GVR Report cover Drug Delivery Across Blood Brain Barrier Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Drug Delivery Across Blood Brain Barrier Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Drug Delivery Technology (Increasing Permeability, Trojan Approach), By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-824-4
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2017
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) market size was estimated at USD 582.0 million in 2018. Growing incidences of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disorder, Hunter’s syndrome, and brain tumor are anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period.

U.S. Drug Delivery across Blood Brain Barrier Market size

Additionally, the rising prevalence of dementia, majorly affecting the elderly population, is another driver of the market. On a global scale, approximately 50 million people are diagnosed with dementia and this condition is prevalent in 60-70% of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. Other associated conditions are vascular dementia and other groups of disorders that develop frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. The rising prevalence of dementia is hence, anticipated to drive the demand for this market.

Increasing the use of nanotechnology in treating various medical conditions is prevalent in the healthcare domain. Nanotechnology offers several advantages in the treatment of various chronic disorders by target-oriented and site-specific delivery of precise medicines. Moreover, the facilitation of drug delivery and biological therapy for brain cancer across the blood-brain barrier is one of the important applications of nanobiotechnology. Hence, the growing use of nanobiotechnology-based drug delivery for brain tumors is also driving the market.

With few challenges faced by nanoparticles-based drug delivery, ongoing research is expected to present progress in the drug delivery. One of the major advantages of NP-based drug delivery technology is that it overcomes the blood-brain barrier limiting the property of the therapeutic drug module. Also, nanoparticles reduce the speed of drug release in the brain, which decreases the peripheral toxicity.

A growing number of neurological disorders, such as brain cancer, brain tumor, acute and chronic cerebral ischemia, multiple sclerosis, and brain infections, is expanding the demand for advanced drug delivery technology. According to The Lancet Neurology, neurological disorders are the second leading cause of death, worldwide. Growing research and application in the domain is anticipated to fuel the applications of nanoparticles, thereby driving the drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier market.

Drug Delivery Technology Insights

Based on technology, the market is categorized into the Trojan horse approach, bispecific antibody RMT approach, increasing the permeability of BBB, passive diffusion, and other non-invasive BBB technologies. Increasing permeability of BBB registered a significant share of the drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier market owing to a growing number of research activities for treating various neurological and CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders.

Novel drug delivery technologies are being considered for overcoming the drawbacks & side effects of traditionally used methods, for increasing permeability of blood-brain barrier, to attack specifically on brain tumors while separating the rest of the body from probable injury. Growing efforts in innovation and investigation in drug delivery technologies in chemical, physical, biological, and several nanoparticle systems are anticipated to boost the segment’s growth.

Trojan horse approach segment is also expected to grow considerably over the forecast period owing to the increasing use of biologics for treating CNS disorders and high permeability for the blood-brain barrier. Biologics are considered new therapy for curing most CNS disorders. Biologics are preferred since they deliver specific materials to the brain by allowing them to fight with a protein that helps cross the barrier.

Application Insights

Based on the application, the market is divided into Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Hunter’s syndrome, brain cancer, and others. Among these, Parkinson’s disorder registered the maximum share of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier market owing to the high prevalence of the disorder.

The growing prevalence of epilepsy is also expected to lead the segment growth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 50 million people are affected by epilepsy. Epilepsy is also one of the most prevalent neurological disorders as compared to others which is why the EU safety standards have mandated to mention possible epileptic incidence triggering devices/electronics. Moreover, the risk of early death in people suffering from epilepsy is 3 times higher as compared to the general population due to the physical overwhelming nature of seizures induced in the form of an attack.

Global Drug Delivery across Blood Brain Barrier Market share

Hunter’s syndrome segment is also expected to grow significantly soon. Introduction of therapies, such as enzyme replacement therapy incorporated with recombinant iduronate-2-sulphatase (idursulfase) in the drug delivery for improving the symptoms of the targeted disorder is expected to boost the segment growth.

Regional Insights

The market is segmented as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America registered a significant share of the market owing to a high prevalence of Hunter’s & Alzheimer's syndrome and the adoption of innovative techniques for treating severe life-threatening disorders.

Asia Pacific is also predicted to exhibit the fastest growth in this market over the forecast period owing to the rise in cases of neurological disorders and growing geriatric population that are prone to CNS and brain disorders. Additionally, the growing medical tourism industry and long-term care facilities are also expected to drive the market in the region.

Moreover, increasing healthcare expenditure for long term care patients, growing investment in pharmaceutical research & development, raising awareness for chronic neurological diseases, and growing awareness campaigns for neurological disorders are expected to drive the regional market in the future.

Drug Delivery Across Blood-Brain Barrier Market Share Insights

Few players present in the market are Ossianix, Inc., Insightec, Angiochem Inc., Armagen Technologies, Inc., BrainsGate, BiOasis Technologies, Inc., CarThera, F. Hoffman La-Roche, and Iproteos S.L. These players are focused on adopting growth strategies, such as innovations in the therapeutic techniques, R&D for the introduction of modern techniques for curing neurological disorders, campaigns for creating awareness in the untapped regions of developing economies, mergers, and acquisitions with innovative firms, and more.

Ossianix, Inc., one of the leading innovators in the BBB market, lately announced a research association and agreement with Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company. The collaboration aims at providing therapeutic molecules for various severe disorders across the blood-brain barrier to the brain. According to the agreement, Ossianix Company will use its copyright single domain VNAR antibodies for delivering a decided number of therapeutic agents of Novo Nordisk, wherein, Novo Nordisk will be solely responsible for the launch and commercialization of the healing products.

Drug Delivery Across Blood-Brain Barrier Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 881 million

The revenue forecast in 2026

USD 4.6 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 30.2% 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

Drug delivery technology, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Ossianix, Inc.; Insightec; Angiochem Inc.; Armagen Technologies, Inc.; BrainsGate; BiOasis Technologies, Inc.; CarThera; F. Hoffman La-Roche; Iproteos S.L.

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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 industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier market based on drug delivery technology, application, and region:

  • Drug Delivery Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2026)

    • Trojan Horse Approach

    • Bispecific Antibody RMT Approach

    • Increasing the Permeability of BBB

    • Passive Diffusion

    • Other Non-Invasive BBB Technologies        

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2026)

    • Alzheimer’s Disease

    • Epilepsy

    • Parkinson’s Disease

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Hunter’s Syndrome

    • Brain Cancer

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2026)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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