Pharmacy Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Pharmacy Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Status : August, 2020 | Medical Devices | PPT format

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Pharmacy Automation Market - Snapshot

Need for precision has always marked the medical world and with pharmacy automation at least one part got ticked off. These systems can count packages, track patient information and even update it, and this is the reason why the global pharmacy automation market is set to see an upward growth curve.

It will experience a steady CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) over the forecast period of 2017-2025 and that will generate lucrative growth opportunities. It will also translate to a higher market worth.

Some of the primary factors of growth for global pharmacy automation market are listed below:

  • There is a shift towards digital across all industry verticals and  healthcare is no different, As, the benefits of automation come to for, there is a harder push for it to be adopted.  And, as automation is proving fruitful in medication dispensation, compounding systems, labeling, and so much more, it will ensure the market moves on to a higher trajectory. It also does well to storage and retrieval systems, which can be quite crucial when needed.
  • A rise in investment in healthcare development in countries such as India and China will lead to creation of high growth opportunities, ready to be tapped into. There is also a trend of medical tourism observed in these areas because while quality is decent, prices here are extremely low and what is required is pharmacy automation market players to swoop in and carve out their share of potential growth. It is a similar case with Brazil.

Pharmacy automation is a mechanical based process that includes handling and distribution of medications in hospitals and pharmacies. It completes the tasks involving counting of objects and instruments such as medicines and syringes. It can maintain other information of patients including tracking and updating information. Owing to these features, many of hospitals and pharmacies have adopted the system. High adoption of automation systems is driving growth of the global pharmacy automation market.

Rising need for errors free medication is a primary booster for driving growth of the pharmacy automation market. Additionally, advantages of automation systems over conventional method due to advancements in the system are expected to propel growth of the market over forecast period. Increasing focus on the infrastructural developments for offering advanced healthcare solutions in emerging countries is supporting growth of the market. However, stringent regulations and high initial investment are crimping growth of the global pharmacy automation market.

The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, states that nearly 0.1 million people die annually due to medical errors in hospitals. To ensure the safety of patients and to improve healthcare services reducing medical errors is important. As a solution, BD medical – a part of Beckon, Dickinson, and Company – one of the leading players in the pharmacy automation market has unveiled its BD Cato Medication Workflow software. It has an optional camera base and visual documentation hardware which provide visual document informing syringe, vial, and IV container during each gravimetric step coupled with its barcode scanner that provides ergonomically scanning zone.

This system is expected to boost the demand and encourage other players to offer such advancements in future.

Global Pharmacy Automation Market: Overview

Pharmacy automation is gaining steady traction as it has enabled seamless operations of innumerable tasks in pharmacies and healthcare industry. Introduction of automation has ensured lesser number of errors in medication management, thereby ensuring patient safety. Analysts predict that the global pharmacy automation market is likely to grow at a handsome CAGR in the near future institutions and organizations are increasingly focused toward offering patients quality healthcare. Products such as automated medication dispensing systems are likely to be popular due to their accuracy and timely dispensing of medications of patients seeking treatment. These systems have significantly reduced the chances of human errors in prescribing dosages and medications.

Global Pharmacy Automation Market: Key Trends

The shifting interest in technology due to growing awareness about its benefits are expected to propel the growth of the global pharmacy automation market in the near future. The pharmacy automation market will be driven by adoption on automation systems such as medication dispensing systems, packaging and labeling systems, table-top counters and compounding systems, and storage and retrieval systems among others in the healthcare industry. The increasing understanding about benefits of using these systems such as better productivity and efficiency and lower rate of errors has led to higher investments in automation of pharmacies.

The improving healthcare infrastructure in developing countries of China, India, and Brazil has opened up a plethora of growth opportunities for the global market. The rise of the medical tourism industry in developing countries and massive untapped medical needs have offered the pharmacy automation market a significant scope for growth in these regions.

Global Pharmacy Automation Market: Market Potential

Product innovation and upgradation are the key strategies being adopted by players in the global pharmacy automation market to stay ahead of the intensifying competition. Recently, Omnicell, Inc. announced that users of its AcuDose-Rx® Automated Dispensing Cabinets will now be able to upgrade the product to XT Series, while using the installed software. The new improvements will allow users to have better security, capacity, and speed for its dispensing cabinets. The customers will be able to enjoy added benefits such as Guiding Lights that help the user reach the exact locations of medications in the cabinet and smart drawer designs that will have metal locking lids for better security and capacity. The company plans to continue adding products to its portfolio that will increase operational efficiency in the long-run to retain and expand their consumer base.

Global Pharmacy Automation Market: Regional Outlook

From a geographic point of view, the global pharmacy automation market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. According to the research report, North America held the largest share in the global market and is expected to dominate the global market dynamics in the coming years. The well-established healthcare infrastructure that has upped the number of prescriptions in the region are fuelling the growth of the North America pharmacy automation market. The regional market is also being driven by the growing pool of geriatrics and focus toward improving efficiency in healthcare management. Emerging economies in Latin America and Asia Pacific are also expected to show a steady growth in the global pharmacy automation market in the near future. The increasing investments in healthcare, widening patient pool, and growing demand for quality care are expected to fuel the growth of the pharmacy automation market in the developing regions.

Key Players Mentioned in this Report are:

The leading players operating in the global pharmacy automation market are Becton, Dickinson, and Company, Cerner Corporation, Omnicell, Inc., Capsa Healthcare, Parata Systems LLC, ScriptPro LLC, Baxter International, Inc., KUKA AG, TCGRx Pharmacy Workflow Solutions, ARxIUM Inc., Talyst systems LLC, and RxSafe, LLC.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.