Gel electrophoresis devices are used for the separation of nucleic acids and proteins based on their charge and size. These devices are mainly used in forensic investigation, molecular biology, genetics, and microbiological labs. Electrophoresis is used for analyzing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products. It is a laboratory technique used to separate DNA, RNA, and protein molecules by passing an electric current from end to end. During COVID-19, the use of electrophoresis increased due to use of the set of primers for analyzing the binding, which were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for standard PCR diagnosis of COVID 19.
Global Electrophoresis Market - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to drive the growth of the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period. For instance, on April 21, 2021 News-Medical.Net reported on a study that use capillary electrophoresis to develop a cost-effective identification approach for novel SARS-CoV-2 variants, allowing local facilities to test and track SARS-CoV-2 variations. Capillary electrophoresis separates molecular components of a sample used for examination on the basis of mass, charge, and nucleic acid chain length. As the sample contains mutations in nucleic acid sequence, the resulted band on agarose exhibit as shorter and bands shows different rate during electrophoresis.
On April 21, 2021, News-Medical.Net reported on a study that used capillary electrophoresis to develop a cost-effective identification approach for novel SARS-CoV-2 variants, allowing local facilities to test and track SARS-CoV-2 variations.
The increasing spread of COVID -19 infection is expected to drive the growth in electrophoresis device that helps in detecting the virus with RT-PCR test. These tests will help to reduce the spread of virus with accurate results, which is expected to drive the growth of the electrophoresis market over the forecast period. For instance, on September 23, 2020, a study published in Nature Communications stated that massive and rapid covid-19 test was conducted using RT-PCR to detect SARS-CoV-2. These RT-PCR products were separated by using gel electrophoresis with ultra-low range DNA ladder.
The global electrophoresis market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2,786.3 Mn in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6 % over the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1: Global Electrophoresis Market Share (%) Analysis, By Types, 2021
Increasing research and development activities by the market players for developing electrophoresis equipment and supplies is expected to drive the growth of the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period
Market participants are engaged in R & D activities to develop electrophoresis equipment and supplies to meet the rising demand. This is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, according to a report published on BioVoice is digital information provider of latest trends in medicinal and life sciences researches where in on October 15, 2019, the demand for electrophoresis equipment and supplies is surging in Asia Pacific due to increasing research and investigative activities. The increasing complexity in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, genetic disorders, or other health issues is one of the major factors driving the growth of the electrophoresis market.
Market players are indulged in receiving clearance from regulatory authorities for marketing of devices, which is expected to drive the growth of the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period
Increasing approvals from the regulatory authorities is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, on November 1, 2019, the U.S. FDA issued clearance for the CAPI 3 Immunotying device, introduced by Sebia, a manufacturer of diagnostic devices with advanced devices. Immunotyping is used to detect and identify monoclonal proteins in serum and urine.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 2,786.3 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||5.6%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 4,291.5 Mn|
Cleaver Scientific, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, ACTGene, Beckman Coulter, Merck Group, BiOptic, Hoefer, Lumex Instruments, Spectroline, Analytic Jena, Bio-Rad laboratories, Cytiva UK limited, Kewaunee Scientific, Sebia, Prince Technology and Synene
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Global Electrophoresis Market– Restraints
Increasing use of diagnostic devices by using various components for procedure which can shows side effects, is expected to hamper the growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, article published on August 25, 2018 in genetic education about the importance of Ethidium Bromide (EtBr) in Agarose gel electrophoresis used in running buffer during separation of DNA fragments. As per same source EtBr is a carcinogenic in nature which can cause cancer. EtBr dye is used for binding of the DNA molecule which illuminate under UV light source.
Over consumption of resources in the procedure of electrophoresis and safety measures to be followed during the procedure to avoid malfunctioning of products during the high number of samples. For instance, the article published on November 14, 2018 in PubMed, which database of abstracts and references for medical and life science , stated about the sources of errors in protein gel electrophoresis such as polymerization temperature, titration of running buffer used in electrophoresis, samples used for electrophoresis, ratio of buffer to protein can affect the procedure of protein electrophoresis.
Global Electrophoresis Market– Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global electrophoresis market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Among regions, North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for scientific equipment. For instance, on December 16, 2019, Harvard Biosciences and DKSH signed a partnership agreement to expand their wide range of scientific instruments used in life sciences research in Asia Pacific. Harvard Bioscience Inc. is a leading manufacturer of scientific instruments in the U.S., which improve research quality in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Furthermore, Europe is also expected to witness significant growth in the electrophoresis market, owing to the increasing research and development activities by the market players and research institutes. For instance, on May 2, 2019, the U.S. FDA issued clearance for HYDRASYS 2, which is developed by Sebia, Inc., which is a leading provider of clinical protein electrophoresis equipment and reagents used for various diseases screening and monitoring. HYDRASYS 2 is an all in-one gel electrophoresis system with perforce staining, scanning, and migration.
Figure 2: Global Electrophoresis Market (US$ Mn), by Region, 2021
Global Electrophoresis Market – Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global electrophoresis market include Cleaver Scientific, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, ACTGene, Beckman Coulter, BiOptic, Hoefer, Lumex Instruments, Spectroline, Analytic Jena, Bio-Rad laboratories, Cytiva UK limited, Kewaunee Scientific, Sebia, Prince Technology and Synene.
Electrophoresis is a technique used in laboratory for separation of DNA, RNA, and protein molecules based on their size and electric charge. In this device, electric current is used for the separation of molecules from negative charge to positive charge. Smaller molecules move faster as compared to larger molecules. This method is used for various laboratory analysis such as DNA fragmentation or DNA analysis and detection of protein. It helps in diagnosing irregular molecules in protein responsible for various diseases such as cancer and kidney failure by detecting immunoglobulin. Electrophoresis detection also helps in investigation of evidence collected at crime scenes by forensic investigators. During COVID-19, rapid PCR test was conducted for diagnosing infection in patients to avoid further spread of virus where the use of electrophoresis for results determination contributes to the growth of the global electrophoresis market.
Market players are indulged in research and development activities for device up-gradation as per market requirements, which is expected to drive the growth of the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period. For instance
Increasing use of electrophoresis as diagnostic and detection tool for evidence analysis in crime scenes is expected to drive the growth of the global electrophoresis market over the forecast period. For instance, study published on October 9, 2017 in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) stated about emerging techniques used for forensic applications where DNA plays and important role for biological identification of from obtained samples .Electrophoresis analysis is a widely used analysis method in forensic science. DNA fingerprinting is a frequently used process in criminal investigations that extracts DNA from cells such as skin, hair and blood cells.
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