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Pharma & Healthcare Female Infertility: Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2028

  • RnM3818717
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  • 31 October, 2019
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  • Global
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  • 134 Pages
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  • GlobalData
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  • Pharma & Healthcare

Female Infertility: Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2028


Female infertility (FI) is a complex disorder defined as the inability to conceive after at least one year of timed, unprotected intercourse. The etiology of the condition spans a wide range of disorders that can be broadly classified into the following categories: diminished ovarian reserve & ovulation disorders, endometriosis, fallopian tube abnormalities, uterine factors and unexplained infertility. Several factors may be considered before a treatment decision is made, including treatment effectiveness (live birth rate), treatment burden (such as number of required injections and monitoring appointments), safety (such as risk of multiple gestation or ovarian hyperstimulation), and cost of therapy. Overall, the most common treatments include ovulation induction drugs and/or advanced techniques, referred to as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Key Highlights

The greatest drivers of growth in the global FI market are a growing number of women are postponing pregnancy until later in life and at a reproductively older age when fertility has generally decreased and the launch of nolasiban in the US and 5EU, the first major innovation in this indication in many years.
The main barriers to growth in the female infertility market include the sparse pipeline for new female infertility treatments, and the limited number of innovative drugs under development.
Among the late-stage pipeline products, the launch of nolasiban early in the forecast period will add significant growth to sales by 2028.
The most important unmet needs in FI include further improving IVF success rates, orally and less frequently administered drugs involved in IVF, additional treatment options for reproductively older infertile women and young women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), development of novel non-surgical treatment options for the management of uterine fibroid-related infertility and reducing high IVF treatment patient dropout rates.


Despite progress made in the management of female infertility since the introduction of ART and other improvements in treating patients, KOLs thought challenges associated with treatment remain, throughout the 7MM.
- Which unmet needs are the most pressing in the 7MM?
- Where should pharmaceutical companies focus drug development efforts in order to become a significant player in the space?
GlobalData expects that pipeline development of nolasiban will contribute significantly to the growth of the FI market going forward.
- How much is nolasiban expected to generate over the forecast period?
- What other assets are under development and how do KOLs see them competing against current treatment options?
- Although female infertility is a prevalent condition, it remains a niche indication on the industry level.
- Which have been historically the companies leading the way?
- What new companies are emerging in the space?


- Overview of Female Infertility including epidemiology, etiology and current treatment options, namely ovulation induction and ART
- Topline Female Infertility market revenue, annual cost of therapy, and major pipeline product sales in the forecast period.
- Key topics covered include current treatment and pipeline therapies, unmet needs and opportunities, and the drivers and barriers affecting Female Infertility therapeutics sales in the 7MM.
- Pipeline analysis: Comprehensive data split across different phases, emerging novel trends under development, and detailed analysis of late-stage pipeline drugs.
- Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global Female Infertility therapeutics market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide qualitative analysis of its implications.

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Table of Contents

  • 1.1 List of Tables
  • 1.2 List of Figures

2 Female Infertility: Executive Summary

  • 2.1 Moderate Growth in the Female Infertility Market Expected Between 2018 and 2028, Driven by US and EU Sales
  • 2.2 R&D Strategies Focused Largely on Improved Versions of Current Drugs
  • 2.3 Despite Major Progress in Treating Patients, Unmet Needs Exists in the Space
  • 2.4 Sparse Pipeline, But Potential New Addition Highly Intriguing to Physicians
  • 2.5 What Do Physicians Think?

3 Introduction

  • 3.1 Catalyst
  • 3.2 Related Reports

4 Disease Overview

  • 4.1 Etiology
    • 4.1.1 Diminished Ovarian Reserve & Ovulation Disorders
    • 4.1.2 Endometriosis
    • 4.1.3 Fallopian tube abnormalities/pelvic adhesions
    • 4.1.4 Uterine factors
    • 4.1.5 Unexplained infertility
    • 4.1.6 Other factors

