Smart Inhalers Market size to exceed USD 260mn by 2025

Smart Inhalers Market size is set to exceed USD 260 million by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Presently, connected devices for COPD and asthma, particularly smart inhalers, which accurately track and monitor medication use are widely available in the North America region. The smart inhalers accurately collect the clinical data. The general respiratory inhalers lack the efficiency to adequately treat COPD and asthma. Physicians often lack the information and tools to understand the patient's state of health. This scenario recommends the importance of smart inhalers in the respiratory disease management industry to provide new ways of delivering patient self-management. The connected inhalers provide an advantage from the miniaturization of sensors to evaluate the volume of medication inhaled. For instance, Sensirion developed SDP3x differential pressure sensor, that can be integrated with MDI. This can successfully explore new applications in e-health and enable the smart inhaler device. Miniaturization also allows the development of user-friendly systems.


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The treatment cost related to respiratory illnesses is regarded as a major issue for patients, payers, and prescribers. Currently, prominent respiratory pharmaceutical and digital health companies are forming strategic partnerships and collaborating to develop new products and pave way for the revolution in digital healthcare industry. Various smart inhalers are introduced to promote adherence by monitoring medication use based on respiratory diseases. Also, it is observed that there is a substantial opportunity for smart inhalers to reduce treatment costs and improve outcomes. The increasing medical adherence could significantly reduce the overall costs related to respiratory disease treatment and upsurge the adoption of smart inhalers. Furthermore, the healthcare professionals, particularly in the developed economies are inclined towards the adoption of smart inhalers for the delivery of drugs directly to the respiratory tract of patients to increase the efficacy of drug delivery and maintain track record.

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However, significant security risks and privacy issues are expected to hamper the growth of the smart inhalers market. The patient data collection and potential sharing of the information are of concern. The patient medical information could be later used inappropriately, that might lower the adoption and hampers the growth of the market.

The Dry Power Inhaler (DPI)- based smart inhalers segment was valued around 82 million in 2018 and will witness significant growth over the forthcoming years. DPI is a respiratory inhaler that delivers the medication to the lungs in the form of a dry powder. DPI-based smart inhalers are an alternative to MDI- based smart inhalers. DPI- based smart inhalers are designed to overcome the drawbacks of current DPI inhalers by providing patient real-time feedback. The device combines dry powder fluidization mechanism with and data logger and unique real-time feedback control indicating proper inhalation technique.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) segment of smart inhalers market held over a 57% revenue share in 2018 and is anticipated to hold moderate revenue share over the forecast period. COPD is caused by several environmental factors or is genetically acquired that generally requires constant care management. According to the WHO, around 3 million deaths were caused due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2015. COPD is a life-threatening disease that accounts for about 5% of the yearly global deaths. Thus, the increasing prevalence of COPD will provide segmental revenue growth over the forecast period.

The retail pharmacies segment registered a growth rate of 11.7% over the forecast period. The smart inhalers developed by various companies are not directly accessible to the patients. Companies are majorly focusing on getting FDA approval for over the counter sales of smart inhalers for respiratory disease management. For instance, in July 2018, Adherium received the FDA approval for over-the-counter sales of Hailie sensor for use with Ventolin HFA, ProAir HFA, and Flovent HFA asthma inhalers. This will provide stronger partnerships between physicians and patients by making adherence to personal management plans easier and would further drive the segmental revenue.

Browse key industry insights spread across 190 pages with 169 market data tables & 8 figures & charts from the report, “Smart Inhalers Market Size By Product (Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)- based smart inhalers, Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)- based smart inhalers), By Disease Indication (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma), By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, e-commerce), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Saudi Arabia), Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025” in detail along with the table of contents:

North America smart inhalers market held more than USD 44 million in 2018 and will grow considerably during the analysis timeframe. The North America region is expected to hold significant share due to the continuous technological developments in respiratory disease management industry.  Furthermore, the growing per capita income is driving individuals to spend more on health care management. Due to the presence of established manufacturers, most of the smart inhalers are initially introduced in the U.S. market followed by other countries.

Notable business players operational in smart inhalers industry include AstraZeneca plc, GlaxoSmithKline, Aptar Pharma, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva Pharmaceuticals,  H&T Presspart Manufacturing Ltd., Findair Sp. z o. o., Vectura Group, and  Zeolr Technologies Pvt Ltd. Established manufacturers are focusing on collaborating with digital and software companies to serve the targeted population. Furthermore, such collaborations also help players to launch their products more conveniently in the market. For instance, in February 2017, Propeller Health collaborated with Novartis to develop a custom add-on sensor for the Breezhaler inhaler. In July 2015, AstraZeneca formed a digital health partnership with the digital health company Adherium to develop smart inhalers.

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Smart inhalers market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2025, for the following segments:

Smart Inhalers Market By Product, 2016-2025 (USD Million)

  • Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)- based smart inhalers
  • Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)- based smart inhalers

Smart Inhalers Market By Disease Indication, 2016-2025 (USD Million)

  • Asthma
  • COPD

Smart Inhalers Market By Distribution Channel, 2016-2025 (USD Million)

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • e-commerce

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East Asia & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Saudi Arabia


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