March 31, 2011 13:27 ET

Anti-Infective Drugs Markets Forecasted to Jump to $66 Billion by 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - forecasts in its newly published "Anti-Infective Drugs Markets" report that anti-infective drugs markets will jump to $66 billion by 2013. For more information, visit:

Anti-infective drugs include: anti-viral therapeutics, antibiotics, anti-fungal agents and prophylactic treatments such as vaccines. Six infectious diseases -- pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS -- account for half of all premature deaths worldwide. With a worldwide death toll from infectious diseases exceeding 14 million, anti-infective drugs are vital.

To date, the most successful anti-infective drugs target the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes AIDS), the herpes virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2), bacterial infections and hepatitis C (HCV). Truvada, Valtrex, Cravit, Floxin, Atripla, Pegasys, Kaletra and Reyataz are among the anti-infective drugs with the highest global sales.

The "Anti-Infective Drugs Markets" report covers:

  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza
  • Avian Bird Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis
  • Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSIs)
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Pharyngotonsillitis
  • Vascular Infections
  • Pancreatitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Blood-Borne Infections
  • Malaria
  • West Nile Virus

The "Anti-Infective Drugs Markets" report examines companies manufacturing anti-infective drugs equipment and supplies in the world. Companies covered include: Abraxis Bioscience, Acambis, Achillion, Adlyfe, Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Affinium, Akonni Biosystems, Alnylam, APP, Aquapharm Biodiscovery, Arbor Vita, Arpida, Avexa, Basilea, Baxter, Biophage Pharma, CEL-SCI, Cerexa, Combimatrix, Cubist, Daiichi Sankyo, Hospira, Idenix, Incyte, Medivir, Meiji Holdings, MerLion, Mutabilis, Nanobio, Nanosphere, Nanoviricides, Novabay, Obetech, Optimer, Panacos, Paratek, Pharmasset, Pico, Polymedix, Powdermed, Presidio, Progenics, Protez, Rib-X, Ribomed, Targanta, Theravance, Trius, Vertex and X-GEN.

Detailed charts with sales forecasts and marketshare data are included. For more information, visit:

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The statements contained in this news release that are forward-looking are based on current expectations that are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially.