Histology and cytology industry outlook: Advancements in technologyfor histology and cytology to drive the market growth

Posted On Sep, 05, 2018

Histology and cytology are studies of chemical composition, microscopic structure, &functioning of tissues and cells respectively through advanced medical devices. Different types of microscopes can be used to study the structure of cells and tissues to determine the cause or nature of a disease.

Recent developments in diagnostic testing and healthcare system are expected to improve the pathology landscape across the globe. Furthermore, increasing demand for pathology services due to rising biopsy numbers, growing cancer cases, and need for rapid diagnostic methods are likely to propel the market in the near future. For instance, according to a report published by the Cancer Research UK, pathology services in a country are struggling to cope with the growing number of patients’ samples that need to be tested. 

Major advantages associated with cytology and histology are ease in collection of sample at a faster rate, lesser costs as compared to other advanced techniques, and no risk to patients. Use of histology and cytology together results in rapid and accurate diagnosis. There are three types of slide preparation available, which include conventional method, liquid-based preparation, and cell-block method. However, accuracy of the result may vary according to the selected sample preparation method. Liquid-based preparation allows more accurate results.

The presence of big market players, entry of new devices, and advancements in technology may help boost the histology and cytology market. For instance, in February 2014, Roche launched a new test for cervical cancer screening, Automated CINtec PLUS cytology test, which improves the detection of cervical precancer.

In addition, in March 2016, Becton, Dickinson and Company received approval from the FDA for their new automated cervical cancer screening test, which included BD Totalys MultiProcessor and BD Totalys SlidePrep instruments, used for gynecological specimen preparation. These innovative instruments are a part of the BD Totalys system that automates slide preparation, imaging, and review for screening of cervical cancer.

The introduction of liquid-based cytology testing for cervical cancer screening was one of the crucial achievements in the field of cytology. The method has saved costs dramatically and improved the quality of sample.

Complying with regulatory bodies including new guidelines for observation and recommendations for specimen handling along with the rising complex information technology and digital imaging solutions are the key challenges for histology and cytology.

  In-depth report on global histology & cytology market by Grand View Research:


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