5 Epidemiology

  • 5.1 Disease Background
  • 5.2 Risk Factors and Comorbidities
  • 5.3 Global and Historical Trends
  • 5.4 Forecast Methodology
    • 5.4.1 Sources Used
    • 5.4.2 Forecast Assumptions and Methods: Total Prevalent Cases of Female Infertility and Impaired Fecundity
    • 5.4.3 Forecast Assumptions and Methods: Total Prevalence of Female Infertility by Major Etiological Factors
    • 5.4.4 Forecast Assumptions and Methods: Total Prevalence of Impaired Fecundity by Treatment Type
  • 5.5 Epidemiological Forecast for Female Infertility and Impaired Fecundity (2018-2028)
    • 5.5.1 Total Prevalent Cases of Female Infertility
    • 5.5.2 Total Prevalent Cases of Impaired Fecundity
    • 5.5.3 Age-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of Female Infertility
    • 5.5.4 Age-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of Impaired Fecundity
    • 5.5.5 Total Prevalent Cases of Female Infertility by Major Etiological Factors
  • 5.6 Discussion
    • 5.6.1 Epidemiological Forecast Insight
    • 5.6.2 Limitations of the Analysis
    • 5.6.3 Strengths of the Analysis

6 Current Treatment Options

  • 6.1 Overview
  • 6.2 Ovulation Induction
    • 6.2.1 Clomiphene Citrate
    • 6.2.2 Aromatase Inhibitors
    • 6.2.3 Gonadotropins
  • 6.3 Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    • 6.3.1 Gonadotropins
    • 6.3.2 GnRH Agonists
    • 6.3.3 GnRH Antagonists

7 Unmet Needs and Opportunity Assessment

  • 7.1 Overview
  • 7.2 Improved IVF Success Rates Per Cycle
  • 7.3 Oral and Longer-Acting Drugs that Simplify the IVF Process
  • 7.4 Patient-Friendlier Progesterone Administration for Luteal Phase Support
  • 7.5 Novel Treatments for Poor Responders
  • 7.6 Non-Surgical Treatments for Uterine Fibroid-Related Infertility
  • 7.7 Reducing High IVF Treatment Patient Dropout Rates
  • 7.8 Early Detection of High-Risk Patients

8 R&D Strategies

  • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.1.1 Long-Acting FSH Analogue
    • 8.1.2 Pre-Filled Pen Injection Devices
    • 8.1.3 Fixed Combination of Follitropin Alfa + Lutropin Alfa
  • 8.2 Clinical Trials
    • 8.2.1 Current Clinical Trial Design
    • 8.2.2 Incomplete Reporting of Outcomes

9 Pipeline Assessment

  • 9.1 Overview
  • 9.2 Promising Drugs in Clinical Development
    • 9.2.1 Nolasiban (OBE001)
    • 9.2.2 MVT-602
    • 9.2.3 Milprosa (DR-2011, Progesterone Vaginal Ring)
    • 9.2.4 Off-Label Potential for Oral GnRH Antagonists
  • 9.3 Other Drugs in Development

10 Pipeline Valuation Analysis

  • 10.1 Clinical Benchmark of Key Pipeline Drugs
    • 10.1.1 Nolasiban
    • 10.1.2 MVT-602
    • 10.1.3 Milprosa
  • 10.2 Commercial Benchmark of Key Pipeline Drugs
  • 10.3 Competitive Assessment
  • 10.4 Top-Line 10-Year Forecast
    • 10.4.1 US
    • 10.4.2 5EU
    • 10.4.3 Japan

11 Appendix

  • 11.1 Bibliography
  • 11.2 Abbreviations
  • 11.3 Methodology
    • 11.3.1 Forecasting Methodology
    • 11.3.2 Percent Drug-Treated Patients
    • 11.3.3 Drugs Included in Each Therapeutic Class
    • 11.3.4 Launch and Patent Expiry Dates
    • 11.3.5 General Pricing Assumptions
    • 11.3.6 Individual Drug Assumptions
    • 11.3.7 Generic Erosion
    • 11.3.8 Pricing of Pipeline Agents
  • 11.4 Primary Research - KOLs Interviewed for This Report
    • 11.4.1 KOLs
  • 11.5 Primary Research - Prescriber Survey
  • 11.6 About the Authors
    • 11.6.1 Analyst
    • 11.6.2 Therapy Area Director
    • 11.6.3 Therapy Area Associate Director
    • 11.6.4 Epidemiologists
    • 11.6.5 Epidemiology Reviewers
    • 11.6.6 Global Director of Therapy Analysis and Epidemiology
    • 11.6.7 Global Head and EVP of Healthcare Operations and Strategy
  • 11.7 About GlobalData
  • 11.8 Contact Us

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