Pharmacovigilance Market Prominent Players: GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Covance Inc., ICON Plc. and iGATE Corporation, F. Hoffmann- La Roche

ESOMAR-certified company Future Market Insights (FMI) has published a report on the global pharmacovigilance market for the forecast period 2021-2031. According to the report, the market is poised to reach new heights, as pharmaceutical companies scramble to introduce new drug candidates for multiple ailments, which will result in an increase in clinical trials.

As per FMI’s analysis, the market is expected to register double-digit growth, experiencing an impressive CAGR throughout the forecast period. Historically, the market posted credible gains, surpassing US$ 6 billion in 2020, expanding at a CAGR of over 14%. Growth prospects were further heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the scramble for new treatment approaches is prompting pharmaceutical companies to initiate clinical trials for the same.

Prominent pharmaceutical companies are forging long-term partnerships and service agreements with contract research organizations and business processing outsourcing units to enhance existing pharmacovigilance operations by virtue of cost reduction from drug delivery to post-marketing approvals. In April 2021, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced its plans to acquire Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) Inc. for a purchase price of US$ 17.4 billion, which will help enhance the latter’s pharmacovigilance portfolio expansion.

Key Takeaways from FMI’s Pharmacovigilance Market Study

  • By phase of drug development, stage IV clinical trials pharmacovigilance solutions account for over 3 out of 4 applications
  • Based on method type, targeted spontaneous reporting to make maximum use of pharmacovigilance solutions
  • By service provider type, contract outsourcing to generate almost two out of five pharmacovigilance solutions uptake
  • US experiencing robust pharmacovigilance solutions providers presence amid prevalence of good PV practices
  • Forthcoming clinical trials for numerous drug candidates through 2021 to widen UK’s growth prospects
  • India to emerge as an emerging pharmacovigilance hub amid growing trends of medical operations outsourcing
  • China to experience growth on the back of recent amendments to render pharmacovigilance implementation stronger

“Rising prevalence of chronic and infectious ailments is prompting multiple pharmaceutical giants to initiate widespread clinical trials for potential drug molecules, generating a highly competitive environment and generating major revenue pools,” says the FMI analyst.

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Competitive LandscapeProminent pharmacovigilance solutions providers are relying on collaborating with prominent biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies to offer their digital solutions to facilitate effective patient care solutions. Also, offering advanced solutions is another prominent strategy. Some prominent faces include F. Hoffmann- La Roche, GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Covance Inc., ICON Plc. and iGATE Corporation among others.

Covance Inc. is a prominent pharmacovigilance solutions providing, offering end-to-end PV services spanning clinical and post-marketing phases from medical contract centers to ICSRs to medical reviews to electronic regulatory submissions. The system helps track weekly, daily and monthly metrics for quality, productivity and efficiency.

In April 2020, ICON Plc. initiated efforts to enhance pharmacovigilance practices, considering the onset of COVID-19. A webinar conducted on this issue by the company called for key pharmaceutical companies to automate their workflows by installing proactive and dedicated intelligence processes, forging detailed business and continuity plans and a virtually globally distributed footprint.

More Insights on the Global Pharmacovigilance MarketIn its latest report, FMI offers an unbiased analysis of the global pharmacovigilance market, providing historical data for the period of 2016-2020 and forecast statistics for the period of 2021-2031. In order to understand the global market potential, its growth, and scope, the market is segmented on the basis of phase of drug development (preclinical studies, phase I, phase II, phase III and phase IV), type of methods (spontaneous reporting, intensified ADR reporting, targeted spontaneous reporting, cohort event monitoring and EHR mining), service type provider (in-house pharmacovigilance and contract outsourcing) and region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa).

Pharmacovigilance Market – Key Segments CoveredPhase of Drug Development

  • Preclinical Studies
  • Phase I
  • Phase II
  • Phase III
  • Phase IV

Type of Methods

  • Spontaneous Reporting
  • Intensified ADR Reporting
  • Targeted Spontaneous Reporting
  • Cohort Event Monitoring
  • EHR Mining

Service Type Provider

  • In-house Pharmacovigilance
  • Contract Outsourcing


  • North America (US and Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Japan and Rest of APAC)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of LATAM)
  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa and Rest of MEA)

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