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DNA Forensics Market worth over $3.3bn by 2027

  • Published Date: December 3, 2021

DNA Forensics Market size is set to exceed USD 3.3 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

The market growth is attributed to the increasing government initiatives and funds for forensic programs coupled with technological advancement in paternity & familial testing. Moreover, increasing criminal cases is one of the major factors driving the market expansion.

Government initiatives and funds for forensic programs to spur the market progression

Owing to the increasing crime rate, public authorities across the globe are noted to undertake initiatives to promote the development of DNA forensics science. For instance, according to the National Institute of Justice, in 2021, the Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories in the U.S. were granted a funding of over USD 1.3 million for research, evaluation, testing and interpretation of physical evidence. This program is aimed to direct the finding of research and evaluation to identify the accurate, efficient, cost effective and reliable methods for identification of physical evidence for criminal justice.

High cost of equipment may hamper the DNA forensics market demand

Forensic equipment is mainly used for tracing evidence analysis, paternity/maternity testing, fingerprinting & DNA identification, the evaluation of toxicology/drug analysis, crime scene analysis and body fluid analysis, among others. Due to the increasing criminal activity across the globe, the emphasis on DNA forensics has increased multifold. However, the initial cost of setup is noted to remain high as the procurement of instrumentation required for DNA analysis is cost sensitive. The integration of automation and digital technologies coupled with laboratory management software further spikes the cost to setup or upgrade a forensic laboratory.

Kits segment will gradually expand

The Kits DNA forensics market exceeded USD 470 million in 2020. DNA evidence assists in investigating missing persons reports, criminal cases, paternity tests and mass disasters. The DNA forensics kits involve DNA extraction kits, DNA purification kits as well as evidence collection kits, among others. These are largely employed for various processes ranging from evidence collection to analyzing and storage. As the rate of criminal activity increases, the demand for DNA forensics kits also increases in tandem.


Browse key industry insights spread across 160 pages with 206 market data tables & 17 figures & charts from the report,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 - 2027in detail along with the table of contents:

Advantages of next generation sequencing is largely to propel the market revenue

The next generation sequencing segment captured accounted for 27% of the market share in 2020. Next generation sequencing has potential to flourish the molecular applications in forensic science by providing solutions to the challenges of conventional methods of sequencing. The main advantages of NGS is that it utilizes high-resolution of the genetic data with large number of genetic markers. This helps in solving challenges such as dealing with minute degraded samples and mixture analysis. Based on these technologies, many markers can be examined to get biological data such as tissue type determination, age, geographical origins and external visible traits among others.

Increasing number of missing persons will accelerate the DNA forensics market value

The paternity & familial testing segment held 44% of revenue share in 2020. Owing to the growing number of missing persons across the globe, the demand for paternity & familial testing increases in DNA forensics. For instance, in 2020, according to the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC's) Missing Person and Unidentified Person record, there were 89,637 active missing person cases in U.S. alone. Among those cases, juvenile under the age of 18 accounted for 34% (30,396), thus an increasing need to investigate and clear such missing person cases exists. As paternity & familial testing helps to gain child custody and legal rights to child support, the demand of market increases.

Rising in private and public funding in the region are noted to foster the regional growth

Europe DNA forensics market is estimated to witness 6.8% growth rate through 2027 led by the increasing private and public funding, the development of DNA forensics science in this region. For instance, Visible Attributes through Genomics (VISAGE) Consortium received funding from Horizon 2020 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Secure Societies Challenge. This project is aimed to overcome general limitations of current forensic DNA analysis by broadening forensic DNA evidence to construct composite sketches of perpetrators from biological traces.


Growing partnership and collaborations among key service providers are noted to strengthen their business portfolio and revenue

Eminent players operating in the DNA forensics market are Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abbott, Beckman Coulter Inc., Promega Corporation and VERISIS. These market participants focus on strategies such as innovative technology, product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and collaboration to harvest larger revenue and sustain industry competition.

Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain