Human Identification Market – Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19 and Forecast (2022)
The human identification market was valued at $1,393. 3 million in 2021 registering a CAGR of 11.85% and the market is expected to reach USD 2,743 million by 2027. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the market studied.
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While the initial effect of a pandemic on the market studied was negative, the aftereffects supported the growth of the market. Various DNA analysis techniques have been adopted for the diagnosis of COVID-19 to identify the genetic makeup of the COVID-19 virus. For example, according to the study titled “DNA Analysis Provides Insight into Associations Between Worse COVID and Other Conditions” published in Biomedical and Translational Informatics Laboratory in April 2020, Penn Medicine researchers found links between genetic variants associated with a COVID severe and conditions involving blood clots and respiratory problems after analyzing human DNA samples from a large biobank. In such cases, the demand for DNA analysis has increased during COVID-19. Thus, the Covid-19 should have a considerable impact on the market studied.
Grants, funding, and various programs are expected to bring innovative DNA analysis products and technologies to the market over the coming period, which will enhance the participation of market players in this segment, thus proliferating the market growth. Moreover, strategic initiatives such as collaborations and product launches undertaken by market players are contributing to the growth of the market studied. As, in May 2020, the Indian government’s acquisition of DNA test kits to trace the “race purity” of its 1.4 billion people sparked outrage. India’s Ministry of Culture has set aside Rs 10 crore for the project and is in the process of procuring DNA profiling kits and equipment to establish genetic history. Additionally, in March 2022, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) approved the creation of a National Center for Human Identification. Thus, the above mentioned factors are expected to propel the growth of the market.
Additionally, the demand for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) is increasing globally. With the increasing application of PCR and NGS in the human and other identification market, companies have engaged in the innovation of advanced products and services. This is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the market studied. In addition, other business activities such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, new investments and others are also expected to complement the growth of the segment studied.
For example, in June 2020, Azure Biosystems launched the Azure Cielo real-time PCR instrument which is a 96-well qPCR machine and delivers on the Azure brand promise of high performance, compact design, and intuitive workflow. The Cielo also marks Azure Biosystem’s first instrument dedicated to genomics workflow. Additionally, in March 2022, ARUP Laboratories launched a new bioinformatics platform for better and faster next-generation sequencing test results, called Rio, an advanced bioinformatics pipeline and analysis platform. Rio extends ARUP’s existing cloud computing capabilities to transfer data faster and more accurately, enabling clinicians to analyze test results faster and make better medical decisions. Therefore, the company’s activities in the human identification segment are expected to drive the growth of the market studied.
Thus, the growth of the studied market is attributed to the above mentioned factors and the market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. However, the cost of instruments and the shortage of skilled professionals might hamper the growth of the market.
Main market trends
Forensic applications are expected to be the largest growing segment under application in the human identification market
Human identification is widely used in forensics, paternity testing, disaster victim identification and anthropology, with DNA analysis/profiling being a key tool in this sector. The increase in the crime rate in the world is one of the main growth factors for this segment.
In typical forensic services engaged by a genetic engineering company, there is data accumulated from several sources including serology and DNA analysis, and DNA profiling from various sources, such as tissue samples from autopsies and surgeries, blood spatter scrapings, hair with roots, among others. Biotechnology-based companies also provide criminal justice-related services. For example, in March 2022, Promega’s Spectrum CE system was launched. This system is compatible with any 5, 6 or 8 color STR analysis chemistry for use in forensic laboratories for human identification. Thus, the advancements are expected to boost the growth of the segment.
Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2022, the murder rate in the United States increased by 30% between 2019 and 2020, the largest single-year increase in more than a century. Further, in October 2021, the Indian government launched three fast-track DNA testing units in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune under the Nirbhaya scheme for female and child sexual abuse cases. This growing number of criminal and government initiatives across the globe is expected to drive the growth of the segment.
Growing need for identification and growing rate of crimes increase the need for forensic kits and services, enhancing the growth of the segment over the forecast period.
North America is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period
North America holds a major share of the human identification market. It is expected to show a similar trend over the forecast period, without significant fluctuations.
The human identification market in the United States is expected to grow over the forecast period owing to the technological advancements of the human identification system coupled with the growing demand for reducing the time and cost of analyzing the DNA and the growing use in forensic medicine in this country.
Funding from the United States government to support forensics is increasing and is one of the factors attributing to the growth of the market in the United States. For example, in 2021, the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awarded awards totaling more than $210 million to fund crime labs, support research, reduce DNA backlogs, and help law enforcement to identify missing persons. Additionally, increasing adoption of human identification system techniques by government offices in the United States for forensic purposes is also expected to propel the market growth. For example, in August 2020, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office was cleared to use next-generation sequencing, which is already used by the Department of Defense to identify remains from World War II and the Korean Wars. and Vietnam. Thus, the adoption of products and services by government offices and funding for the development of human identification services are bolstering the market growth in the country.
Moreover, the recent development in the North American countries is the main growth driver of the market studied. For example, in February 2021, the ANDE company launched the Rapid DNA reservation management product suite, which is available for immediate delivery. As of February 2021, ANDE has received FBI approval for the deployment of its technology at booking stations to support the processing of DNA samples from qualified arrestees and the automatic downloading and searching of these DNA identifiers against the National DNA Index System (NDIS). Again, in March 2022, Ancestry DNA was launched in Mexico as part of a geographic expansion strategy. This launch offers Mexican customers access to the largest consumer DNA Matching Network in the world, which includes more than 1.5 million individuals of Mexican descent and the full set of DNA ancestry features, including ethnicity estimates and other access. Thus, the recent advances in the countries of the region are driving the growth of the market.
Therefore, due to the previously mentioned factors, the growth of the studied market is predicted in the North America region.
There has been a presence of a considerable number of companies which are contributing significantly to the growth of the market. Product innovation and ongoing development activities for the development of cutting-edge technologies have contributed to the growth of the market. Major market players operating in the global human identification market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, Promega Corporation, AUTOGEN INC, Verogen Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Hamilton Company, ANDE Corporation, and GENETEK Biopharma GmbH, among others .
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