Drug delivery is the process of administering drugs into the body, either through injections, infusion or by usage of various types of drug delivery devices. The main aim of drug delivery devices and technologies are to make sure that drug formulations reach the targeted area for maximum impact. Generally, drug delivery devices vary depending upon the type of disease, desired effect and type of formulation used. Drug delivery through devices generally uses transcellular and paracellular routes to administer drugs.
Broadly, drug delivery devices can be categorised into conventional or implantable devices. Common drug delivery devices used to administer drugs into medical systems include various types of infusion pumps like, implantable infusion pumps, volumetric infusion pumps, ambulatory infusion pumps and enteral pumps. Additionally, infusion catheters such as needles, valves and cannulas are also used for drug delivery.
Drug delivery devices market is witnessing development of new and advanced drug delivery technologies due to emergence of and increased usage of biological products like biosimilars.
Demand for implantable drug delivery devices is increasing because of rising incidence of medical conditions such as colorectal cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, chronic pain and growing average age of global population. The market is witnessing increasing innovations across drug delivery devices with increasing demand for better drug delivery systems. Infusion pen is one major emerging drug delivery device and it is expected to create opportunities for new companies.
Stringent regulatory requirements for approval, lack of trained professionals to administer drugs and increasing problems associated with proper usage of drug delivery devices like dosage errors are some of the major factors restraining the growth of drug delivery devices market.
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