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Global Human Insulin Market Thrives with Incidence of Diabetes, Obesity on the Rise

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Human insulin is laboratory-grown synthetic insulin that functions like the kind naturally present in humans. The demand for human insulin rides on the
increase in the diabetic as well as obese population across the globe. Diabetes is a condition characterized by alarming levels of blood sugar, which
occurs either when the body is unable to effectively use the insulin secreted by the pancreas or when the pancreas produce inadequate amount of insulin.

The prevalence of diabetes has risen at a rapid pace. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) pegged the number of deaths directly caused by diabetes
at around 1.5 million globally. The number of people suffering from diabetes is likely to increase from 382 million in 2014 to 592 million in 2035,
according to a report released on International Diabetes Day in 2014. The WHO states that by 2030, diabetes will become the 7th leading cause of

Obesity also provides a major boost to the demand for human insulin, since obesity is closely associated with high blood glucose levels and consequently
diabetes. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion people above the age of 18 were overweight according to the WHO, 600 million of which were obese. In 2013, there
were 42 million children below the age of 5 who were either overweight or obese.

Almost two-thirds of the American adult population is overweight or obese, according to an article published in the Clinical Diabetes journal of the
American Diabetes Association; with alarming statistics such as this, it is no surprise that North America dominates the market for human insulin.

Strong Pipeline of Diabetes Medication Holds Promise for Future Growth

The market for human insulin was pegged at US$24,332.6 million in 2014 by Persistence Market Research, and this is likely to grow to US$49,197.3 million by
2020, at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2014 to 2020.

The global human insulin market has been studied and analyzed by analysts time and
again to identify the various factors responsible for its growth. As established earlier, the human insulin market is primarily driven by the surge in the
percentage of the obese as well as the diabetic in the global population. The spiraling levels of obesity can be attributed to the severe changes in
lifestyle and unhealthy dietary habits. The geriatric population is more susceptible to diabetes, leading to an increased demand for human insulin. In
addition, the growing support from government in the form of numerous initiatives and investments for research, development of new and innovative devices
to deliver human insulin in a more effective manner, and a strong pipeline of diabetes medication are projected to enhance growth opportunities for
pharmaceuticals and other stakeholders within the human insulin market.

Weak Establishment in Emerging Countries to Hamper Global Human Insulin Market

However, lengthy procedures for drug approval from the necessary bodies and stringent regulatory requirements have posed major challenges for the growth of
the human insulin market. Moreover, markets in emerging economies of China, India, and Brazil are plagued with their own unique hurdles such as uneven
pricing and limited access to and inadequate awareness of modern insulin devices.

Some of the leading companies operating in the global human insulin market are Wockhardt, Sanofi, Merck & Co. Inc., Adocia, Novo Nordisk A/S, Pfizer
Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., Biocon, Tonghua Dongbao Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Eli Lilly and Company, Julphar, and
GlaxoSmithKline Plc.

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