Hyderabad, AP (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
The need for accurate and precise molecular diagnostics to characterize the human disease state to deliver the appropriate and most effective therapies is triggering the field to develop more and more novel biomarkers of disease. Huge investments are being made by leading companies in biomarker identification process owing to the enormous scope they foresee in this field and other related fields such as oncology. The number of companies investing in the biomarker identification field has enormously increased in the last decade. Research statistics quote that investments in the field of biomarkers have increased by a mammoth rate of over 200%. This growth rate is expected to further rise as there is huge pressure on the pharmaceutical industry to discover new drugs to meet medical requirements. The main target area of investment is in the field of Oncology that accounts for more than 30% of the total investments in the biomarker identification field, closely followed by cardiology and neurology accounting for 50% share.
Gene expression biomarkers are of current interest as a tool for developing longevity-enhancing drugs. Following the completion of the human genome project, intense research is underway to identify various proteins and genes instrumental in causing a diseased state. Detection of cancer offers great scope for implementation of genomic biomarkers, as it is a disease concerned with the genes.
In the field of drug development biomarkers are primarily used for clinical and preclinical studies and patient diagnostics. Biomarkers are used for in vitro and in vivo studies for diagnosing disease causes and progressions. In the process of clinical trials the use of biomarker provides important information about patient selection, diagnosis and therapeutic results. In clinical applications, biomarkers help in establishing customized therapies. The pharmaceutical industry aims to tap into the potential offered by genomic technologies.
The complexity and the wide dynamic range in protein concentrations of human plasma makes it difficult to characterize a potential biomarker candidate. Major imaging technologies that can be used for biomarker identification include Computer Tomography (CT) scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning, Ultrasound or Sonography using MRI, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).
RI Technologies’ (http://www.researchimpact.com) report on Biomarkers focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas such as oncology (prostate, ovarian, breast and lung), neurology (stroke, brain tumor, neurodegenerative diseases), cardiology (coronary heart disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction), infectious diseases (GIT, respiratory tract infections) and other areas including metabolomic turmoil, arthritis, gynecology, oxidative stress, liver disease, pulmonary disease and aging, etc. The study provides global market analysis for biomarkers by the above disease areas and also by prominent biomarker identification technologies including imaging, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, gene expression and other technologies comprising fluorescent indicators, lab-on-chip, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry/liquid chromatography and nanobiotechnology. Compilation of Worldwide Patents and Research related to Biomarkers is also provided. The report offers market values for global geographic regions including United States, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Canada and Rest of World.
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