Heparin is a blood thinner or an anticoagulant which is responsible for prevention of formation of blood clots. It is generally used in treatment of blood clot in veins, lungs, heart or even lungs. They are popularly used before surgery, during dialysis or during blood transfusion, when blood is taken as sampling. In other words they are generally used to reduce the risk of blood clotting. Apart from this it is also used to treat certain blood clot disorder. Basically it helps in keeping blood flowing smooth by making a certain natural substance in the body called anti-clotting protein which is also called as anticoagulant.
Other than surgical use, it may be also prescribed by heath care professional to prevent blood clot in patients with certain type of heart attack or chest pain or angina. Heparin is injected under the skin or in the vein not into the muscle and amount of dosage depends upon the patient’s medical condition, response to treatment and the weight. Heparin is available in multiple strength range, and extreme precaution should be taken as it may also cause fatal injuries. Extreme precautions and instructions are advised to be followed for using Heparin. The regular use of Heparin could help in delivering best results.
Type of heparin used in pharmaceuticals is derived from specific mucosal tissues of meat from specific animal’s body parts such as pig’s intestine and cattle’s lungs. China having largest number of swineherd, so it is an essential to global heparin market. The supply chain of Heparin starts at slaughterhouses which are followed by various workshop which extracts basic heparin material also known as heparin crude from mucous membrane from pig intestine. Heparin crude is further sold to pharmaceutical manufacturers which after processing produce Heparin.
Other application includes heparin gel for treating sports injuries; lithium salt of heparin is used in test tubes as anticoagulant, heparin-coated blood oxygenators for heart lung diseases, Immobilized heparin is commonly used as aprotein purifier. It has a shelf life ranges from 18 months to 3 years depending upon the manufacturer. Lift of heparin export standards, global aging problem and increasing focus on research and development initiatives by drug manufactures are basic three drivers for the heparin market as a whole. Rise in economics like china and rise in healthcare expenditure are key opportunities in the area.
Asia-Pacific, North American and Row are expected to be prominent market for heparin growth over next six years due to comparative more healthcare problem in the region. European markets are expected to grow less steeply over next six years.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Pfizer Inc., Baxter Healthcare, ShandongEast Chemical Industry Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Leo Pharma Inc.Sanofi,Hisunny Chemical Co, and Leap Labchem Co are market leaders.
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