Published: 2023 June 06

Oral Mucositis Market Size, Share, Trends, Outlook, Growth Opportunities, and Forecast 2023 – 2030

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Oral Mucositis Market is segmented By Cause (Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation), By Treatment (Mouth Wash, Growth Factors, Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), Cryotherapy, Others), By End-Users (Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Oncology Centers, Research Institutes, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030 


Oral Mucositis Market Overview

[195 Pages Report] The Oral Mucositis Market report analyzes the global market size, shares, recent trends, competitive intelligence, and future market outlook. Oral mucositis is a common side effect of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes in the mouth. The market is driven by the increasing prevalence of cancer, advancements in treatment options, and the growing demand for effective management of oral mucositis. In America, the Oral Mucositis Market is witnessing significant growth. Key players in the market include Amgen Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, EUSA Pharma Inc., and other prominent players.


Oral Mucositis Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Cause, By Treatment, By End-Users, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Oral Mucositis (OM) is ulceration and inflammation of the mucosal membranes in the mouth and throat. It is a common side effect and serious complication for patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy with head and neck cancer treatments. About 40% of chemotherapy and all radiation patients develop oral mucositis. Serious OM complications include intolerable pain and inflammation, increased risk of infections, malnutrition, dehydration, difficulty speaking, and increased use of narcotics.  If left untreated, these sores can lead to life-threatening infections. Oral mucositis is diagnosed through various tests, including biopsy and fungal testing. Antiseptic mouth rinses, pain-killer medicines, water-soluble lubricating agents, bland rinses, and mucosal coating agents are some of the products used to treat OM.

Oral Mucositis Market Dynamics and Trends

An increase in hematological disorders and technological advancements are the major factors driving the global Oral Mucositis market.

Rising incidences of head and neck cancer are expected to drive market growth.

The annual incidence of HNC in the U.S. and Europe is approximately 150,000 and 750,000 cases globally. Approximately 60 to 70% of these patients will develop Severe Oral Mucositis (SOM). The side effects of radiation effects and cytotoxic chemotherapy agents on oral mucosa lead to oral mucositis. As per the National Institutes of Health estimates, over 400,000 patients are diagnosed with oral mucositis annually in the United States. With the increasing prevalence of cancer patients globally, the market for oral mucositis therapeutics is also growing. Hence, the demand for oral mucositis treatment is rapidly growing, which is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Besides, increasing clinical trials and the adoption of collaboration strategies are enhancing the oral mucositis therapeutics pipeline. As of March 2019, the oral mucositis therapeutics pipeline comprised more than twenty drugs (in addition to nine marketed drugs) in different development stages. In June 2020, Soligenix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases, completed patient enrollment in its Phase 3 DOM-INNATE study for SGX942 (disquietude) for the treatment of oral mucositis (OM) in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients.  With the enrollment completed, top-line results are expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Growing research to develop new drugs for oral mucositis is also expected to boost market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in May 2020, researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy reformulated Suramin, a 100-year-old drug previously used to treat African sleeping sickness, to fight oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers. This breakthrough development can benefit thousands of patients whose current healing options are either partially effective or painful and invasive.

Stringent approvals associated with oral mucositis products are expected to hamper the market growth.

However, the issuance of patents and long stringent approvals for products in the form of grants and designations from regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among others is a slowing down the market growth.

Industry Analysis

The global oral mucositis market provides an in-depth analysis of the market based on various industry factors such as Porter’s five forces, regulatory & reimbursement analysis, value chain analysis, pricing analysis, supply chain analysis, unmet needs, epidemiology, etc.

Oral Mucositis Market Segmentation

The cause segment is expected to hold the largest market share in the global oral mucositis market

