GVR Report cover Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (NGS, Exome Sequencing., Enrichment., Amplicon), By Workflow, By Application, By Type, By End-use, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-681-3
  • Number of Pages: 210
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2016
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global targeted DNA RNA sequencing market size to be valued at USD 15.9 billion by 2025 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3% during the forecast period. Whole-genome & exome sequencing (WGS/WES) offer information on the entire sequence, but it is time-consuming as the data generated through this approach is complicated and research-intensive requiring higher capital as well. Taking these facts into consideration, research entities have begun investing in targeted approaches as this technology is a highly flexible and economical alternative to genome/exome-based methods. 

Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market size, by workflow

Numerous studies are being carried out to demonstrate the remarkable reduction in cost per sample by sequencing the relevant regions of the genome, which are informative. As a result, targeted methods have begun to supplant other WGS/WES methods in biomedical research. Furthermore, technological advancements are being made in enrichment protocols to standardize and simplify the seq-processes, which drives the market. These advancements have enabled faster analysis as they reduce presequencing time.

The anticipated progress of this market can also be attributed to the introduction of digital Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. This technology allows better target quantification by enabling number counting of only unique molecular identifiers, that are attached to the DNA molecules prior to amplification, in the reads, instead of counting total reads. Moreover, gene testing has increased the pool of data, which has enabled researchers, physicians, and patients to further understand genetic susceptibility to certain diseases. 

The utilization of this data pool in clinical practices is expected to positively influence the adoption rate in this market. Although a surge in the adoption of this technology has been observed, it is still not widely used in certain developing and emerging economies. Lack of trained personnel and high installation/ maintenance costs are expected to limit the growth of this market during the forecast period.

Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market Trends

One of the key factors driving the  market growth is the increasing incidence of chronic medical ailments such as cancer, paired with numerous technological advancements in the field of medical sciences. Owing to the widespread use of solvent biopsies in cancer diagnostics, the adoption of NGS technologies has increased significantly. Non-invasive cancer biomarkers such as cell-free circulating tumor  DNA (ctDNA) are used in these technologies for real-time cancer detection and monitoring. Furthermore, an increase in the deployment of genome mapping programs toanticipate  the development of several diseases is driving the market demand. Scientists adopt genetic maps for analyzing  the genes that are increasing the prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.

There are several challenges involved in using next-generation sequencing. A wide range of molecular abnormalities can be revealed by next-generation sequencing. The clinical significance of several of the discovered defects is currently unknown. Furthermore,next-generation sequencing necessitates expensive bioinformatics systems, rapid data processing, and massive data storage. Although many organizations have the financial resources to purchase the equipment, they often lack the computational resources and personnel to evaluate and clinically interpret the results which are expected to hamper the market expansion.

The technological advancements and integration with cloud-computing systems for enhanced information management are positively impacting the market growth. Other factors, such as reducing NGS system costs and extensive R&D activities in the fields of sequencing chemistry, molecular biology, and technical engineering, are expected to be opportunistic for the global market duringthe forecast period. Additionally, the increased use in research and development, such as exome sequencing, is expected to drive the growth of the global targeted DNA/RNA sequencing market during the forecast period.

Technology Insights

NGS-based methods dominated the market in 2016 and are anticipated to maintain their dominance during the forecast period. Its large share can be attributed to the presence of a substantial number of high-throughput sequencers for studying mutations in a specific region of the genome. Targeted NGS simultaneously screens several hundred to thousands of genes. Furthermore, the plummeting cost of seq-process has made NGS technology more accessible to scientists. 

The significant success of NGS technology is evident by the continuous increase in the number of genome projects that are based on next-generation targeted approaches. In addition, players continue to make investments to develop next-generation targeted methods as they understand their significance. Enrichment seq., exome seq., and amplicon seq. are recognized as major NGS methods. Exome seq. is the most widely used method and its adoption is increasing at a faster rate than any other method.

Sanger sequencing is estimated to have less penetration in 2016 due to the advent of improved second-generation sequencers. The adoption rate of this technology is observed to be relatively low due to its accompanying pitfalls, such as low sensitivity & scalability. However, the Sanger method is simpler than the second-generation sequencing methods, where workflow is concerned. Therefore, this segment is expected to witness considerable growth in the coming years.

Workflow Insights

The entire sequencing process is broken down into pre-sequencing, sequencing, and data analysis. The sequencing process held a major share in 2016. The major factor responsible for this large share is the gradual evolution of modern sequencers for efficient sequencing of a large number of samples, which is certainly due to the increasing complexity of genome explorations. Moreover, firms have begun to develop third-generation sequencers, which in turn is expected to aid in revenue generation for this segment. 

Since the expansion of modern sequencers has a direct impact on the expansion of data output from each experiment, the growth of both segments-sequencing and data analysis-complements each other. Ongoing developments in the fields of molecular biology & gene engineering and parallelization of seq-reaction have resulted in a massive increase in the number of produced sequence reads per run. This, in turn, has increased the need for the development of data analysis solutions for handling and interpreting surplus amount of data. These factors are expected to drive the data analysis segment.

Innovation in sample preparation protocols to optimize the seq-process is expected to boost the progress of presequencing process. Furthermore, with the introduction of several novel technologies in genomic studies, a wide range of samples is incorporated into research, which has led to the development of sample preparation solutions. Presence of high-quality control measures and improved extraction & purification techniques have enabled the sequencing of a wide variety of samples, which has enhanced the progress of this segment.

