Ulcerative Colitis Market Size, Drug Analysis, Epidemiology, Disease Management, Pipeline Assessment, Unmet Needs and Forecast to 2031

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Ulcerative Colitis Market Overview

The ulcerative colitis (UC) market size across the 8MM was valued at $7.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 2% during 2021-2031. The symptoms of UC vary from person to person and may include diarrhea with blood or pus, passing blood with stool, abdominal pain & cramping, and tenesmus or urgency to defecate. UC can occur at any age, although most people are diagnosed in their mid-thirties. Men and women are equally likely to be affected, but older men are more likely to be diagnosed than older women.

The ulcerative colitis market research report covers the 8MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, and Canada) and provides an Excel-based forecast model for the UC market through 2031.

Ulcerative Colitis Market Outlook, 2021-2031 ($ Billion)

Ulcerative Colitis Market Outlook, 2021-2031 ($ Billion)

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Ulcerative Colitis Market Drivers

Some of the major drivers of growth in the ulcerative colitis market across the 8MM over the forecast period will include the increase in prevalence rates, and the approval and launch of 11 pipeline products. Growth in the UC market is also expected to be driven by the high treatment rates across the 8MM and the high unmet need for safe efficacious therapies.

Ulcerative Colitis Market Segmentation by Class

Some of the key classes in the US ulcerative colitis market are Aminosalicylates, Steroids, Immunomodulators, Anti TNF-Biologics, Anti-Interleukin Biologics, Anti-Integrins, Biosimilars, JAK inhibitors, S1P1 receptor modulator, and LANCL2 agonist.

There are five marketed biologics in the US for UC: the three TNF inhibitors (Remicade, Humira, and Simponi), an IL-12/IL23 inhibitor (Stelara), and an integrin inhibitor (Entyvio). In 2021, Entyvio was the market-leading biologic for UC in the US. BMS’ Zeposia launched in 2022, and it is expected to eat into the patient share of both the immunomodulators and the current biologics. Due to the safety concerns surrounding JAK inhibitors, the S1P receptor modulators could gain an advantage in the market.

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Ulcerative Colitis Market - Competitive Landscape

Some of the leading players in the UC market are AbbVie, Abivax, Bristol Myers Squib, Boehringer Ingelheim, EA Pharma, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, Gilead, InDex Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Pfizer, Protagonist Therapeutics, and Takeda.

Ulcerative Colitis Market Report Overview

Market Size (2021) $7.3 billion
CAGR (2021 – 2031) >2%
Key Class Aminosalicylates, Steroids, Immunomodulators, Anti TNF-Biologics, Anti-Interleukin Biologics, Anti-Integrins, Biosimilars, JAK inhibitors, S1P1 receptor modulator, and LANCL2 agonist
Leading Players AbbVie, Abivax, Bristol Myers Squib, Boehringer Ingelheim, EA Pharma, Eli Lilly, Galapagos, Gilead, InDex Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Pfizer, Protagonist Therapeutics, and Takeda


This report provides:

  • Overview of ulcerative colitis, including epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and disease management.
  • Annualized ulcerative colitis therapeutics market revenue, cost of therapy per patient, and treatment usage patterns forecast from 2021 to 2031.
  • Key topics covered include strategic competitor assessment, market characterization, unmet needs, clinical trial mapping, and implications of these factors for the ulcerative colitis market.
  • Pipeline analysis: comprehensive data assessing emerging trends and mechanisms of action under development for ulcerative colitis treatment. The most promising candidates in Phase III and Phase IIb development are profiled.
  • Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global ulcerative colitis therapeutics market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints, and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide a qualitative analysis of its implications.

