Pharmacy Automation Systems Market

Pharmacy Automation Systems Market

Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Tablet Splitters, Medication Dispensing Cabinets, IV Pharmacy, Carousel Storage and Robotic Dispensing Machines), Application (Inventory Management, Drug Dispensing & Packaging, Drug Storage and Other Applications), End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23858

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $6.15 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $11.91 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market is accounted for $6.15 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $11.91 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 9.9% during the forecast period. Pharmacy automation systems encompass a range of technologies and processes designed to streamline and improve various aspects of medication management and dispensing in pharmacies. Automated solutions provide enormous advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness and safety, and by streamlining data flows, they rationalize pharmaceutical processes. By boosting patient safety, streamlining drug management procedures, and freeing chemists to concentrate on delivering excellent clinical care, pharmacy automation technologies play a critical role in contemporary healthcare.

According to a Drug Store News article, 66% of prescribers and 48% of pharmacists reported seeing an increase in the usage of automation and other technologies.

Market Dynamics:


Growing desire to reduce medication mistakes

Globally, readmission to the hospital is most frequently caused by medication and distribution problems. Medication errors are frequently caused by a lack of clear order communication between doctors and chemists, unsafe pharmacy storage procedures, and confusion brought on by identical labels and prescriptions when drugs are prepared, dispensed, or administered. These systems allow healthcare professionals to focus more on patient care and less on administrative tasks, ultimately leading to better overall healthcare quality. Therefore, automated systems are regarded as one of the best ways to reduce these mistakes.


Strict regulations

The degree of regulatory scrutiny varies from one area to another and is determined by the class to which a certain gadget belongs. The use of automated dispensing devices (ADDs) in medical settings is subject to a variety of state boards of pharmacy standards. These boards are state organizations in charge of overseeing and regulating pharmacy practice and issuing state licenses to pharmacists. As a result, producers of automated pharmacy systems must follow a number of rules; doing so is time-consuming and might delay the release of new products. Thus, the strict rules and regulations hinder the market growth by restricting new entrants.


Rising demand for pharmaceuticals

On a worldwide scale, there is a rising need for medicines as a result of the rising prevalence of chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and asthma, among others. The availability of better healthcare facilities is contributing to an increase in the world's aging population. The rising demand for medicines is also aided by increased research and development that results in the introduction of innovative and effective treatments for particular ailments. Additionally, the government's expanding measures to improve the health sector are promoting market expansion.


High capital investments

Pharmacy automation systems need a substantial upfront investment. This covers the price of buying the necessary equipment, software, and any extras like conveyors, robotic arms, and storage facilities. Robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced software algorithms are all used in pharmacy automation systems. The entire cost of these components is impacted by the enormous resources needed for research, development, and production. Therefore, the market expansion is being hampered by the fact that only large hospitals and pharmacies can afford this equipment.

Covid-19 Impact

The market for pharmacy automation systems has benefited from the COVID-19 flare-ups. The increased need for automation in pharmacies is partially responsible for this. Additionally, due to a staffing shortage during the epidemic, the need for automation systems rose. The pandemic increased the amount of prescriptions being filled at pharmacies throughout the world, which in turn increased demand for automated dispensing systems and grew the industry.

The automated dispensing cabinets segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The automated dispensing cabinets segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to its secured medication storage, 24/7 access to medications, reduced medication errors and customized access and permissions. Automated dispensing cabinets are a cornerstone of modern pharmacy operations. ADCs are often integrated with pharmacy management software, allowing for seamless communication between the cabinet and the pharmacy's central database. Its detailed records of all transactions and streamline workflow processes boost the segment demand.

The drug dispensing & packaging segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The drug dispensing & packaging segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to its improved precision, efficiency, and safety. Automation systems can rapidly and accurately dispense medications. Medication dispensing may be done quickly and precisely via automation systems. They use cutting-edge technology, including robots and barcode scanning, to make sure that each prescription is filled with the right drug and dose. Real-time monitoring of drug stock levels is done by these systems. They make sure that every container is appropriately tagged with the relevant details, such as the medicine name, dose, patient information, and expiration date. All of these factors encourage sector growth.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the increasing investment in R&D. The Asia-Pacific region is incredibly diverse in terms of healthcare infrastructure, policies, and regulations. Countries like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Australia tend to have highly advanced healthcare systems. Further, the growing need to minimize medication errors, aging population with chronic diseases and the rising demand for pharmaceuticals are boosting the market growth in the region.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Pharmacy operations are precise and effective in North America. Well-known international companies like BD, Omnicell, Capsa Healthcare and McKesson are present in this region. Increased concerns about insufficient inventory management may encourage the development of high-volume dispensing cabinets in the region. Additionally, the markets for pharmacy automation equipment in North America are expected to rise because of technological advances in drug administration in hospitals and pharmacies.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Pharmacy Automation Systems Market include Baxter International Inc., Becton, Dickinson, and Company, Capsa Solutions LLC, Cerner Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Lonza Group, McKesson Corporation, Omnicell Inc., Innovation Associates, Parata Systems LLC, Rxsafe LLC, ScriptPro LLC, Yuyama Co. Ltd, AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Deenova SRL, Arxium Inc., Humanscale Healthcare, Talyst LLC, Care Fusion Corporation and Kirby Lester LLC.

