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PCR Markets for Life Sciences Applications (Market by Type - qPCR, dPCR - Application - Pharmaceutical, General Research, and by Country and Region)

PCR Markets for Life Sciences Applications (Market by Type - qPCR, dPCR - Application - Pharmaceutical, General Research, and by Country and Region)

As part of its coverage of this market, Kalorama Information's report provides:

  • The Market for Life Sciences PCR, 2017 to 2022
  • Application Market Segmentation of Pharmaceutical and General Medical Research 
  • Market Segmentation of qPCR and dPCR markets, 2017-2022
  • United States Life Sciences PCR Market, 2017-2022
  • European Life Sciences PCR Market, 2017-2022
  • Japanese Market for Life Sciences PCR, 2017-2022
  • China Market for Life Sciences PCR, 2017-2022
  • LATAM Market for Life Sciences PCR, 2017-2022
  • Rest of World Market for Life Sciences PCR, 2017-2022

The life science market for PCR grew steadily for over two decades, although this growth is leveling off now. This is a large, diverse market that is now facing competition from next generation sequencing for a number of applications.

PCR technology has been widely licensed to other companies for both life science (for the purposes of this report, the research market equals the life science market) and diagnostic applications, and many companies are now active in these fields. Real-time PCR (qPCR) has become the most widely used DNA amplification method today.

PCR was the first of what are now many nucleic acid amplification test (PCR) methods that have been developed and commercialized. Examples of isothermal PCRs include loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), nicking enzyme amplification reaction (NEAR), strand displacement amplification (SDA), nucleic acid sequence based amplification (NASBA) and transcription-mediated amplification (TMA).

Isothermal PCRs have been developed that can provide results more quickly than qPCR, sometimes in less than 30 minutes. Reduced equipment requirements, simpler workflows and applicability to sample-to-answer platforms make isothermal methods ideal for decentralized and point-of-care molecular diagnostics. Both isothermal PCR and qPCR technologies are being applied to point-of-care and near-patient molecular diagnostics, opening up another new market for PCR-based tests.

Over time, many changes and improvements in PCR technology have been developed. One significant advance was the development of real-time PCR. With real-time PCR, detection of the amplicon occurs in real-time as the amplification reaction progresses, versus the initial PCR test technology method (traditional PCR), in which detection of amplified DNA product (amplicon) takes place at the end of the reaction (end-point PCR). Real-time PCR assays can be quantitative assays, measuring the initial number of copies of the target or template DNA that is present in a sample. Real-time PCR is typically referred to as qPCR, while the term ""RT-PCR"" is usually reserved for reverse transcriptase PCR, a method used to make a complementary DNA (cDNA) strand from RNA.

Digital PCR (dPCR) divides the reaction into smaller, discrete reactions, partitioning them so that individual nucleic acid molecules are localized and concentrated within numerous separate regions, be they in microplates, capillaries, arrays of miniaturized chambers, or water-oil emulsions (in a technique called droplet digital PCR, or ddPCR).

This report breaks out markets by both types of PCR.


