Global Cell-Based Assay Market - Segmented by Product, Technology, Application, End User, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The global cell-based assay market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period of 2018–2023. Cell-based assays are versatile research lab tool in healthcare, designed to target specific cells using antibodies or other moieties, to determine the functionality and efficacy of drugs. The higher expenditure on R&D, favorable government initiatives, and more technological advancements help North America to dominate this market.
Rising Chronic Diseases and Lifestyle Disorders
The rising prevalence of chronic diseases and lifestyle disorders, such as cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular, diabetes, and epilepsy, is one of the primary factors for the growth of this market. The cell-based assays for nervous system and chronic pain drug discovery provide new opportunities in the search for novel medicines for neurodegenerative diseases and pain. Cell-based assays are highly useful in screening mutagenesis in case of various types of cancers, such as chronic myeloid leukemia. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 diseases in 2014 were chronic diseases. Thus, the rise in chronic diseases provides rising demand for cell-based assays for newer drug discoveries, making it a vital factor for the growth of this market.
Other factors playing a vital role for the growth of this market include increasing investments in R&D for drug discovery, technological advancements in cell-based methodologies, and rising adoption of high-throughput screening methods, particularly in toxicological studies.
High Maintenance and Operational Costs
One of the major factors restraining the cell-based assays market is the high maintenance of instruments and their operational costs. With the involvement of significant cost in operations, the market becomes less attractive in large-scale applications. For example, high cost associated with the CellKey system and RT-CES. With that, there is an increased cost for coated plates, which are not readily affordable. This forces several companies and research labs to find cost-effective alternatives, such as pre-treating of plates with collagen, thereby, impeding the growth of the market.
Along with this, other factors such as lack of skilled professionals and stringent regulatory pathways linked to instruments, reagents, and kits hamper the growth of this market.
United States to Hold the Largest Market Share
The United States is expected to have the largest market share in the forecast period. The dominance is primarily attributed to the rising availability of funds for research and extensive drug discovery activities in the country from multinational firms in collaborations with domestic companies and research institutes. The Asia-Pacific region also posses a potential market for the growth of cell-based assays due to a large patient pool, rising economies, and rising assays applications, with China and India being profitable markets.
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