Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, by Product Type (Instrument (Real Time PCR, Digital PCR, Others) Reagents and Consumables)), by End User (Clinical Diagnostics, Academic and Research Laboratories, Forensic Laboratories, Others) - Global Industry Insights, and Forecast to 2025

Polymerase Chain Reaction Market – Insights

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is extensively used for DNA amplification technique. It generates thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence. The PCR industry is shifting its focus away from macro-scale systems and is focused on developing the micro-scale devices. Micro-scale devices offer various benefits such as micro-scale sample sizes requires less blood from patients, it takes less reaction time and also offers cost-effective benefits, as many microfluidic devices are manufactured from inexpensive polymers. Increasing adoption of polymerase chain reaction in various diagnostic and research application, growing research and development funding in gene therapy, and continuous technological advancement in polymerase chain reaction are projected to augment growth of the market over the forecast period.  

The global polymerase chain reaction market was valued at US$ 3.7 billion in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period (2017 – 2025).

Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market Share (%), By Product Type

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Increasing Numbers of Product Launches and Collaborations in Polymerase Chain Reaction are expected to Drive Growth of the Polymerase Chain Reaction Market

Key players in the polymerase chain reaction market are engaged in launching advanced and novel PCR instruments and consumables, which will allows rapid and easy nucleic acid amplification. For instance, in October 2017, Diatech Pharmacogenetics srl launched easyPGX: a ready to use in-vitro diagnostic real-time PCR product line and Helix: a polymerase chain reaction kit for the extraction of circulating free DNA from plasma. In September 2015, Bio-Rad Laboratories launched droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) Supermix for Residual DNA Quantification. The new supermix designed to use with Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR Systems offers highly precise and sensitive method for DNA measurement. In November 2014, Chai Biotechnologies Inc. introduced Open qPCR: Real-Time PCR Thermocycler. The new instrument is designed to use for genetic genotyping, pathogen detection, and relative DNA quantification. Moreover, in April 2014, Bio-Rad Laboratories launched Precision Blue Real-Time PCR Dye. The new Precision Blue dye is compatible with Bio-Rad’s universal qPCR supermixes, and can be used with all Bio-Rad’s CFx real time PCR systems.

Furthermore, key players are involved in several collaborations to expand their geographical horizon and increase patient reach. For instance, in March 2018, Akonni Biosystems Inc. and a Chinese in-vitro diagnostics company: Righton signed a commercial agreement, which enables Righton to sell Akonni's TruDiagnosis and TruTip Nucleic Acid Purification Kits in China. TruDiagnosis is based on proprietary on-slide PCR and gel-drop microarray technology. In January 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina, Inc. signed a commercial agreement. Under the agreement, Thermo Fisher will provide Ion AmpliSeq technology to Illumina for research purpose. Moreover, in December 2017, Genome Diagnostics (GenDx) signed a global reseller agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, assigning GenDx as a non-exclusive reseller of Thermo Fisher’s QuantStudio real-time PCR instrument. Under the agreement, GenDx will market the QuantStudio real-time PCR in the Netherlands and other European countries. Thus, significant organic and inorganic growth strategies by various key players is driving growth of the polymerase chain reaction market.

Increasing Prevalence of Chronic and Infectious Disease are Driving Growth of Polymerase Chain Reaction Market

Polymerase chain reaction is increasingly used in clinical diagnosis of infectious disease, nucleic acid amplification, paternity testing, DNA fingerprinting, detection and diagnosis of infectious disease, quality control, and personalized medicine. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 5,251 deaths due to the influenza infection were registered in 2015, in U.S. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, around 32,000 estimated deaths were reported from tuberculosis and around 3, 23,000 new cases of TB cases were registered in the European region. According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 data findings, 16.8 million visits to physician offices for infectious and parasitic diseases were registered in the U.S. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2016, around 555,318 new cases of cancer were reported in 2012, in the Middle East Region. The region is expected to witness the highest relative increase of cancer cases among the regions in the world accounting to 961,098 cases by 2030. Moreover, according to the Cancer Atlas, 2012, about 1.1 million new cancer cases and 600,000 cancer deaths occurred annually in Latin America and the Caribbean, where lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both genders combined in the region.

