Medical Foods Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Route of Administration, By Product, By Application, By Sales Channel And Segment Forecasts From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: MN17620356  |  Published: October 2022  |  No of Pages: 150
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Pharmaceuticals

The global medical foods market size is anticipated to be worth USD 33.5 billion by 2030 and exhibit a 5.2% CAGR. Factors expected to propel this growth during the forecast period are the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable disorders as well as a rise in the dietary management of these diseases. Medical foods provide nutritional benefits as a part of dietary management to overcome diseases whichdiseases, which is intended to boost the demand for medical foods.

There has been a rise in both the sarcopenia population and the geriatric population, and this is the major driving factor for the industry’s growth during the forecast period. For instance, the sarcopenia population in Europe is expected to increase by 12.9% by 2045 as per the research conducted by the University of Liege. Likewise, the geriatric population suffering from various illnesses such as difficulty in swallowing, occurrences of stroke, dementia, and various sclerosis is likely to increase the demand for medical foods. For instance, according to a report by WHO, the global population of the age group 60 years and above is anticipated to increase to 22% by 2050.

Owing to the COVID-19 impact in 2020, there has been a rise in the adoption of clinical food for the purpose of nutritional support and dietetic care. According to a published article in The House, medical foods are constituted to play an essential role in the rehabilitation and recovery process of patients impacted with diseases. Additionally, an increase in the demand for critical care resulted in the contribution of organizations to develop strategic initiatives for the industry’s growth. For instance, in January 2020, Nestle acquired Zenpen by initiating an asset purchase agreement with the aim to strengthen its clinical nutrition business.

In terms of segment, the industry witnessed a high demand for medical foods in the oral segment over other segments due to the frequent practice of the oral route that is required for clinical food administration. This is one of the major factor that is likely to drive the industry growth in the given forecast period. For instance, modulen as a medical food product launched by Nestle is favorable for the successful restoration of nutritional essentials in patients impacted with Crohn’s disease.

Region wise, North America is anticipated to foresee huge growth in terms of revenue share based on the profit generated from the international organizations that are present in the region. For instance, in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Abbott Laboratories witnessed a 3.2% revenue growth and further continued to develop strategic initiatives to expand its foothold in the market as well as strengthen its penetration. Therefore, such a contribution from international organizations is likely to boost the industry’s growth during the forecast period.

High demand for medical foods by healthcare professionals and patients, and market acquisition activities are compelling key players to uphold a powerful position in the medical foods market. Key players have successfully adopted various strategies such as geographic expansion and investments in product launches. For instance, Nestle Health Science acquired IM Health Science in August 2020 with the objective to increase its medical food portfolio. Additionally, the focus to develop new products and promotion and marketing efforts by manufacturers are likely to increase revenue share during the forecast period.

Medical Foods Market Report Key Takeaways

  • In 2021, the oral segment held the highest revenue share of more than 65.0%. The oral route for clinical food administration is the main factor driving the segment’s growth. Additionally, rise in the manufacture of oral products such as pre-thickened products and powder pills is likely to boost the segment during the forecast period
  • In 2021, the powder segment held 35.0% revenue share due to the presence of medical foods in the form of powder. The preference for powdered medical foods by geriatric patients who suffer from chronic illnesses, and the physician recommendation to intake powdered medical products are expanding the segment’s growth
  • In 2021, chemotherapy-induced diarrhea dominated the medical food market with a revenue share of 15.0%. Several diarrheal episodes interrupt the chemotherapy process and the dosage pattern. Additionally, fluoropyrimidines and irinotecan are cytotoxic drugs linked with chemotherapy-induced diarrhea and play an important role as medical foods. All these factors are likely to boost the segment’s growth during the forecast period
  • The institutional sales channel that comprises disability facilities, home care settings, and hospitals accounted for a 40.0% revenue share in 2021. The need for chronic and dietary disorder treatment as well as the diagnosis has resulted in a rise in patient visits to healthcare centers, thus boosting the segment’s growth
  • In 2021, North America accounted for more than 30.0% of revenue share. The existence of international organizations, strategy development by key players through product launches, rise in chronic conditions, and promotion of medical foods by patients and healthcare professionals are like to contribute to the regional growth


Medical Foods Market Segments

  • Medical Foods Route of Administration Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
    • Oral
    • Enteral
  • Medical Foods Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
    • Pills
    • Powder
    • Liquid
    • Others
  • Medical Foods Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy
    • Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea
    • Pathogen Related Infections
    • Diabetic Neuropathy
    • ADHD
    • Depression
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Nutritional Deficiency
    • Orphan diseases
      • Phenylketonuria
      • Tyrosinemia
      • Eosinophilic esophagitis
      • FPIES
      • MSUD
      • Homocystinuria
      • Others
    • Wound Healing
    • Chronic Diarrhea
    • Constipation Relief
    • Protein Booster
    • Dysphagia
    • Pain Management
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Other Cancer-related treatments
    • Severe protein allergy
    • Other
  • Medical Foods Sales Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
    • Online Sales
    • Institutional Sales
    • Retail Sales
  • Medical Foods Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Russia
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Australia
      • New Zealand
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Argentina
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
  • List of Key Players in Medical Foods Market
    • Nestle
    • Danone
    • Abbott
    • Mead Johnson & Company, LLC
    • Fresenius Kabi
    • Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc.
    • Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Medtrition, Inc.
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