Many companies are accelerating the R&D activities to sequence DNA faster and cheaper. The handheld DNA analyzer device was developed by the Company "Oxford Nanopore". The technology works by passing long strands of DNA through a tiny hole. The building blocks of DNA possess 4 bases known as letters A, C, G, and T.
As each passes through these pores it creates a unique electrical signal that allows researchers to determine the DNA sequence. This creates a lucrative opportunity for the researchers for determining the results with 99.5% accuracy and to detect closely the parts by close monitoring. The market for handheld DNA analyzers is anticipated to grab significant revenue in the forecast period. The portable light weight DNA analyzer provides offers on the spot data that can be utilized to trace disease outbreaks and catalogue species in less than an hour. There exist several commercials, scientific, and medical applications that are well within the reach of technology as it currently exists. Moreover, it will grow tremendously in the forthcoming years owing to rising prevalence and emergence of various disease forms that require immediate diagnosis.
Big calls for "Research and Development (R&D)"
In December 2020, over the past few years, Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) based in the UK is focusing on development of a small USB-sized, inexpensive sequencing instrument namely, MinION, that has facilitated genomics experiments with minimal equipment in essentially any environment. Further, scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US, led by Michael Schatz have developed "iGenomics". "iGenomics" is the first comprehensive mobile genome analysis application with capabilities to align reads, call variants, and visualize the results entirely on an iOS device. To evaluate the efficiency and accuracy of "iGenomics" the research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US tested several simulated datasets, mapping DNA sequence of viral pathogens, involving influenza, Ebola, and Zika virus. The newly designed instrument is specialized such that all the viruses were analyzed in <5 seconds on the mobile device. Also, “iGenomics” shown a high degree of recall, precision, speed, and overall accuracy when compared with industry standard tools performed on a computer.
High government involvement will have a positive influence on the global handheld DNA analyzer market to show its dominance in the forecast period
In US, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) runs several different programs for the analysis of DNA information. The Nuclear DNA Program supports federal, state, local, and international law enforcement agencies by providing technical assistance within biology disciplines through expertise. Additionally, to improve the use of DNA technology to advance the cause of justice, the Attorney General stimulates the research and development of new methods of analyzing DNA samples under the President's initiative. The President has directed the Attorney General to create a National Forensic Science Commission to study rapidly evolving advances in all areas. Moreover, the research and development tools through incorporation of DNA prove vital to the goal of improving the timely analysis of DNA samples. In order to improve the use of DNA technology to advance the cause of justice, the Attorney General stimulates research and development of new methods of analyzing DNA samples under the President's initiative.
Rising need for DNA analysis and diagnosis in criminal cases
Technological advancements have the potential to dramatically improve both efficiency and effectiveness of criminal justice. However, it possess the potential to divert resources away from the traditional crime prevention and different cops strategies that makes safer and smooth functioning to avoid negative side effects. According to the US Department of Justice Archives, over the years it is witnessed that there are great advances in a powerful criminal justice tool involving DNA. DNA assist to identify criminals through incorporation of various techniques with incredible accuracy coupled with biological evidence. Therefore, when DNA used with its full potential it can solve and may even prevent some of the Nation's most serious violent crimes.
The global handheld DNA analyzer is segmented based on test type and reagents. By test type, the market is segmented as ABO typing, antibody screening, and cross matching tests. Based on reagents, it is further segmented as anti-sera reagents, reagent red blood cells, anti-human globulin, and blood bank saline.
Based on reagent, anti-sera reagent holds dominating share for the growth of global handheld DNA analyzer market. The reagents are manufactured comply with the highest standards from selected supernatant for specific antibody secreting cell lines. This reagent is a perfect match and acts as a potent preparation for slide, tube, micro plate, and automated methods. Additionally, fast product approvals by the governing bodies enhance the ultimate growth of global handheld DNA analyzer market. In October 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), approved a new range of product namely, "ID CORE XT", a molecular-based assay used in blood transfusion medicine to help determine blood compatibility. Further, the approval of the "ID CORE XT" test streamline blood compatibility testing and provides an additional alternative to testing blood with anti-sera.
Based on regional landscape, North America will dominate the overall handheld DNA analyzer market in the forecast period followed by Europe. Rising application of handheld DNA analyzer devices in forensic sciences involving crime investigations propels the demand for the overall market growth in countries specific to Canada and the US. For instance, strong initiatives by several companies such as InSilixa Inc., a US based startup company leverages its proprietary semiconductor based CMOS biochip technology focusing on development of DNA analyzer to diagnose several disease conditions in less time. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is projected to witness fastest growth in the forthcoming years for the global handheld DNA analyzer market. This is attributed to surging prevalence of infectious disease responsible for serious illness. Additionally, a continuous rise in the number of hospitals and diagnostic centers leads to high penetration of such devices in APAC region.
Some of the prominent players involved in the global handheld DNA analyzer market involve QuantuMDx Group Ltd., Oxford Nanopore Technologies., Ubiquitome Limited., Cepheid, and among others.
Market By Test Type
Cross Matching Test
Market By Reagents
Reagent Red Blood Cells
Blood Bank Saline
Market By Geography
Middle East & Africa
The portable light weight DNA analyzer providing spot data that can be utilized to trace disease outbreaks and catalogue species in less than an hour and existence of several commercial, scientific, and medical applications are the two advantages associated with by utilizing handheld DNA analyzer market.
One of the biggest challenges is controlling the flow of samples to be analyzed through the device.
Based on reagent, anti-sera system segment is the leading segment in the overall market.
Fast product approvals are one of the prominent factors that drive the demand for handheld DNA analyzer.
QuantuMDx Group Ltd., Oxford Nanopore Technologies., Ubiquitome Limited., Cepheid, and among others
North America is anticipated to grab the highest market share in the regional market
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market in the forthcoming years