GVR Report cover Nanocapsules Market Report

Nanocapsules Market Analysis By Application (Healthcare, Food & Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Agricultural Production, Others); By Therapy Area (Oncology, Pain Management, Endocrinology, Others), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-748-3
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2015
  • Industry: Healthcare

Industry Insights

The global nanocapsules market size was valued at USD 1.9 billion in 2015 and is expected to witness an attractive CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. Nanocapsules are vesicular systems composed of polymer membrane encompassing an inner core of the desired substance at the nanoscale. This facilitates enhanced delivery of bio-active molecules ensuring targeted delivery.

Rising incidences of chronic diseases worldwide has created a demand for novel and effective drug delivery systems capable of delivering the required quantity of drugs on the site of action at a specific time. Nanocapsules are attributed to render significant results thereby avoiding side effects. Healthcare, food, cosmetics, and agriculture industries among others constitute the major application areas of nanocapsules.

Global nanocapsules market share, by region, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

Global nanocapsules market

Consistent research and development projects undertaken in the overall nanotechnology field will no doubt benefit this market thereby providing a plethora of opportunities spread across various industries. The ability of the capsules to deliver specific active ingredients at target areas (targeted drug delivery) forms one of the significant advantages of nanocapsules. pyrophoric and rapid oxidation properties constitute other advantages. These characteristics present numerous challenges and opportunities for the development and commercialization of novel and improved therapies.

The promising growth of the market is majorly attributed to increasing investments by several companies in research and commercialization activities. Successful commercialization of certain products is already achieved for certain areas, such as the availability of Abraxane, Combidex, and DaunoXome, but still, lacunae have to be filled across various sectors.

Application Insights

Major applications of nanocapsule are realized in core industries such as healthcare, food & nutraceuticals, cosmetics and agricultural production. Healthcare accounts for one of the primary application segments of nanocapsules, where the technology is utilized in various functionalities such as drug delivery, gene therapy, medical imaging nanobots, and others. Currently owing to increased research funding especially by several developed countries would aid in utilizing the potential application of nanocapsules. Healthcare accounted for the highest market share in 2015.

The food science technology and nutrition is expected to be the fastest-growing segment. Nanotechnology in this sector provides high growth potential owing to its application in food processing, including nanoscale nutraceutical delivery systems, nanoemulsions and colloids, nanoscale rapid detection devices for contaminants, nanofiltration, and nanocomposite packaging materials. On the other hand, cosmetics have been recognized to grow at a stable CAGR over the forecast period owing to the efficient delivery of specific active ingredients by nanocapsules in skincare applications.

Therapy Area Insights

The healthcare application market is further classified into therapy areas on the basis of core areas where nanocapsules are expected to influence a positive impact. These areas are mainly oncology, pain management, endocrinology, and others. Oncology is the market leader, recognized to be the largest market. Naocapsules are effective agents that carry a significant amount of anti-cancer agents and efficiently deposit them targeting tumor cells to counter cancer. Increasing cancer cases worldwide have led researchers to be actively involved in developing new methods to control the incidence rates thereby introducing novel methods to counter its effects.

Global nanocapsule market share, by therapy area, 2015

Global nanocapsule market


Endocrinology is expected to be the second fastest-growing area of therapy addressed by the usage of nanocapsules. Treatment of disorders such as diabetes and acromegaly are some of the core areas in endocrinology that are undergoing rapid research to achieve unmet medical needs.


Regional Insights

North America leads the global nanocapsule market. Both North America and Europe account for a collective share of more than 60% of the total market in 2015. The factors attributed to this trend are increasing investment and research focus by highly developed countries such as the U.S. and Germany. Additionally, the burden of chronic diseases is high in the U.S. According to the CDC, in 2012, about half of all adults accounting to 117 million Americans were anticipated to suffer from a chronic health condition. This burden has intensified efforts to develop novel and improved therapies.

Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit a lucrative growth rate during the forecast period owing to the increasing opportunities for life science functions of nanocapsules. Japan, being a highly developed country is credited to employ these products in various application areas such as agrochemicals, genetic engineering, cosmetics, and others. China and India are conducting research activities and various symposiums, conferences, and events to address the need for the development of novel improved therapies to utilize the untapped market potential and drive economic force in the near future.

Competitive Insights

Some of the major key players in the market include BioDelivery Sciences, Camurus, CARLINA Technologies, Cerulean Pharma Inc., NanoNutra, NanoSphere Health Science, and L’Oreal. Nanocapsules market is anticipated to record significant growth during the forecast period owing to the strong and promising pipeline products across several sectors such as healthcare and other sectors.

R&D and investment activities, by several market players, are gaining pace and describes a fragmented market scenario without a single market leader. However, the current companies serving the market are focusing on meeting the requirements of niche customers without compromising their chance to increase the appeal to a broader market and grow into major players. In addition, the implementation of partnership and research collaborations will further foster their product development capabilities. For instance, Novartis in partnership with Camurus is developing a product (CAM 2029) for acromegaly that is in Phase I and II of clinical trial and expected to be commercialized soon.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA

Country scope

The U.S., Canada, The U.K., Germany, India, China, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

Report coverage        

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

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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 trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the nanocapsules market on the basis of applications, therapy area, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Healthcare

    • Food & Nutraceuticals

    • Cosmetics

    • Agricultural production

    • Others

  • Therapy Area Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Oncology

    • Pain Management

    • Endocrinology

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014- 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia


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