In the past 100 years, there has been a steady increase in the incidence of serious secondary systemic fungal infections. One of the factors aiding the spread of fungal disease has been the widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, which eliminate or decrease the non-pathogenic bacterial populations that normally compete with fungi. Another has been the vast increase in populations with with compromised immune response (caused by AIDS or by the action of immunosuppressant drugs or cancer chemotherapy agents).
In addition to rising prevalence, new technology in anti-fungal agent discovery has been brisk and innovative approaches have made anti-fungal drug development a diverse and competitive field.
This volume of Kalorama Information’s completely updated series on the World Market for Anti-Infectives focuses on two segments of anti-fungal treatment: systemic and topical. The report covers both currently marketed and late stage development anti-fungal products in detail.
The report includes statistical information for fungal infections by type worldwide, with special emphasis on the U.S. market. The market segments provide an overview, description of products on the market, description of products in development, market estimates and forecasts, and competitive analysis of leading providers. The report also includes current issues and trends affecting the industry.
Revenues for each segment were generated using dollar and unit sales for each product. All market data pertain to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2004. Historical data are provided for the years 2002 and 2003, with forecast data provided for 2005 through 2009. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for the 2002-2004, 2004-2009, and 2002-2009 periods for each industry segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2004. The forecasted market analysis for 2005-2009 was based on probability of approval and sales of products in late stage development, product marketing, and demographic trends.
The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information. For the purpose of this study Kalorama Information conducted interviews with key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Specific interviews with pharmaceutical company representatives included marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.