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Sirolimus Market - By Application (Organ Transplant Rejection, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis), Route of Administration (Injection, Tablets), Dosage (0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg), Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy) – Global Forecast (2024 – 2032)

  • Report ID: GMI8726
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Sirolimus Market Size

Sirolimus Market size was valued at around USD 270.7 million in and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 3.6% between 2024 and 2032. Sirolimus is a medication classified as an immunosuppressant and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor. Originally developed as an antifungal agent sirolimus is primarily used in transplantation medicine to prevent organ rejection in patients receiving kidney, liver, or heart transplants. It works by inhibiting the activity of the mTOR protein kinase, plays a crucial role in cell growth and proliferation.

Sirolimus Market

The increasing prevalence of organ transplants is a significant driver for the market. For instance, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration, in 2023, the U.S. witnessed 15,927 kidney transplants, 6,413 liver transplants, 67 pancreas transplants, 2,671 heart transplants, 1,778 lung transplants, and 93 other types of transplants. Thus, the growing demand for organ transplants is fueling the expansion of the market for organ transplantation-related products and services, including immunosuppressant medications.

Furthermore, market growth is attributed to multiple factors, including the promising pipeline for different indications, advancements in pharmaceutical drug delivery systems, and rapid advancements in healthcare infrastructure.

Sirolimus Market Trends

Advancements in novel drug delivery systems for sirolimus have significantly improved the therapeutic outcomes and patient experience associated with its use. These innovations focus on optimizing drug delivery mechanisms to enhance efficacy, increase patient compliance, and minimize adverse effects.

  • Controlled-release formulations of sirolimus gradually release the drug over time maintaining therapeutic levels in the bloodstream, reducing dosing frequency, and offering benefits such as improved patient convenience, minimized fluctuations in drug levels, and potentially lower side effects associated with peak plasma concentrations.
  • Targeted drug delivery methods represent another significant advancement in sirolimus therapy. These approaches involve the use of drug delivery systems designed to specifically target diseased tissues or organs while minimizing systemic exposure and off-target effects.
  • Additionally, nanotechnology-based drug delivery, which estimated to reach USD 308.4 billion by 2032, systems have been investigated to enhance the pharmacokinetic profile and tissue distribution of sirolimus. These systems including polymeric nanoparticles, micelles, and lipid-based vesicles, encapsulate sirolimus, thereby improving its solubility, stability, and bioavailability.

Sirolimus Market Analysis

Sirolimus Market, By Application, 2021 – 2032 (USD Million)

Based on application, the market is bifurcated into organ transplant rejection, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and sirolimus coated balloons and catheter devices. The organ transplant rejection segment held the market size of USD 120.8 million in 2023.

  • Sirolimus inhibits the activity of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a protein kinase involved in immune cell proliferation and function. By suppressing the immune response, sirolimus helps to prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs.
  • In addition to its immunosuppressive properties, sirolimus has anti-proliferative effects on vascular smooth muscle cells, helps to prevent conditions such as transplant vasculopathy (chronic rejection) in heart transplant recipients.
  • With these sirolimus is often used as part of a combination immunosuppressive regimen in organ transplant recipients. It can complement other immunosuppressive medications such as calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids, allowing for lower doses of these drugs and potentially reducing their associated side effects, thereby propelling the growth of the market.


Sirolimus Market, By Route of Administration (2023)

Based on route of administration, the sirolimus market is segmented into injection and tablets. The tablets segment is anticipated to reach a market size of USD 211.1 million by 2032.

  • Tablets provide a convenient and familiar oral route of administration allowing for easy and self-administration by patients. This enhances patient compliance with treatment regimens, particularly for long-term therapy.
  • Further, accurate titration of sirolimus levels to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes is crucial especially in transplantation medicine, for preventing organ rejection and minimizing side effects.

Based on dosage, the sirolimus market is segmented into 0.5mg, 1mg, and 2mg. The 1mg segment held a market size of USD 120.9 million in 2023.

  • 1mg dosage facilitates precise adjustment of sirolimus levels in the bloodstream, crucial in transplantation medicine to maintain therapeutic levels for preventing organ rejection and minimizing side effects.
  • With a 1mg dosage, healthcare providers can tailor treatment regimens to individual patient needs, adjusting dosage levels based on factors such as age, weight, renal function, and concurrent medications.
  • Additionally, the availability of a 1mg dosage allows for gradual titration of sirolimus enabling healthcare providers to carefully monitor patient response and adjust dosage levels as needed to achieve therapeutic efficacy while minimizing toxicity.

