The Pre-Filled Syringes Market: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Release Date: May 2016

Number of Pages: 179

Number of Tables and Figures: 83

Synopsis: A pre-filled syringe is a medical syringe that comes pre-filled with a specific dosage of medication. Representing one of the fastest growing segments of the injectable drug delivery ecosystem, pre-filled syringes offer significant benefits over the traditional ‘vial and syringe’ format, by increasing dosing accuracy, safety and convenience.

In addition, pre-filled syringes also offer a variety of economic benefits to pharmaceutical companies including a reduction in drug overfill and waste, which increases the saleable yield of the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient).

SNS Research estimates that the market for pre-filled syringes will account for nearly $4 Billion in revenue by the end of 2016. Despite challenges relating to drug stability, manufacturing and competition from other drug delivery technologies, the market is poised for significant growth in the coming years.

The “Pre-Filled Syringes Market: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the pre-filled syringes ecosystem including technology, market drivers, challenges, investment potential, leading therapies, use cases, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents market size forecasts for pre-filled syringe unit sales from 2016 through to 2030. The forecasts are further segmented for 4 horizontal submarkets, 10 drug classes, 5 regions and 15 leading countries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

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Key Findings:

The report has the following key findings:

  • SNS Research estimates that the market for pre-filled syringes will account for nearly $4 Billion in revenue by the end of 2016. Despite challenges relating to drug stability, manufacturing and competition from other drug delivery technologies, the market is poised for significant growth in the coming years.
  • In 2015, plastic based platforms accounted for just over 9% of the wider pre-filled syringes market. Over the next four years, the proportion of plastic pre-filled syringes is expected to increase by 6%, as drug developers seek to reduce the likelihood of breakage, while increasing the functionality of their products.
  • Many pre-filled syringe manufacturers now offer integrated automatic needle shielding or retractable needle options. In addition, specialist manufacturers have developed dual and multi chambered syringes to cater for drugs that must be reconstituted at the point of delivery.
  • Pre-filled pen systems and auto-injectors will grow at a CAGR of 21% over the next four years.

Topics Covered:

The report covers the following topics:

  • Pre-filled syringes ecosystem
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • Technology, safety mechanisms and key trends
  • Pen systems and auto-injectors
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Analysis of leading drug classes and pre-filled syringe therapies
  • Profiles and strategies of over 80 leading ecosystem players, including manufacturers and pharmaceutical giants
  • Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:

Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:

  • Material
    • Glass
    • Plastic
  • Injector Type
    • Conventional
    • Pen Systems & Auto-Injectors
  • Drug Class
    • Monoclonal Antibodies
    • Insulins
    • Erythropoietins
    • Interferons
    • G-CSF Agents
    • Anticoagulants
    • Recombinant Coagulation Factors
    • Vaccines
    • Growth Hormones
    • Others
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Europe
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Latin & Central America
  • Country Markets
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • China
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Russia
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • UK
    • USA

Key Questions Answered:

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the pre-filled syringes opportunity?
  • What factors are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Who are the key market players and what are their strategies?
  • Which countries and submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • How will patent expiries of biologics impact the pre-filled syringes market?
  • What are the future prospects of multi chamber pre-filled syringes?
  • How does regulation impact pre-filled syringes?
  • What strategies should pre-filled syringe manufacturers adopt to remain competitive?

List of Companies Mentioned:

The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:


AI Biosciences

Ajinomoto Althea


AMRI (Albany Molecular Research, Inc.)

Aptar Group

Aptar Stelmi


Artemes Technologies

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings



Baxter International

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)





Boehringer Ingelheim

BSM (Bristol-Myers Squibb)


Chugai Pharmaceuticals

Coldstream Laboratories

Consort Medical


Credence MedSystems

Daikyo Seiko

Datwyler Sealing Solutions

Elcam Medical

Eli Lilly and Company

EMA (European Medicines Agency)

Enable Injections

Endo International


Fischer Clinical Services

Fresenius Kabi



GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)





Impax Laboratories


JLS (JSR Life Sciences)

Johnson & Johnson

JSR Corporation


KBI Biopharma

Laboratorios Farmacéuticos ROVI

Liebmann Group

LTI (Lyophilization Technology, Inc.)




MedPro Safety Products


Merck and Co.

Merck KGaA



MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan)

Mitsubishi Group



Nipro Corporation


Novo Nordisk


Ompi (Stevanato Group)


Oval Medical Technologies

Overlook Industries

Owen Mumford

PA Consulting



Piramal Pharma Solutions

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Revolutions Medical Corporation

Roche Holding (F. Hoffmann-La Roche)





Schreiner MediPharm

SHL Group

SiO2 Medical Products

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Terumo Corporation

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

Unilife Corporation


Vetter Pharma International

Weigao Group (Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Company)

West Pharmaceutical Services


Yukon Medical

Zeon Corporation