HealthcarePharmacy Automation: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Cutting-Edge Solutions

According to the latest BCC Research study, the demand for Pharmacy Automation: Technologies and Global Markets is growing from $7.8 billion in 2023 to $12.7 billion by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2023 through 2028.

This BCC research report provides a detailed analysis of the global pharmacy automation market, focusing on product type, application, and region. It provides estimates and forecasts for 2023-2028. year, setting 2022 as the base year. Market segments include distribution/storage, packaging/archiving, software/logistics, etc. Applications span inpatient and outpatient segments, including acute care, long-term care, ambulatory clinical care, hospital retail, pharmacy benefit management, and chain retail. The report highlights trends, challenges and vendors with a focus on the US and developed Europe with additional data from other regions.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists are increasingly turning to automation to minimize medication errors and ensure patient safety. With nearly 90% of office-based physicians in the U.S. utilizing some form of electronic health records, the importance of streamlined data management is evident. In the pharmacy automation market, the inpatient segment holds dominance, driven by the imperative for efficiency and safety in hospital settings. This urgency is further fueled by the opioid crisis, which has claimed over a million lives since 1999, prompting a heightened demand for automation to mitigate drug errors and deliver value-based care to outpatients across the nation.

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Key Drivers of Pharmacy Automation Technologies and Global Markets

Rising Prescription Volumes in Pharmacies: As more and more people request prescriptions; pharmacies are under pressure to process them efficiently. Automated systems, such as robotic dispensing machines, speed up the process, reduce errors and allow pharmacists to focus on patient care.

Surge in Demand for Automated Packaging and Labeling Solutions: Accurate packaging and labeling are essential for safety. Automated systems ensure that medicines are packaged correctly with correct instructions and labelling, reducing errors and complying with regulations.

Continuous Need to Reduce Medication Errors: Medication errors can be dangerous. Automated technologies such as robotic dispensers and barcode scanning ensure accurate distribution and immediate inventory tracking, helping to eliminate errors.

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Report Synopsis

Report Metrics


Base year considered


Forecast Period considered


Base year market size

$7.1 billion

Market Size Forecast

$12.7 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 10.2% for the forecast period of 2023-2028

Segment Covered

By Type, By Application

Regions covered

U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World

Countries covered

U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, Middle East

Key Market Drivers

  • Rising Prescription Volumes in Pharmacies
  • Surge in Demand for Automated Packaging and Labeling Solutions
  • Continuous Need to Reduce Medicine Errors

Segmentation Analysis:

  •  Product Types: Pharmacy automation includes dispensing/storage, packaging/filling, software/logistics, and other products like barcode scanners, improving accuracy and efficiency.
  •  Applications: Inpatient Pharmacy Automation ensures accurate medication dispensing for hospitalized patients, while Acute-Care Settings prioritize fast dispensing. Long-Term Care Settings streamline medication administration for residents. Outpatient Pharmacy Automation supports community pharmacies, and Outpatient/Fast-Track Clinical Settings focus on quick dispensing in clinics. Hospital Retail Settings blend retail services with clinical needs, and Pharmacy Benefit Management Services ensure timely delivery. Retail Pharmacy Chains optimize inventory and service across branches.
  •  Regions: Leading in pharmacy automation adoption, the U.S. and Developed Europe prioritize efficiency and patient safety. Emerging Europe and Asia-Pacific show increasing adoption, while the Rest of the World varies due to local healthcare policies.

This report on the Pharmacy Automation Technologies and Global Markets provides comprehensive insights and analysis, addressing the following key questions:

  1. What is the projected market size and growth rate of the pharmacy automation market?
    The global pharmacy automation market was valued at $7.1 billion in 2022 and will reach $12.7 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2023 to 2028.
  2. What are the key factors driving the growth of the global pharmacy automation market?
    The key factors driving the growth of the pharmacy automation market include rising prescription volumes in pharmacies, the surge in demand for automated packaging and labelling solutions, continuous need to reduce medicine errors, and increasing worldwide healthcare expenditures.
  3. By product type, which segment will dominate the market by the end of 2028?
    The dispensing and storage equipment segment is expected to dominate the market by the end of 2028. Increasing advancements in dispensing and storage equipment, such as robotics, barcoding, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems as well as use of these systems in tracking medication levels and expiration dates is expected to contribute to the growth of this segment in the forecast period.
  4. Which region has the highest market share in the global pharmacy automation market?
    The U.S. led the pharmacy automation market among the regions, with a market share of 59.8% in 2022 due to its aging population, increasing healthcare expenditure, and adoption of advanced technologies. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the forecast period.

Some of the Key Market Players Are:

  •  BD
  •  KUKA AG

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