Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2026

Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2026

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Report Description


Whole exome sequencing (WES) is a new technology used for systematically sequencing all the stated genes in an exome (also known as genome). The exome includes the total of all exons present in an organism. A human being has about 180,000 exons, creating around 1% of the human genome, or around 30 million base pairs and is converted into proteins after translation process. It is responsible for the incidence of nearly 85% of hereditary or genetic diseases. It is also called complete exome sequencing. This sequencing technique is commonly used to identify or detect the genetic factor responsible for various diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Miller syndrome.

The global whole exome sequencing market is expected to grow at a rapid pace due to factors such as rapidly declining costs of sequencing, strategic alliances among major companies and research institutes, adoption of WES technology by new consumers, and increase in use of whole exome sequencing technology for new applications. Increase in acceptance of next generation sequencing methods for prediction, treatment, and monitoring of diverse chronic diseases such as cancer is likely to drive the market. However, lack of skilled professionals and legal issues associated with the technique restrain the global whole exome sequencing market. Furthermore, high demand for personalized medicine and development of new innovative products by key players provide numerous opportunities for market expansion in the near future.

The global whole exome sequencing market can be segmented based on technology, products and services, applications, end-user, and region. In terms of technology, the market can be classified into ion semiconductor sequencing, sequencing by synthesis, and others. Based on products and services, the global whole exome sequencing market can be divided into kits (consumables), systems and platforms, and services. The kits segment can be sub-segmented into library preparation kits, target enrichment kits, and others. The services segment can be divided into sequencing services, data analysis services, and others. In terms of application, the market can be categorized into drug discovery and development, personalized medicine, diagnostics, animal and plant research, and others. Based on end-user, the global whole exome sequencing market can be segmented into academic and government institutions, research centers, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and others.

Geographically, the global whole exome sequencing market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Each region can be divided into specific countries such as the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Brazil, China, India, and GCC Countries. North America dominated the global whole exome sequencing market because of the relatively large federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), increase in use of exome sequencing in uncommon sickness investigation, and improved government subsidy. Asia Pacific is projected to be the most attractive market during the forecast period due to rise in health awareness and demand for advanced medical technology.

Key players operating in the whole exome sequencing market are Macrogen, Inc., Ambry Genetics, Illumina, Inc., Knome, Inc., Life Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Roche NimbleGen, Inc., Sengenics, GENEWIZ, Inc., Eurofins Genomics, Inc., and BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute), among others. These players have adopted strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, agreements, and new product launches to gain competitive advantage in the market.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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