GVR Report cover Auto-Injectors Market Size, Share, & Trends Report

Auto-Injectors Market Size, Share, & Trends Analysis By Product Type (Disposable, Reusable), By Disease Indication (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Anaphylaxis), By End Use (Homecare Settings, Hospitals & Clinics), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-397-3
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global auto-injectors market size was estimated at USD 767.7 million in 2018 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 19.5%. An increase in the prevalence of anaphylactic shock, a rise in awareness about these devices, and preferences of patients to choose self-administration of injections are the key factors propelling the overall market.

U.S. auto-injectorsg Market size

Auto-injectors are preferred over conventional devices as they enable efficient and improved drug delivery as well as new formulations. Technological advancements in products are anticipated to boost growth. For instance, Humira by AbbVie, Inc. comes with lock function and injection start & end alerts.    

Auto-injectors offer various advantages such as they reduce phobia anxiety associated with needles, reduce chances of needle stick injuries, maintain consistency of dose accuracy, and help with better efficacy, which, in turn, aid growth. Drug delivery from an auto-injector is more controlled compared to manual injection.

The injecting site of a particular drug is chosen based on the nature of the drug, but it is normally administered intramuscularly. Auto-injectors are less painful compared to syringes, which increases their demand. However, the availability of alternatives such as oral tablets may hinder growth.

Innovations in device functions are also anticipated to support growth. For instance, in September 2015, Bayer HealthCare launched an electronic auto-injector used to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which offers a complete dosage of the drug for improved compliance & potentially reduces the overall cost. The SHL group offers various types of auto-injectors with large volumes and high viscosity.

Product Type Insights

The market is segmented based on the product, which includes disposable and reusable auto-injectors. Disposable auto-injectors segment accounted for the largest share in 2018 due to its ease of use, convenience, and patient’s preference.

Reusable auto-injectors are available in two forms, which include prefilled and empty auto-injectors. Prefilled auto-injectors were the largest segment in 2018 and are anticipated to remain dominant over the forecast period. They come with standard prefilled barrels containing therapeutic drugs and are easy to use. Eliminating dose error is the greatest advantage offered by prefilled syringes.

Disease Indication Insights

Based on disease indication, the market is segmented into rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, anaphylaxis, and other therapies. The anaphylaxis segment accounted for the largest share in 2018. This significant share can be attributed to the rising incidence of anaphylactic reactions due to food, medications, latex, and insect stings.

As per the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergic conditions are the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S. In 2015, 8.8 million children suffered from skin allergies and 4.2 million from food allergies. Allergy is the most common chronic disease in Europe. Around 20% of patients with allergies fear of possible anaphylactic shock, asthma attack, or even death from these reactions.

End-use Insights

The home care settings segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment over the forecast period. Increasing adoption of home healthcare devices, owing to the growing geriatric population, coupled with the rising incidence of diabetes can be attributed to the fastest growth of this segment.

Global auto-injectorsg Market share

The hospital segment is anticipated to grow gradually over the forecast period owing to an increase in the number of patients suffering from anaphylaxis and multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is more common in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. It affects around 400,000 people in the U.S. and around 2.5 million people globally.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to maintain its position throughout the forecast period. This can be attributed to advancements in medical devices technologies, advanced healthcare infrastructure, and high demand for quality products. As per the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. In 2015, around 8.8 million children suffered from skin allergies and 4.2 million had food allergies. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, every year around 200,000 people need emergency medical care for food allergic reactions. Thus, the abovementioned factors are anticipated to boost demand in this region.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR due to factors such as increasing incidence of diabetics and anaphylaxis due to food allergies in countries such as India, China, Japan, Singapore, & Australia. The increasing prevalence of type 1 diabetes is anticipated to drive market growth. In 2017, around 50,000 children & adolescents below 20 years of age are living with type 1 diabetes in China.

Auto-injectors Market Share Insights

The global auto-injectors market is highly competitive. Some of the players operating in the market are Eli Lilly; Scandinavian Health Ltd.; AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen; Owen Mumford; Ypsomed; Teva Pharmaceutical; Biogen Idec; Mylan N.V.; Pfizer, Inc.; and Sanofi. Key parameters increasing competition are the rapid adoption of advanced devices for improved healthcare. Besides, major players are often undertaking mergers & acquisitions along with new product launches to retain share and diversify the product portfolio.

Auto-Injectors Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 1.0 billion

The revenue forecast in 2026

USD 3.2 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 19.5% from 2019 to 2026

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 – 2017

Forecast period

2019 – 2026

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Product type, disease indication, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Eli Lilly; Scandinavian Health Ltd.; AbbVie, Inc.; Amgen; Owen Mumford; Ypsomed; Teva Pharmaceutical; Biogen Idec; Mylan N.V.; Pfizer, Inc.; Sanofi

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global auto-injectors market report based on the product, disease indication, and region:

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Disposable Auto-Injectors

    • Reusable Auto-Injectors

      • PrefilledAuto-injectors

      • EmptyAuto-injectors

  • Disease Indication Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Diabetes

    • Anaphylaxis

    • Other Therapies

  • End-use Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Home Care Settings

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • Japan

      • China

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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