Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/30/2018 -- Genetic diseases are caused due to one or more abnormalities in the genome of an individual. They are the result of damage caused to chromosomes or a mutation in one gene or multiple genes, which may be inherited or triggered by environmental factors, including virus and genes. In recent years, an understanding of the mechanism behind genetic disorders has gained increased significance. Advances in diagnostic methods have been useful in discovering new treatments of genetic disorders. This has been broadly instrumental in developing effective interventions that help prevent the onset of various genetic diseases and/or minimize disease severity.
The increasing risk of genetic disorders in differential diagnosis, usually done by primary care providers, has made the role of a genetics specialist useful in identifying the occurrence of a genetic disorder. Over the past few years, uses of genetic testing have substantially expanded, thereby positively influencing the Genetic Disease Diagnosis Market. As a result, intensive efforts by researchers have been focused on developing cost-effective diagnostic tests. With the prevalence of chronic and rare diseases worldwide, the market is gaining traction across various regions.
The report offers a comprehensive overview of the different types of genetic testing, key drivers and restraining factors, recent clinical studies, prominent trends, emerging opportunities, and strategic dynamics. The research study takes a closer look at recently launched innovative diagnostic tests, evaluates their market scope, and their impact on the competitive landscape across major regions.
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Global Genetic Disease Diagnostic Market: Trends and Opportunities
The genetic disease diagnosis market is mainly driven by the increasing global prevalence of various chronic diseases, such as different cancer types, asthma, and diabetes. The soaring popularity of personalized medicine in various developing and developed regions is a key factor propelling the market. Increasing awareness about prenatal diagnostic testing, ceaseless efforts of researchers and clinicians to prevent the development of genetic diseases, and significant advances in gene therapy are expected to fuel the market over the forecast period. In addition, the increasing role of predictive or pre-dispositional genetic testing techniques in preventing the onset of certain cancer types has stimulated the demand for the diagnosis.
However, limited reimbursement coverage and spiraling cost of taking these tests are crucial factors likely to hinder the market to an extent. Nevertheless, several initiatives by governments in developed nations to increase the coverage of genetic testing are expected to improve the patient access to these tests in the coming years.
The launch of innovative diagnostic models, such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, that enables the identifying the risk for developing diseases such as Parkinson’s and late-onset Alzheimer’s, is expected to fuel the market in the coming years. In addition, the advent of genetic testing for melanoma has helped clinicians identify the risk for other types of cancer, such as pancreatic cancer, leading to promising opportunities for market players.
Global Genetic Disease Diagnostic Market: Regional Outlook
North America and Europe are prominent markets for genetic disease diagnostics. The substantial demand for diagnostic tests in these regions is driven by a robust healthcare infrastructure, the availability of skilled clinicians, spiraling R&D investments, and intensive government support.
Meanwhile, Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit lucrative market avenues in the coming years. The impressive growth of the regional market is attributed to soaring healthcare expenditure, rising government efforts to support medical tourism, and rapid advances made in the biotechnology industry. Increasing healthcare spending by a large section of people in emerging nations, such as India and China, is expected to fuel the market along the forecast period.
Companies mentioned in the report
Several companies are making significant R&D investments in developing novel products. Some of the key players vying for a significant share in the genetic disease diagnostic market are Celera Group, Abbott, ELITechGroup, Quest Diagnostics, AutoGenomics, PerkinElmer Inc., Roche Diagnostics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Applied Biosystems Inc., and Transgenomic Inc.
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