Global Antibody Drug Conjugates Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Adcetris, Kadcyla, Other Product Types), By Application (Breast Cancer, Blood Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor, Others), By End-User (Hospitals, Clinics, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Apr 2022 Report Code: KSI061612249 Pages: 160

The global antibody drug conjugates market is projected to witness a CAGR of 31.56% during the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$27,653.093 million by 2027, increasing from US$4,054.023 million in 2020.


Antibody Drug Conjugates, or ADCs for short, are a class of biological drugs designed as a targeted therapy for treating cancer. Antibody-drug conjugates provide sensitive differentiation between healthy and diseased tissue by combining the specific targeting of monoclonal antibodies with the cancer-killing capacity of cytotoxic medicines. ADC is a three-component system that includes a potent cytotoxin anticancer agent linked by a biodegradable linker to an antibody. The antibody attaches to certain markers on the cancer cell's surface (antigens or receptors). Within the cancer cell, the entire antibody-drug conjugate is internalized, where the linker is degraded and the active drug is liberated.

 Market Drivers

The key driver driving the antibody-drug conjugate market is the growing prevalence of cancer. Cancer affects millions of lives every year and is increasing. The need to develop an effective treatment is higher than ever before. Further, increasing health consciousness amongst individuals helps identify cancer in its early stages, which can be treated on time without any further spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Moreover, growing healthcare expenditure on cancer treatment and rising R&D in ADCs play an important role in the growth of the global antibody-drug conjugate market. Furthermore, the global trend toward targeted cancer therapeutics, as well as increased research and development on ADCs, are significantly contributing to the market.  Targeted therapy helps to eliminate cancer cells without actually harming healthy cells.

Growth Factors

  • Patients with Cancer Are Increasing

Patients with cancer have seen an upward trend. Globally, cancer is the second largest cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 9.6 million people are estimated to die due to cancer worldwide in 2018. Around 400,000 children develop cancer each year. With increasing awareness of cancer and rising, medical facility detection of cancer in its early stages, early detections help eliminate it before some serious damage is done. An increasingly sedentary lifestyle, and increasing consumption of junk food, tobacco and alcohol are some of the prevalent factors causing cancer. Around one-third of deaths are from cancer due to tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of physical activity. In 2020, the most common cause of death was lung cancer, followed by colon and rectum cancer, and liver cancer. Accounting for 180 million deaths by lung cancer, 9.35 thousand deaths due to colon and rectal cancer, and 830 thousand deaths due to liver cancer. Breast cancer is another of the most common types of cancer. With early detection and proper treatment, deaths could be prevented. Between 30-50% of cancer cases can currently be prevented.

  • ADC research and development is becoming increasingly extensive around the world.

With the increasing development in research and development by various companies to find an effective treatment for cancer, more and more companies are investing in R & D to develop such drugs. With a deeper understanding and the advent of new technology, the scope of R&D in ADCs has further increased. Moreover, the approval rate for U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) products has increased significantly. In the year 2021, 12 ADC drugs have been approved. Further, deep research on interactions between ADCs and the immune system for potential synergistic therapeutic effects that can be used to improve the drug is taking place.


  • Expensive Treatment

 Cancer treatments come with a hefty price tag., due to extensive research, licensing, patents, and manufacturing costs of drugs.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  the total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at US$ 1.16 trillion. Antibody-drug conjugates can be an expensive treatment for cancer patients, with a high level of time and money invested in R&D adding to the cost. ADCs also have a high manufacturing cost, which adds up to the final cast. The dominant cost in the manufacturing process of raw materials. Depending on the nature of the toxins, the drug-linker raw material can cost between $200-$2000 per gram. Furthermore, a small batch of doses produced per year is not able to reach economies of scale. Further, strict regulation from medical and drug authorities adds to the cost.

The Impact of COVID–19 on the Antibody Drug Conjugate Market:

The coronavirus pandemic impacted the global antibody drug conjugate market. With the outbreak of the virus and restrictions, non-essential surgeries were avoided by both hospitals/ clinics and patients in fear of the spread of the virus. Several strict restrictions and international restrictions on exports and imports affect the supply chain of raw materials and the delivery of medicine itself.

Global Antibody Drug Conjugates Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$4,054.023 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$27,653.093 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 31.56% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Product Type, Application, End-User, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Inc, Seagen, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Novartis AG, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Sanofi S.A., Astellas Pharma, Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd., Seattle Genetics Inc., Genentech Inc., Immunogen Inc., Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Agensys, Inc., Synthon Holding B.V.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product Type
    • Adcetris
    • Kadcyla
    • Other Product Types
  • By Application
    • Breast Cancer
    • Blood Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Brain Tumor
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the antibody-drug conjugates market size by 2027?
A1. The global antibody drug conjugates market is projected to reach a total market size of US$27,653.093 million in 2027.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the antibody-drug conjugates market?
A2. The antibody-drug conjugates market is projected to witness a CAGR of 31.56% during the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global antibody-drug conjugates market?
A3. Antibody Drug Conjugates Market was valued at US$4,054.023 million in 2020.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the antibody-drug conjugates market growth?
A4. The key factor driving the antibody-drug conjugates market is the growing prevalence of cancer.

