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Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market worth over $9.5bn by 2027

  • Published Date: July 2, 2021

Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market size is set to surpass USD 9.5 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

Favorable government initiatives to promote the use of prenatal and new-born genetic testing to implement therapeutics and curb the occurrence of genetic disorders will facilitate the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market growth. Genetic screening among newborns is intended for early detection of any chromosomal anomaly or genetic defects, so as to provide appropriate treatment at earliest. Emergence of novel technologies in prenatal and new-born genetic testing has increasingly augmented their use against wide range of genetic disorders and susceptibilities. National governments have also adopted certain initiatives supporting the use of prenatal testing and newborn screening.

Growing consanguineous relations in African and Asian countries is expected to stimulate the market expansion

Growing rate of traditional consanguineous marriages that fuels the risk of autosomal recessive disorders in the newborn is amongst the key factors boosting the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market progression. Marrying in closely related family members is tradition in several countries in Middle East, West Asia, East Asia and North Africa region with almost half of the marriages being consanguineous. The emigrant from these regions continue the tradition and are contributing to the surging rates of genetic disorders.

Consanguineous marriage results in transfer of two recessive defective mechanisms from the parents and the offspring may inherit these genes causing the congenital anomalies. Around 1 billion people reside in the countries that commonly practice marriage among relatives. Amongst them, 1 out of 3 individuals are married to a second cousin or closely related family member. The risk of having genetic defects or chromosomal abnormalities among offspring of such marriages is almost two-fold.

Higher effectivity, accuracy and advent of FISH technology is poised to spur the genetic testing demand

Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market, By Technology

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The diagnostic segment accounted for more than 35% of the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market share in 2020 led by the high accuracy and increasing utilization of prenatal diagnostic testing. Some diagnostic tests offer 99.9% precision in assessing the presence chromosomal abnormality in a baby. The emergence of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) has been one of the cornerstones, promoting the use of diagnostic genetic testing amongst the infant population. Recent developments in novel approach have reduced the turnaround time for getting results and increased the accuracy in prenatal diagnosis, further reducing the occurrence of false-positive results.

Browse key industry insights spread across 190 pages with 272 market data tables & 15 figures & charts from the report, “Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market Size By Technology (Screening {Chorionic Villus Sampling, Maternal Serum Screening, Amniocentesis, Non-invasive Prenatal Testing}, Diagnostic {mmPCR, Spectrophotometer, FISH, Assays), By Disease (Downs Syndrome, Phenylketonuria, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia), By End-use (Hospitals, Maternity & Specialty Clinics, Diagnostic Centers), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027” in detail along with the table of contents:

Increase in incidence of cystic fibrosis across the globe will widen the existing target population base

The prenatal and new-born genetic testing market for cystic fibrosis segment exceeded USD 1.6 billion in 2020. Cystic fibrosis is a severe genetic disorder that damages the digestive and respiratory systems, further leading to life-threatening problems such as malnutrition, infections and respiratory failure among other complications. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, over 30,000 people in the U.S. and more than 70,000 globally are suffering from cystic fibrosis. On annual basis, around 1,000 cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed in the U.S. A research article published in the National Centers for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) states that the incidence of cystic fibrosis among the European population is 1 per 2,500 individuals. The incidence of this disorder is predicted to increase gradually in the coming years, further fostering the demand for prenatal and new-born genetic testing and offering the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market growth opportunities.

Rising preference for diagnostic centers will drive the market revenue

The diagnostic centers segment in the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market is anticipated to expand at 11.3% growth rate through 2027 owing to the adoption of advanced prenatal and new-born genetic testing technologies and rapid clinical outcomes. The preference for diagnostic centers is increasing attributed to the high utilization of novel diagnostic tools offering accurate, quick and cost-effective clinical outcomes. Moreover, the growing number of diagnostic laboratories would further promote the segment growth.

Growing incidence of genetic disorders and chromosomal anomalies in China is projected to impel the market value

China held a significant revenue share in the Asia Pacific prenatal and new-born genetic testing market and is slated to expand at 15.1% CAGR by 2027 on account of the increasing prevalence of genetic conditions, rising occurrence of chromosomal malformations among the newborns and favorable government initiatives supporting prenatal and new-born genetic testing. The highly prevalent genetic conditions observed in the country are congenital hypothyroidism (CH), phenylketonuria (PKU), thalassemia and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among others. Approximately 5.6% of the infants in the country are born with defects and the rate has increased over the time significantly.

Additionally, as per the estimates, around 26,000 new cases of Down’s syndrome are added on an annual basis with incidence of Down’s syndrome accounting for 1 out of 700 births. The government initiatives in place favor the prenatal and new-born genetic testing across the country. Three surveillance programs are initiated by the government for detecting birth defects: National Statistic of Health, National Birth Registry and National birth defect registry. The Chinese government also mandates screening for phenylketonuria and congenital hypothyroidism among the infants under newborn screening program.

Players are implementing strategic initiatives such as product launch and business expansion to augment the revenue generation

Some of the major participants operating in the prenatal and new-born genetic testing market are Ariosa Diagnostics (Roche), Berry Genomics, BGI, Biorad, Illumina, Laboratory Corporation of America, Natera, Qiagen, Sequenom, Trivitron Healthcare and Verinata Health among others. These companies are engaged in strategic collaborations, partnerships and agreements to gain competitive advantage over their competitors.

Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle