The culmination of 16 years of scrutinising patent expiry of agrochemical active ingredients (a.is.), this new report analyses quantitative and qualitative data of 88 a.is. whose patent expiry dates span 2000 to 2017.
With a market value of US$ 21 billion, these 88 a.is. represent 36% of the US$ 60 billion crop protection market. Most analysts suggest that generic products have captured 25-30% of the total crop protection market, yet, for these 88 a.is., generic companies only have on average a 11% market share – why is this? Each a.i. is explored to determine the extent of generic sector activity post expiry of its patent.