Glass Syringe Market (By Syringe Type: Disposable and Reusable; By Material Type, By Capacity, End User) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook and Forecast 2021 - 2028

Published Date : Jun 2021 | No. of Pages : 250+ Pages | Category : Others

The global glass syringe market is expected to clock a high growth rate during the forecast period. Vaccination drive is likely to increase the sales of glass syringes in the years to come. The market growth driver by owing to the increasing scope of glass syringes in end-use industries such as personal care, food & beverages, healthcare, etc.

Glass syringes are an integral part of the healthcare sector, since it ensures correct drug delivery and accurate dosage of medicines to patients. Barrier properties and chemical resistance of glass make it the foremost choice for syringes. It is used in clinical medicines to inject liquids, gases, and serums. Increased focus in medical research and development sector is to further elevate the usage of glass syringes in the market. Nowadays, many drugs could be self-administered and syringes could be used by patients at home. Rise in chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, and respiratory diseases and amplified the usage of glass syringes. Unhealthy lifestyle, climatic conditions, and hereditary factors are some of the reasons that contribute to these protracted illnesses.

Glass Syringes Versus Polymer Syringes: Which is Better?

Glass prevents oxygen and water vapor from interacting with the product. However, glass is susceptible to breakages, extractables, and leachables. On the other hand, polymer syringes are being made free from heavy metals and tungsten, but are easily scratched and not ideal for oxygen sensitive drugs. Hence, companies in the glass syringe market such as the Gerressheimer Group— a manufacturer of glass and plastic products, are introducing metal-free glass syringes that are compatible with biotechnologically manufacture active ingredients.

Biotechnologically manufacture active ingredients are either high concentrated for viscous in nature and has led to the demand for metal-free glass syringes. Manufacturers need to increase their R&D in patented production technologies to gain a competitive edge in the market landscape.

Metal-free Glass Syringes Compatible with Biotechnologically Manufacture Active Ingredients

Though plastic and disposable syringes pose as a threat to the sales of glass syringes, glass has the advantage of being non-reactive and stable. Manufacturers in the glass syringe market are experimenting with Type 1 borosilicate glass to manufacture prefilled syringes. Sterile nature, good visibility, and low reactivity with products are advantages of Type 1 borosilicate glass, which are being highly preferred by users in the healthcare landscape.

Metal-free glass syringes are gaining prominence in the glass syringe market. Companies are gaining a strong research base in the metal-free technology for residue-free cone shaping. Medications based on biotechnologically manufacture active ingredients have triggered the demand for pre-fillable syringes that help to exclude the possibility of contamination with metal.

CDMOs Spark Partnerships with Med-tech Companies to Sustain in Evolving PFS Landscape

Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) are being mindful about material selection to meet specific requirements of healthcare professionals. AMRI Global— a contract research and manufacturing organization, is increasing efforts to partner with med-tech companies in order to stay mindful about new technologies and materials. The ever-evolving progression-free survival (PFS) landscape is anticipated to spark strategic collaborations between CDMOs and companies in the glass syringe market.

CDMOs are playing a vital role in the glass syringe market who are taking giant strides in offering client support in order to sustain in the ever-changing PFS landscape. They are offering consultation services for product material selection by taking into account various modes of drug administration and end user information.

Fail-safe Compliance Processes Boost Credibility of Glass Syringe Manufactures

Manufacturers in the glass syringe market are setting their collaboration wheels in motion by teaming up with CDMOs, since the latter are establishing in-house analytical team of experts that have extensive knowledge about leachables and extractables. These experts are helping med-tech companies to optimize their container closure designs and draw advancements in heavy metal detection.

CDMOs are helping companies in the glass syringe market to comply with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) aseptic processing. In order to boost their credibility credentials, med-tech companies are partnering with CDMOs to enable pre-approval inspections for glass syringes. The one size fits all approach has become potentially redundant in PFS manufacturing, CDMOs are helping manufacturers to implement fail-safe compliance processes. 

Upsurge in Drug Manufacturing to Shape Glass Syringe Market

  • A glass syringe is typically made of a cylindrical borosilicate glass tube, which is fitted with a piston that pushes out the liquid or serum through a needle attached to the end of the tube. It is primarily used in the medical sector to vaccinate or inject (shot) patients against certain ailments or as an administering drug. Usage of glass syringes has amplified in drug manufacturing and research laboratories due to ongoing antivirus research.
  • Precision in drug delivery is imperative for therapies to be effective, and syringes are considered as the most efficient medium enabling accurate dosage of drugs. Combination therapies are considered reliable source of treatment for complex patients.
  • With increase in the challenging situation during the COVID-19 pandemic phase, the gains in the global glass syringe market have increased significantly. Therefore, the year-on-year growth rate in the 2020 year-end has been increased by nearly 12% in comparison with 2019.

