Transdermal Drug Delivery System Market – Emerging Trends to Boost Global Industry Growth

Research Methodologies Followed for This Study:

Primary Research:

In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include industry experts such as CEOs, vice presidents, marketing directors, technology and innovation directors, and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the transdermal drug delivery systems market.

The primary sources from the demand side include personnel from research organizations, academic institutes, and purchase managers.

A robust primary research methodology has been adopted to validate the contents of the report.

Both telephonic and e-mail interviews of primary participants were conducted through questionnaires.

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Secondary Research:

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources such as the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, World Parkinson Congress, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), International Society of Endocrinology, International Diabetes Federation, International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR), European Pain Federation (EFIC), European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC), European Society of Cardiology, European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Asia Pacific Council on Contraception (APCOC), Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology, ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, Guttmacher Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, directories, industry journals, databases, press releases, and annual reports of the companies have been used to identify and collect information useful for the study of this market.

Projected Revenue Growth:

The transdermal drug delivery systems market is expected to reach USD 7.1 billion by 2023 from an estimated USD 5.7 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

Growth Boosting Factors:

The growth of this market is primarily driven by factors such as the increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases and technological advancements in transdermal drug delivery systems.


The study involved four major activities to estimate the current market size for transdermal drug delivery systems. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information about the market, peer markets, and the parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across value chain through primary research. Thirdly, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. Finally, the market breakdown and data triangulation was used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Recent Developments:

In January 2018, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical (Japan) launched ALLESAGA TAPE in the Japanese market.

In July 2018, UCB (Belgium) received the Import Drug License (IDL) for its transdermal rotigotine patch—NEUPRO from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).

In August 2018, Luye Pharma (China) signed an agreement with Bayer AG (Switzerland) to acquire the global rights to the Apleek contraceptive transdermal patch.

Market Size Estimation:

Top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to validate the size of the transdermal drug delivery systems market and estimate the size of other dependent submarkets. These methods were also used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

The key players in the industry and markets have been identified through extensive secondary research.

The industry’s supply chain and market size, in terms of value, have been determined through primary and secondary research processes.

All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

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Data Triangulation:

After arriving at the overall market size using the market size estimation processes as explained above the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, the data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both, the demand and supply sides.