The Market and Future Potential for Molecular Point of Care

The Market and Future Potential for Molecular Point of Care

This report provides market sizing, forecasting, trend mapping and competitive analysis for point of care tests using PCR or other molecular technology with fast turnaround times and usability in near-patient settings. Major IVD companies such as Abbott and Roche compete in this segment, influenza competitors Sekisui and Quidel also operate, as do specialty concerns such as Curetis, Biocartis, and a host of small but innovative players.

Molecular point of care or mPOC systems are designed to be faster than lab-based tests while more accurate than existing point of care systems. Development of new systems and menu expansion on existing lines is constant. Kalorama Information defines molecular point of care or mPOC as consisting of devices marketed to customers outside the reference lab that run PCR or other DNA and RNA testing on a device with a small footprint. mPOC systems tend to have a result time fast enough for an office visit or bedside consultation. These systems feature cartridges or reduced preparation steps and limited interpretation of test results.

Less than 10 years from the launch of products this remains a novel test instrument area though with increasing market definition and participation by IVD majors. The market is by no means stable; there is still heavy competition and a need to justify purchases to providers. Kalorama’s report provides the current status of this market, including estimates of current sales of near patient molecular systems, forecasts for their future use, and the segments that they are best participating in. Though a global report in scope, regional market share is also provided.

The data in The Market and Future Potential for Molecular Point of Care includes information on systems and competitor analysis, as well as data on the size and growth of the market:

  • Current Molecular POC Systems
  • Molecular Point of Care Market: 2019-2024
  • Molecular Point of Care Market Share by Vendor, 2019 ($M, %)
  • Small-Footprint Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (%)
  • Geographic Breakout of the Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (N. America, Europe, APAC, RoW)
  • Segment Breakout of Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (Respiratory vs. Other)
  • Breakout of Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (%; Respiratory, Other)
  • Respiratory Segment Breakout, 2019 (Flu, RSV, Strep, Other)
  • Breakout of mPOC Respiratory, 2019 (%; Flu, Strep, RSV, Other)
  • Near Patient Molecular IVD Market: 2019-2024
  • Near Patient Molecular Market Share by Vendor, 2019
  • Company Profiles
Many trends are covered in the report, including menu expansion, disease statistics, the COVID-19 crisis, immunoassay competition and enhancement of those competitive POC systems, emerging markets, new journal studies about the efficacy of mPOC and other trends.

Companies profiled include:
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Aidian Oy
  • Akonni Biosystems
  • binx health, inc.
  • Biocartis NV
  • bioMérieux SA
  • Cepheid
  • Credo Bioscience
  • Curetis NV
  • DiaSorin S.p.A
  • GenMark Diagnostics
  • Greiner Bio-One GmbH
  • Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
  • Mesa Biotech, Inc.
  • QIAGEN NV
  • QuantuMDx Group
  • Quidel Corporation
  • Roche
  • Sekisui Diagnostics LLC
  • T2 Biosystems


