GVR Report cover Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Biomarker Type (Predictive Biomarkers, Surrogate Endpoints), By Therapeutic Area, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-138-1
  • Number of Pages: 195
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Market Size & Trends

The global biomarker clinical phase outsourcing services market size was estimated at USD 6.15 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6% from 2023 to 2030. The growing diagnostic applications of biomarkers, increase in research and development funding from governments, rapid progress in genomics, proteomics, & imaging, as well as a noticeable shift toward precision medicine are some major factors aiding market growth. Increasing applications of biomarkers is one of the prominent factors augmenting the growth of the market. Biomarkers are measurable indicators, which help in offering information regarding the presence, progression, or severity of a condition or disease.

U.S. Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

As a result, the utilization of biomarkers for numerous chronic diseases has witnessed significant growth. For instance, below are a few examples of primary biomarkers that are significantly used in several clinical indications, such as:

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA): PSA is a biomarker used in the screening & monitoring of prostate cancer.

  • CA-125: CA-125 is a biomarker used in the diagnosis and monitoring of ovarian cancer.

  • HER2/neu: HER2/neu is a biomarker used to identify breast cancer patients who may benefit from targeted therapies.

  • BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide): BNP is a biomarker used for diagnosing heart failure and assessing its severity.

  • S100B: S100B is a biomarker utilized in traumatic brain injury (TBI) monitoring and diagnosis.

  • BRCA1 and BRCA2: Mutations in these genes act as biomarkers in cases of increased risk of ovarian and breast cancers.

  • Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP): Utilized as a biomarker in the condition of rheumatoid arthritis.

These examples highlight the diverse range of biomarkers and their applications in monitoring and diagnosing several disorders. Advancements in biomarker technology are expanding the possibilities for more personalized treatment, accurate and early disease detection, and improved patient outcomes.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had a moderate positive impact on the market. The initial phase of the pandemic led to delays in initiating new trials, disruptions in ongoing clinical trials, and changes in trial designs, which significantly impacted the demand for biomarker-related services, including data management and sample analysis. Moreover, several pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations shifted their priorities toward COVID-19-related clinical trials and research. However, on the brighter side, the outbreak of the COVID-19 infection increased the demand for diagnostic biomarkers to monitor and detect the infection rate, which led to an upsurge in research and development (R&D) activities of the diagnostic assays, thus supporting the revenue revamp in the market. Furthermore, the pandemic enhanced the adoption of data-driven and digital technologies in clinical trials, including biomarker analysis, which has further led to more cost-effective and efficient outsourcing services.

The market witnessed a considerable impact from the geopolitical war between Russia and Ukraine. Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical organizations, as well as CROs faced disruptions in drug development processes owing to a reduction in manufacturing activities across war-affected nations by various global pharmaceutical players. Additionally, regulatory changes significantly impact the movement of biomarker products, such as diagnostic devices and assays, across nations, thus delaying vital discovery & development efforts. Geopolitical tensions have driven various changes in import and export policies as well as trade regulations, thus impacting the market to a certain extent.

Biomarker Type Insights

The predictive biomarkers segment is anticipated to witness a lucrative CAGR of 22.5% from 2023 to 2030. The segment’s growth is driven by increasing pipeline products of predictive biomarkers by several pharmaceutical companies. There has been a significant surge across the biopharma and pharmaceutical companies focusing on developing predictive biomarkers for several disease indications, which is anticipated to support the segment’s growth across the analysis period.

  • For instance, AstraZeneca’s 2023 pipeline includes Potdevin, G; a first assessment of 89-Zr-Crefmirlimab with CD8-PET/CT as a predictive biomarker for response to patients with solid tumors.

  • Zentalis Pharmaceutical’s 2023 pipeline includes a novel predictive biomarker ZN-c3, in patients with advanced solid tumors.

The surrogate endpoints segment dominated the market with the largest share of 56.0% in 2022. The high share is attributed to the rising investment by contract researchers in developing surrogate endpoints for the diagnosis and monitoring of several chronic ailments. Furthermore, the investment in the development of surrogate endpoint biomarkers is comparatively high, and several clinical research sponsors are putting their best efforts into developing the same. For instance, the development and validation costs of surrogate endpoints are in the range of USD 50 to 115 million, which is significantly higher compared to the other biomarker types. Despite the high prices, the majority of the drug sponsors are continuously making huge investments in the surrogate endpoint development process, thereby supporting its lion’s share.

