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SNP Genotyping and Analysis Markets


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SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), single base pair mutations that occur at a specific site in the DNA sequence, are the most common type of genetic variation between human beings. Because they are responsible for over 80% of the variation between two individuals, SNPs are ideal for the task of hunting for correlations between genotype and behavior or quality exhibited by a living organism.

The use of SNP analysis has spread into numerous areas in recent years. But diagnostics and pharmacogenomics are the most promising applications, and market watchers in diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related instrument industries will want to watch developments in SNP analysis closely.

Kalorama Information's analyst Justin Saeks has taken a detailed look into the market for DNA Sequencing Equipment, as well as Gene Expression Profiling Systems. Now, in His report SNP Genotyping and Analysis Markets he looks at SNPs analysis instruments, reagents, software and services, providing information critical to having an understanding of the business behind this new technology:

  • Overview of SNPs, their Applications and Key SNP Analysis Methods
  • Current Market Size and Estimates of Future Growth
  • Estimates of Revenues by Region (North America, Europe and ROW) and By Product Type (Consumable, Instruments, Software)
  • Complete List of Over 180 SNP-Related Deals Made Between Companies Since 2002
  • Exhaustive Review of Products on the Market
  • Market Share of Major Companies in SNP Analysis
  • Discussion of Government Involvement and Funding
  • Corporate Profiles
  • Regulatory, Technology and Industry Trends as well as;
  • Eight Strategic Recommendations for Companies in the SNP Analysis Market
While the market is expected to create opportunities for growth, the SNP Genotyping and Analysis market is not without its challenges. The following will impact the market:
  • Cheaper Sequencing Creates Competition
  • Small Number of Suppliers
  • Issues With Use of Public Databases
  • Data Management Requirements
  • Backlash Against Rush Into Genetic Testing, DTC Marketing
  • Standard Processes for SNP Experiments Still Not Established
  • Shortcomings in Sample Preparation and Handling Hinder Success
  • Privacy Concerns Pose Threat to Broad Technology Adoption

As with all Kalorama Information publications, SNP Genotyping and Analysis Markets is the result of a primary research effort. An analyst with experience following the biotech instrument industry researching all available sources and contacting industry experts and end users to obtain real market insights. Strategic Planners, Marketing Directors, Business Development Executives are among the individuals who will benefit from this resource.


