Industry Trend Analysis
The global epigenetics market is expected to be around $1.6 billion by 2025. The market is primarily driven by factors such as increase in research activities related to epigenetics, increasing collaborations between biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and academic as well as research institutions and rising prevalence of cancer around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 2012 and 2030, new cancer cases around the world are expected to increase by 50% from 14 million to 21 million. As per American Cancer Society’s 2017 report, around 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2017 in the U.S. With such significant prevalence of cancer, the demand for advanced epigenetics research activities is expected to increase considerably in coming years.
Product Outlook and Trend Analysis
Kits segment held the major share of the global epigenetics market in 2016 owing to their large scale adoption for conducting epigenetics research by research organizations as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Different kits used for epigenetics research include RNA sequencing kits, whole-genome amplification kits, bisulfite conversion kits and chip-seq kits among others.
Research Area Outlook and Trend Analysis
Oncology segment held the largest share of the global epigenetics market in 2016 due to increasing demand for cancer research to mitigate the rising incidence of different forms of cancer around the world. However, drug discovery segment is expected to grow with a significant growth rate during the forecast period owing to varied applications of epigenetics in drug development for different diseases such as inflammatory and autoimmune diseases among other types.
Regional Outlook and Trend Analysis
In 2016, North America dominated the global epigenetics market owing to the availability of advanced research infrastructure in the region coupled with increasing funding targeted towards research and development in the field of epigenetics. However, Asia-Pacific epigenetics market is expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period due to increasing healthcare expenditure and presence of unmet medical needs in emerging countries.
Competitive Outlook and Trend Analysis
The major players operating in the global epigenetics market focus on leveraging technological advancements in epigenetics research to develop improved products which can assist researchers in analyzing different disease etiologies. For instance, in May 2017, Epigentek Group Inc., a New York based biotechnology company, introduced its ELISA kits to be used in circulating histone modifications for colorimetric measurement. The introduction of the new kit was intended towards strengthening the histone modification assays portfolio of the company. Some of the key players operating in the global epigenetics market are, Illumina, Inc., Abcam plc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Zymo Research Corp, Active Motif Corporation, QIAGEN N.V., New England Biolabs, Inc., Merck KGaA, CellCentric, Eisai Co., Ltd. and Novartis AG.
The key opportunity for the players operating in the global epigenetics market lies in development of improved solutions that will assist epigenetic research process for varied applications such as drug development and oncology research. Increasing emphasis on improving the healthcare infrastructure in emerging countries such as China and India will create lucrative growth opportunities for the market in coming years.
Epigenetics Market Segmentation:
Bisulfite Conversion Kits
RNA Sequencing Kits
5-HMC and 5-MC Analysis Kits
Whole-Genome Amplification Kits
Other Epigenetics Kits
Instruments and Consumables
Other Epigenetics Instruments and Consumables
Other Epigenetics Reagents
By Research Area:
Other Research Areas
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the World
United Arab Emirates
Some of the key questions answered by the report are:
What was the market size in 2016 and forecast from 2017 to 2025?
What will be the industry market growth from 2017 to 2025?
What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and industry trends and their impact on the market forecast?
What are the major segments leading the market growth and why?
Which are the leading players in the market and what are the major strategies adopted by them to sustain the market competition?