Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by brief, involuntary episodes of vigorous shaking of a part or complete body, which may cause loss or disturbance of consciousness. About 24 million people around the globe in 2015 had epilepsy and grand mal seizures was the most common among the patients. Grand mal seizures or tonic/clonic seizures are a type of generalized seizures, which affect the entire brain and are the most common type of grand mal seizures. The factors causing grand mal seizures are-neurotransmitter imbalances-which are also influenced by fatigue, lack of sleep, hypertension, stress, intense lighting, rapid motion, blood sugar level, anxiety, etc.
The grand mal seizures market will respond very positively for any novel acting drug molecules due to poor efficacy and efficiency of the available drugs. The Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Modulators and ion channel blockers hold the largest market share but the sizeable segment of patients respond very poorly to these drugs. The market for grand mal seizures also undergoes from the high cost of clinical trials and extensive post market surveillance.
A significant growth in sensitivity towards patient safety and regulatory compliance may hamper the market growth, especially, in the US. Furthermore, due to rising stringency of FDA such as pre-market approval and focus on evidence for efficacy, efficiency as well as patient safety may slow the growth of the market.
Key players profiled in the report are Pfizer, Inc., Johnson Johnson Services, Inc., UCB Celltech, Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Novartis AG, Sanofi, Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
The global grand mal seizure market has been segmented based on drug generation, drug class, surgery, diagnosis, and end users.
- Based on drug generation, the market has been segmented as first generation, second generation, and third generation.
- Based on the drug class, the market has been segmented as barbiturates, hydantoin, cyclic gaba analogues, phenyltriazine, iminostilbenes, aliphatic carboxylic acid, benzodiazepines, and others.
- Based on the surgery, the market has been segmented as resective surgery, multiple subpial transection, hemispherectomy, corpus callosotomy, and others.
- Based on the diagnosis, the market has been segmented as electroencephalogram (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), blood tests, and others.
- Based on the end users, the market has been segmented as hospitals, neurological centers, academic and research center, and others.
The global grand mal seizures market is geographically distributed across the following key regions: Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (RoW).
The North American region is estimated to be the leading contributor for Grand mal seizures in the coming years. The region also includes established healthcare facilities alongside attractive reimbursement policies, which are collectively influencing the growth of the market.
The European region is reported to maintain its second position in the global grand mal seizures market. This is due to the rising adoption of some of the latest and advanced products as well as technologies in this region. In Europe, the U.K. is slated to experience the fastest growth percentage, while Germany is expected to dominate the regional market.
The Asia Pacific region holds an important position in the market of grand mal seizures globally. The regional market is said to experience rapid growth rate in the coming years. The growth of the Asia Pacific market can be attributed to the widespread incidence of various urological diseases and the increasing expenditure in the healthcare sector. Emerging nations like China and India are primed to be highly lucrative areas for the market due to the prevalence of chronic diseases, expanding geriatric population, and accelerating demand for advanced therapies as well as products.
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