Hemophilia refers to a set of hereditary genetic disorders that impairs the body's ability to control blood clotting, which controls bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. People with hemophilia lack, either partially or completely, an essential clotting factor needed to form stable blood clots. In the absence of a treatment, uncontrolled internal bleeding can occur, causing stiffness, pain, severe joint damage and even death. Depending upon the coagulation factor deficiency, there are different types of hemophilia such as Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B, Hemophilia C, Von Willebrand disease and Hemophilia with Inhibitors.
Even though Hemophilia is rare bleeding disorder, the number of people affected by it has been increasing with time. While mild hemophilia is easy to diagnose especially in kids, when they learn to move and walk, and get large bruises from minute falls, severe hemophilia patients need to go for periodic transfusion of the respective factors so as to avoid the event of life-threatening bleeding episodes. Such a periodic transfusion is done through what is commonly known as the replacement therapy. With increasing sophistication and modernization of technology, demand for advanced treatment options increases, thereby making the entire market grow.
The key factors which are anticipated to drive this market include increasing penetration of recombinant factor VIII, increasing healthcare expenditure, emerging use of treatments in low income countries and increasing diagnosis rates. Some of the noteworthy progresses of this industry include the increasing adoption of prophylaxis therapy, introduction of extended half-life products and gene therapy. However, the growth of respective industry is challenged by the high cost of treatments and high reluctance by patients to switch to new treatments/products.
The report provides a comprehensive study of global hemophilia market and also major regional markets. Furthermore, market dynamics such as key trends and development; and challenges are analyzed in depth. The global hemophilia industry is highly competitive consisting of several large companies including the Shire Plc, Bayer Group, Pfizer Inc, Novo Nordisk etc. The competitive landscape of the respective market, along with the company profiles of the leading players are also discussed in detail."