Dermatology CRO Market

Dermatology CRO Market Analysis by Type (Drug Discovery, Clinical, Preclinical), by Service (Data Management, Regulatory/Medical Affairs, Medical Writing, Clinical Monitoring, Quality Management/Assurance, Bio-statistics), by Region - Global Forecast 2022-3032

Analysis of Dermatology CRO market covering 30+ countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Dermatology CRO Market Growth Overview for 2022 to 2032

The Dermatology CRO Market size was valued at US$ 4.0 Billion in 2021, and is projected to reach US$ 12.8 Billion by 2032, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.

Global market is segmented into various sub-types, including drug discovery, clinical, preclinical. Among all the types, Clinical type dermatology CRO is expected to be the highest revenue grossing service, accounting for an absolute dollar opportunity of nearly US$ 3.5 Billion during 2022 – 2032.

Revenue of Dermatology CRO from 2017 to 2021 Compared to Demand Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per the Dermatology CRO industry research by Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2017 to 2021, market value of the Dermatology CRO industry increased at around 7.8% CAGR, wherein, countries such as the U.S., U.K., China, Japan and South Korea held significant share in the global market.

The rising need for topical dermatological drugs to treat acne, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, local anaesthetics, cleansers, and emollients, is a primary driver of the market. Increased awareness of skin disorders, a high need for quick detection, and a growth in the frequency of skin cancer and other skin ailments are all propelling the business ahead. Owing to this, Dermatology CRO market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% over the coming 10 years.

  • The Dermatology CRO market is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 1.7 Bn in 2022 as the worldwide revenues was up by 8.6% year-over-year. Because of the introduction of virtual clinical trials and government measures to maintain the disrupted supply chains in healthcare, the market for dermatological contract research organisations (CRO) was mostly unscathed by the COVID 19’s ramifications. Fact.MR estimates that Dermatology CRO revenue will grow 2.4X from 2022 to 2032, reaching nearly US$ 4.3 Bn in 2032.
  • The revenue through clinical dermatology type is projected to garner a CAGR of around 10% during 2022 – 2032.
  • Dermatology CRO revenue through clinical monitoring will account for majority share, owing to countries’ focus on dermatological medications.

What is Making Dermatology CRO an Essential Component?

The market is primarily driven by the need for topical dermatological medications such as anti-infectives, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetics, emollients, and cleansers to cure acne. Over the forecast period, increased incidences of skin diseases over the world are expected to boost dermatology CRO market growth.

Acne is the most prevalent skin disease in the United States, with up to 50 Mn people affected each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. One out of every ten people suffers with atopic dermatitis at some time in their lives. In the United States, 7.5 Mn individuals suffer with psoriasis. Rosacea is a common skin ailment affecting 16 million individuals in the United States. More than 9,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with skin cancer every day.

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Which Region is projected to Offer the Largest Opportunity for Dermatology CRO?

With over 10.4% projected growth rate, Dermatology CRO revenue is expected to grow at fastest pace in North America, during 2022 - 2032. This is due to a number of factors, including an aging population, increased awareness of skin conditions, and the development of new treatments. The CRO industry is growing rapidly, and the dermatology segment is expected to experience strong growth in the next few years.

Country-wise Analysis

Which Country Lies at the Centerstage for Dermatology CRO Revenue?

US leads the global revenues of Dermatology CRO market. This is attributed to the high frequency of skin problems, demographic variety, ease of recruiting and retaining patients, and an improved regulatory environment. Furthermore, market development is aided by favourable government initiatives. In February 2018, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) published new standards that are intended to reduce the time it takes to gain clearance from almost 30 to 60 days.

North America grabbed a highest dermatology CRO market share in 2021 due to the largest number of trials done and outsourced in the region. The increased government support for R&D activities through grants and money to research institutes and enterprises has further supported the expansion of this regional industry. In 2018, the US government, for example, spent US$ 194.2 Bn on medical and health research and development.

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Why Clinical Dermatology CRO Remains the Faster Revenue Generating Segment?

Clinical dermatology CRO is the fastest revenue generating segment because it offers a wide range of services that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each client. This allows for quick turnaround times and efficient project management, which results in increased profits for the client. Additionally, the dermatology market is growing rapidly, providing opportunities for continued growth and expansion. Increasing prevalence of skin diseases, especially in case of psoriasis, is expected to propel clinical dermatology CRO segment.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Revenue Generation from Dermatology CRO?

