DNA microarrays are already an established technology generating substantial revenue derived from gene expression, SNP analysis and gene resequencing. Several biochip-based diagnostics have been launched in the past few years, including some that have been approved by the FDA for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications. We foresee significant market growth in biochips as diagnostics. Protein microarrays are gaining prominence in the marketplace, while future, emerging array technologies, including tissue/cell and glycomics arrays, are increasing in importance. LOAC devices are also making rapid progress in important pharmaceutical and diagnostics market segments.
BCC previously examined the biochip industry in 2007. Given the rapidly advancing bio- and nanotechnologies associated with this business, and the changing industry dynamics, it is timely to reexamine the biochips business.
We have compiled a study of critical biochip technologies that will be important in the four major end-user segments. We present the biochip technologies and growth driving forces, product types, key market applications, companies, and alliances, future market potential and product sales forecasts for the period 2009 through 2014. We project the future use of microarray and LOAC products for the key end-use segments: research tools, drug discovery and development, diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, biodefense, food testing, and forensics.
This study will be of particular interest to the companies in the following industries: diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, life-sciences tools, biodefense, medical devices, polymers, glass, bioinformatics, and ge
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