Asthma and COPD Market Set to Grow Leading to Surge in Demand for Combination Inhalers for Upper Airway Diseases

Aug 25, 2015, 05:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Combination Inhalers for Upper Airway Diseases" report to their offering. 

The 'Combination Inhalers for Upper Airway Diseases' report analyzes the market for combination (dual drug) oral inhalers. It assesses oral inhalation device technology for delivering multiple drugs, and evaluates product technology issues and evolving market factors. In addition the report provides detailed assessments of combination drug inhalers, their growth prospects and market potential.

This new research evaluates development-stage dual therapy inhalers and assesses likely market entry timelines. Market data and forecasts for dual drug oral inhaler products to 2022 is provided. The report includes profiles of inhaled drug product market participants, their technology, product development activity, and business strategies. Finally the report  evaluates the impact of economic, technology, and regulatory factors on inhaled drug companies and their alliance partners.

Combination inhalers for upper airway diseases - oral inhalers containing two drugs that complement the therapeutic actions of one another - have seen a significant increase in development activity and product proliferation in the past five years. Growth is being driven by improved patient experience as derived from ease-of use (fewer devices/medications to administer) and for many patients improved control of symptoms associated with upper airway diseases. Combination inhalers most commonly consist of an inhaled corticosteroid in combination with a bronchodilator. These products are realizing significant commercial success in the two markets for which they are indicated - Asthma and COPD - both of which are forecast to grow at impressive rates for the remainder of the decade.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Orally Inhaled Corticosteroid Market Overview

3. The Upper Respiratory Therapeutics Marketspace - Therapeutic Targets for Combination Inhalers - Competing Drug Treatments - Demand Drivers - Technology Factors - Competitive Landscape

4. Asthma Market Risks and Opportunities

5. Global Patient Demographics - Regional Market Drivers - The Growing Therapeutic Need

6. Inhaler Technologies for Delivering Combination Therapies

7. Dry Powder Inhalers - DPI Formulation Technology - Characteristics and Parameters - DPI Excipients and Packaging - Metered Dose Inhalers - MDI Device Selection Criteria - Ease-of-Use Factors - Nebulizers

8. Combination Inhalers - Product Analysis, Market Data & Forecasts

9. Albuterol/Ipratropium (Nebulizer) - Albuterol/Ipratropium (MDI) - Generic Albuterol/Ipratropium Solution - Fluticasone/Vilanterol (DPI) - Fluticasone/Salmeterol (MDI) - Fluticasone/Salmeterol (DPI) - Budesonide/Formoterol (MDI) - Formoterol/Mometasone (MDI) - Umeclidinium/Vilanterol (DPI)

10. Development-stage Combination Inhalers

11. Dry Powder Formulations - Metered Dose Formulations - Nebulized Solutions

12. Therapeutic Market Assessment

13. Asthma - Demand Factors - Regional Market Factors - COPD - Demand Factors - Regional Market Factors

14. Market Factors

15. Regulatory Issues - Patient Compliance - Prescribing Trends - Healthcare Economics - Regional Market Factors - Connected Devices

16. Market Sector Company Profiles

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