Molecular Diagnostics: Worldwide Market Outlook to 2024

Thursday, 11. April 2019 10:22

Dublin, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Molecular Diagnostics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)" report has been added to's offering.

The global molecular diagnostics market was valued at USD 7,854.45 million in 2018, and is estimated to be valued at USD 13,340.35 million by 2024, while witnessing a CAGR of 9.23% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

Factors that are responsible for the growth of the market include large outbreaks of bacterial and viral epidemics in the world, increasing demand for point-of-care diagnostics, recent advancements in pharmacogenomics, and rapidly evolving technology.

Molecular diagnostics is considered to be the best method to identify and characterize a microorganism. An effective test must be precise, rapid, and also be able to measure the infectious burden. Better testing quickly identifies the organism's strain and drug susceptibility, thus, reducing the delay in finding the right antibiotic.

Technological advancements, like a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), have also made it possible to identify the antimicrobial resistance genes and provide public health information, such as strain characterization by genotyping. The infectious disease segment currently records the highest growth in the molecular diagnostics market.

Key Market Trends

Instruments Sub-segment is Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share in the Product Segment

In the product segment of the global molecular diagnostics market, the instruments sub-segment is believed to have the largest market size and is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.13% during the forecast period.

Molecular diagnostics plays a vital role in the assessment of disease prognosis and therapy response, as well as in the detection of minimal residual disease. In the past decade, molecular diagnostics has grown, due to advances in the chemistries and instrumentation, including automation, integration, throughput, and the ability to use the instrumentation in a random-access mode.

Some of the sophisticated instruments used in this market are High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Mass Spectrometry (MS), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), along with real-time PCR, Enzyme-linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA), RadioImmunoAssay (RIA), lateral flow devices, patient safety syringes, point-of-care testing devices, and others.

North America Dominates the Market and is Expected to do the Same over the Forecast Period

North America currently dominates the molecular diagnostics market and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. The United States accounts for the largest market share in the overall North American molecular diagnostics market. Molecular diagnostics has played a vital role in changing the face of disease diagnostics and assuring speedy detection and accurate care for critically ill patients.

The increase in per capita health expenditures, the advancement in healthcare infrastructure, and the increase in the number of infectious diseases and cancer cases in the United States have led to a shift in trend from the traditional diagnostic methods to molecular diagnostics.

In addition, rising technological advancements, increasing entry of new players, and speedy adoption of advanced molecular diagnostics, are helping in the growth of the market in the United States.

Competitive Landscape

The global molecular diagnostics market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to small companies are increasing their market presence by introducing new devices with fewer prices.

Companies, like Abbott Laboratories, F. Hoffmann-la Roche Ltd, Hologic Corporation, Danaher Corporation, and Agilent Technology, hold substantial shares in the market.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Large Outbreaks of Bacterial and Viral Epidemics in the World
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Point-of-care Diagnostics
4.2.3 Recent Advancements in Pharmacogenomics
4.2.4 Rapidly Evolving Technology
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Limited Budgets for R&D and Economic Slowdown
4.3.2 Need for High-complexity Testing Centers
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

5 Market Segmentation
5.1 Technology
5.1.1 In Situ Hybridization
5.1.2 Chips and Microarrays
5.1.3 Mass Spectrometry (MS)
5.1.4 Sequencing
5.1.5 PCR
5.1.6 Other Technologies
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Infectious Disease
5.2.2 Oncology
5.2.3 Pharmacogenomics
5.2.4 Microbiology
5.2.5 Genetic Disease Screening
5.2.6 Human Leukocyte Antigen Typing
5.2.7 Blood Screening
5.3 Product
5.3.1 Instruments
5.3.2 Reagents
5.3.3 Other Products
5.4 End User
5.4.1 Hospitals
5.4.2 Laboratories
5.4.3 Other End Users
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America
5.5.2 Europe
5.5.3 Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Middle East & Africa
5.5.5 South America

6 Competitive Landscape
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 F. Hoffmann-la Roche Ltd.
6.1.2 Illumina Inc.
6.1.3 Hologic Corporation
6.1.4 Agilent Technologies / Dako
6.1.5 Qiagen
6.1.6 Myriad Genetics
6.1.7 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
6.1.8 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.9 Cepheid Inc.
6.1.10 Genomic Health Inc.

7 Market Opportunities and Future Trends

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