The Global Ursodeoxycholic Acid Market, by Dosage Form (Solid and Liquid), by Mode of Extraction (Synthetic and Biological), by Application (Gallstones, Cystic Fibrosis, Liver Cirrhosis, and Others), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) was valued at US$ 346.2 million in 2017, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.0% over the forecast period (2018 - 2026), as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), a secondary bile acid produced by intestinal bacteria as a metabolic by-product, has been found effective in the nonsurgical treatment of cholesterol gallstones and cystic fibrosis. Various studies conducted on UDCA have shown its application in treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other disorders. For instance, according to the University of Sheffield study, UDCA can improve mitochondrial dysfunction, which is known to be a causative factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia worldwide and is the most common neurodegenerative disorder. According to the data reported by Alzheimer's Society in 2018, Alzheimer’s is estimated to affect 225,000 by the end of 2018 in the UK and the number is expected to increase to two million by 2051. Another study conducted by Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) in 2015, showed that UDCA can be an effective treatment in halting the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
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Manufacturers in ursodeoxycholic acid market are focused on the development of products for other liver diseases such as cirrhosis. In 2016, Retrophin, Inc. received rights to market a liquid formulation of UDCA for the treatment of a rare liver disease called primary biliary cholangitis. Primary biliary cholangitis (or primary biliary cirrhosis), is a chronic liver disease that results from progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. Previously, this bile acid was prescribed only in solid forms such as a tablets or capsules.
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