Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy that begins during the first year of life in an otherwise healthy infant. According to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, in 15% to 25% cases of the Dravet syndrome, a family history of epilepsy or febrile seizures exists. It is also reported that 85% cases of Dravet syndrome originated due to a mutation in the SCN1A gene.
It is noted that development of new drugs and therapies, and rising RD expenditure are propelling the growth of the market. In recent years, Dravet syndrome has gained significant attention due to the upcoming drugs for its treatment. For instance, on February 06, 2018, Zogenix, Inc. received breakthrough therapy designation from FDA for its product, ZX008. The drug is specialized for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and its related complications.
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Various other factors such as unmet medical needs, increasing government assistance, rising healthcare expenditure in the developed countries, improving regulatory framework, increasing adoption rate, and rising funding and reimbursement policies are continuously contributing to the growth of the global Dravet syndrome market.
Despite these drivers, there are some issues associated with Dravet syndrome market. The side effects of drugs and other therapeutic agents, lack of awareness in the developing countries, and poor healthcare system in low and middle-income countries, may hinder the growth of the market.
It is estimated that the Dravet syndrome treatment industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period of 2017-2023.
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Research and Development (RD) Companies
- Government Research Institute
- Academic Institutes and Universities
Some of key the players in the global dravet syndrome market are Biocodex, Biscayne Neurotherapeutics, Cyberonics, Inc., Epygenix Therapeutics, Inc., GW Pharmaceuticals, plc, INSYS THERAPEUTICS, INC., OPKO Health Inc., Ovid Therapeutics, PTC Therapeutics, Sage Therapeutics, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Thermo Fisher Life Technologies, Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Zogenix, Inc, and others.
The global Dravet syndrome market is segmented on the basis of the type of seizures, diagnosis, treatment management, and end-user.
On the basis of the type of seizures, the market is classified as myoclonic seizures, atonic seizures, partial seizures, absence seizures, tonic clonic seizures, photosensitive seizures, and others.
On the basis of the diagnosis, the market is classified as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), SCN1A testing, and others.
On the basis of the treatment management, the market is classified as seizure medications, ketogenic diet, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and others. The seizure medications segment is further classified into clobazam, stiripentol, sodium valproate, and others.
On the basis of the end-user, the market is segmented into pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, academic and research institutes, and others.
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