Based on distribution channel, the sirolimus market is segmented hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and online pharmacy. The hospitals pharmacy segment expected reach a market size of USD 165.1 million by 2032.

  • Hospital pharmacies maintain a comprehensive drug formulary including sirolimus, allowing for easy access to the medication whilst needed for transplant patients or those with other indications requiring immunosuppressive therapy.
  • Further, hospital pharmacists are highly trained in medication management and can provide expertise in handling sirolimus ensuring accurate dispensing, preparation, and administration of the medication.
  • Therefore, hospital pharmacies adhere to strict quality control standards and protocols to ensure the safety and integrity of medications, including sirolimus. They conduct regular inspections and monitoring to prevent errors and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.


North America Sirolimus Market, 2021 – 2032 (USD Million)

North America sirolimus market accounted for USD 109.7 million revenue in 2023 and is predicted to witness substantial market growth.

  • The region boasts a sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, including state-of-the-art medical facilities, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies. This infrastructure supports the development, manufacturing, and distribution of sirolimus, ensuring accessibility to the medication for patients in need.
  • The increasing incidence of organ transplants has emerged as a significant concern. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2021, the most commonly transplanted organs were the kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, and intestines. Approximately 14,000 deceased organ donors provided an average of 3.5 organs each, while living donors contributed an average of around 6,000 organs per year in U.S.
  • Further, North America benefits from a wealth of clinical expertise and specialized medical centers specializing in organ transplantation, oncology, and immunology. These centers offer comprehensive care for patients requiring sirolimus therapy, including evaluation, treatment, and long-term management.

Sirolimus Market Share

The sirolimus  industry is competitive in nature, with several large multinationals and small and mid-sized companies competing in the industry. The development and launch of novel advanced products and services based on different technologies is among a key market strategy. Some of the leading industry players have a notable presence in the market.

Sirolimus Market Companies

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the sirolimus industry include:      

  • Accord Healthcare Limited                                  
  • Apotex Inc.                                  
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.                            
  • Actiza Pharmaceutical Private Limited                 
  • Biocon Limited                              
  • Concept Medical       
  • Concord Biotech                           
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.                             
  • Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.                      
  • Livzon Pharmaceuticals Group Inc.                     
  • Pfizer Inc.                                    
  • Tiefenbacher API + Ingredients GmbH & Co. KG  
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.                              
  • Zydus Group   

Sirolimus Industry News:

  • In February 2023, Zydus Group. obtained final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for Sirolimus Tablets, 1 mg, and 2 mg (Rapamune Tablets), reinforcing its product portfolio and market position. This approval enabled Zydus to provide a vital medication for preventing organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.
  • In May 2019, Concept Medical Research was granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), its sirolimus drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheter, for the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR). This benefited the company by accelerating the regulatory approval process and enhancing the market potential of its product for treating ISR.

Sirolimus market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2021 – 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Application

  • Organ transplant rejection                                
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)                               
  • Sirolimus coated balloons and catheter devices                                           

Market, By Route of Administration

  • Injection
  • Tablets

Market, By Dosage

  • 0.5mg
  • 1mg
  • 2mg

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Hospital pharmacy   
  • Retail pharmacy      
  • Online pharmacy               

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Sirolimus market size crossed USD 270.7 million in 2023 and is expected to reach over USD 370.4 million by 2032 owing to the increasing prevalence of organ transplants and promising pipeline for different indications worldwide.

The organ transplant rejection segment recorded USD 120.8 million in 2023 and is expected to register an appreciable CAGR from 2024-2032 due to its immunosuppressive properties and anti-proliferative effects on vascular smooth muscle cells.

North America sirolimus industry exceeded 109.7 million in 2023 due to the presence of state-of-the-art medical facilities, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies in the region.

Apotex Inc., Concord Biotech, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Livzon Pharmaceuticals Group Inc., Pfizer Inc., Tiefenbacher API + Ingredients GmbH & Co. KG, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Zydus Group, are some of the major sirolimus companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 276
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 190
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