Most of the biomedical researches are carried on animal model with short-term objective to study toxicity of drugs for developing new therapeutics for certain diseases. The main objective of using animal model in research is to determine how the animal will respond to the treatment. The anatomical and physiological similarities between humans and animals help the researchers to investigate novel therapies in animal models before applying it on humans. The use of animal model in research is based on fact that human diseases can affect other animal species. It is not only limited for infectious diseases but also for common diseased conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, epilepsy, and others.
Animal Model Market Outlook
Increasing number of research based on animal test to develop novel drugs is a major factor that boosts the animal model market growth. For instance, as per data reported in Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, about 3.79 million scientific procedures were carried out on protected living animals in Great Britain in 2017. Moreover, as per data in Worldwide Animal Research Statistics, in 2016, 3,789,373 vertebrates per procedure and 110,553 mammals per procedure (excluding rats and mice) have been used in research experiments conducted in the U.S.
However, rising concern for animal welfare by social and government organizations leads to use lesser number of animals in research purpose, which may hamper growth of the animal model market.
Animal Model Market Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global animal model market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Geographically, North America is expected to witness conducive growth for animal model market, owing to high presence of major market players in this region. For instance, in September 2018, Taconic Biosciences, a U.S. based company providing genetically engineered rodent model solutions, announced partnership plans with Government Scientific Source (GSS) to become the first animal model provider on general services administration contract schedule. Taconic Bioscience’s products are fit into GSS effort to support biomedical research solutions within the U.S. federal government.
Moreover, in November 2018, Jackson Laboratory, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution headquartered in Maine, the U.S., established a dedicated quarantine facility for the importation of JAX Mice into China. Thus, expansion of facilities by manufacturers in Asia Pacific is expected to show high growth of the market during the forecast period.
Increasing use of animal models in research for developing vaccines is another major factor, which will show significant growth for animal model market in Europe. For instance, in November 2018, in the workshop organized by EDUFLUVAC consortium, a European Union funded project, coordinated by the European Vaccine Initiative, experts from influenza vaccine community gathered to discuss the current knowledge and future perspectives for testing broadly reactive influenza vaccines in animal models. The workshop has been organized for summarizing the outcome of “Experimental animal models for universal influenza vaccines” project.
Key players in the animal model market include Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., Horizon Discovery Group plc, The Jackson Laboratory, Trans Genic Inc, Taconic Biosciences, Inc., Genoway SA, Eurofins Scientific SE, Crown Bioscience, Inc., Harbour Antibodies BV, Envigo CRS SA, Ingenious Targeting Laboratory, and Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Animal Model Market Taxonomy
By Species Type
- Guinea Pigs
- Other Species
- Toxicology studies
- Drug Discovery and Development
- Basic and Applied Research
By End User
- Academic & Research Institutions
- Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
- Pharmaceutical companies
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East