  • Executive Summary
    • WHAT IS A SNP?
    • APPLICATIONS
    • THE MARKET
      • Table Growth Rate in SNP Analysis Tools Market
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
    • CHALLENGES
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
  • Introduction
    • BACKGROUND
    • SNP ANALYSIS METHODS
      • Amplification
      • Allele discrimination / assay reaction mechanism
      • Single Nucleotide Addition; Pyrosequencing
      • Assay Format
      • Detection Method
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • DEFINITIONS
      • DNA Microarray
      • Genome-Wide Association
      • Linkage Analysis
      • Mass Spectrometry
      • Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)
  • Applications
    • LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCH
    • PHARMACOGENETICS / PHARMACOGENOMICS
      • Case Study #1 -- SNPs in Gene for P-glycoprotein Affect Antidepressant Response
      • Case Study #2 - Celera Studying SNPs Associated With Heart Disease
      • Case Study #3 - Synonymous SNPs Alter mRNA Splicing with Obesity
      • Case Study #4 - University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) Coronary Artery Disease Research
  • Industry and Regulatory Trends
    • INDUSTRY TRENDS
      • Consolidation Occurring in Array and Life Science Markets
      • FDA Involvement Making Drug Industry More Comfortable
      • Acceptance of SNP Analysis, Pharmacogenetics Reached Tipping Point
      • Core Labs Becoming Established Paradigm
    • TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
      • Increased Multiplexing Expands Applications
      • End-Users Attracted to Larger-Scale SNP Platforms
      • Complexity of Biological Systems Requires Multiple Techniques
      • Miniaturization of Equipment and Instruments
    • REGULATORY TRENDS
      • Introduction
      • March 2004 - Critical Path Initiative
      • March 2005 - "Guidance for Industry - Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions"
      • April 2005 - "Drug-Diagnostic Co-Development Concept Paper"
      • March 2006 - Critical Path Opportunities List
        • Table Critical Path Opportunities List
      • November 2006 - "Recommendations for the Generation and Submission of Genomic Data"
      • August 2007 - "Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions - Companion Guidance"
      • August 2007 - FDA Updates Labeling of Warfarin (Coumadin)
      • December 2007 - EGAPP Reviews Use of CYP450 Genetic Testing For SSRIs
  • Products
    • AFFYMETRIX
      • Overview of Affymetrix Products
      • Hardware
    • APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS
      • Overview of Applied Biosystems Products
      • Assays and Reagents
      • Instruments
    • BECKMAN COULTER
    • COMBIMATRIX
    • FEBIT
    • GE HEALTHCARE
    • ILLUMINA
      • Hardware
      • Microarrays
    • LI-COR BIOSCIENCES (LINCOLN, NE)
    • ROCHE APPLIED SCIENCE
    • SEQUENOM
      • Table Products in the SNP Analysis Market
    • SERVICES
      • Agencourt Biosciences
      • DNAPrint Genomics
      • Polymorphic DNA Technologies
    • SOFTWARE
      • Applied Biosystems
      • Premier Biosoft
        • Table Public SNP Tools and Resources (Tool, Website)
  • Consortia, Government Involvement, Deals
    • CONSORTIA, COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
      • The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Pilot Project
      • Cancer Sequencing Project
      • Critical Path Institute
      • DNA Polymorphism Discovery Resource
        • Table Number of Individuals in Each Subset (Population Group, Full Set, Subsets)
        • Table Composition of the DNA Polymorphism Discovery Resource (Population Group, Proportion of Admixture, Number of Individuals, Number of Genomes by Continent)
      • Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN)
      • Genotype-To-Phenotype Database (GEN2PHEN)
    • INTERNATIONAL HAPMAP PROJECT
      • Introduction & Background
      • Rationale for HapMap Approach
      • Process for Producing HapMap
      • Populations Included in HapMap
      • Measures Taken to Protect Donors' Privacy
    • LABORATORIES AND TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVED IN HAPMAP
      • Table Companies' Technologies Used in First Phase of HapMap (Company, Percent of Genome)
      • Table Companies' Technologies Used in First Phase of HapMap (Group, Technology, % of Genome)
    • PRACTICAL USE OF THE HAPMAP DATA
      • MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC) Project
    • NIH ROADMAP
      • NIH Roadmap for Medical Research
      • Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PGRN)
    • NIH INVOLVEMENT, FUNDING FOR SNPS AND SEQUENCING
    • FUNDING FOR SEQUENCING PROJECTS AFFECTING SNP MARKET
      • Continued Rapid Growth in Sequence Production
      • Funding and Consortia for Sequencing
        • Table Major Sequencing Centers and Percent of Sequencing Projects (WORLD, GENOSCOPE, BMC, Sanger, WashU, BROAD, JCVI, JGI) , Jan 2008
        • Table Areas Funding Genome Sequencing, Jan 2008 (Medical, Evolutionary, Agricultural, Environmental, Biotechnology)
    • NHGRI FUNDS LARGE-SCALE SEQUENCING CENTERS, 2006
      • Table Large-Scale Sequencing Centers NHGRI Funding, 2004-2006
      • Table SNP Analysis Related Deals (Companies, Date, Details of Deal)
  • Market Data and Competitive Analysis
    • HISTORICAL
      • Illumina as Bellwether for SNP Analysis Market
      • Applied Biosystems as Bellwether for RT-PCR Products
    • FORECAST
      • Table Forecasted Revenues in the SNP Analysis Tools Market
      • Table Growth Rate in SNP Analysis Tools Market, 2008-2013
      • Assumptions
      • SNP Revenues by Region
        • Table SNP Analysis Revenues by Region (North America, Europe, Rest of World)
      • SNP Analysis Revneue by Product Segment
        • Table SNP Market by Segment (Instruments, Consumables, Software & Services)
    • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
      • Table Revenues Among the Top Companies in SNP Analysis (Illumina, Affymetrix, Applied Biosystems, Other)
  • Corporate Profiles
    • AFFYMETRIX
    • APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS
    • ILLUMINA
  • Challenges and Strategic Recommendations
    • CHALLENGES
      • Cheaper Sequencing Creates Competition for SNP Analysis Platforms
      • Market Is Dominated by a Small Number of Suppliers
      • Issues Arise With Use of Public Databases
      • Data Management Requirements Limit Large-Scale Technologies
      • Diagnostic Market Holds Obstacles For New Innovations
      • Backlash Against Rush Into Genetic Testing, DTC Marketing
      • Standard Processes for SNP Experiments Still Not Established
      • Shortcomings in Sample Preparation and Handling Hinder Success
      • Privacy Concerns Pose Threat to Broad Technology Adoption
    • STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS
      • Partner or Develop Products to Address Cheaper Sequencing
      • Confront the Tradeoffs in Numbers of SNPs vs Samples
      • Provide Higher Value Through Content
      • Anticipate Market Needs for Medium Multiplexing
      • Address End-Users' Need for Custom Assays, Chips
      • Target Products for CRO Usage
      • Enable Quality Control Metrics, Standardization
      • Explore Uses of Technologies in Consumer Genomics, Agriculture

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