Its cause segments the global oral mucositis market into chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Among these, the oral mucositis caused by the chemotherapy segment is expected to hold a major share in the market as chemotherapy is widely used as a treatment method for cancer. For instance, as per the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, every year, more than 650,000 cancer patients receive chemotherapy in an outpatient oncology clinic in the U.S. The oral mucositis therapeutics market includes several kinds of drug formulations and treatments such as cryotherapy, growth factors, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), mouthwashes, barriers, and coating agents. Some of the approved drugs for oral mucositis treatment include Kepivance, GelX, NeutraSal, Easy, and Caphosol. On May 4th, 2020, the U.S. WorldMeds, launched GELX ORAL GEL, a Zinc-Taurine bioactive barrier therapy for relief from oral pain associated with oral mucositis. GELX ORAL GEL is a bioactive therapy that can build an effective barrier against oral mucositis pain and inflammation. It biomechanically protects against intraoral pain, coating exposed nerve endings, and open sores. Through a polyvinylpyrrolidone delivery system, which can improve the release rate and solubility of drugs, GELX supplies the mucosal environment with a bioactive Zinc-Taurine Complex known to hinder and delay the inflammatory cycle of oral mucositis. SGX942 (Soligenix, Inc.), MuGard (Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co.), CVXL-0095, Nu-3, and Brilacidin, among others, are in the pipeline, which is expected to further drive the oral mucositis therapeutics market over the forecast period. Also, A phase 2 trial of Brilacidin, as an oral rinse for preventing Severe Oral Mucositis (SOM) in patients with Head and Neck Cancer (HNC), met its primary and secondary endpoints, including reducing the incidence of SOM. The price for Brilacidin is anticipated at $5,000 to $10,000 per full course of treatment based on the large unmet need as well based on initial pricing for the only other O.M. drug ever approved (Palifermin, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, HSCT). Based on the company’s estimates, the total Brilacidin oral rinse market opportunity annually in the U.S. and Europe would be approximately $600 million to $1.2 billion. Global Oral Mucositis Market -

Oral Mucositis Market Geographical Analysis

North America region holds the largest market share in the global oral mucositis market

North America is dominating the market due to the increased prevalence of chronic lifestyle-related diseases in the region. It accounts for the largest market share and is mainly attributed to the increasing prevalence of head and neck cancer in the country. For instance, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), head and neck cancer account for about 4% of all cancers in the US. In 2019, an estimated 65,410 people will develop head and neck cancer.

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s 2021 report, approximately 4% of individuals suffer from head and neck cancer in the U.S., and an estimated 66,630 people were expected to develop head and neck cancer. High cases of cancer in the US are expected to drive market growth.

Oral mucositis affects over half a million people in the United States each year, and it provides a new market in which unmet healthcare needs are primarily intrinsically a long-standing problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 650,000 cancer patients get chemotherapy in an outpatient environment in the United States each year, and approximately 500,000 cases of oral mucositis occur in the United States each year, according to a consensus.

Moreover, huge funding and investments for the development of new products to treat the condition are expected to drive market growth in the United States. Soligenix, Inc., for instance, announced in June 2020 that patient enrollment in its Phase 3 DOM-INNATE study for SGX942 (disquietude) in the treatment of oral mucositis (OM) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) had been completed.

Galera Therapeutics, Inc. disclosed full tumor outcomes of patients with head and neck cancer treated with vasospasm manganese (GC4419), which is Galera's primary product candidate for severe oral mucositis (SOM) that was in a Phase 2b clinical trial, in February 2020.

Oral Mucositis Companies and Competitive Landscape

The oral mucositis market is highly competitive and consists of several major players and new players in the market. Some of the key players which are contributing to the growth of the market are EUSA Pharma Inc., Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Soligenix, Inc., Sunstar Suisse SA, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd., Amgen Inc., Bausch Health, EKR Therapeutics, Inc., Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eisai Inc., Innovation Pharmaceuticals, Moberg Pharma AB, among others.

Global Oral Mucositis Market – Key Companies to Watch

EUSA Pharma Inc:

Overview: EUSA Pharma Inc is a global specialty pharmaceutical company. The company creates, manufactures, and sells specialized pharmaceutical products. The company provides oncology drugs, oncology support, and critical care. EUSA Pharma sells its products all over the world. EUSA Pharma Clinical Research and Development is involved in improving the use of its products to maximize the clinical benefit for patients who have cancer or rare diseases. The company is a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Product Portfolio: Caphosol: It is approved for the treatment and prevention of oral mucositis, a side effect of cancer treatment (including radiation and chemotherapy). It contains a high concentration of phosphate and calcium ions, which lubricate the mucosa of the mouth, tongue, and oropharynx and aid in the preservation of the oral cavity's integrity. Carnosol is available in ampules or as a dispersible solution.

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What is the Growth Rate of the Oral Mucositis Market?
Growing at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
Which Companies Are Included in the Oral Mucositis Market?
EUSA Pharma Inc., Daewoong Pharmaceutical C, Soligenix Inc, Sunstar Suisse VOTRE, Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd., Bausch Health, EKR Therapeutics, Inc, and Access Pharmaceuticals are one of the key players adding to the expansion of the marketplace.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North American region Controls the Oral Mucositis Market during 2023-2030.
Which is the fastest-growing region in the Oral Mucositis Market?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.
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