San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) represents one of the fastest growing segments in the life sciences industry. PCR has emerged as a simple yet quick method of DNA amplification and quantification, making it the most commonly used tool in the area of molecular biology. The Human Genome Project and advances in molecular diagnosis and molecular genetics have created significant demand for qPCR and dPCR in a wide range of markets such as drug discovery, disease diagnosis, life sciences research and forensics, among others.
Among various types of PCRs available, qPCR and dPCR instrumentation represent the most sought after and rapidly emerging segments. Although qPCR instrumentation represents a mature sector, existing broad range of applications and emerging new applications transforms it into an indispensible technology for several laboratories worldwide. With new qPCR solutions being developed by large life science companies, demand for qPCR instrumentation continues to rise despite marked decline in prices over the recent years. Gene expression profiling is the largest application of Real-time PCR, with the capability of qPCR to detect, amplify, and quantify DNA and RNA sequences in real time, providing valuable insights to gene expression and genotyping studies. The increasing throughput and multiplexing capabilities of qPCR systems make a strong case for inducting automation robotic systems such as liquid handling robots in the laboratory. This trend is more pronounced among biotech and pharmaceutical companies, government research laboratories and academic centers.
dPCR Instrumentation represents an emerging segment with strong growth led by rising demand from early adopters. Continued technological advancements are expected to benefit demand for dPCR instrumentation in the near-to-mid term. dPCR is gaining popularity for its ability to take nucleic acid quantification and viral detection to the next level. Although dPCR outperforms qPCR in terms of precision, sensitivity, and specificity, qPCR is expected to hold its place in research and testing laboratories for the near term, complemented by dPCR systems. dPCR holds the potential to complement existing qPCR systems in addressing some of the technical challenges faced by virology researchers.
As stated by the new market research report on qPCR and dPCR Instrumentation, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Japan continues to spearhead global growth with a projected compounded annual growth rate of 10.1% over the period. Education and Research constitutes the largest end-use segment for qPCR and dPCR instrumentation, while Testing Laboratories represents the fastest growing end-use segment.
Major players covered in the report include Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., Cepheid, Eppendorf AG, Exiqon A/S, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Fluidigm Corporation, Illumina Inc., Life Technologies Corporation, and RainDance Technologies Inc., among others.
The research report titled “qPCR and dPCR Instrumentation: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc. provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, challenges, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies. The report provides market estimates and projections for qPCR and dPCR Instrumentation in value (US$) for all major geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The report also analyzes the global market for qPCR and dPCR Instrumentation by product segments including qPCR and dPCR. End-use segments analyzed include Educational/Research, Testing Laboratories, and Pharma.
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Quantitative_Polymerase_Chain_Reaction_qPCR_and_digital_PCR_dPCR_Instrumentation_Market_Report.asp.
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