  • Executive Summary
    • Where is Molecular Point of Care in 2020?
    • Molecular Point of Care Market Analysis
      • Table Molecular Point of Care Market: 2019-2024
      • Table mPOC Market by Disease Indication, 2019 (%; Respiratory, Other)
      • Market Observations
      • " "Near-Patient" Molecular Systems Market
        • Table Near Patient Molecular Systems Market: 2019-2024
    • Current Trends
      • CLIA Waivers and New Standard
      • PAMA Hurts Point of Care Most
      • Immunoassay Are Competitive and Not Going Away
      • Thermo Buys Qiagen
    • Molecular Point-of-Care Diagnostics Defined
    • Usage of Molecular Point of Care
    • Leading mPOC Platforms
      • Table Market-Available Molecular POC Diagnostic Platforms
    • Trends
    • Scope and Methodology
  • Molecular Point-of-Care Market Development and Trends
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Molecular Point of Care
      • Table Disadvantages of Molecular Point of Care, by Setting
    • Justification: The Sensitivity/Specificity Argument
    • New Systems and Menu Expansion
      • Molecular POC Enters STI with Binx Approval
      • Recent RSV Test Approvals Add Revenue Lines to Respiratory
      • Spartan Bioscience Pushing to Commercialize Personalized Heart Test
      • Ontera Developing Single-Pore Sensor for Sepsis, TB, and Zika Diagnostic Testing
      • QuantuMDx and SpeeDx Collaborate on Battery-Operated SDi Test
        • Table Recent Menu Expansions for Hospital and POC Molecular Platforms (Vendor, Platform, Menu Addition, Time to Results, CLIA-waiver, US/EU Availability)
    • Investment in mPOC Systems
      • EU Researchers Awarded €3M to Develop POC Molecular Tests
      • Scope Fluidics AST System Sees Investment
      • Other Recent Investments
    • Competition from Raman Spectroscopy?
    • China as a POC Market
    • Common Tests and Analytes in POC Diagnostics
    • Thermo's Qiagen Acquisition
      • Table Complementary Diagnostic Products Offered by Thermo Fisher, Qiagen
    • Component Technologies of Molecular Point-of-Care Diagnostics
      • Microfluidics
      • qPCR
      • Microarrays
      • Isothermal Amplification
      • Test Automation
      • Primers and Probes
      • Detection
      • Next-Generation Sequencing
    • Molecular Diagnostics
      • Real-Time PCR (qPCR)
      • Isothermal Amplification Methods
      • Line Probe Assays
      • Next-Generation Sequencing
    • Applications and Potential Applications for Molecular Point-of-Care
      • Major Testing Applications for Molecular POC Diagnostics
      • Influenza
      • Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs)
      • Strep A
      • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
    • Emerging Applications
      • Zika
      • Other Respiratory Infections
      • Group B Streptococcus
      • Human Papillomavirus
      • Herpes Simplex Virus
      • Vaginitis
      • Tuberculosis
      • Malaria
      • Other Tropical and Neglected Diseases
      • Cancer
    • European Device Regulations Nearing
  • Market Analysis
    • Molecular Point of Care Market Analysis
      • Table Molecular Point of Care Market: 2019-2024
      • Table Molecular Point of Care Market Share by Vendor, 2019 ($M, %)
      • Table Small-Footprint Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (%)
      • Table Geographic Breakout of the Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (N. America, Europe, APAC, RoW)
      • Table Segment Breakout of Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (Respiratory vs. Other)
      • Table Breakout of Molecular Point of Care Market, 2019 (%; Respiratory, Other)
      • Respiratory Molecular Point of Care Segmentation
        • Table Respiratory Segment Breakout, 2019 (Flu, RSV, Strep, Other)
        • Table Breakout of mPOC Respiratory, 2019 (%; Flu, Strep, RSV, Other)
    • "Near Patient Molecular" Market
      • Table Near Patient Molecular IVD Market: 2019-2024
      • Market Share Near Patient
        • Table Near Patient Molecular Market Share by Vendor, 2019
  • Company Profiles
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Aidian Oy
    • Akonni Biosystems
    • binx health, inc.
    • Biocartis NV
    • bioMérieux SA
    • Cepheid
      • Molecular Healthcare-Acquired Infection (HAI) Testing
      • Molecular Sexual Health and Women's Health Testing
      • Molecular Critical Infectious Disease Testing
      • Molecular Oncology/Genetics Testing
    • Credo Bioscience
    • Curetis NV
    • DiaSorin S.p.A
    • GenMark Diagnostics
    • Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    • Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
    • Mesa Biotech, Inc.
    • QIAGEN NV
    • QuantuMDx Group
    • Quidel Corporation
    • Roche
    • Sekisui Diagnostics LLC
    • T2 Biosystems
  • COVID-19 and Molecular POC
    • CDC Response Creates Opportunity
    • COVID-19's Unique Challenge
    • mPOC Steps In?
    • List of mPOC Tests under Development
      • Table mPOC-based Coronavirus Announced Tests in Development

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