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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Treatment Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Treatment (Molecular Therapies, Steroid Therapy, Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Others), By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies) and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI101863 | Status : Ongoing



Duchenne muscular dystrophy refers to a severe disorder of a progressive form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects the males, though in certain rare cases there are incidences in females too. Duchenne muscular dystrophy leads to a progressive weakness and loss, also known as atrophy, in the skeletal and the heart muscles. Some of the early symptoms of the disorder includes a delayed ability to stand, walk or sit and also difficulties in speech. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), it is estimated that Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects 1 in 3,500 male births worldwide.

One of the key drivers of the growth of the duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment was the approval of Eteplirsen in 2016. Also, in June 2019 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Emflaza (deflazacort) by PTC Therapeutics, Inc., to expand its labelling that will include duchenne muscular dystrophy patients aged between 2 to 5 years. This combined with the strong pipeline of products under clinical trials, are anticipated to drive the growth of the duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatment market.

Key Market Driver -

Therapeutic approval and strong pipeline of product under development.

Key Market Restraint -

High cost of Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment.

The factor that is expected to restrain the growth of market is the huge price tag associated with drugs. For example, Eteplirsen (Exondys 51) is expected to cost patients around US$ 300,000 for a treatment course and the cost of the treatment can go as high as US$ 750,000 annually.

Key Players Covered:

Some of the major companies that are present in the global duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatment market are BioMarin, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, FibroGen, Inc., Nobelpharma Co., Ltd., NIPPON SHINYAKU CO. LTD., Pfizer Inc., SANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS, Sarepta Therapeutics and Eli Lilly and Company and other players.

Key Insights

  • Prevalence of duchenne muscular dystrophy, by key countries/ region, 2018

  • Regulatory Scenario For Key Countries

  • Advancements In Research & Development Of Treatment Options For DMD

  • Annual Cost of Treatment, Key Drugs  

  • Advancements in gene therapies and new product launches, key players

Regional Analysis:

The global duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) treatment market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. North America and Europe are the two largest markets for duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment currently, and are expected to account for a large proportion of the market in the forecast period as well. Rising incidence of duchenne muscular dystrophy, increasing investment in research and development of new treatment options, strong pipeline of products under analysis, are the major factors anticipated to drive the market in these regions.

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In Asia Pacific, Japan is expected to provide the largest market opportunity. In 2017, Japan displayed the drug candidate, DS-5141b, for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy on the country’s SAKIGAKE list, a designation that is equal to the U.S. FDA process of accelerated approval. Many initiatives are being taken by market players to boost the market of Middle East & North Africa. In 2019, CENTOGENE AG announced a year-long strategic collaboration with Sarepta Therapeutics with a goal to increase number of diagnosed patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy in Middle East & North Africa.




By Treatment

  • Molecular Therapies

  • Steroid Therapy

  • Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies

  • Retail Pharmacies

  • Online Pharmacies

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Key Industry Developments

  • In February 2019, a new investigational drug candidate, edasalonexent (CAT-1004), an oral inhibitor of NF-κB inhibitor, cleared the Phase 1 clinical trials, which was conducted on male patients and the drug candidate showed the potential to slow the progression of the disease

  •  In April 2019, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. announced that its product Translarna (ataluren) received a marketing approval from the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) under rare diseases procedure, for the treatment of ambulatory children of 5 years and older with duchenne muscular dystrophy caused by a nonsense mutation.

  • In 2019, CENTOGENE AG announced a year-long strategic collaboration with Sarepta Therapeutics with a goal to increase number of diagnosed patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy in Middle East & North Africa.

  • In 2018, Sarepta Therapeutics announced that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uplifted its hold from its micro-dystrophin gene therapy program.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Treatment Market Size, Share and Global Industry Trend Forecast till 2026
  • Ongoing
  • 2021
  • 2018-2020


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