Genetic Testing Market is expected to exceed USD 25 billion by 2025. Growing incidences of genetic diseases coupled with the rising availability of advanced genetic tests will augment the industry growth.
Increasing awareness regarding the availability of genetic tests should escalate the genetic testing market growth throughout the forecast years. Industry players implement several promotional activities that raise awareness amongst the people. Moreover, due to increasing internet penetration in developing economies, individuals are becoming aware of the benefits of early diagnosis of genetic diseases. Above mentioned factors should surge the industry growth. However, the high cost of genetic testing may affect industry growth to some extent.
The unprecedented growth pace of the genetic testing market is rather evident from 23andMe’s recent launch of a grant program as a part of its Genotyping services for the research platform. A significant market contributor globally, through this invention, aims at promoting research studies with the intent to increase the revenue shares in the upcoming years. This trend itself bears testimony to the fact that the chief market players are opting for strategic moves to strengthen their position in the global genetic testing market share.
A business vertical of high repute, thriving extensively on personalized medicines, genetic testing market as of today stands as one of the outpaced, profitable industry spheres there is. Endorsed by the availability of technologically sound gene diagnosing kits and elevating cognizance regarding the use of personalized medicines, the commercialization potential of the genetic testing industry has surged immensely in the past few years.
Speaking of the test type spectrum, the carrier testing segment has stood tall during the past few years and is likely to develop at an appreciable pace during 2019-2025. For the records, the carrier testing segment accounted for USD 460 million in 2018. These tests find large scale use among couples to determine the chances of having a child with genetic disorders.
Also, they focus on detecting the probability of a healthy person carrying mutated genes. These factors have prompted healthcare professionals to recommend required treatments for the individuals comprising mutated genes thereby adding an impetus to genetic testing market trends.
North America’s genetic testing market will foresee over 10% growth throughout the forecast years. Increasing prevalence of genetic diseases will prove beneficial for regional growth. Cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and other genetic disorders affect millions of individuals in the U.S. annually that should spur the demand for upgraded genetic tests. Moreover, favorable regulatory scenario for genetic tests will further positively influence regional growth.
Companies are undertaking several initiatives to add innovations in the genetic testing market. Additionally, industry players such as 23andMe, BGI, BioMerieux, Cepheid, Counsyl and others have implemented several strategic initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions and product launches for gaining competitive advantage. For instance, in October 2016, 23andMe announced the launch of a grant program as part of its Genotyping Services for Research platform. The program is aimed at promoting research studies and obtaining proposals in which 23andMe experience is likely to garner more customers. This strategy will enhance 23andMe’s business grow