Q5. How is the global antibody-drug conjugates market segmented?
A5. The antibody-drug conjugates market has been segmented by product type, application, end-user, and geography.

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope Of The Study
1.4. Currency
1.5. Segmentation
1.6. Assumptions
1.7. Base, And Forecast Years Timeline

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Design
2.2. Secondary Sources
2.3. Validation

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Drivers
4.1.1. Rising Prevalence Of Cancers Worldwide
4.1.2. Research And Development, Clinical Trials, And Investments
4.2. Restraints
4.2.1. Rising Costs Of Cancer Treatment
4.2.2. Side Effects From ADC Treatments, Resistance Of Cancer Cells
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power Of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat Of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat Of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry In The Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Adcetris
5.3. Kadcyla
5.4. Others

6. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By Target Type
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Cd30 Antibodies
6.3. Her2 Antibodies
6.4. Others

7. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By Technology
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Cleavable Linker
7.3. Non Cleavable Linker

8. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By Application
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Breast Cancer
8.3. Blood Cancer
8.4. Urinary Tract/Bladder Cancer
8.5. Cervical And Head & Neck Cancer

9. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By End-User
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Hospitals
9.3. Clinics
9.4. Others

10. Global Antibody-Drug Conjugates Market By Geography
10.1. Introduction
10.2. North America
10.2.1. United States
10.2.2. Canada
10.2.3. Mexico
10.3. South America
10.3.1. Brazil
10.3.2. Argentina
10.3.3. Others
10.4. Europe
10.4.1. United Kingdom
10.4.2. Germany
10.4.3. France
10.4.4. Spain
10.4.5. Others
10.5. Middle East And Africa
10.5.1. Saudi Arabia
10.5.2. United Arab Emirates
10.5.3. Others
10.6. Asia Pacific
10.6.1. China
10.6.2. Japan
10.6.3. South Korea
10.6.4. India
10.6.5. Others

11. Competitive Environment And Analysis
11.1. Major Players And Strategy Analysis
11.2. Emerging Players And Market Lucrativeness
11.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, And Collaborations
11.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

12. Company Profiles
12.1. Astrazeneca
12.1.1. Overview
12.1.2. Products And Services
12.1.3. Financials
12.1.4. Key Developments
12.2. Pfizer, Inc
12.2.1. Overview
12.2.2. Products And Services
12.2.3. Financials
12.2.4. Key Developments
12.3. Seagen, Inc.
12.3.1. Overview
12.3.2. Products And Services
12.3.3. Financials
12.3.4. Key Developments
12.4. GSK Plc
12.4.1. Overview
12.4.2. Products And Services
12.4.3. Financials
12.4.4. Key Developments
12.5. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
12.5.1. Overview
12.5.2. Products And Service
12.5.3. Financials
12.5.4. Key Developments
12.6. F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
12.6.1. Overview
12.6.2. Products And Services
12.6.3. Financials
12.6.4. Key Developments
12.7. Novartis
12.7.1. Overview
12.7.2. Products And Services
12.7.3. Financials
12.7.4. Key Developments
12.8. Gilead Sciences, Inc.
12.8.1. Overview
12.8.2. Products And Services
12.8.3. Financials
12.8.4. Key Developments
12.9. Sanofi S.A.
12.9.1. Overview
12.9.2. Products And Services
12.9.3. Financials
12.9.4. Key Developments
12.10. Astellas Pharma
12.10.1. Overview
12.10.2. Products And Services
12.10.3. Financials
12.10.4. Key Developments
12.11 Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd.
12.11.1. Overview
12.11.2. Products And Services
12.11.3. Financials
12.11.4. Key Developments
12.12. Genentech Inc.
12.12.1. Overview
12.13.2. Products And Services
12.12.3. Financials
12.12.4. Key Developments
12.13. Immunogen Inc.
12.13.1. Overview
12.13.2. Products And Services
12.13.3. Financials
12.13.4. Key Developments
12.14. Lantheus
12.14.1. Overview
12.14.2. Products And Services
12.14.3. Financials
12.14.4. Key Developments
12.15. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
12.15.1. Overview
12.15.2. Products And Services
12.15.3. Financials
12.15.4. Key Developments
12.16. Astellas Pharma
12.16.1. Overview
12.16.2. Products And Services
12.16.3. Financials
12.16.4. Key Developments
12.17. Synthon Holding BV
12.17.1. Overview
12.17.2. Products And Services
12.17.3. Key Developments


Pfizer, Inc

Seagen, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

Novartis AG

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Sanofi S.A.

Astellas Pharma

Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd.

Seattle Genetics Inc.

Genentech Inc.

Immunogen Inc.

Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

Agensys, Inc.

Synthon Holding B.V.


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