The chapter on markets provides a global perspective of the cytogenetics business in the major markets: US, Western Europe (including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK), and Japan. The total figures for the market are also broken out according to the technologies and major disease areas in which they are applied. Markets figure are given for the year 2010 and estimates are made for the years 2015 and 2020. Advantages and limitations of various technologies have been pointed out throughout the report but this chapter includes SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of some of the competing technologies including the following: conventional FISH, innovative FISH technologies, PCR-based assays, and single molecule imaging. Unfulfilled needs in cytogenetics market are depicted graphically. Among various technologies, FISH is most advanced and less opportunities for further development than single molecule detection, which is in infancy and has more future potential.
The report includes summary profiles of 67 companies relevant to cytogenetics along with their 57 collaborations. Companies developing innovative technologies as well as those supplying equipment/services/reagents are identified. The report text is supplemented with 27 Tables and 9 figures. Selected 180 references are included in the bibliography.
Table of contents
Introduction to cytogenetics
Technologies used for cytogenetics
Fluorescent in situ hybridization
Genomic technologies relevant to cytogenetics
Molecular imaging and single molecular detection
Role of nanobiotechnology in cytogenetics
Biomarkers and cytogenetics
Applications of cytogenet
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