  • Executive Summary
    • Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Overview
    • Scope and Methodology
    • Market Overview
      • Table Life Science PCR Market, Instruments versus Consumables, Worldwide, 2016 and 2021 (in millions USD)
    • Future Prospects in the PCR Market
      • Table Life Sciences PCR Market Growth Picture by Country Region (US, Europe, Japan ROW)
  • Introduction
    • Development and Evolution of Polymerase Chain Reaction and Other Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests
      • Development and Evolution of PCR
      • Other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Methods
      • Advances in Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology and Emerging Applications
    • Point-of-View
  • Technology Trends and Innovation
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) - Overview
      • PCR, RT-PCR, and qPCR
      • Digital PCR
        • Table Selected Companies with Digital PCR Technology (For Research and/or Diagnostic Tests)
      • Multiplex PCR
        • Table Selected Companies with Multiplex PCR Technology
      • Other Modifications of PCR
        • Table Selected Companies with Innovative PCR-Based Methods
    • Other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR) Methods
      • Table Companies with Other Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Methods
    • Platforms Used in Different PCR Markets - Research, Clinical Laboratories, and Point-of-Care Testing
      • Table Selected Companies Marketing PCR Instruments/Reagents to the Life Sciences Market
    • New Applications of PCR - Combining PCR with Other Technologies
      • PCR as Part of Sample Prep before DNA Sequencing
        • Table Examples of Companies Using PCR during Sample Prep before DNA Sequencing
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests in Research
    • Research Applications of Polymerase Chain Reaction
    • Non-Clinical Applications of Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Deals - Polymerase Chain Reaction/Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Companies
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Acquisitions of PCR Companies
    • Corporate Agreements and Collaborations (Not Including Pharmaceutical Companies)
      • Table Selected Agreements between PCR Companies and Other Companies [Not Including Pharmaceutical Companies]
    • Collaborations and Other Agreements with Universities, Non-Profit Research Institutes and Government
      • Table Selected PCR Company Agreements with Academic or Other Non-Profit Organizations
  • Market Drivers and Challenges - Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Market
    • Issues and Hurdles Faced by PCR Companies Selling to the Life Science (Research) Market
    • Competition from Companies Utilizing PCR and Other PCR Technologies
    • Competition and Market Opportunities Driven by Other (non-PCR) Technologies
      • Competition
      • Opportunities
    • Future Prospects
      • Table Trends in the Polymerase Chain Reaction/Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Market
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR) Market Analysis
    • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Market Overview
      • Table Life Science PCR Market (in millions USD)
    • Life Science PCR Market
      • Past and Future Growth of Overall Life Science PCR Market
        • Table Growth of the Life Science PCR Market (1990 - 2016) [# Abstracts Found per Year in PubMed search for "'polymerase chain reaction' or pcr"] (Accessed January 2018)
    • Life Science PCR Market - Instruments versus Consumables
      • Table Life Science PCR Market, Instruments versus Consumables, Worldwide, 2016 and 2021 (in millions USD)
    • Life Science PCR Market - By Geographical Distribution
      • The United States
        • Table United States Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service), 2017-2022
      • Europe
        • Table European Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service) , 2017-2022
      • Japan
        • Table Japanese Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service), 2017-2022
      • China
        • Table Chinese Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service), 2017-2022
      • LATAM
        • Table LATAM Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service), 2017-2022
      • ROW
        • Table ROW Market for Life Sciences PCR (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service)
    • Life Science PCR Market by Type of PCR
      • dPCR
        • Table dPCR Life Sciences Market, 2017-2022 (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service)
      • qPCR
        • Table qPCR Life Sciences Market, 2017-2022 (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service)
    • Life Science PCR Market by Application
      • General Medical/Disease Research
        • Table General Medical/Disease Research (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Services)
      • Pharmaceutical Research
        • Table Pharmaceutical Research (Consumables, Instruments, Software/Service), 2017-2022
  • Company Profiles
    • Agena Bioscience, Inc.
    • Agilent Technologies Inc.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Agilent Technologies Revenues (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • AutoGenomics, Inc.
    • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Net Sales (2014 to 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • BioGenex Laboratories, Inc.
    • Bioneer Corporation
    • BJS Biotehchnologies
    • Bruker Corporation
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Bruker Corporation Revenues (2014 - 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • Cole-Parmer (formerly Bibby Scientific)
    • Denville Scientific, Inc.
    • Enzo Life Sciences, Inc.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Enzo Biochem, Inc. Revenues (FY2013 - FY2016)
      • Company Overview
    • Eppendorf AG
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Eppendorf AG Revenues (FY2014 - FY2016)
      • Company Overview
    • Fluidigm Corporation
    • Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.
    • LGC Douglas Scientific
    • Lucigen Corporation
    • Luminex Corporation
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Luminex Corporation Revenues (2014 - 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • Promega Corporation
    • QIAGEN N.V.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table QIAGEN Revenues (2014 - Q3 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • Takara Bio, Inc.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Takara Bio Revenues (2014 - 2017)
      • Company Overview
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
      • Recent Revenue History
        • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Revenues (2014-2017)
      • Company Overview

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