2005 - 2030 Diabetes Landscape: Market, Technology and Intellectual Property Analyzed adds report Diabetes Landscape: Market, Technology and Intellectual Property to its store. There are as many as 183 million people unaware that they have diabetes, including at least 78% of people with diabetes in Africa. In some of the poorest regions in the world, where infectious diseases have traditionally been the focus of healthcare systems, diabetes cases are expected to increase by 90% by 2030.

While most of the increase in diabetes prevalence is associated with the Type 2 form, the IDF also estimates there is a 3% increase annually in Type 1 diabetes in children aged under 15. Its data show there were 490,100 children in this age group globally with the condition in 2011 and the number of cases is rising by 77,800 annually.

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The human cost
According to the World Health Organisation, 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease, primarily heart disease or stroke. After 15 years of diabetes, approximately 2% of people become blind and about 10% develop severe visual impairment. In addition, 10 to 20% die of kidney failure, while diabetic neuropathy affects up to 50% of people with diabetes.

A global challenge
Although seen as a problem mainly affecting Western countries, in fact, 80% of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries. The IDF estimates that the Western Pacific Region had the highest number of people with diabetes aged 20 to 79 years, at 132 million, while the African Region had the smallest number, at 15 million in 2011. However, the region with the highest comparative prevalence was the Middle East and North Africa, at 11%, followed by the North America and Caribbean Region, at 10.7%. Prevalence in the Western Pacific Region was significantly lower, at 8.3%, while prevalence in the Europe region was 6.7%, representing the lowest after Africa.

Monitoring and treatment – critical components in disease management
Successful diabetes management is dependent on being able to accurately monitor blood glucose levels. That requires a range of both clinician and patient devices that are accurate, reliable and convenient. In addition, products that enable simple and convenient insulin delivery are needed by the quarter of diabetes patients that are insulin-dependent. The burgeoning diabetes burden represents a fast growing market place for companies who can supply those products.

"Who owns the rights to this technology? What trends are emerging? These and other questions are answered in this unmatched 2-volume report. The report brings together their expertise to produce a study of insight and value."

Use this report to...

  • Understand the drivers of this US$12.4 billion industry
  • Appreciate the value of monitoring and treatment markets
  • Know the market share of leading companies such as J&J, Abbott, Bayer, Becton Dickinson and Medtronic
  • Assess new technologies and treatments which will change the diabetes market
  • Access detailed patent and technology analysis for the detection, treatment and monitoring of diabetes
  • Understand the emerging trends and commercialisation status
  • Compare and contrast the technology portfolio in major companies through their patent activities
  • Drill down into intellectual property trends in the diabetes device sector and see how they relate to market opportunities.

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Who should read this report

  • Intellectual Property Professionals
  • Technology Licensing Specialists
  • Product Development Executives
  • Product and Marketing Managers
  • CTOs and Technical Managers
  • Researchers working in the diabetes space
  • Component Manufacturers

A high growth and resilient market
The diabetes care market has historically exhibited strong growth, leading global sales volumes to have increased from US$8.6 billion in 2005 to US$12.4 billion in 2011. This increase is generally being driven by the increasing prevalence of diabetes, the introduction of higher-priced newer technologies such as continuous glucose
monitoring, changing trends in the management of diabetes, and the development of healthcare systems of emerging markets in recent years.

Having experienced strong annual growth in the period before 2009, the market slowed considerably, rising by just 1% in that year and by 2% in 2010. Although most product areas continued to generate strong sales volumes, this lower growth was due to weakness in the self monitoring blood glucose market as a result of lower sales volumes and pricing pressure in the US due to the economic slowdown.

Since 2010, the diabetes care market has once again picked up, rising by 6% in 2011. This improvement has been due to renewed growth for self monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) products, helped by new product launches in the US but, mainly due to strong demand in emerging markets. The growth rates in the insulin delivery segment
slowed slightly during the year due to pricing pressure for pen needles and a slight slowdown in insulin pump sales as a result of the negative economic environment.

Prospects for new market entrants

Although the diabetes devices market comprises close to 100 companies, it is dominated by just six major manufacturers: Roche, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Bayer, Medtronic, Abbott and Becton Dickinson. Given the importance of SMBG in the overall diabetes device market, it follows that most of these companies owe their strong market position to offerings in this area, where brand recognition and a strong sales and marketing presence are vital. Although the significant market positions of the top six companies imply there is little room for smaller companies, there do remain good
opportunities for companies with unique products or devices that compete in yet-to-be established markets.

For example, Insulet has grown its sales from just US$4 million in 2006 to nearly US$120 million in 2011 as a result of offering a unique insulin pump with significant benefits over those offered by the established market leaders. Its OmniPod was the world’s first tubing-free insulin pump, meaning it is smaller than many other devices; can be worn more discreetly; eliminates interruptions in insulin delivery due to
tubing kinks, leaks or disconnections; and, enables patients to move, dress, sleep and exercise more easily.
A forensic investigation of 5,900 patents in the diabetes device area has been distilled to provide a detailed assessment of who holds key technology patents worldwide.
This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the technologies and IP associated with diabetes devices, including:

Diabetes Monitoring

  • Blood glucose meters and test strips
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Non-invasive and emerging technologies

Diabetes Treatment

  • Insulin delivery (including pens and insulin pumps)
  • Open loop continuous glucose monitoring/pumps
  • Closed loop artificial pancreas technology
  • Software & Algorithms

There are a significant number (over 500) of patent assignees. This report provides detailed analysis of:

Overall diabetes patent portfolio (including Priority Year, Patent Totals by Technology, Top Twenty Assignees, IPC and USP Classifications)
Diabetes patents by technology subcategory (including Priority Date, Top Twenty Assignees, and Analysis of Sample Patents)
Diabetes patents by key company (including Priority Date, Patent Distribution by Technology, and Patent Source Jurisdiction)

Analysis and commentary include discussion of the patent and product portfolio coverage of key companies. There are significant research and product development areas where leading companies lack coverage.

Investigation of assignee by technology group and forward citations of key patents provides insight into the large number of players and identifies potential targets for acquisition.

The patent holding and status of the following companies is covered in great detail:

  • Abbott
  • Arkray
  • Bayer
  • Becton Dickinson
  • DexCom
  • Insulet
  • J&J
  • Medtronic
  • Nipro
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Roche
  • Sanofi-aventis

This unprecedented combination of market, technology, and intellectual property information will provide a detailed look at the market and devices in this space as well as provide a perspective of the challenges and opportunities associated with diabetes.

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