Regulatory Affairs Market (By Services: Regulatory Consulting, Legal Representation, Regulatory Writing & Publishing, Product Registration & Clinical Trial Applications, Other Services; By Category: Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices; By Indication; By Stage; By Service Provider; By Company; By End User) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global regulatory affairs market size was estimated at USD 13.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around USD 31 billion by 2030 and is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.32% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Regulatory Affairs Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • By services, the regulatory writing & publishing segment accounted revenue share of over 37% in 2021.
  • By product stage, the clinical studies segment contributed 46.5% revenue share in 2021.
  • By service providers, the outsourcing service dominated the market with 57% revenue share in 2021.
  • By company size, the medium-sized segment registered 48% revenue share in 2021.
  • By indication, the oncology segment has garnered revenue share of 33.5% in 2021.
  • By end-uses, the pharmaceutical companies segment accounted 39% revenue share in 2021.
  • The Asia Pacific region dominated the market with market share of 38% in 2021.

Growth Factors

  • The growing demand for orphan drugs, personalized medicines, immune therapies, combination therapies, specialty therapies
  • The requirements in the regulations and a growing number of diseases that require different types of vaccines for prevention and therapies for cure
  • The increased number of diseases also require therapies and supportive guidelines from the government to ensure quality and safety
  • The outbreak of the pandemic
  • The rapid demand of the medicines in order to treat the infection
  • Increased the demand for regulatory processes in order to create a safe and effective zone in order to conduct multiple clinical trials

A flexible nature in the introduction of COVID products has been demanded by the regulatory authorities in order to maintain the quality and effectiveness of the products. The guidelines and norms which have been launched by the regulatory authorities regarding the pandemic and use of emergency products impacted the growth of the market considerably.

The rapid advancement which has been made in the field of business, the changes observed in the field of personalized medicines, the rapid need for increased focus towards the core business strategies and the competitive nature of the key market players are the major growth factors that contribute to the development of the market during the forecast period. The lucrative offers which are provided by the key market players by outsourcing there are services and facilities have also proved to be a major driving force for the growth of the market during the forecast. The medium to large scale industries have played a major role by contributing considerably to the growth of the market.

Report Scope of the Regulatory Affairs Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 15.2 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 31 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 9.32%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Services, Category, Indication, Stage, Service Provider, Company, End User, Geography
Companies Mentioned

Accell Clinical Research, LLC, Genpact, Promedica International, WuXi AppTec, Inc., Criterium, Inc., PRA Health Sciences, Medpace, Charles River Laboratories International, PAREXEL International Corp., Inc., Freyr, ICON plc, Covance, Inc.


Services Insights

On the basis of services, the regulatory publishing and writing sector has dominated the segment as a result of the high revenue return recorded by it. As a result of the rapid increase in the outsourcing of writing and publishing services in order to save the investment made by the company on the employees this segment is experiencing a tremendous growth. The medium and large sized industries involved in the medical device and biopharma sector majorly perform this type of business. With a view to develop the core competencies the major pharma companies are outsourcing the regulatory publishing and writing services in order to increase their space. The segment of legal representation is foreseen to record the fastest growth as a result of its increasing demand during the forecast period. As a result of the rapid increasing complexity in the field of rules and regulations regarding the health care sector and the rapidly growing reforms in the market this segment is projected to produce a high revenue return during the forecast period.

The fast-developing countries belonging to the Asia Pacific and the Middle Eastern region have projected a tremendous growth under this segment. A legal representation is required to be possessed by the companies which are based in Europe in order to conduct quality clinical trials in the region itself. The required registration is essential under the European Union which is mandatory for each and every company which has its set-up in this region. The other segments which are discussed under this heading include regulatory consulting and product registration.

Category Insights

On the basis of category, the segment of medical devices has shown a tremendous result by recording the largest revenue return off around 39.5%. The segment is foreseen to project a tremendous growth and uphold its dominant status in the market throughout the future period. the increasing trend of outsourcing multiple activities regarding medical devices is mainly responsible for according the tremendous growth seen in the market. In order to increase the focus over core competencies these major market players are making use of the outsourcing facilities.

Therapeutics and diagnostics are the other categories under the medical devices which have helped show a tremendous growth during the forecast period. The regulatory rules and norms regarding the medical devices prove to be a quality filtration regarding the efficacy of the products and safety. It also increases the medical device transparency which is beneficial for the insurer and the manufacturer. The next highest growth is showcased by the segment of drugs which includes the parts of generics and innovator. This segment has also proved to be very beneficial for the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Indication Insights

On the basis of indication, the segment of oncology has presented the maximum growth as a result of the increasing kisses of cancer all over the world. The increasing demand for effective therapeutic procedures and safe drugs as options is it a sponsible for the growth of the market. It also proves to be a profitable market among all the others as a result of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with support it. The rapid research and development which is carried out by the key market players also helps to record a tremendous growth. The rapid modernization which has been seen all over the world has boosted the number of patients who require advanced cancer treatment.

Regulatory Affairs Market Share, By Indication, 2021 (%)

The next segment which has recorded the fastest growth according to the market is the immunology segment as a result of its contribution to the cardiovascular, inflammatory diseases and neurological disorders. As the immune cells a present in the entire body of an individual, this market has emerged as the fastest growing sector during the forecast period.

Stage Insights

On the basis of stage, the segment of clinical studies has dominated the market as a result of its largest share in the revenue system. As a result of the new diseases which are emerging in the market and the rapid rise of various chronic diseases among the people proved to be the major factors responsible for the tremendous growth of the market during the forecast period. The rapidly increasing go to search and development involves these clinical trials and studies which help the key market players to land to a conclusion in order to fulfill the health care needs of the society. In order to perform the clinical studies under strict guidance and to maintain its transparency, regulations have been laid.

The authenticity of the clinical studies is of great importance as they are further applied to the human beings for further studies. A faster growth is recorded by the preclinical segment as a result of the rapid demand of effective drugs in order to treat conditions such as the infection caused by coronavirus, ebola and the zika virus. The rapid increase in the number of cases belonging to the neurological and cardiovascular diseases has also boosted the demand for effective treatment options.

Service Provider Insights

On the basis of service provider, the segment of outsourcing how's it dominated the market as a result of the rapid growing trend which is followed by the larger companies and manufacturers in order to avoid further investments on employees. It has recorded the maximum revenue return over the period of time which has proved to be a growing factor. this trend of outsourcing the services has been followed by many key market players belonging to the health care industry in order to decrease the total cost of production and investment made while training of the staff.

Specific technical knowledge is made use of, while outsourcing the services and facilities in order to obtain maximum output. The geographic expertise which are involved while outsourcing the services also proves to be a major growth factor for the market. A significant growth has been shown by the in-house segment under service providers and proves to be the second fastest growing market during the forecast period.

Company Insights

On the basis of company, the market has been dominated by the companies belonging to the medium size as a result so that's of its largest share as compared to the total revenue produced by the market. The established providers belonging to the miss medium sized sector which are particularly the private ones is foreseen to make a major contribution to the growth of the market during the forecast period.

The company is belonging to the medium sector have their presence in selected or multiple markets all over the globe which proves to be very beneficial for its future growth. The leading pharmaceutical companies, medical device industries and biotechnology industry belong to the large-scale sector which provide a huge range to the service providers.

End User

On the basis of end user, the pharmaceutical sector has dominated the segment as a result of its largest share in the market going to its fastest growth. the main reason for the growth of the market is the rapid increase in demand of advanced pharmaceutical products. The commercialization and marketing of the newly launched drugs approved by the FDA has proved to be a driving factor for the growth of the market. The second largest segment under this heading is of the biotechnology companies which has shown a tremendous growth during the forecast period.

Regulatory Affairs Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 28.4%
Asia Pacific 38%
Europe 21.3%
Latin America 8.7%
MEA 3.6%


Geography Insights

On the basis of geography, the Asia Pacific region has shown the fastest growth and hence dominated the segment for a considerable period of time and he's foreseen to continue the same during the forecast period. It is expected to expand in the future as a result of the recent regulatory advancements and rapidly increasing clinical studies and trials. A huge cost saving strategy of the region has proved to be a driving factor for the growth of the market. The huge availability of quality labor which is present in this region has boosted the market size tremendously. The rapidly increasing geriatric population proves to be another reason for the market growth.

Recent developments

In 2019 - Syntax and Accel landed into a collaboration in order to widen the client base in the region of Europe. The multiple strategies like mergers, collaborations, acquisitions help the market to record rapid growth and introduce lucrative offers to the major players.

Key market players

  • Accell Clinical Research, LLC
  • Genpact
  • Promedica International
  • WuXi AppTec, Inc.
  • Criterium, Inc.
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • Medpace
  • Charles River Laboratories International
  • PAREXEL International Corp., Inc.
  • Freyr
  • ICON plc
  • Covance, Inc.

Segments covered in the report

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By Services

  • Regulatory Consulting
  • Legal Representation
  • Regulatory Writing & Publishing
    • Writing
    • Publishing
  • Product Registration & Clinical Trial Applications
  • Other Services

By Category

  • Drugs
    • Innovator
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
    • Generics
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
  • Biologics
    • Biotech
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
    • ATMP
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
    • Biosimilars
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
  • Medical Devices
    • Diagnostics
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market
    • Therapeutics
    • Preclinical
    • Clinical
    • Post Market

By Indication

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Immunology
  • Others

By Stage

  • Preclinical
  • Clinical studies
  • PMA

By Service Provider

  • In-house
  • Outsourced

By Company

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

By End User

  • Medical Device Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Biotechnology Companies

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of regulatory affairs market?
The global regulatory affairs market size was accounted at USD 13.9 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 31 billion by 2030.
The global regulatory affairs market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 9.32% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the regulatory affairs market are Accell Clinical Research, LLC, Genpact, Promedica International, WuXi AppTec, Inc., Criterium, Inc., PRA Health Sciences, Medpace, Charles River Laboratories International, PAREXEL International Corp., Inc., Freyr, ICON plc, Covance, Inc.
The growing complexities of the life sciences market has put extreme pressure on coming up with affordable products. The life cycles of various drugs is also short due to the increased rates of the clinical trials. As the organizations across the globe are adopting new technologies and investing in acquiring skills the market is expected to grow well.
Asia Pacific region will lead the global regulatory affairs market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:1986
  • Category:Healthcare
  • No. of Pages:150+
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