GVR Report cover Stem Cells Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Stem Cells Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Mesenchymal, Adult, iPSCs), By Application, By Technology (Cell Acquisition, Cryopreservation), By Therapy, By End-user, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-130-6
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global stem cells market size generated a revenue of USD 9.38 billion in 2020. It is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% from 2021 to 2028. The factors contributing to the growth include increasing demand for biologics, technological advancement in stem cell therapeutics, and a growing focus on the development of personalized medicines. The increasing focus on the treatment of neurological disorders contributes to the market expansion. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 7.1% of the total global burden of diseases is cerebrovascular diseases and neurological disorders. Hence, companies are conducting basic research and preclinical trials for testing the regenerative capacity of stem cells in the treatment of neurological conditions.

U.K. stem cells market size, by technology, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

For instance, in May 2020 Celavie Biosciences advanced its 5-year exploratory study on Parkinson’s disease. The company is developing regenerative stem cell therapies for treating central nervous system disorders and Parkinson’s disease. Celavie Biosciences released successful results for their exploratory clinical trials of OK99 stem cells for Parkinson’s disease.

Moreover, the gaining popularity of personalized medicines is further contributing to the market growth. Researchers are discovering new procurement methods that can be further applied for developing personalized medicines. For instance, iPSC therapies are developed using a small amount of sample from a patient’s blood or skin cell that is later reprogrammed to form new cells and tissue for transplant. Hence, with the application of these cells, potential personalized medicines can be developed.

Furthermore, Companies are focusing on developing therapies for reducing different stress associated with COVID-19. For instance, in October 2020, NoveCite and Novellus Therapeutics Limited entered into a partnership for developing & commercializing NoveCite iPSCs for treating COVID-19 associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The process has multimodal immunomodulatory mechanisms of action, which makes it a promising therapy for treating acute respiratory diseases.

Product Insights

The adult stem cells (ASCs) segment dominated the market in 2020, with a share of 85.7%. The primary factors that contributed to the dominance of the segment include the presence of minimal controversial issues concerning ethics, immune-rejection, and tumorigenesis. The application of ASCs in regenerative medicines can be further attributed to the segment growth. The ASCs bioprocessing for regenerative medicine is anticipated to face challenges during process development.

ASCs are further segmented into hematopoietic stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), neural stem cells, and epithelial/skin stem cells. The MSC segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period owing to their potential use in autologous transplantation, large clinical trials conducted that marked its application in the treatment of various diseases and extensive research to explore its therapeutic applications.

The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) segment is expected to witness a substantial CAGR of 9.3% through 2021-2028 owing to increasing investment for developing regenerative medicines using iPSC, ensured reproducibility and maintenance, capable of differentiation into all the cell types and high proliferative ability. Owing to the gaining importance of iPSCs in the treatment of various diseases, companies are expanding services associated with these.

For instance, in December 2020, REPROCELL launched a new service Personal “iPS” service for generating patient-specific iPSC from January 2021. The service will help in preparing and storing an individual’s iPSCs for developing regenerative medicines for treating future illness or injury. They are created from mature cells via incorporating ready-to-use RNA reprogramming technology.

Application Insights

The application segment can be further divided into regenerative medicine and drug discovery and development. Regenerative medicine is held the largest market share of 89.1% in 2020 owing to increasing approval for stem cell therapies clinical trials targeting different diseases. For instance, in June 2020, Longeveron LLC announced Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) approval for the starting Phase 2 clinical trial for evaluating the safety and efficacy of their Mesenchymal Stem Cells (LMSCs) that can be used for treating aging frailty.

Besides, several governments are investing heavily in the development of regenerative medicines. For instance, in March 2020, the Government of Canada invested around USD 6.9 million for regenerative medicine research. The funds will support 4 clinical trials and 9 translational projects aimed to bring new therapies in the regenerative medicine sector. The regenerative medicines developed will help in the treatment of various heart diseases, blood disorders, vision loss, and diabetes.  

The drug discovery and development segment is expected to witness a lucrative CAGR of 9.4% from 2021 to 2028. The market products are witnessing increased penetration across drug discovery as it is useful in studying human disease etiology, identifying pathological mechanisms, and developing therapeutic strategies for tackling various diseases. The iPSC-based models are preferred over phenotypic screening, as they can mimic molecular and cellular phenotypes of patients. By utilizing these, pharmaceutical companies can test hypothesized drug mechanisms in vitro in a cost-effective manner before conducting clinical trials.

Therapy Insights

Allogenic stem cell therapy accounted for the largest revenue share of 58.2% in 2020. Allogeneic cells are extensively used owing to their graft vs-cancer effect for the treatment of cancer. With the help of this effect stem cells from the donor can use their immune system cell for killing cancer cells. The provoked immune system response by the donor is comparatively stronger than the recipient’s immune system. Besides, these are commonly used for treating different types of cancers such as lymphomas, leukemias, and myelomas.

Global stem cells market share, by therapy, 2020 (%)

Autologous therapy is expected to expand at a lucrative CAGR during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the advantages such as few changes of graft rejection hence it is associated with fewer complications. The other factors contributing to the growth of the segment consist of high survival rate of patients, affordability, no necessity for HLA typing for matching donor, low risk, and application of these cells can proceed without being tested in clinical trials or facing stringent manufacturing standards.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest market share of 52.1% in 2020; growth in the region can be attributed to several factors such as the presence of key players engaged in developing stem cell therapies, advanced healthcare infrastructure, extensive R&D, supportive reforms from healthcare organizations and strong reimbursement policies. The U.S. is the leading country in the region owing to government initiatives and high research activities in the country.

Healthcare organizations are promoting the use of cellular therapies for emerging diseases. For instance, in April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a clinical trial exploratory efficacy study that used umbilical cord-derived MSCs for prevention of the life-threatening lung inflammation in COVID-19 patients.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast year owing to the increasing development of stem cell-based therapies, government initiatives for developing regenerative medicines, the setup of several stem cell banks, and increasing clinical trials for regenerative medicines in the region. For instance, in July 2020, MEDIPOST announced the results for NEUROSTEM’s phase 1/2a study. It is an investigational stem cell therapy that can be used for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Companies are progressively receiving approval for their stem cell therapies. For instance, in April 2020, Mesoblast Ltd received clearance from U.S. FDA for an IND (Investigational New Drug application for MSC product candidate remestemcel-L. It is used for the treatment of patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that is caused during COVID-19. Some key participants operating in the global stem cells market include:


  • ReNeuron Group plc

  • Virgin Health Bank 

  • Biovault family

  • Precious Cells International Ltd

  • Mesoblast Ltd

  • Caladrius

  • Seneca Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.

  • Pluristem Therapeutics Inc

  • STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

  • ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc

  • Astellas Pharma Inc.

  • Cellular Engineering Technologies

  • BioTime, Inc.

Stem Cells Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 10.24 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 18.41 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.8% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, technology, therapy, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

CELGENE CORPORATION; ReNeuron Group plc; Virgin Health Bank; Biovault family; Precious Cells International Ltd; Mesoblast Ltd; Caladrius; Seneca Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.; Pluristem Therapeutics Inc; STEMCELL Technologies Inc.; ThermoGenesis Holdings, Inc; Astellas Pharma Inc.; Cellular Engineering Technologies; BioTime, Inc

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global stem cells market report based on product, application, technology, therapy, end-user, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Adult Stem Cells (ASCs)

      • Hematopoietic

      • Mesenchymal

      • Neural

      • Epithelial/Skin

      • Others

    • Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESCs)

    • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

    • Very Small Embryonic Like Stem Cells

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Regenerative Medicine

      • Neurology

      • Orthopedics

      • Oncology

      • Hematology

      • Cardiovascular and Myocardial Infraction

      • Injuries

      • Diabetes

      • Liver Disorder

      • Incontinence

      • Others

    • Drug Discovery and Development

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Cell Acquisition

      • Bone Marrow Harvest

      • Umbilical Blood Cord

      • Apheresis

    • Cell Production

      • Therapeutic Cloning

      • In-vitro Fertilization

      • Cell Culture

      • Isolation

    • Cryopreservation

    • Expansion and Sub-Culture

  • Therapy Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Autologous

    • Allogenic

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

    • Hospitals

    • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

    • Academic & Research Institutes

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Spain

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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