The potential approval of IVIg products for Alzheimer’s disease in the next few years, and off-label usage of the same over the intervening period is forecast to positively benefit the market. Advances in research have revealed that Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) fraction from normal human donor blood demonstrates potential to provide passive immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease. IVIg could help treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, while also slowing down symptoms of the disease. On the other hand, the positive results of ongoing studies also bring to fore certain issues the industry might possibly face in the event of IVIg showing success in slowing down progress of the Alzheimer’s disease. The question of whether or not the existing plasma manufacturers are capable of adequately meeting the anticipated significant rise in demand will be the most important among such issues.
The market continues to witness structural reformations such as mergers, vertical integrations, and increased manufacturing competencies in a bid for stable growth and market proliferation. The global market for IVIg is currently led by CSL Limited. Other key market participants include Grifols, Baxter and Octapharma. A notable event in the industry during 2010-2011 was the suspension of the marketing activity of Octapharma’s Octagam, one of the leading IVIg products in the industry. The suspension benefited other leading players including Grifols and Baxter, in the form of increase in volume sales of their IVIg products.
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg), the United States represents the largest market, followed b
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