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  • Published In : Oct 2023
  • Code : CMI6210
  • Pages :168
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  • Industry : Biotechnology

The global personalized genomics market size is expected to reach US$ 27.77 Billion by 2030, from US$ 9.14 Billion in 2023, at a CAGR of 17.2% during the forecast period. Personalized genomics involves the sequencing and analysis of an individual’s unique genetic makeup to guide healthcare decisions. It empowers individuals with knowledge of their genetic risks and enables early diagnosis, preventive screening, tailored treatment plans, and lifestyle modifications based on personal genomes. The key drivers include declining costs of genomic sequencing, a focus on preventive medicine, and rising demand for personalized therapies.

The global personalized genomics market is segmented by test type, technology, application, end user, and region. By test type, the oncology testing segment is expected to account for the largest share during the forecast period owing to the promise of genomics in targeted cancer therapies and early cancer screening through liquid biopsies. 

Global Personalized Genomics Market Regional Insights

North America is expected to be the largest market for the global personalized genomics market during the forecast period, accounting for over 40% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to the high adoption of genomic technologies, investments in precision medicine research, and presence of leading genomics companies in the region.

The Europe market is expected to be the second-largest market for the global personalized genomics market, accounting for over 25% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in Europe is attributed to initiatives like the 100,000 Genomes Project in the UK, advancements in genomic medicine using big data and increasing funding for genomic research.

The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for the global personalized genomics market, with a CAGR of over 18% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Asia Pacific is attributed to growing burden of diseases like cancer, favorable government policies for biotechnology and large target population.

Figure 1. Global Personalized Genomics Market Share (%), By Region, 2023


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Global Personalized Genomics Market Drivers

  • Declining Costs of Sequencing Fuel Adoption: The costs associated with sequencing have declined drastically over the past decade, making genomic testing more affordable and accessible. The cost to sequence a whole human genome has dropped from over US$ 10 million in 2007 to around US$ 600 today. This dramatic fall in costs can be attributed to improvements in sequencing technologies, automated workflows, and economy of scale. As prices become more reasonable, genomic testing is witnessing greater adoption in clinical settings as well as by direct-to-consumer companies. With more affordable and scalable sequencing, healthcare providers can offer genetic screening to more patients to enable personalized treatment plans. The low costs have also enabled new business models like direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies that provide ancestry, health, and lifestyle insights directly to consumers. The affordability of genomic sequencing is a major factor expanding the reach of personalized genomics services.
  • Growing Focus on Early Disease Diagnosis and Prevention: There is a growing emphasis on early diagnosis of diseases and preventive healthcare worldwide. Genomic testing enables the identification of genetic risk factors and predispositions to diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, etc. This allows for earlier diagnosis and optimal treatment planning. Personalized genomics empowers individuals with knowledge of their genetic risks so they can take preventive measures through lifestyle changes and regular screening. For instance, genetic testing can predict the risk for cancers like breast or colorectal cancer. High-risk individuals can undertake more vigilant screening, make suitable lifestyle modifications and take preventive drug therapies to lower disease risk. The potential of genomics in early diagnosis and disease prevention is contributing significantly to its adoption.
  • Demand for Personalized Medicine Approaches: The rising costs of healthcare globally, coupled with the inefficiencies of the one-size-fits-all approach to medicine, are driving demand for personalized medicine. Genomic testing enables customized therapies based on an individual's genetic makeup as opposed to standardized treatments. This improves drug efficacy, lowers adverse reactions, and enables optimal therapies tailored to the patient. Personalized genomics is playing a pivotal role in tailoring medicines and treatments to an individual’s genomic profile. Moreover, pharmacogenomics enables understanding how a person's genetics impact their response to drugs, which can guide better drug development and prescription. The push for more precise, effective therapies for patients is a key factor spurring the growth of the global personalized genomics market.
  • Surge in Research and Developments Investments and Partnerships: Significant investments are being channeled into genomic research from both the public and private sectors to expand clinical applications. There is especially high R&D in areas like precision oncology, hereditary disease testing, pharmacogenomics and population genomics. Large sequencing initiatives like the 100K Genomes Project in the U.K. and Genome Asia 100K are advancing genomic medicine. There are also increasing partnerships between biopharma firms, technology companies, and diagnostic labs to co-develop genomic tests and solutions. Moreover, digital health is enabling the decentralization of genomic testing and leveraging big data. These research collaborations and technological innovations are critical to unlocking the potential of genomics in healthcare.