However, advances in research are leading to generation of various alternative nucleic acid amplification methods, which may hinder growth of the polymerase chain reaction market over the forecasted period. Such alternative methods of nucleic acid amplification includes loop medicated isothermal amplification, nucleic acid sequence based amplification, strand displacement amplification, and multiple displacement amplification. These methods offers better applicability and sensitivity in nucleic acid amplification, where PCR shows limitations such as contamination, sensitivity to certain classes of contaminants and inhibitors, and requirement of thermal cycling. Key players in the polymerase chain reaction are engaged in offering PCR-free nucleic acid detection methods. For instance, in March 2018, Quanterix Corporation and DestiNA Genomics collaborated to develop PCR-free microRNA detection method with high-specificity and ultra-sensitivity, thereby enhancing RNA biomarker detection. 

Key players operating in polymerase chain reaction market include F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., bioMérieux, S.A., Enzo Life Science, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Takara Bio Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Danaher Corporation.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to amplify a specific segment of DNA through a thermal cycling protocol. Continuous technological advancement in the field of polymerase chain reaction are aimed to improve specificity, scalability and reliability in DNA amplification and thereby creating millions of amplicons of a target sequence in a short period of time. PCR is used for various applications, including the detection of pathogenic bacteria, disease diagnosis, molecular and genetic research, forensic DNA profiling, and parental testing. Rapid technological advancement in the polymerase chain reaction to deliver highly sensitive and optimized detection instrument, increasing prevalence of chronic and infectious disease, and growing research funding in gene therapy and molecular testing is projected to drive growth of the polymerase chain reaction market over the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

The global polymerase chain reaction market is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to its wide and increasing applications in various fields, which include diagnosis of infectious diseases, such as middle ear infections, tuberculosis, Lyme disease, in forensics, including DNA fingerprinting, paternity testing and in various other molecular research applications, such as DNA sequencing, DNA cloning, and gene expression. Polymerase chain reaction is used for diagnosis of genetic disease, allowing to detect inherited genetic change or spontaneous genetic mutation.

PCR is used in personalized medicine to help patients in selecting certain treatments, such as in cancer when patients have a genetic change that makes a patient more or less likely to respond to a certain treatment. Polymerase chain reaction is used to study the molecular characteristics in cancer patients, in order to deliver tailored cancer therapy in lung and colorectal cancer. Real-time PCR offers higher sensitivity and specificity in various range of nucleic acid amplification, which is used in wide research areas including infectious disease research, translational medicine to applied biology. Furthermore, technological advancement in the PCR reagents, assay, instruments and analysis tools, help to provide more customized results in various research areas, such as stem cell research, oncology and genetic disease research, pharmaceutical analytics, pharmacogenomics, plant science research and agriculture biotechnology. Such wide numbers of PCR applications in the different field of healthcare and medical research areas, are estimated to augment growth of the polymerase chain reaction market over the forecast period.    

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the polymerase chain reaction market and its market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR (%)) for the forecast period: 2017 – 2025, considering 2016 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global polymerase chain reaction market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., bioMérieux, S.A., Enzo Life Science, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Takara Bio Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company and Danaher Corporation.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision with respect to their future product launch, governmental initiatives, technological up-gradation, market expansion and marketing tactics.
  • The global polymerase chain reaction market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, including investors, product manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for polymerase chain reaction market, research and consulting firms, new entrants and financial analysts.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By Product Type:
    • Real Time PCR
    • Digital PCR
    • Others
    • Instrument
    • Reagents and consumables
  • Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By End User:
    • Clinical Diagnostics
    • Academic and Research Laboratories
    • Forensic Laboratories
    • Others
  • Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By Region:
    • North America 
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Instrument
          • Real Time PCR
          • Digital PCR
          • Others
        • Reagents and consumables
      • By End User:
        • Clinical Diagnostics
        • Academic and Research Laboratories
        • Forensic Laboratories
        • Others
  • Company Profiles
    • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Highlights
      • Strategies
    • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    • bioMérieux, S.A.
    • Enzo Life Science, Inc.
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Takara Bio Inc.
    • Becton, Dickinson and Company
    • Danaher Corporation

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Recent Developments 
    • New Product Launches
    • Collaborations
    • PEST Analysis
    • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 – 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Instruments
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Real Time PCR
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Digital PCR
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Others
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Reagents and consumables
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016–2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Clinical Diagnostics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Academic and Research Laboratories
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Forensic Laboratories
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Polymerase Chain Reaction Market, By Regions, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2015 – 2025
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • bioMérieux, S.A.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Enzo Life Science, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Abbott Laboratories
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Takara Bio Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Becton, Dickinson and Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Danaher Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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