Innovations in Glass Syringes to Propel Sales

  • Pre-filled syringes are a key innovation in the pharmaceutical market with its advantages and more convenience. It has developed as one of the emerging choices for unit dose medicines. It not only eliminates drug wastage, but also increases the life span of the product and makes it convenient for the patient to self-inject themselves without the fear of over or underdose of any medicine. More inclination toward pre-filled syringes among end users is witnessed in the past year.
  • Pre-filled syringes are used as vaccines, blood stimulants, and as therapeutic proteins for patients, which results in its rapid growth in the market. Pre-filled syringes not only eliminate dosing and marking errors but also is easy and safe to use. Barrier properties and low chemical reactivity make glass as the first choice for the material used in pre-filled syringes. However, challenges such as drug stability, quality control, and other factors could give rise to other materials for pre-filled syringes in future.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company unified with BARDA (U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) for US$ 70 Mn project to expand its needles, syringes and other medical equipment production at Nebraska facilities due to COVID outbreak

Growing Healthcare Sector to Drive Glass Syringe Market

  • Increase in health issues due to unhealthy lifestyle of people and growth of healthcare sector in the U.S. contribute to the expansion of the glass syringe market
  • Cancer patients required considerable use of healthcare resources. The high burden of cancer is leading to the increasing demand for effective treatment measures. The demand for glass syringes is, therefore, expected to remain considerably high all over the world.
  • Coupled with favorable government policies, a surging incidence of cancer will keep the demand for glass syringes high
  • However, tough rivalry in the U.S. market is anticipated due to the presence of many strong and organized players. This is further increasing entry barriers for new player and small-scale industries. In order to survive in the cut-throat competition, manufacturers are increasing the production of prefilled syringes, which are gradually replacing the use of traditional syringes in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
  • VRR predicts that the overall attractiveness of glass syringes in the market is relatively high and anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the key players of glass syringes market in the near future

Key Findings

  • The global glass syringe market is estimated to increase with the growth rate of 13% during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to increase in coronavirus cases across different countries.
  • As per analysis, 5ml to 20ml capacity-based glass syringe segment is expected to hold more than half of the value share of the global market. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation, consumer inclination toward healthy life and provision of quick treatment against diseases are contributing to amplify sales of glass syringe.
  • Consumption of disposable glass syringes is almost 80% more than the reusable glass syringes to minimize risk of contamination among patients
  • End users have more demand for Type 1 glass material syringes, as this glass type is less reactive with the inside medicine. Therefore, Type 1 glass material is expected to outpace other segments during the forecast period.
  • Consumption of glass syringes in hospitals is more than other segments and expected to reach over 14,083 Mn Units by the end of 2028
  • Asia Pacific market is estimated to remain most lucrative market during 2020-2028. This market is estimated to witness a gain of 360bps of current value share by the end of 2028.

Competition Landscape

The global glass syringe market is highly fragmented in nature into which, larger portion of market share is held by domestic market players. Some of the key players operating in the global glass syringe market are Hamilton Company, Gerresheimer AG, Merck KGaA, KD Scientific Inc., SCHOTT AG, DWK Life Sciences, Cadence Science, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Socorex Isba S.A., and Top Syringe Mfg Co (P) Ltd.

The tier structure is formulated on the basis of segmental revenue and market share of the company. These players are focusing on widening their product portfolio for multiple applications to gain competitive edge in the market.

Market Segmentation

By Syringe Type

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

By Material Type

  • Type-1 (Borosilicate Neutral Glass)
  • Type-2 (Surface Treated Borosilicate Glass)
  • Type-3 (Soda Lime Glass)

By Capacity

  • Up to 1 ml
  • 1 ml to 5 ml
  • 5 ml to 20 ml
  • Above 20 ml

By End Use

  • Hospitals
  • Research Laboratories
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Clinical Research

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Scope of the Report

A new study on the global glass syringe market, providing forecast for the period of 2021-2028. In the study, growth opportunity for the glass syringe market is witnessed. The report provides valuable insights, which enable readers to make winning business decisions for future growth of their businesses. The report highlights significant factors that are constantly determining the growth of the glass syringe market, untapped opportunities for manufacturers, trends and developments, and other insights across various key segments. Macroeconomic factors that are directly or indirectly affecting market growth are also incorporated in the report.

Key Questions

  • What will be the impact of COVID-19 on glass syringe market?
  • Which end use will be the most lucrative for glass syringe?
  • What will be market size for glass syringe by the end of 2028?
  • Which is the most preferred capacity for glass syringe in the global market?
  • Which region will remain most lucrative for market growth?
  • Which are the top five countries of glass syringe market?
  • Which material holds maximum market share in the global glass syringe market?
  • Who are major key players in the glass syringe market?

Key indicators associated with the glass syringe market have been calculated thoroughly in the report. The study enumerates vital market dynamics such as key drivers, challenges, and trends, along with opportunities in the global glass syringe market. A comprehensive study on the value chain, which includes component suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and end users have been incorporated in the global market report. Other key aspects laid down in the market include pricing strategy of leading market players and comparative analysis of glass syringe. Furthermore, forecast factors and forecast scenarios of the glass syringe market have been covered in the report to understand future prospects of the market.

A comprehensive evaluation and forecast on the glass syringe market are provided on the basis of syringe type, material type, capacity, end use, and region.

Y-o-Y growth comparison, volume and revenue comparison, and market share comparison of various market segments are provided in the report. The glass syringe market is analyzed at both regional and country levels.

The report delivers an exhaustive assessment on the structure of the glass syringe market, in tandem with a dashboard view of all leading company profiles in the report. Every company’s share analysis on market players have also been presented in the report, apart from the footprint matrix of profiled market players. The report depicts the presence of glass syringe manufacturers by leveraging an intensity map. It also highlights key end users for glass syringe. The report includes company overview of key players.

Research Methodology

A realistic methodology, along with a holistic approach makes the base for sharp insights, which are provided in the glass syringe market for the study evaluation period. The TMR report comprises of detailed information on growth prospects, along with riveting insights into the forecast assessment of the market.

Extensive primary and secondary researches have been employed to garner keen insights into the forecast study of the glass syringe market. The report has further undergone a cross-validation by in-house professionals to make the glass syringe market report one-of-its-kind, with the highest credibility.


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