Personalized Genomics Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 9.14 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2022 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 17.2% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 27.77 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Test Type: Oncology Testing, Infectious Disease Testing, Neurological Testing, Cardiovascular Testing, Others
  • By Technology: PCR-based Tests, Microarray-based Tests, Sequencing-based Tests, Others 
  • By Application: Diagnostics, Precision Medicine, Wellness, Reproductive Health, Sports Nutrition & Health  Lifestyle, Others
  • By End User: Hospitals & Clinics, Research Centers, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Diagnostic Laboratories, Others
Companies covered:

23andMe, Mapmygenome, Invitea, Genetic Technology Limited, Lonza, Interleukin Genetics, Inc, GNA Genotek, Helix, MyHeritage, Pathway Genomics, Veritas Genetics, Xcode, Color Genomics, Myriad Genetics, Quest Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Illumina, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, Genomic Health, Nebula Genomics

Growth Drivers:
  • Declining Costs of Sequencing Fueling Adoption
  • Growing Focus on Early Disease Diagnosis and Prevention
  • Demand for Personalized Medicine Approaches
  • Surge in R&D Investments and Partnerships
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High Costs and Limited Reimbursement 
  • Uncertainty in Regulatory Frameworks
  • Complex Data Interpretation

Global Personalized Genomics Market Opportunities

  • Potential in Emerging Markets: Emerging economies represent significant opportunities for growth and expansion for players in the global personalized genomics market. Markets like China, India, Brazil, and Southeast Asia have enormous untapped potential owing to their large populations, rising healthcare expenditure, and increasing adoption of precision medicine. Local demographics, coupled with the high disease burden of disorders like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, will drive demand for genomic risk assessment and screening. Companies are partnering with local healthcare systems and labs to expand access to genomic testing. The integration of genomics with the rising digital health infrastructure in developing countries also presents exciting prospects. Growth in emerging markets will broaden the reach of genomic medicine globally.
  • Leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Big data analytics and artificial intelligence are helping extract valuable insights from the vast genomic datasets being generated. Machine learning aids in discovering new genetic variants linked to disease, identifying drug targets, and predicting drug responses. For instance, deep learning models can examine histopathology slides to identify genetic mutations and recommend targeted therapies for cancer patients. Big data tools also enable understanding gene-environment interactions and simulating complex biological systems. Cloud computing facilitates efficient processing and collaboration for large-scale genomic projects. Thus, big data and AI approaches will be instrumental in harnessing genomics to guide diagnosis and personalized treatments.

Global Personalized Genomics Market Trends

  • Partnerships to Advance Genomic Medicine: Collaborations between biopharma companies, technology firms, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, and academic centers are accelerating innovation in genomic medicine. These partnerships allow access to diverse genomic datasets, optimize clinical trial design using biomarkers, and co-develop precision medicine tools. For instance, in June 2022, Ligandal Inc., a genetic medicine company, entered into a strategic partnership with Nanotronics a nanotechnology company to solidify optimization and quality in personalized genomic medicine delivery systems. This partnership enhances commercialization, develops, and provides next-generation technologies for gene therapy, peptide materials, nanomaterials, and the characterization of biological technologies.
  • Integration with Digital Health Infrastructure: Genomic medicine is increasingly integrated with digital health tools like electronic health records, telemedicine, mobile apps, and wearables. This enables seamless data sharing and deeper insights through a holistic view of an individual's genomic profile and healthcare history. For instance, wearables that continuously track heart rate, blood pressure and glucose levels provide phenotypic data that can power precision diagnosis. Cloud computing allows efficient storage and analysis of multi-omics data. Digital integration improves genomic test ordering, automated interpretation of results, and personalized recommendations. Telegenetics facilitates access to genetic counseling in remote areas. Thus, digital health convergence expands utility across the genomic testing workflow.
  • Emphasis on Data Security and Privacy: Genomic data is extremely sensitive, it's critical to ensure cybersecurity and privacy. Organizations are enhancing data protection through encryption, blockchain-based systems, and strict access controls. Many countries, like Australia, U.K., and Canada, have passed genomic privacy laws to regulate the collection, storage, and sharing of genomic information. There is also a growing push towards greater transparency and providing patients with more control over their genomic data. Initiatives like the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health have defined best practices for responsible genomic data management. Moreover, faster and more efficient computing algorithms allow for privacy preserving analysis. Strengthening data security and governance frameworks will be vital as genomic testing expands.

