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Exosomes Market - By Products & Services (Kits & Reagents, Instruments), Application (Diagnostic, Therapeutic), Indication (Cancer, Infectious Diseases), End-users (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies), Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI6862
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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Exosome Drug Market Size

Exosomes Market size was valued to be USD 250.8 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 3.2 billion in 2032 with a CAGR of 29.9% from 2023 to 2032. The market's significant growth is primarily driven by the rising cases of cancer worldwide.


Exosomes Market

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The growing prevalence of cancer patients directly impacts the increased demand for exosomes, as they are used as cancer biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis. Also, increasing technological advancements in exosome isolation is a significant driving factor for the expansion of the exosome market. For instance, in November 2022, Cell Guidance Systems introduced its Instant Exosomes and LipoQ assay products. LipoQ is a lipid quantification test, and the Instant Exosomes are freeze-dried exosomes. They are used for assay calibration, protein marker analysis and as biomarkers in cancer diagnostics. Such advancements are anticipated to increase the use of exosomes for research and spur the industrial expansion.


Exosomes are small, membrane-bound vesicles that are secreted by various cell types, including both normal and pathological cells, such as cancer cells. They are a type of extracellular vesicle and are typically in the range of 30 to 150 nanometres in diameter. Exosomes play a crucial role in cell-to-cell communication by carrying a diverse cargo of bioactive molecules, including proteins, lipids, nucleic acids (such as RNA and DNA), and other biomolecules.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the exosomes market. The pandemic prompted an unprecedented surge in research efforts to understand the virus. Exosomes, being small vesicles involved in cell communication, were studied to better understand the virus's mechanisms of infection and its effects on host cells. This led to increased demand for exosome-related research tools and diagnostics for studying COVID-19. Additionally, several COVID-19 vaccines were developed and authorized for emergency use during the pandemic. Exosomes played a role in some vaccine development processes.


For instance, researchers investigated exosome-based vaccine platforms for the presentation of viral antigens to the immune system. This research increased interest in exosome-related technologies. Additionally, researchers investigated the use of exosomes in COVID-19 diagnostics, including the development of diagnostic assays that detect viral RNA or proteins within exosomes present in patient samples. These efforts contributed to the growth of the exosome-based diagnostics sector. Hence, with the above-mentioned factors, it is noticeable that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the market.


Exosomes Market Driving Factors

The major factor driving the growth of the market include increasing prevalence of cancer globally. For instance, according to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 cancer deaths were recorded by the end of 2022. Therefore, exosomes contain a diverse cargo of molecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids that can serve as biomarkers for various cancer types. They can be engineered to carry therapeutic payloads such as chemotherapy drugs, small RNAs, or immune-stimulating molecules.


These engineered exosomes can be used for targeted drug delivery to cancer cells, potentially improving treatment efficacy while reducing side effects. This has led to the development of exosome-based liquid biopsies for early cancer detection and monitoring. Such potential of exosomes in cancer diagnosis and therapy has attracted investment from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, leading to increased commercialization and growth of the market.


Exosome Market Restraint

While exosome market can offer significant benefits in various diseases and diagnosis, the lack of standardization is a significant pitfall in the exosome market. The field of exosome research and applications has grown rapidly, but it faces several hurdles due to the absence of standardized protocols, methods, and characterization techniques. The different methods of isolation and purification can yield exosomes with varying characteristics, making it challenging to compare results across studies. Standardized protocols for isolation are needed to ensure consistent and reproducible results.


In addition, characterizing exosomes is crucial for understanding their cargo and function. Therefore, there is a lack of consensus on which techniques are best suited for different aspects of exosome analysis, and variability in protocols can lead to inconsistent data.


Exosomes Products & Services Market Analysis

 Exosomes Market, By Products & Services, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on the products & services, the exosomes market is segmented into kits & reagents, instruments, and services. The kits & reagents segment is further into antibodies, isolation, purification, quantitation kits & reagents, and other kits & reagents. The kits & reagents segment held largest market share of 44.9% in 2022. They are the fundamental tools for exosome research. They are required for various steps in the exosome workflow, including isolation, characterization, and analysis. Researchers heavily rely on these products to conduct experiments and investigations related to exosomes


Moreover, they play a crucial role in the development and production of exosome-based drugs and therapies. Thus, owing to such factors, the kits and reagents product segment has become a pivotal component of the exosome market, supporting a wide range of research and applications, and driving its growth and expansion.  


Exosomes Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2022)

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Based on the application, the exosomes market is classified into diagnostic and therapeutic segments. The therapeutic segment led the global market in 2022, with a market size of USD 146.7 million. Exosomes have shown immense promise in various therapeutic areas, including regenerative medicine, cancer, neurology, and cardiovascular diseases. These tiny vesicles carry bioactive molecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids, which can be used to modulate cellular behaviour and treat diseases.


