GVR Report cover Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Biomarkers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Biomarkers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Serum, Hepatic Fibrosis, Apoptosis, Oxidative Stress), By End-use (Pharma & CRO Industry, Hospitals), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-518-2
  • Number of Report Pages: 120
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2019 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global non-alcoholic steatohepatitis biomarkers market size was estimated at USD 982.15 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.6% from 2023 to 2030. Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) biomarkers market is witnessing growth due to the factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic liver diseases which is projected to increase demand for non-invasive diagnostic tools for NASH detection. Moreover, the market growth is propelled owing to the launch of novel diagnostic tests.

U.S. NASH biomarkers market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Increasing demand for non-invasive diagnostic tools for NASH detection is anticipated to drive the market. A liver biopsy has traditionally been used to detect Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and its degenerative condition, NASH. This technique is both costly and invasive. Because of this disadvantage, cost-effective and noninvasive diagnostic techniques such as biomarker tests have been developed. Many major corporations spent a significant amount of money on R&D to introduce biomarker tests. Such factors will drive the NASH biomarkers market in the forecast period.

The launch of novel diagnostic tests is one of the major factors contributing to the market growth. For instance, in May 2021, GENFIT announced the launch of its non-invasive NASH diagnosis test “NASHnext” in collaboration with Labcorp exclusively across Canada and the U.S. The commercialization of this test is expected to propel the diagnosis of the disease.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been one of the most difficult diseases for the diagnostic industry to crack owing to non-specific or silent symptoms of NASH, thereby, patients are unaware until the late stages of the disease. This hinders the diagnosis of the disease limiting the overall growth of the market for these patients.

Studies are being conducted to develop novel functional tests. These tests are used to measure changes in liver function before the condition reaches fibrosis stages. In addition, breath tests are also being considered for the detection of molecules and compounds associated with NASH. These tests are projected to provide robust information and give significant competition to biomarker tests.

Type Insights

The serum biomarkers segment held the largest market share of 32.51% in 2022. The dominance of the segment is attributed to the effectiveness and the wide adoption of serum biomarkers as a NASH diagnosing tool. Furthermore, its use to differentiate between basic steatosis and NASH gives it a competitive edge. Projected launch of novel serum biomarkers such as apolipoprotein B, apolipoprotein A1, leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin, free fatty acids, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha is expected to escalate the market growth. Moreover, key market players are focusing on gaining approvals for marketing serum biomarkers-based tests to meet the demand for diagnosis tools. For instance, in 2021, Siemens Healthineers obtained marketing authorization from FDA for its Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test.

The apoptosis biomarkers segment is expected to show lucrative growth of 23.64% during the forecast period. The evaluation and treatment of liver disease still rely heavily on liver biopsy. It has been demonstrated in multiple studies that apoptotic markers help distinguish between NASH and basic steatosis which enhances the adoption of apoptosis biomarkers among the population. Cytokeratin-18 is one of the most promising indicators connected to the level of hepatocyte apoptosis (CK-18) with an 82% overall specificity. The increasing use of apoptosis biomarkers in combination with other biomarkers enhances the overall diagnostic accuracy.

End-use Insights

The pharma and CRO industry end-use segment held the largest market share of 40.58%  in 2022 and is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The growth of the market is attributed to the rising prevalence of liver disorders further increasing demand for non-invasive diagnostic tools to detect chronic liver disease. In addition, with rising diagnostics, the treatment market is on the rise which further increases the demand for pharmaceutical drugs eventually fueling the growth of the overall segment. 

Global NASH biomarkers market share, by end-use, 2022 (%)

The invasive nature of biopsies for detection of NASH has been a critical challenge for the clinical trials being conducted for the development of NASH treatment. The high accuracy of biopsy gives it a competitive advantage and makes it difficult for the newly launched non-invasive tests to overcome biopsy. In April 2022, CN Bio announced the launch of new reagent “PhysioMimix” which uses liver-on-a-chip technology in order to enhance drug discovery efficiency by allowing the researchers to gain insights into disease mechanisms.

The diagnostic laboratories' end-use segment is expected to show lucrative growth over the forecast period. The growth of diagnostic laboratories is due to the increasing awareness among the population regarding the diagnosis of Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and NASH. Moreover, with increasing products for diagnosis laboratories are gaining acceptance worldwide.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest market share of 59.53% in 2022 which can be attributed to various factors such as increasing diagnosis rate and the early launch of novel products in this region. Research and development funding for biomarkers is abundant, which supports medication development efforts and fosters business expansion. The increasing movement of players and rising availability of tests in the U.S. market are crucial factors driving the market. For instance, in January 2022, ELF Test which is a prognostic blood test for studying disease progression in NASH patients received a De Novo marketing authorization from the FDA. The test is available in collaboration with Quest Diagnosis and Labcorp. This gives the physicians immediate broad access to the test, allowing them to pinpoint the likelihood severe form of the disease.

NASH Biomarkers Market Trends by Region

In Europe, the market is expected to witness a lucrative growth rate of 23.51% over the forecast period. The growth of the market is due to the rising disease burden and economic impact of NASH in the region. As per The European Journal of Health Economics in 2021, the diagnosis of NASH in the U.K. is usually incidental as a result of a general visit to the GP. However, 79.8% of the population remains undiagnosed representing a huge opportunity and unmet need owing to the lack of awareness regarding the symptoms of the condition.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players operating in the market are focusing on partnerships, strategic collaborations, and geographical expansion, in emerging and economically favorable regions. For Instance, in 2021, Second Genome and Virginia Commonwealth University collaborated on research to develop a non-invasive composite biomarker based on stool samples for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Some of the key players in the global NASH biomarkers market include:


  • Prometheus Laboratories.

  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

  • BioPredictive

  • Quest Diagnostics

  • AstraZeneca

  • Exalenz Bioscience Ltd

  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings.

  • Pfizer, Inc.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Biomarkers Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,213.24 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 5.4 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 23.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2019 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE;

Key companies profiled

GENFIT; Prometheus Laboratories ;Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.; BioPredictive; Quest Diagnostics; AstraZeneca; Exalenz Bioscience Ltd.; Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings; Pfizer, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Global Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Biomarkers Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the NASH biomarkers market on the basis of type, end-use, and region:

Global Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Biomarkers Market Segmentation

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

    • Serum Biomarkers

    • Hepatic Fibrosis Biomarkers

    • Apoptosis Biomarkers

    • Oxidative Stress Biomarkers

    • Others

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

    • Pharma & CRO Industry

    • Hospitals

    • Diagnostic Labs

    • Academic Research Institutes

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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