Key Developments:

In January 2023, AmerisourceBergen Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of PharmaLex Holding GmbH. The acquisition of PharmaLex enhances AmerisourceBergen Corporation’s growth strategy by advancing its leadership in specialty services and global platform of pharma manufacturer services capabilities.

In December 2022, Omnicell, Inc. completed the acquisition of ReCept Holdings, Inc. The addition of ReCept’s specialty pharmacy management services for health systems, provider groups, and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) expanded Omnicell’s Advanced Services portfolio to address the growing and complex specialty pharmacy market.

In June 2022, Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Frazier Healthcare Partners, entered into a definitive agreement for BD to acquire Parata Systems, an innovative provider of pharmacy automation solutions, for USD 1.525 billion. Parata's portfolio of innovative pharmacy automation solutions powers a growing network of pharmacies to reduce costs, enhance patient safety and improve the patient experience.

Products Covered:
• Services
• Software
• Systems

Types Covered:
• Carousels
• Robots/Robotic Automated Dispensing Systems
• Automated Tabletop Counters
• Automated Dispensing Cabinets
• Automated Packaging and Labelling Systems
• Automated Medication Compounding Systems
• Tablet Splitters
• IV Pharmacy

Pharmacy Types Covered:
• Federal
• Chain
• Independent

Applications Covered:
• Inventory Management
• Drug Dispensing & Packaging
• Drug Storage
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Central Fill/Mail Order Pharmacies
• Online Pharmacies
• Retail Pharmacies
• Outpatient Pharmacies
• Inpatient Pharmacies

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By Product
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Services
5.3 Software
5.4 Systems

6 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Carousels
6.3 Robots/Robotic Automated Dispensing Systems
6.4 Automated Tabletop Counters
6.5 Automated Dispensing Cabinets
6.6 Automated Packaging and Labelling Systems
6.7 Automated Medication Compounding Systems
6.8 Tablet Splitters
6.9 IV Pharmacy

7 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By Pharmacy Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Federal
7.3 Chain
7.4 Independent

8 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Inventory Management
8.3 Drug Dispensing & Packaging
8.4 Drug Storage
8.5 Other Applications

9 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Central Fill/Mail Order Pharmacies
9.3 Online Pharmacies
9.4 Retail Pharmacies
9.5 Outpatient Pharmacies
9.5.1 Hospital Retail Settings
9.5.2 Fast-Track Clinics
9.6 Inpatient Pharmacies
9.6.1 Long Term Care Facilities
9.6.2 Acute Care Systems

10 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.4 Expansions
11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 Baxter International Inc.
12.2 Becton, Dickinson, and Company
12.3 Capsa Solutions LLC
12.4 Cerner Corporation
12.5 Danaher Corporation
12.6 Lonza Group
12.7 McKesson Corporation
12.8 Omnicell Inc.
12.9 Innovation Associates
12.10 Parata Systems LLC
12.11 Rxsafe LLC
12.12 ScriptPro LLC
12.13 Yuyama Co. Ltd
12.14 AmerisourceBergen Corporation
12.15 Deenova SRL
12.16 Arxium Inc.
12.17 Humanscale Healthcare
12.18 Talyst LLC
12.19 Care Fusion Corporation
12.20 Kirby Lester LLC

List of Tables
1 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Product (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Services (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Carousels (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Robots/Robotic Automated Dispensing Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Automated Tabletop Counters (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Automated Dispensing Cabinets (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Automated Packaging and Labelling Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Automated Medication Compounding Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Tablet Splitters (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By IV Pharmacy (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Pharmacy Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Federal (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Chain (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Independent (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Inventory Management (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Drug Dispensing & Packaging (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Drug Storage (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Central Fill/Mail Order Pharmacies (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Online Pharmacies (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Retail Pharmacies (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Outpatient Pharmacies (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Hospital Retail Settings (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Fast-Track Clinics (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Inpatient Pharmacies (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Long Term Care Facilities (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Pharmacy Automation Systems Market Outlook, By Acute Care Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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