Also, exosomes are being explored as vehicles for delivering cancer therapeutics, including chemotherapy drugs, small molecules, and RNA-based therapies. Their ability to target specific cells and tissues makes them attractive for cancer treatment. Moreover, researchers are exploring exosome-based therapies for conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.


Based on the indication, the global exosomes market is fragmented into cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and other applications. The cancer segment is expected to reach USD 1,233.3 million by end of 2032. Exosomes have shown significant clinical relevance in cancer research and diagnostics. They are known to play critical roles in cancer progression, metastasis, and drug resistance, making them a focal point for cancer-related studies.


Moreover, exosome-based liquid biopsies have the potential to detect cancer at earlier stages than traditional methods. Thus, early detection is crucial for improving treatment outcomes and patient survival rates. Hence, usage of exosomes in caner related diagnosis and treatment is increasing the demand for market.


Exosomes End-users Segmentation

Based on the end-users, the global exosomes market is divided into pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, hospitals & diagnostics centers, and academic & research institutes. The pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies held the largest market share in 2022, with 49.5%. These companies are actively engaged in developing exosome-based therapeutics for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and infectious diseases. Exosomes are being explored as drug delivery vehicles, with the potential to revolutionize treatment approaches.


Also, exosomes derived from stem cells have shown promise in promoting tissue regeneration and wound healing. This application has significant implications for the treatment of injuries and degenerative diseases. Therefore, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies segment leads the exosome market due to the significant investment, innovation, and research efforts focused on developing exosome-based therapeutics and drug delivery systems.


Exosomes Regional Analysis

North America Exosomes Market Size, 2020 – 2032 (USD Million)

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In 2022, the North American exosomes market held the largest share of 55.5% and is anticipated to show considerable growth during the analysis period. High market growth in the region is driven by a well-developed and advanced healthcare infrastructure. This includes a network of research & academic institutes and pharmaceutical companies that actively engage in exosome research and clinical applications. Also, the region has a growing demand for precision medicine approaches, including the development of targeted therapies. In conclusion, such abovementioned factors are augmenting the market’s trends in the region.

Exosomes Market Share

Market players operating in the exosomes is as mentioned below:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Bio-Techne Corp
  • Beckam Coulter (Danaher Corp)
  • Diagenode (Hologic Inc)
  • Lonza, Abcam
  • RoosterBio, Inc.
  • Miltenyi Biotech
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corp
  • Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Inc
  • Clara Biotech

Company Market Share Analysis

The Exosomes market is witnessing significant growth due to its increasing applications in diagnostics, therapeutics, and research. Key players in this market are actively vying for market share, contributing to a competitive landscape. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Bio-Techne Corp and QIAGEN accounts for largest market share in the overall exosome market. arket share analysis involves assessing factors such as revenue, product portfolio, geographic reach, research and development efforts, and strategic collaborations to gauge each company's position in this dynamic market.

Exosomes market Industry News:

  • In May 2022, Clara Biotech launched an ExoRelease starter kit for the isolation and purification of exosomes. Exosome-based treatments and diagnostic applications can be explored and improved with the use of such technologically innovative products. This strategy helped the company to increase its product portfolio.
  • In November 2021, Lonza announced the acquisition of an exosome manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts (US) from Codiak BioSciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of exosome-based therapeutics. This helped the company is increase its services and generate higher revenue.

The exosomes market report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Products & Services

  • Kits & reagents
  • Antibodies
  • Isolation, purification, quantitation kits & reagents
  • Other kits & reagents 
  • Instruments
  • Services

By Application

  • Diagnostic
  • Therapeutic

By Indication

  • Cancer
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Other indications

By End-users

  • Pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies
  • Hospitals & diagnostics centers
  • Academic & research institutes

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

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


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Exosomes industry size was USD 250.8 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at 29.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 driven by the rising cases of cancer worldwide.

The kits & reagents products & services segment accounted for 44.9% of the exosomes industry in 2022 and is set to witness high demand through 2032 owing to extensive usage by researchers in R&D activities and production of exosome-based drugs and therapies.

North America held 55.5% of the global exosomes market in 2022 and is projected to record robust growth through 2032 driven by presence of well-developed and advanced healthcare infrastructure.

Some of the leading companies operating in the exosomes industry include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Bio-Techne Corp., QIAGEN, Beckam Coulter (Danaher Corp), Diagenode (Hologic Inc), Lonza, Abcam, Fujifilm Holdings Corp., Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Inc., and Clara Biotech.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
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