UK Freidreich’s Ataxia Market Analysis


  • Type: Rare Disease Area
  • Published : April 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • Country: UK
  • Report ID : 2596

  • Format: PPT, PDF

UK Friedreich Ataxia Therapeutics Market: Segmented by Diagnosis, Treatment, and Distribution Channels – Size, Share, Impact, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2028)

Published Date: June 2021


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Report Overview

The UK Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA) Therapeutics market size stood at around USD xx billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period.

Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is the most common inherited ataxia in the UK. FRDA is a genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative movement disorder, that primarily affects the nervous system and the heart with a typical age of onset between 10 and 15 years. The disease begins in childhood resulting in the impairment of muscle coordination that might get worse over time. FRDA is caused by a mutation in a gene labeled FXN and people with FRDA inherit a mutation from each parent, so they have mutations in both copies of their FXN gene. This gene carries the genetic code for the protein ‘frataxin’.

Initial symptoms may include unsteady posture, frequent falling, and progressive difficulty in walking due to impaired ability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia). Affected individuals often develop slurred speech (dysarthria), characteristic foot deformities, and an irregular curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and cardiomyopathy. About a third of the people with FRDA develop diabetes mellitus. Estimates from a study suggest that around one person in 30,000 has FRDA. This would mean there are about 2000 people with FRDA in the UK and correspondingly prevalence is about 1.8 per 100,000 in the UK.

Market Growth Drivers

The UK Friedreich ataxia management market is primarily driven by promising pipeline drugs targeting treatment for Friedreich ataxia, an increase in the geriatric population, and the growing application of precision medicine in neurodegenerative diseases. Increasing incidence and prevalence of Friedreich ataxia expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.

Higher patient population with genetic strains of ataxia, and government initiatives to curb these disorders are anticipated to propel the market during the forecast period and various

support organizations for patient diagnosis & treatment. An increase in the number of drugs in clinical trials and a rise in research & development expenditure for medication treating neurological conditions is projected to drive the market.

Market Restraints

However, an increase in the cost of medical treatment, lack of awareness of rare diseases, and occurrence of side effects in related currently available treatments may hamper the Friedreich ataxia treatment market growth.


1. UK Friedreich Ataxia Therapeutics Market Overview………………….……
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers and Restraints……………………………………….…
Market Growth Drivers
A. Increasing Incidence and Prevalence of Friedreich Ataxia
B. Government Initiatives and Support Organisations Propels Market Growth
C. Numerous Drugs in Clinical Trials and Rise in R&D Expenditure
Market Restraints
A. Huge Treatment Costs
B. Lack of Awareness
3. Major Clinical Forms of Friedreich Ataxia
A. Late-onset Friedreich Ataxia (LOFA)/ Very Late-onset Friedreich Ataxia (VLOFA)
B. Friedreich Ataxia with Retained Reflexes (FARR)
4. Friedreich Ataxia Therapeutics Market Segmentation………………………….
A. By Diagnosis
I. Nerve Conduction Studies
II. Blood Tests for FBC, U&E, Glucose
III. Genetic Counselling
IV. Echocardiography (ECH)
V. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
VI. Vitamin E Deficiency
VII. Others
B. By Treatment
I. Physical Therapy
II. Speech Therapy
III. Occupational Therapy
IV. Gene Therapy
V. Orthopaedic Surgery
VI. Anti-arrhythmic Agents
VII. Anti-cardiac Failure Medications
VIII. Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents
IX. Other Medications
C. By Distribution Channels
I. Hospital Pharmacies
II. Retail Pharmacies
III. Online Pharmacies
5. Friedreich Ataxia Major Drugs Market Share……………………………………
A. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Revenue Type
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………………………………………………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles………………………………………………………………….
A. Reata Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Agilis Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. PTC Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
D. Apopharma Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
E. Minoryx Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
8. Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape……………………………………
A. Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario
9. Factors Driving Future Growth…………………………………………………………
A. New Trends and Development of Friedreich Ataxia Therapeutics Market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Diagnosis:

Based on the diagnosis, the Friedreich ataxia suspected in an individual based on clinical examination, thus FRDA treatment market can be bifurcated into

  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Echocardiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Genetic counseling
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Specialized blood tests (for estimation of FBC, U&E, and glucose)
  • Others

The FRDA diagnosis is generally confirmed by molecular genetic testing to look for mutations in the FXN gene that cause the disease.

By Treatment:

In terms of treatment type, the Friedreich ataxia treatment market can be segmented into

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Gene therapy
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Anti-arrhythmic agents
  • Anti-cardiac failure medications
  • Oral hypoglycaemic drugs
  • Other medications

The pharmacotherapy segment accounted for a major market share due to better efficacy to treat symptoms, long-lasting effects, and pipeline products. Thus, projected to exhibit strong growth during the forecast period.

By Distribution Channels:

In terms of distribution channels, the Friedreich ataxia treatment market has been classified into

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail pharmacies
  • Online pharmacies

The hospital pharmacies segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period, due to the large inventory maintained by hospitals and the availability of essential drugs at hospital pharmacies.

Top Major Players

The UK Friedreich ataxia disorder treatment market is highly competitive and provides a great opportunity for market players to account for the maximum market share. Numerous companies having drugs in the pipeline have received positive results in clinical trials. As Omaveloxolone registered positive results as a potential therapy for Friedreich ataxia. Thus, the prominent players in the Friedreich ataxia treatment market include Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc, Agilis Biotherapeutics, PTC Therapeutics Inc. Apopharma Corporate, and Minoryx Therapeutics Inc. among others.

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