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Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market (PCR, FISH, aCGH, NIPT and MSS) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

Global Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Snapshot

Prenatal and new-born genetic tests refer to the systematic diagnostic tests and screenings undertaken to determine the risk of certain genetic disorders in newborn children and fetuses in stages as early as eight to ten weeks of gestation. The use of a variety of screening and diagnostic tools for detecting chromosomal abnormalities and the risk of diseases such as Patau syndrome, Down syndrome, and Edward syndrome is increasing at a significant pace across the world.

The vast rise in prevalence of genetic abnormalities and late pregnancies are some of the key factors to have led to an increased demand for prenatal and new-born genetic tests across the globe. The vast advancements observed in diagnostic and screening technologies and the rise in awareness about genetic diseases are also considered crucial to the rising demand for genetic tests in children, both before and after birth. Transparency Market Research states that the market will exhibit a remarkable 26.9% CAGR over the report’s forecast period.

Diagnostic Techniques to Continue to Remain Preferred Option for Detecting Chromosomal Abnormalities

The prenatal and newborn genetic testing market can be broadly segmented into screening techniques and diagnostics techniques. Of these, the segment of diagnostic techniques, covering popular genetic testing methods such as fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), accounts for a massive share of the market.

Diagnostic techniques are expected to retain their position as the leading contributor of revenue to the global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market over the forecast period, owing to their more effective and accurate results as compared to screening techniques. Of the key genetic diagnostic techniques available in the market, PCR techniques are expected to be the most preferred owing to their high efficiency and varied applications.

Of the key prenatal and newborn genetic screening techniques commonly used across the globe, including maternal serum screening (MSS) and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), the segment of non-invasive prenatal testing is expected to lead the market for prenatal and newborn genetic screening techniques. This is owing to the fact that non-invasive screening techniques completely eliminate the risk of miscarriage associated with invasive tests such as Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis.

Emerging Markets to Present Most Lucrative Growth Opportunities

Presently, North America is the dominant market for the global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market, accounting for a massive chunk of the overall market. Apart from a large pool of highly-aware parents and a rising prevalence of genetic disorders in the region, the large number of companies operating in the diagnostics as well as screening sectors have also helped the prenatal and newborn genetic testing market strengthen its foothold in the region. Another developed region, Europe, is also a mature market for prenatal and newborn genetic testing.

However, in the next few years, the prenatal and newborn genetic testing market will witness the most traction across emerging regional markets such as Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa. The vast untapped opportunities in these regions and an encouraging rise in awareness about genetic testing, rising affordability, and increasing prevalence of genetic diseases will together contribute towards the healthy growth of the prenatal and newborn genetic testing market in these regions in the near future.

Some of the key vendors operating in the diagnostics field of prenatal and newborn genetic testing are Ariosa Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Perkin Elmer, and Agilent Technologies. Key vendors operating in the screening segment of prenatal and newborn genetic testing are Verinata Health and Sequenom, Inc.

Genetic testing is a systematic diagnostic and screening technique usually applied to detect risk of genetic disorders in unicellular and multicellular organisms. Genetic testing is broadly segmented as newborn screening, diagnostic testing, carrier testing, prenatal testing, pre-implantation testing, predictive and forensic testing. Prenatal testing and diagnosis have enabled the detection of certain genetic abnormalities in as early as 8 to 10 weeks of gestation and also helps to determine the sex of the fetus. Prenatal and newborn genetic testing is referred to as the utilization of screening/diagnostic procedures for a fetus or a new born baby to detect chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, Patau syndrome and Edward syndrome. 
 
This report studies the global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market from two perspectives namely, types of technologies and the major geographic markets. The global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market by technology has been segmented as diagnostic technique and screening methods. Diagnostic techniques are further classified as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and array-comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH). Similarly, screening methods are further categorized as non-invasive prenatal tests (MaterniT21 PLUS, Verifi, Harmony, Panorama, NIFTY, PrenaTest and Bambni Test) and maternal serum screening (MSS). The market for prenatal testing and diagnosis has been analyzed on the basis of the product preferences, usage pattern, applications, equipment cost and distribution of devices. The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for each of these segments have been provided for the period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year. The prenatal testing and diagnosis report also provides the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for the forecast period 2013 to 2019.
 
Geographically, the report segments the global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market into four main regions namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The market sizes and forecasts for the period 2011 to 2019 in terms of revenue (USD million), considering 2012 as the base year, have been provided for each technology type and geographic region, along with their sub-segments (if any). The prenatal and newborn genetic testing market report also provides compounded annual growth rate (CAGR %) during the forecast period 2013 to 2019 for all the aforementioned segments. The study also includes qualitative analysis of the competitive scenario in these regions. The market overview section of the prenatal and newborn genetic testing market report offers a qualitative analysis of the overall market considering the factors determining market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities. To understand the current and future market scenario of the electrophoresis equipment and supplies market Porter’s five force analysis and market attractiveness analysis covers the various aspects related to market environment. The executive summary section of prenatal and newborn genetic testing market comprises of market snapshot covering information about the largest diagnostic technique segment market, diagnostic technique segment with highest CAGR, largest screening methods market, screening methods market with highest CAGR and key player’s market share.
 
The prenatal and newborn genetic testing market report also provides a highlight of the competitive landscape of the market, wherein the market share analysis of the important players in the market, along with the services offered by them has been discussed. A list of recommendations has also been included for new entrants as well as existing market players to help them establish a strong presence in the prenatal and newborn genetic testing market and accentuate market shares. The prenatal and newborn genetic testing market report concludes with the profiles of major players having presence in the market such as Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Natera, Inc. and Illumina, Inc.
 
The global prenatal and newborn genetic testing market is segmented as follows:
 
Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Testing Market, by Technology
  • Diagnostic Techniques
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    • Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization &(FISH)
    • Array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH)
  • Screening Methods
    • Non-invasive Prenatal Tests (MaterniT21 PLUS, Verifi, Harmony, Panorama, NIFTY, PrenaTest and Bambni Test)
    • Maternal Serum Screening (MSS)
Prenatal and Newborn Genetic Testing Market, by Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW) 


 
 
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