Kalorama has released its 12th Edition of The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.  It is a complete market study of the 69+ billion-dollar industry.   Among the report’s findings are the following:

  1. Some Improvement in European IVD Markets: Kalorama found reversed austerity, LDT spending, and test innovation increased Europe market size, somewhat.  As Europe is an important market, this boosted the IVD market as a whole.
  2. New Disease Threats Impacting Blood Bank Market: More nations are testing blood in greater quantities and demand is needed to discover infectious disease threats.
  3. Cancer and Infectious Disease driving Growth – tumor markers, blood-based cancer assays, in situ hybridization are among the cancer tests driving growth.  So is infectious disease testing, both common pathogens such as hepatitis and HIV, but also newer threats such as Ebola, Zika, WNV and others.
  4. Clear Majority (near 60%) of Market Outside US – More growth is coming from more parts of the world.  Look to new emerging markets beyond China, India and Brazil.  Country markets are detailed in this report.
  5. Clinical Diagnostics Usage of Mass Spectrometry Growing – once a research tool, now MS has found its place in diagnostic testing.  Kalorama reports market size and forecasts in this area, for infectious disease and non-micro testing.
  6. Companies “Buy to Grow”  Merger activity is robust in the in vitro diagnostic market as even major players cannot do everything they need to do alone.  60+ acquisitions detailed in this report.

Kalorama’s report provides market sizing and forecasts for every significant in vitro diagnostics test category, including clinical chemistry, immunoassays, hematology, molecular diagnostics, blood banking, inherited disease testing, tumor markers, histology and cytology, coagulation and more.   In addition, trends are covered such as: emerging markets, lab-developed tests, point of care (with market forecasts by POC category), distribution deals and partnerships, NGS in clinical diagnostics, rare disease testing, the current state of PGx and more.