Global Personalized Genomics Market Restraints

  • High Costs and Limited Reimbursement: The costs of genomic sequencing have fallen substantially, integrated tests that combine whole exome/ genome sequencing with analysis and clinical interpretation are still expensive ranging from US$500- US$2500. These costs may be prohibitive for many patients and providers. Currently, reimbursement is inconsistent with limited payer coverage, especially for emerging applications like pharmacogenomics. Lack of definitive clinical utility evidence also impacts reimbursement policies. Thus, further reductions in prices along with the expansion of reimbursement coverage will be needed to drive the growth of global personalized genomic market.
  • Uncertainty in Regulatory Frameworks: The regulatory landscape for approval of genomic tests remains uncertain, despite efforts by agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to streamline processes. There is a need for improved frameworks customized to the rapid iterative nature of genomics. Moreover, many innovative genomic tests do not have comprehensive regulatory approval. For instance, only a limited number of companion diagnostics that guide targeted therapy are FDA-cleared. Unclear regulations, especially for LDTs and DTC tests, delay clinical integration. As genomics advances, regulatory policies will need to appropriately balance safety and innovation.
  • Complex Data Interpretation: Realizing the promise of genomic medicine relies heavily on the precise interpretation of sequencing data. However, the complexity of the genome, coupled with incomplete knowledge of genetic variants, poses challenges. For instance, >99% of variants of unknown significance create uncertainties in data analysis. Moreover, fragmented electronic health records make it difficult to incorporate comprehensive patient data for contextual analysis. There is also a shortage of skilled professionals, including genetic counselors and clinical bioinformaticians, to help clinicians and patients understand genomic findings. Multi-disciplinary teams and specialized training will be key to overcoming these barriers.

Figure 2. Global Personalized Genomics Market Share (%), By Test Type, 2023


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Recent Developments

New Product Launches

  • In August 2020, Ancestry a genealogy comapny launched AncestryHealth+, providing consumers access to genetic counselors to understand health reports and family health history features.
  • In December 2020, Helix, a genomics company, announced partnership with Emedgene a genomic platform provider to offer genetic testing services for inherited retinal diseases.

Acquisitions and Partnerships

  • In January 2022, Exact Sciences, a molecular diagnostics company, acquired Preventiongenetics a testing laboratories to expand access to genetic testing services and enhance hereditary cancer testing capabilities.
  • In May 2022, CytoReason, a biotechnology company, entered a collaboration with Pfizer a pharmaceutical company to identify new drug targets and biomarkers focused on cardiovascular diseases using genomic data.
  • In January 2020, Quest Diagnostics, a medical laboratories company, acquired Blueprint Genetics genetic testing company to enhance and scale advanced sequencing capabilities.

Top Companies in Global Personalized Genomics Market

  • 23andMe
  • Mapmygenome
  • Invitea
  • Genetic Technology Limited
  • Lonza
  • Interleukin Genetics, Inc
  • GNA Genotek
  • Helix
  • MyHeritage
  • Pathway Genomics
  • Veritas Genetics
  • Xcode
  • Color Genomics
  • Myriad Genetics
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Illumina
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Qiagen
  • Genomic Health
  • Nebula Genomics

Definition: The global personalized genomics market involves the analysis of an individual’s unique genetic makeup through advanced genomic testing technologies, including PCR, microarrays, and next-generation sequencing. It enables personalized healthcare by identifying predispositions to diseases, selecting appropriate therapies, screening for early diagnosis, and empowering lifestyle changes to lower disease risk. The insights derived from genomic testing are utilized across applications like molecular diagnostics, precision medicine, wellness, reproductive health, and sports nutrition to guide healthcare decisions tailored to the individual. The end users span hospitals, research centers, biopharma companies, diagnostic laboratories, and direct-to-consumer services. The personalized genomics industry has witnessed significant growth owing to declining sequencing costs, the rise of precision medicine approaches, and greater consumer interest in genetic screening. However, challenges like complex data analysis, regulatory issues, and a lack of reimbursement have limited its adoption. The market holds immense potential to transform healthcare into a predictive, preventive, and personalized model for improving patient outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

High costs, complex data interpretation, regulatory uncertainties, limited reimbursement coverage, data privacy concerns hamper the growth of global personalized genomics market

Declining sequencing costs, focus on early diagnosis and prevention, demand for personalized medicine, increase in R&D investments drive the growth of market

The leading component segment in the market is the oncology testing segment, owing to the rising utility of genomics in cancer therapies.

23andMe, Mapmygenome, Invitea, Genetic Technology Limited, Lonza, Interleukin Genetics, Inc, GNA Genotek, Helix, MyHeritage, Pathway Genomics, Veritas Genetics, Xcode, Color Genomics, Myriad Genetics, Quest Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Illumina, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, Genomic Health, Nebula Genomics

North America is expected to lead the market owing to the early adoption of genomic technologies in the region.

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