The necessity of virtual trials and the utilisation of technology and software solutions has been underlined by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increased use of machine learning-based platforms, artificial intelligence, and creative trial designs is projected to change the dermatological CRO landscape in the next years. Biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical investments in innovative and revolutionary therapies, such as regenerative medicine, and drug development services, are driving R&D activities. Experts and skills in a range of therapeutic disciplines are still needed by sponsors.

The impact of COVID-19 on Dermatology CRO was largely observed through the  growing awareness of skin disorders, a high need for speedy diagnosis, and an increase in the frequency of skin cancer and other skin maladies.

Competitive Analysis

According to the market research analysis, partnerships and expansion have been the prominent development in Dermatology CRO market in recent years. IQVIA HOLDINGS INC., Covance Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), Parexel International Corporation, Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., Icon, Plc, Medidata Solutions, Inc., Syneos Health, Pharmaron, GVK Biosciences Private Limited, Wuxi AppTec, MEDPACE HOLDINGS, INC., PRA Health Sciences, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting, Bioskin, Proinnovera, Biorasi, Javara, TFS are the prominent providers of Dermatology CRO services.

Some of the recent developments of key Dermatology CRO providers are as follows:

  • In 2021 Thermo Fisher signed a binding deal to buy PPD for US$ 17.4 Bn. This purchase will greatly strengthen Thermo Fisher's position in the clinical research services market, particularly in the early phase clinical trials business. In addition to strengthening their services, healthcare contract research businesses are aiming to provide their services on a worldwide basis.
  • In February 2021, Icon plc signed a binding deal to buy PRA Health Sciences for a valuation of around US$ 12 Bn. Customers will benefit from the merged firm because of the enhanced geographic, functional, and therapeutic scale.
  • In October 2019, Parexel strengthened its ties with the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), to safeguard the interests of clinical research sites. The company implemented many significant initiatives as a Site Engagement Partner targeted at enhancing the patient experience in clinical trials.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies offering Dermatology CRO have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the full report.

Dermatology CRO Market Report Scope



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Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania and MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Service
  • Product Type
  • End-user
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Covance Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD)
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Icon, Plc
  • Medidata Solutions, Inc.
  • Syneos Health
  • Pharmaron
  • GVK Biosciences Private Limited
  • Wuxi AppTec
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting
  • Bioskin
  • Proinnovera
  • Biorasi
  • Javara
  • TFS


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Market Segments Covered in Dermatology CRO Industry Analysis

  • By Type :

    • Drug Discovery
      • Target Validation
      • Lead Identification
      • Lead Optimization
    • Clinical
      • Phase I
      • Phase II
      • Phase III
      • Phase IV
    • Preclinical
  • By Service :

    • Project Management/Clinical Supply Management
    • Data Management
    • Regulatory/Medical Affairs
    • Medical Writing
    • Clinical Monitoring
    • Quality Management/Assurance
    • Bio-statistics
    • Investigator Payments
    • Laboratory
    • Patient and Site Recruitment
    • Technology
    • Other Services
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

How much is the current worth of the Dermatology CRO market?

The global dermatology CRO market is worth more than US$ 4 Billion at present.

What is the sales forecast for Dermatology CRO?

Value of Dermatology CRO are projected to increase at a CAGR of around 9.1% during 2022-2032.

What was the last 5 year’s market CAGR?

Value of Dermatology CRO increased at a CAGR of around 7.8% during 2017-2021.

What is a key trend shaping the growth of the market for Dermatology CRO?

One of the key trends in Dermatology CRO market includes that their providers have been expanding their geographical footprint.

What are the factors driving the revenue for Dermatology CRO market?

Growing awareness of skin disorders, a high need for speedy diagnosis, and an increase in the frequency of skin cancer and other skin maladies are propelling the dermatological CRO industry ahead.

Which are the top 5 countries driving demand for Dermatology CRO?

Top 5 countries driving demand for Dermatology CRO are the U.S., U.K., China, Japan and South Korea.

What is the outlook for the market in US?

US will accounted for over 33% of global Dermatology CRO demand in 2032 with a CAGR of 9.4%.

At what percentage is sales of Dermatology CRO going to register growth from 2022 to 2032?

The market for Dermatology CRO is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 9.1% during 2022 – 2032 with the global market size of US$ 12.8 Billion

What do statistics for South Korea and Japan reveal?

While the market in South Korea is expected to grow at nearly 8.9%, the market in Japan is projected to register a CAGR of nearly 12.5% during 2022-2032.

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