Therapeutic Area Insights

The oncology segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 34.6% in 2022. High shares of the segment are majorly due to the increasing usage of biomarkers in clinical trials in oncology. There has been a tremendous surge in the total percentage of cancer trials using biomarker analysis for efficient treatment discovery. For instance, in 2022, as per the findings of the evolution of biomarker use in clinical trials for cancer treatments, more than 55% of all cancer trials from 2018 to 2020 involved the use of biomarkers, compared with 15 percent in 2000. Hence, such statistics suggest a robust revenue share for the oncology segment in the market.

The autoimmune diseases segment is anticipated to witness a lucrative CAGR of 22.0% during the analysis period. The high growth of the segment is majorly due to the increasing number of clinical research across diseases associated with autoimmune diseases. For instance, in March 2023, AbbVie Inc. announced positive results from a Phase 2 study of upadacitinib in patients with moderately to severely active systemic lupus erythematosus, a complex autoimmune disorder. Hence, the increase in research and development activities across the condition is one of the major factors supporting the segment’s share.

End-use Insights

The biotechnology companies’ category dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 41.6% in 2022. This is on account of the increasing number of biopharmaceutical companies that support novel biomarker development for diagnosing and monitoring various chronic ailments. For example, in August 2023, the University of South Australia and Quest Diagnostics announced a collaboration with Envision Sciences for the introduction of a novel biomarker test for prostate cancer. This test aims to assist in detecting patients with particularly aggressive manifestations of the condition.

Global Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market share and size, 2022

The pharmaceutical companies segment is anticipated to witness a stable CAGR of 20.5% during the forecast timeframe. High growth is primarily due to the increasing number of pharmaceutical companies actively investing in novel drug development that requires biomarker testing. For instance, companies such as Roche; Bristol Myers Squibb; AstraZeneca; Merck; Novartis; and Pfizer are actively investing in biomarker-related drug development trials. Hence, the aforementioned factor is anticipated to support the stable growth of the segment across the analysis period.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest revenue share of 42.1% in 2022, owing to the presence of established CROs specializing in biomarker services, such as Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, ICON plc, Charles River Laboratories, and others. The United States is the leading biomarker outsourcing market, as a large number of pharmaceutical organizations prefer to outsource their manufacturing services to U.S.-based CROs. The preference is aided by the consistent and reliable delivery of premium products and services by CROs based in the country. Furthermore, the U.S. is poised to witness strong demand for biomarker outsourcing services, on account of the growing R&D investments by companies in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors.

Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of 21.4% during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is a highly attractive market for performing clinical trial activities due to supportive regulatory reforms as well as economical clinical research alternatives, especially in India and China. Additionally, presence of U.S. FDA and European Medicines Agency-approved facilities in developing regional economies is poised to drive foreign investments. For instance, Jiangsu, China, is home to approximately 92 contract service organizations, with around 72% of these facilities holding approvals from the EMA and the U.S. FDA. Hence, the aforementioned factors are anticipated to boost the market growth in Asia Pacific.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The major players operating across the market are focused on adopting in-organic strategic initiatives such as mergers, partnerships, acquisitions, and others. Moreover, companies are focusing on mergers and partnerships to position themselves in the market better. For instance, in March 2023, Fujirebio Holdings Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization, and AriBio Co., Ltd. announced a partnership to develop specialized biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative ailments. Some prominent players in the global biomarker clinical phase outsourcing services market include:

  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

  • Parexel International Corporation

  • ICON plc

  • Charles River Laboratories

  • Proteome Sciences

  • Fujirebio

  • WuXi AppTec

  • NorthEast BioAnalytical Laboratories LLC.

  • Celerion

  • GenScript ProBio

Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 7.32 billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 27.17 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 20.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Biomarker type, therapeutic area, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; India; Japan; Australia; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa, Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings; Parexel International Corporation; ICON plc; Charles River Laboratories; Proteome Sciences; Fujirebio; WuXi AppTec; NorthEast BioAnalytical Laboratories LLC.; Celerion; GenScript ProBio

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Global Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global biomarker clinical phase outsourcing services market report based on biomarker type, therapeutic area, end-use, and region:

Global Biomarker Clinical Phase Outsourcing Services Market Report Segmentation

  • Biomarker Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Predictive Biomarkers

    • Prognostic Biomarkers

    • Safety Biomarkers

    • Surrogate Endpoints

  • Therapeutic Area Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Oncology

    • Neurology

    • Cardiology

    • Autoimmune Diseases

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Pharmaceutical Companies

    • Biotechnology Companies

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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