Global Market for Pharmacy Automation to Reach Nearly $4.9 Billion

April 9, 2014

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

BCC Research [http://www.bccresearch.com ] (www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new
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, the global pharmacy automation market is expected to grow to nearly $4.9
billion in 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%. The
outpatient automated services segment is the fastest moving segment with an expected CAGR
of 9.5%.

The pharmacy automation market continues to gain momentum after experiencing
purchasing holds for equipment from hospitals and other health delivery facilities during
2008 and 2009.

Outpatient pharmacy automation revenues are expected to grow to an estimated $1.3
billion in 2018. This market includes dispensing/storage equipment, packaging and filling
equipment, and other equipment such as samples management, counting machines, and vial

Inpatient pharmacy automation
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revenues account for the larger share of the market, with sales estimated
to reach about $3.6 billion in 2018. This market includes dispensing and storage
equipment, packaging equipment, narcotics management equipment, and other products such as
bedside bar-code scanning systems, automated medication labeling systems, automated tablet
splitters, and compounding systems.

“In order to remain competitive in the pharmaceutical dispensing business,
organizations will be highly dependent on efficient automation systems,” says BCC Research
instrumentation and sensors analyst Melissa Elder. “A large portion of inpatient
facilities are already highly automated; however, there are advancements in technology and
performance improvements every year, and these pharmacies will continue to seek out the
most efficient system to upgrade. In order to remain competitive in the pharmaceutical
dispensing business, organizations will be highly dependent on efficient automation
systems. Therefore, upgrades are likely to be an ongoing process.”

Both segments will continue to recover from economic conditions felt in key markets
such as the United States and moderate-high growth is expected through 2018.

of the pharmacy automation market’s current operations and equipment, current trends, and
detailed patent analysis. It includes information regarding statistics for medication
errors, costs associated with pharmacy activities, the pharmacist shortage, and many other
issues affecting the pharmacy automation market. It also discusses pharmacy automation
product segments, including in-depth market and competitive analyses.

Editors and reporters, who wish to speak with the analyst, should contact Steven
Cumming at steven.cumming@bccresearch.com.

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