Changing Attitudes Among People to Drive NIPT Market in Middle East

‘Rising awareness regarding NIPT and its advantages over conventional testing will drive the NIPT market in the Middle East’, says RNCOS.


Noida, UP -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/24/2014 -- The attitude and awareness regarding prenatal testing is chaning among the Middle Eastern population. According to a study conducted in King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 61% of the women surveyed accepted the idea of prenatal screening and 61.3% of them were in preference of NIPT.

According to our report, "Middle East NIPT Market Outlook", the Middle East has emerged as a lucrative market for NIPT, whose total potential for the year 2013 was US$ 1.09 Billion. The report helps shed a light on the present scenario in the Middle Eastern countries and elaborates the role of evolving perception in improving the scope of NIPT in the region.

We have identified key countries within the Middle East which hold the maximum potential for NIPT. These countries include UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait and Qatar. In the report, we discuss the various drivers, challenges and regulatory developments that have been helping shape the current market. We talk about the contribution of advanced maternal age and consanguinity to the high incidence of Down's syndrome and its impact on the potential market. For every country, a detailed analysis has been presented in terms of total number of births, the contribution of the high risk births in the total number of births and the total potential market.

At the end, we have presented recent developments around genetic screening and pregnancy termination that have taken place in the Middle East and their possible impact on the market. The report comes to a conclusion with a future outlook section which emphasizes that with regulatory developments like Israel's announcement of making abortions free, the attitudes towards prenatal screening are changing and will in turn benefit the NIPT industry.

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