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  • Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the global ulcerative colitis therapeutics market.
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Table of Contents

1 Ulcerative Colitis: Executive Summary

1.1 Moderate growth is expected for the UC market from 2021–31

1.2 New competition and biosimilar threats in the UC market

1.3 Novel pipeline to partially address unmet needs

1.4 What do physicians think?

2 Introduction

2.1 Catalyst

2.2 Related Reports

2.3 Upcoming Reports

3 Disease Overview

3.1 Etiology and pathophysiology

3.1.1 Gut dysbiosis

3.1.2 The significance of diet

3.1.3 The role of interleukins

3.1.4 Environmental factors

3.1.5 Epigenetics

3.1.6 Pathophysiology

3.1.7 Biomarkers/targets of interest

3.2 Classification or staging systems

3.3 Symptoms

3.4 Quality of life

4 Epidemiology

4.1 Disease background

4.2 Risk factors and comorbidities

4.3 Global and historical trends

4.4 8MM forecast methodology

4.4.1 Sources used

4.4.2 Forecast assumptions and methods

4.4.3 Diagnosed incident cases of UC

4.4.4 Forecast assumptions and methods: diagnosed prevalent cases of UC

4.4.5 Diagnosed prevalent cases of UC by severity

4.4.6 Post-operative UC cases

4.4.7 Pouchitis in diagnosed prevalent cases of UC

4.4.8 Diagnosed prevalent cases of UC by anti- TNF- responsiveness

4.5 Epidemiological forecast for UC (2021-31)

4.5.1 Diagnosed incident cases of UC

4.5.2 Age-specific diagnosed incident cases of UC

4.5.3 Sex-specific diagnosed incident cases of UC

4.5.4 Diagnosed prevalent cases of UC

4.5.5 Age-specific diagnosed prevalent cases of UC

4.5.6 Sex-specific diagnosed prevalent cases of UC

4.5.7 Diagnosed prevalent cases of UC by severity

4.5.8 Pouchitis cases and post-operative UC cases

4.5.9 Diagnosed prevalent cases of UC by anti-TNF responsiveness

4.6 Discussion

4.6.1 Epidemiological forecast insight

4.6.2 COVID-19 impact

4.6.3 Limitations of analysis

4.6.4 Strengths of analysis

5 Disease Management

5.1 Diagnosis and treatment overview

5.2 KOL insights on disease management

5.2.1 Preferred treatment options for UC

6 Competitive Assessment

6.1 Overview

7 Unmet Needs and Opportunity Assessment

7.1 Overview

7.2 Biomarkers or diagnostics to predict responsiveness to therapy

7.3 Lack of highly efficacious treatment alternatives

7.4 Availability of treatments for patients with certain comorbidities

7.5 Standardization of patient-reported outcomes

8 R&D Strategies

8.1 Overview

8.1.1 A focus on interleukin-inhibiting biologics

8.1.2 Targeting new signaling pathways and novel targets

8.1.3 Exploring effective oral therapies

8.2 Clinical trials design

8.2.1 Common efficacy measures in UC clinical trials

8.2.2 Head-to-head clinical trials in UC

9 Pipeline Assessment

9.1 Overview

9.2 Promising drugs in clinical development

10 Pipeline Valuation Analysis

10.1 Overview

10.2 Competitive assessment

11 Current and Future Players

11.1 Overview

11.2 Deal-making trends

12 Market Outlook

12.1 Global markets

12.1.1 Forecast

12.1.2 Drivers and barriers – global issues

12.2 US

12.2.1 Forecast

12.2.2 Key events

12.2.3 Drivers and barriers

12.3 5EU

12.3.1 Forecast

12.3.2 Key Events

12.3.3 Drivers and barriers

12.4 Japan

12.4.1 Forecast

12.4.2 Key Events

12.4.3 Drivers and barriers

12.5 Canada

12.5.1 Forecast

12.5.2 Key events

12.5.3 Drivers and barriers

13 Appendix

13.1 Bibliography

13.2 Abbreviations

13.3 Methodology

13.3.1 Forecasting methodology

13.4 Primary Research – KOLs Interviewed for This Report

13.4.1 KOLs

13.5 Primary Research – Prescriber Survey

13.6 About the authors

13.6.1 Analyst

13.6.2 Managing Analyst

13.6.3 Epidemiologist

13.6.4 Epidemiology reviewers

13.6.5 Vice President of Disease Analysis and Intelligence

13.6.6 Global Head and EVP of Healthcare Operations and Strategy

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