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DNA Forensics Market Size By Solution (Kits, Analyzers & Sequencers, Software, Consumables), By Method (Capillary Electrophoresis {CE}, Next-generation Sequencing {NGS}, PCR Amplification), By Application (Criminal Testing, Paternity & Familial Testing), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5160
  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

DNA Forensics Market size valued at over USD 2.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% between 2021 and 2027. Increasing government initiatives and funds for DNA forensics programs to stimulate the market growth.

DNA Forensics Market Overview

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The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the market. Local restrictions on the movement of people and goods were noted to hamper the operations of forensic laboratories globally. The significant reduction in the overall forensic lab budget also contributed to the sluggish growth witnessed by the market in 2020. Furthermore, the increased risk of contracting SARS-COV-2 virus while handling biological sample such as tissues, body fluids limited the demand for DNA forensics. Public and private authorities were noted to categorize DNA tests under non-essential medical services in light of COVID-19 pandemic.

Technological advancements in paternity & familial testing will boost the DNA forensics market expansion

DNA analysis is used for paternity, maternity and ancestry determination with high accuracy when comparable biological evidence exists. Genetic fingerprinting or DNA typing is a technique used to match suspects to samples of hair, saliva or semen, blood or other sources of DNA. The availability of efficient and highly sensitive methods of DNA sequencing for prenatal genetic testing offer new approaches for initial screening test during new pregnancies. These methods allow detection of the small amounts of fetal DNA that circulates naturally in the mother's blood during pregnancy.

Genetic testing offers pregnant women with benefits of getting a new type of prenatal genetic test surpassing the risk of miscarriage. The significantly increasing adoption of NIPT around the world is another factor contributing to the industry growth. Moreover, development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), a rapidly evolving technology that enables sequencing a whole genome or part of a genome and rapid extraction of genetic information from biological materials, will fuel the acceptance of genetic tests and accelerate the global market in the coming years.

Dearth of skilled professionals in developing countries may slow the market progression

Forensic laboratories rely on the skilled technicians and experienced physicians for various analysis in forensic laboratories to avoid the risk of false interpretations. The forensic staff investigates samples and its subsequent test results in order to extract facts. A forensic scientist should be accurate, highly analytical while possessing expert-level knowledge to investigate the results. However, a shortage of skilled physicians and technicians is observed predominantly in developing countries, thus hampering the industry expansion.

Consumable segment is poised to dominate the market

DNA Forensics Market Size

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The consumable segment accounted for 37% of the market share in 2020. The increasing crime rate across the globe is one of the primary reasons for increasing use of consumables in DNA forensics. Significant emphasis on minimizing the DNA analysis backlog is also noted to drive the segment growth. DNA forensic consumables includes products such as cotton swab, centrifuge tube and filter basket among others that are used in investigation. In addition, increasing private and public investments in the development of DNA forensics is another key factor contributing to the industry progression.

Advantages of capillary electrophoresis will spur the market demand

The capillary electrophoresis segment in the DNA forensics market is predicted to reach USD 1.1 billion by 2027. Capillary electrophoresis is a method of separation and detection of short tandem repeat (STR) alleles in DNA forensic laboratories. There are several advantages of capillary electrophoresis over the traditional methods as the process of injection, separation and detection of sample is fully automated.

Moreover, rapid separations are allowed, owing to the efficient heat dissipation in capillary, thereby augmenting the market revenue. Furthermore, in a single step, all the quantitative information gets available in the computer. Additionally, as a CE test can be performed with a small quantity of sample and minimal amount of waste generated during the process, it is largely employed by forensic laboratories globally in order to avoid large quantities of biological waste.

Increasing crime rate to foster the criminal testing market value

The criminal testing application is anticipated to showcase 7.7% growth rate through 2027. With growing number of crimes worldwide, the demand for DNA forensics is also noted to increase in tandem. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in year 2020, there were 7.8 homicides for every 100,000 people in the U.S., up from six homicides per 100,000 people the year before.

Presence of key players in North America region is a major factor for the industry revenue

Global DNA Forensics Market

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North America DNA forensics market is estimated to attain a CAGR of over 7.3% during 2021 to 2027 due to the rising acceptance of DNA forensics in public and private firms. Growing R&D investment by government will play an important role in supporting the industry demand. Moreover, the increased rate of technological adoption in the countries of North America such as U.S and Canada is slated to drive the demand for novel products introduced in the global marketplace. Additionally, the application of DNA forensics in healthcare sector in this region will propel the industry value.

Growth strategies of market leaders are focused on increasing the customer base

Few of the notable companies operating in the global market are Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abbott, Beckman Coulter Inc., Promega Corporation and VERISIS. These market participants adopt strategies such as novel product launch, mergers and acquisitions to foster business in DNA forensic.

The DNA forensics market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2016 to 2027, for the following segments:

Market, By Solution

  • Kits
  • Analyzers & sequencers
  • Software
    • LIMS
    • Others
  • Consumables

Market, By Method

  • Capillary electrophoresis (CE)
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • PCR amplification
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Criminal testing
  • Paternity & familial testing

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size of DNA forensics exceeded USD 2.1 billion in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of 6.8% through 2027 with the rising government initiatives and funds for DNA forensics programs.

Consumable segment had captured around 37% market share in 2020 owing to the rising crime rate across the globe leading to increased application of consumables in DNA forensics.

North America market will exhibit a CAGR of over 7.3% through 2027 with the increasing acceptance of DNA forensics in public and private firms in the region.

Capillary electrophoresis segment will record a valuation of over USD 1.1 billion by 2027 on account of the advantages such as automated process of injection, separation, and detection of sample.

The notable companies operating in the market are Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abbott, Beckman Coulter Inc., Promega Corporation and VERISIS.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 12
  • Tables & Figures: 223
  • Countries covered: 15
  • Pages: 160

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