Application Insights

Targeted approach has proven to be an efficient method for accelerating translational biomedical research. This factor is responsible for the large share held by this segment. Targeted methods have enabled the study of the complex interplay between genes involved in the development of diseases, without the risk of wastage and expending high cost. Hence, this technology is recognized as a cost-effective strategy for the detection of multiple genetic alterations from minimal DNA sample. 

Drug discovery is anticipated to significantly benefit in the coming years from the advent of this technology. Factors that are responsible for spurring the adoption of the targeted approach in this segment are the creation of diverse datasets for drug discovery, growing emphasis on the discovery of potential drug targets, and translation of genomic knowledge into the rational drug development process. 

This technology allows the mapping of regions that contain informative Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs) in plants and animals. These SNPs are associated with phenotypic differences, which has thereby revolutionized the plant and animal breeding scenario. Moreover, several studies are being conducted to illustrate the targeted approach in plant-based applications for enhancing the yield and reproducibility, consequently driving the growth of plant & animal science.

Type Insights

On the basis of input type, the targeted DNA RNA sequencing market is bifurcated into DNA and RNA-seq. Continuous cost reduction per raw mega-base has greatly impacted the adoption of this technology, and, in turn, resulted in the large share of this segment. Moreover, the presence of a wide range of products to facilitate DNA-seq is expected to help maintain the dominance of this segment. 

RNA-seq is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years owing to the growing use of amplicon RNA-seq technology for various disease detection procedures. Growing need for transcriptome study to evaluate disease states and cellular responses to therapeutics is expected to impel the market growth in the near future.

End-use Insights

Various end-use segments in this market are academic research, hospitals & clinics, pharma & biotech entities, and other users. These methods are highly utilized in universities and academic entities for accelerating ongoing research projects. This can be attributed to the large share of academic research segment. Moreover, scholarships offered for NGS-based PhD projects are anticipated to positively influence the progress of this segment. 

Hospitals & clinics are expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment as the technology generates immense opportunities for healthcare entities to improve patient outcomes. Utilizing sequencing methods, such as targeted methods, in healthcare is most likely to help doctors in making effective treatment decisions by analyzing bacterial and viral DNA from patient specimens.

Regional Insights

Presence of a large number of genome centers with installed sequencers can be attributed to the large share of the North American region. Presence of effective regulatory bodies to review the sequencing-based genetic tests and new approval of related technologies have also added to the regional growth. Furthermore, grants from NIH to support targeted sequencing study in the country has expanded the market in this region.

Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market share, by region

Asian countries such as Japan and China are expected to emerge as a lucrative revenue source in the coming years. This is mainly due to the low prices of NGS-based tests in China compared to the tests in the U.S. Moreover, clinical laboratories in this region are continuously making efforts to meet the standard guidelines established by regulatory agencies for accreditation of NGS platforms.

Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market Trends by Region

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Illumina, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Agilent Technologies; GATC Biotech Ag; Oxford Nanopore Technologies; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; DNASTAR Inc.; QIAGEN; BGI; Perkin Elmer, Inc.; Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.; Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.; RainDance Technologies, Inc.; PierianDx; Genomatix GmbH; and Macrogen, Inc. are some key participants operating in the space. 

These participants are engaged in introducing novel products to keep pace with the growing demand for targeted approach in life science research. Recently, in March 2017, Agilent Technologies released a new target enrichment solution for next-generation DNA-seq in order to enhance exome-seq for clinical research.

Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, Agilent Technologies Inc. announced quadrupole mass spectrometers for LC/MS and GC/MS to be put on display at the 70th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics held in Minnesota

  • In June 2022, Pierian and Syapse announced their collaboration that would combine the former’s cutting-edge precision medicine services and clinical genomics workflow, with the latter’s solutions that aim to better cancer patients’ outcomes

Targeted DNA/RNA Sequencing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 7.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 16.0 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 16.3% from 2017 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Technology, workflow, application, type, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; China; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Illumina, Inc.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Agilent Technologies; GATC Biotech Ag; Oxford Nanopore Technologies; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; DNASTAR Inc.; QIAGEN; BGI; Perkin Elmer, Inc.; Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.; Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.; RainDance Technologies, Inc.; PierianDx; Genomatix GmbH; Macrogen, Inc.

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Global Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market 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 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global targeted DNA RNA sequencing market on the basis of technology, workflow, application, type, end-use, and region.

Global Targeted DNA RNA Sequencing Market Segmentation

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • NGS

      • By Methods

        • Exome Sequencing

        • Enrichment Sequencing

        • Amplicon Sequencing

        • Others

      • By Applications

        • Cancer Gene Sequencing

        • Inherited Disease Screening

        • Drug Development

        • Forensic Genomics

        • 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequencing

    • Others

  • Workflow Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Presequencing

    • Sequencing

    • Data Analysis

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Human Biomedical Research

    • Plant & Animal Sciences

    • Drug Discovery

    • Others

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • DNA-based Targeted Sequencing

    • RNA-based Targeted Sequencing

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Academic Research

    • Hospitals & Clinics

    • Pharma & Biotech Entities

    • Other Users

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • The Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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