Global High Throughput Market
The global high-throughput screening (HTS) market is estimated to be USD 16.75 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 22.68 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 6.25% during the forecast period.
The global high-throughput screening market mainly comprises of target identification & validation, efficacy & safety screening, and monitoring of cell-based activity. High-throughput screening (HTS) is a popular approach to target validation, as it allows the assaying of a large number of potential biological modulators against a chosen set of defined targets. The screening test uses reflectivity measurements, quantifying the extent of binding of any logical entity (e.g. proteins, cells, animal embryo) with the base compound in the wells. The HTC technique can examine/screen 300,000 compounds a day, so it takes only a few weeks to screen millions of substances. The global high-throughput screening market is mainly driven by the adoption of open innovation models by pharmaceutical companies to increase the use of high-throughput screening. Certain other factors include increasing drug discovery initiatives by academic and government institutions to boost the demand for high-throughput screening products, and huge capital investments in high-throughput screening technology by major firms, such as PerkinElmer, Beckman Coulter, and Tecan Group, among others. Private equity firms and venture capitalists are increasingly investing in the HTS market in countries, such as India, China, and Japan.
Drivers & Restraints
The increasing demand in research, huge capital investments in the HTS technology, the rise in outsourced drug discovery services, and increasing utilization rate of high-throughput screening technologies by pharmaceutical companies are key factors propelling the growth of the market. However, the capital-intensive nature, need for extensive automation techniques, and high regulatory intervention and costs are turning out to be restraints for the market. Many marketed drugs went off-patent in 2012.
The global HTS market is segmented into:
The technology segment is further categorized into ultra-high-throughput screening (uHTS), cell-based assay, lab-on-a-chip, label-free technology, and bioinformatics. The cell-based assay segment accounted for the largest share in 2013, followed by the lab-on-a-chip segment. The application segment of the high-throughput screening comprises of target identification, primary screening, toxicology, and stem cell biology. Many new innovative techniques such as drop-based microfluidics, silicon sheet, and microfluidic arrays are propelling the market growth to a great extent. By product, the HTS market is segmented into instruments, consumable/reagent, and software & service. The end-user segment categorizes the high-throughput screening market into pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia & government organizations, and contract research organizations.
Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America. The United States represents the largest portion of the global HTS market, worldwide. The APAC region, especially China and India, provide immense growth opportunities for the high-throughput screening market during the forecast period, as it accounts for more than half of the world’s total population. An increasing development and production of vaccines, drugs, & new biologics, growing government and corporate investments in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector, rising median age of the population, and the presence of high unmet market demand are factors contributing to the growth of the HTS market in this particular geographical domain.
The current market lacks extensive capital and heavy VC and other funding sources; hence introducing innovative products to tap the emerging economies would be a great opportunity for the market.
The key players in the market are –
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)
Beckman Coulter, Inc. (U.S.), (a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation)
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (U.S.)
Accelrys, Inc. (USA)
Aurora Biomed, Inc. (Canada)
Tecan Group (Switzerland)
Market analysis for the global HTS market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers, restraints opportunities and challenges.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with company profiles of key players with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global HTS market.
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