The PCR testing market, which includes other NAAT technologies, is a large and diverse market. This market consists of three segments: the life science (research) NAAT market, the clinical NAAT market, and an “other” segment that includes forensics, environmental monitoring, veterinary, and other applications that do not involve life science research or human clinical (medical) applications. This report provides market size, growth, product information, trends and segmentation for the clinical PCR market. Sizing is provided for 2016 and forecasts to 2021.
Market analyses in this report cover world markets for clinical applications of NAAT technology. However, the reader will find a bias toward the developed areas of the globe — North America, Japan and Western Europe. These are also the areas in which much of the life science and clinical NAAT based testing is currently performed.
For products sold to clinical laboratories or researchers, market data in this report are based on factory sales to the end user, and not on retail pricing or reimbursement payments. The dollar value of a market segment is proportional to the number of tests performed, because the cost of the instrumentation is generally buried in the per test price.
The information presented in this report is derived from publicly available information sources such as company reports and announcements, government reports and databases, medical organization reports, medical associations, and other publications. The analysis is based on the author’s industry knowledge combined with literature searches and discussions with industry professionals and experts in the areas where NAAT based assays are used.
It is important to note that the market areas covered by this report are evolving very quickly, and that some of the company and technology information may be outdated even as the report goes to press. Kalorama is fully aware of these developments. Even though some of the details may have changed by the time this report is published, the major themes, players and issues remain unchanged.