Regulatory agencies are granting special drugs designations for the development of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases, including those used for the treatment of staphylococcal infection. Special drug designations offer incentives for the development of new drugs for the treatment which is encouraging more and more manufacturers to invest in the development of drugs, which in turn is driving the market. Analysts have predicted that the staphylococcal infection drugs market will register a CAGR of nearly three percent by 2023.
Increasing Incidence of Staphylococcal Infections
The emergence of antibiotics resistant strains has led to increased incidence of staphylococcal infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are the most common type of infections caused by staphylococcal. Thus, rising incidence of staphylococcal infections is a major driver contributing to the market growth.
Lack of Vaccines and New Drug Classes
Unlike most of the infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, there is no approved vaccine for the prevention of staphylococcal infections. The rapid evolution of the bacteria responsible along with the following factors pose a major hurdle to the development of vaccines against staphylococcal infections.
The market appears to be fragmented and with the presence of several companies including Merck & Co. Inc. and Pfizer Inc the competitive environment is quite intense. Factors such as the increasing incidence of staphylococcal infections and special drug designations, will provide considerable growth opportunities to staphylococcal infection drugs manufactures. Allergan Plc, Bayer AG, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Merck & Co. Inc., and Pfizer Inc. are some of the major companies covered in this report.