Specialty Excipients for Parenteral Pharmaceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Europe, United States, India, China, Japan

Base Year: 2020
Published: February 2021

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Base Year: 2022
Published: Q3 2023

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The study is a comprehensive analysis that examines specialty excipients for parenteral pharmaceuticals in three key regional markets, providing details on the functional category segments. It focuses on key trends, developments, challenges, and opportunities.


  • Consumption in volume and value for excipients in parenteral pharmaceuticals, including:
    • — Lyophilization
    • — Liquid solution
    • — Suspensions
  • Excipient products
  • Grades and prices
  • Competitive landscape
  • Drivers and restraints 
  • Outlook and forecast to 2027

Product Scope


Pharmaceutical Industry and Regulatory Overview

Parenteral Formulations

  • Liquid solutions
  • Lyophilization
  • Suspensions

For each formulation type:

  • Formulation examples
  • Excipients
  • Consumption
  • Outlook and appraisal 

Parenteral Excipients

  • Introduction
  • Market volume and value
  • Grades and prices
  • Supplier sales
  • Outlook and appraisal


This consists of a concise report per country/region and a fully interactive database. While the dataset allows users to customize views according to supplier, excipient category, and excipient, the reports provide subscribers with enlightening explanations on database figures, forecasts models, and market drivers.

Bulking agents and lyoprotectants​​​ ​Mannitol​​
​​​​​ Sucrose​​​​​​
​​​​​ Trehalose​​​​​​
​​​​​ PEG​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Povidone
​​​​​Tonicity adjusting agents​ Dextrose​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Glycerin​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Mannitol​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Sodium chloride​​​​​​​
​​​​​Solubilizing agents​ Propylene glycol​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Glycerin​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Polyethylene glycol​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Sorbitol​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Dimethylacetamide​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Castor oil
​​​​​Complexing and dispersing agents​ Cyclodextrins​​​​​​​​
Flocculating/suspending agents​​​​​​ Carboxymethyl cellulose​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Gelatin​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Methyl cellulose​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Povidone​​​​​​​​
​​​​​Wetting agents​ Glycerin​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Ethanol
​​​​​ Propylene glycol​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​Surfactants (wetting agents)​ Lecithin​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Polysorbate 20​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Polysorbate 80​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Poloxamer​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​Solvent system​ Ethanol​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Glycerin​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Castor oil​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​ Propylene glycol​​​​​​​​​​ (PG)

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and suppliers of specialty excipients. Specifically, it assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of excipients in parenteral pharmaceuticals in the three key regional markets
  • An analysis of application in different formulation types and competitive landscape
  • An appraisal of market trends and supply and demand drivers, plus a forecast

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