9.4.2. By Product Type
     9.4.3. By Application
  9.5. Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
10. Middle East & Africa Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Analysis and Forecast
  10.1. Introduction
     10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     10.1.3. Middle East & Africa Average Pricing Analysis
  10.2. Middle East & Africa Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     10.2.1. Saudi Arabia
     10.2.2. South Africa
     10.2.3. UAE
     10.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  10.4. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     10.4.1. By Country
     10.4.2. By Product Type
     10.4.3. By Application
  10.5. Middle East & Africa Pharmaceutical Cartridges Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
11. Competition Landscape
  11.1. Global Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market: Market Share Analysis
  11.2. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Distributors and Customers
  11.3. Pharmaceutical Cartridges Market: Competitive Dashboard
  11.4. Company Profiles (Details: Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
     11.4.1. Gerresheimer AG
     11.4.2. SCHOTT AG
     11.4.3. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
     11.4.4. Merck KGaA
     11.4.5. Stevanto Group
     11.4.6. Transcoject GmbH
     11.4.7. Baxter International, Inc.
     11.4.8.  

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