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December 8, 2021updated 11 Jan 2022 8:10pm

Asia-Pacific has seen the largest growth in immunology related trials over the past decade

We've analysed 10 years' worth of clinical trials data from GlobalData to pick out key geographic trends.

By Saywah Mahmood

The Asia-Pacific region has seen a 39% increase in the number of immunology trials taking place over the past decade, the largest increase for any region worldwide.

The region now ranks in first for the percentage growth of trials taking place, compared to its sixth placed ranking in 2010.

These figures come from GlobalData’s extensive clinical trials database which seeks to track the number of clinical trials taking place in countries around the world, in numerous therapy areas.

Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region saw the biggest increase in immunology related trials.

Between 2010 and 2020, there was a 39% increase in the number of trials taking place.

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In 2020, the largest proportion of trials in the region took place in China with 43.5% of all trials in the region taking place there.

Japan and India had the next largest percentage of trials taking place in the region with 13.7% and 10.2%, respectively.

Africa

Africa saw a 18% decrease in the number of immunology trials taking place.

South Africa saw the largest amount of trials taking place, in 2020, at 48.1%.

Trials in Egypt and Mauritius also made up a large proportion of the trials taking place with 44.4% and 3.7%, respectively.

Middle East

The Middle East saw a 19% decrease in the number trials taking place.

Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia made up the most trials in the region, with 41%, 35.9% and 12.8%, respectively.

North America

North America saw a 24% decrease in immunology related trials taking place.

The United States saw the largest percentage of trials taking place in the region at 77.1%.

Canada and Mexico also made up a significant proportion of the trials taking place.

South and Central America

South and Central America saw a decrease in the number of immunology trials.

The region saw a 28% decrease in the number of trials.

Argentina made up 26.8% the largest proportion of trials taking place in the region.

Brazil and Chile also made up a large amount of the trials taking place with 23.9% and 15.5%, respectively.

Europe

Europe saw the biggest decrease in immunology trials.

The number of trials in the region fell by 31% between 2010 and 2020.

Germany saw the largest percentage of trials taking place in the region with 11.1%.

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