UK Myasthenia Gravis Market Analysis


  • Type: Rare Disease Area
  • Published : April 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • Country: UK
  • Report ID : 2570

  • Format: PPT, PDF

UK Myasthenia Gravis Therapeutics Market: Segmented by Disease Type, Diagnosis, Treatment, Route of Administration, and End-Users – Size, Share, Impact, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2028)

Published Date: June 2021

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Report Overview

The Myasthenia Gravis (MG) 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.

The Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic, progressive, and rare neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by weakness of the head, limb, spinal, eye, and respiratory muscles. In MG, antibodies are produced against the acetylcholine receptor (AchR) that impedes the normal transmission of electrical signals from nerves to muscles. MG is often called the “snowflake disease” affecting about 15 in every 100,000 people in the UK.

Myasthenia Gravis occurs more frequently in females than in males, and although symptoms may appear at any age, its onset usually peaks in men in their 50s or 60s and women during their 20s or 30s. There is no proven cure for myasthenia gravis, however, patients can be treated with medications and surgery for the management of the symptoms. The overall EU myasthenia gravis market was valued at USD 0.67 billion in 2019.

Market Growth Drivers

The rise in incidence rate is one of the major factors driving the demand for myasthenia gravis treatment. Advances in technology, rising acceptance of immunotherapies, approval of promising medications, the emergence of biologics are all driving market expansion.

Awareness programs and initiatives are taken by non-profit organizations in UK such as Duchenne UK, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and government support in product research & development is expected to create market opportunities during the forecast period.

Market Restraints

On the downside, the high cost of MG treatment and ignorance of signs and symptoms are likely to continues to hinder market proliferation to a certain extent.


1. UK Myasthenia Gravis Therapeutics Market Overview……………………….
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers and Restraints…………………………………….
Market Growth Drivers
A. Rising Prevalence and Incidence of Myasthenia Gravis
B. Advances in Technology and Approval of Promising Medications
C. Awareness Programs and Initiatives Taken by Associations
Market Restraints
A. High cost of Treatment associated with Myasthenia Gravis
3. Major Myasthenia Gravis Types………………………………………….……
A. Generalised Myasthenia Gravis
B. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
C. Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
D. Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome
4. Myasthenia Gravis Therapeutics Market Segmentation…………………………………
A. By Disease Type
I. Congenital Myasthenia Gravis
II. Transient Myasthenia Gravis
III. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
IV. Generalised Myasthenia Gravis
V. Others
B. By Diagnosis
I. Laboratory-based Tests
II. Electrodiagnostic Testing and Imaging
III. Others
C. By Treatment
I. Cholinesterase Inhibitors
II. Immunosuppressive drugs
III. Plasmapheresis (Plasma Exchange)
IV. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
V. Others
D. By Route of Administration
I. Oral
II. Parenteral
III. Others
E. By End Users
I. Academic and Research Organisations
II. Diagnostic Centres
III. Hospital and Clinics
IV. Others
5. Myasthenia Gravis 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. Alexion Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Astellas Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. Hoffmann-LA Roche Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
D. Grifols Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
E. Avadel Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
F. Novartis Roche Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
G. Pfizer Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
H. GlaxoSmithKline Company, 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 Myasthenia Gravis Therapeutics Market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Disease Type:

The UK myasthenia gravis market has been segmented into

  • Congenital Myasthenia Gravis
  • Transient Myasthenia Gravis
  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
  • Generalized Myasthenia Gravis
  • Others

The generalized myasthenia gravis segment accounts for the dominant share of the market. Generalized myasthenia gravis is the most common type of MG which is characterized by weakness in the arms, legs, and neck, as well as the torso.

By Diagnosis:

Based on the diagnosis, the Myasthenia gravis treatment market is segmented into

  • Laboratory-based test
  • Electrodiagnostic testing and imaging
  • Others

The novel technologies for the diagnosis of Myasthenia gravis have been accounted for the highest market share in 2020, as well as, it has also been anticipated to grow over the forecast period.

By Treatment:

Based on treatment, the Myasthenia gravis treatment market is bifurcated into

  • Cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Immunosuppressive drugs
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Thymectomy (surgery)

Oral medication has the biggest market share among the therapies, and this is projected to continue during the forecast period. This is due to the fact that drugs can significantly suppress the immune system while largely managing the symptoms. Immunotherapies like Soliris (eculizumab), corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive medicines like Prograf (tacrolimus) are among the medications used. The use of monoclonal antibodies and immunosuppressants is becoming more common.

Surgery, the other major therapeutic option, is the most invasive and usually involves a thymectomy (thymus removal). Although the thymus deteriorates with age (thymic involution), the full absence of the thymus will drastically decrease the immune system of a patient.

By Route of Administration:

According to the route of administration, the Myasthenia gravis treatment market is segregated into

  • Oral
  • Parenteral
  • Others

Out of these, the oral route is the most preferred one because of ease of use and convenience following which inhalations are preferred & surgery remains the last resort.

By End Users:

As per the end-user, the Myasthenia gravis treatment market has been segmented into

  • Academic and research organizations
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Hospitals and clinics

The hospitals and clinics segment commands the largest market share in terms of value during the forecast period.

Top Major Players

Some of the major prominent players operating in this space include Alexion Pharmaceutical Inc., Astellas Pharma Ltd., Grifols SA, Avadel Pharmaceuticals Plc. Novartis AG, Pfizer, Inc., AbbVie Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline Plc, etc. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Astellas Pharma hold the largest market shares due to the strong sales of their flagship products including Soliris and Prograf. Soliris (eculizumab), a drug developed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, was recently approved by the MHRA for the treatment of adult patients with generalized myasthenia gravis who are anti-AchR antibody-positive. For this disease, Soliris is the first and only complement inhibitor to be approved.

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