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Agricultural Biotechnology: Emerging Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for agricultural biotechnology was $13.7 billion in 2011 and is estimated to grow to $14.4 billion in 2012, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4%, to reach a forecast value of nearly $24.8 billion in 2017.

Transgenic seeds make up the bulk of the agricultural biotechnology market, with a global value of $13.5 billion in 2011. This market is expected to reach $14.1 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $20.4 billion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 7.6%.

The synthetic biology-enabled products market was $192.7 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $199.8 million in 2012. This market is further projected to reach nearly $3.9 billion by 2017, a CAGR of 81.0% for a period of five years, i.e., 2012 to 2017.

SUMMARY FIGURE
GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET,
BY MARKET SEGMENT, 2011-2017 ($ MILLIONS)

Source: BCC Research

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

BCC's goal for this study is to determine the specific applications and forecast global market demand for agricultural biotechnology products over a five-year period from 2012 to 2017. Our particular interest is to characterize and quantify the agricultural biotechnology products market potential by product type and end use market segments. We also analyze the agricultural biotechnology industry structure, competitors and intellectual property landscape.

Agricultural biotechnology markets reviewed in this report include biotechnology tools, synthetic biology-enabled products and transgenic seeds.

Our key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the agricultural biotechnology industry, with an emphasis on products and technologies that are commercially important in the 2012 to 2017 time period. Market segments with rapid growth rates are highlighted, as well as those segments with large market potential. This analysis provides a quantitative basis and market context for companies to make strategic choices about participation in the agricultural biotechnology industry.

The study will be particularly useful to companies supplying agricultural seeds, synthetic genes, oligonucleotides, DNA sequencing instruments, cell culture media; biofuels, specialty chemicals, microfluidics and life sciences tools.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Agricultural biotechnology contains a wide range of products, and is of interest to a wide audience. There are a significant number of near-term opportunities, as well as longer-term potential. Applications include agriculture-themed microarrays and lab-on-chip devices, RNA interference assays, agriculture-derived biofuels and chemicals, and transgenic seeds.

This report examines these product applications and markets, helping companies to prioritize product opportunities and strategic opportunities. Agricultural technologies are an important part of the global economy, and biotechnology is enabling science in this industry. Therefore, it is important for both technology providers and traditional agricultural companies to understand the changes occurring in the industry.

Rapid changes in highly technical fields such as DNA sequencing and synthetic biology are driving new products in agriculture. These developments create unique market opportunities. This report analyzes these trends and their impact on future markets for agricultural products.

Based on these market and technology dynamics, it is especially timely to examine the current and future agricultural biotechnology markets.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The study scope includes emerging agricultural biotechnology tools (DNA sequencing, biochips and RNA interference), synthetic biology-enabled products and transgenic seeds that are already commercial or forecast to be commercialized within the next five years.

BCC analyzes key technologies and products to determine present and future market status and forecasted growth from 2012 through 2017. We also discuss strategic alliances, industry structures, competitive dynamics, patent strategy and market driving forces.

BCC also examines the agricultural biotechnology industry structure, including the main transgenic seed companies, and the role of strategic alliances from 2010 through 2012. The market for transgenic seeds by country and by crop type is presented.

Based on our analysis, we analyze the future applications of agricultural biotechnologies in the major market segments and forecast global revenues for 2012 through 2017.

INFORMATION SOURCES

BCC surveyed leading life science tools, synthetic biology, biotechnology and agricultural seed companies to obtain data for this study. Included were life science research tools, biotechnology, DNA sequencing, microfluidics firms and seed companies, as well as leading life science research institutions. We also obtained inputs from leading academic and industry thought leaders. Data from secondary sources included industry, trade and government publications.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

The author, John Bergin, has written previous BCC biotechnology reports titled Epigenomics: Emerging Opportunities in Biomarkers, Diagnostics and Therapeutics; Global Biochip Markets: Microarrays and Lab-on-a-chip; RNA Interference in the Post-Genomics Era: Markets and Technologies; DNA Sequencing: Emerging Technologies and Applications; and Biologic Imaging Reagents: Technologies and Global Markets. Mr. Bergin has held business development, sales and marketing positions with a Fortune 500 advanced materials company as well as executive management positions with an emerging nanotechnology company. Mr. Bergin holds the following degrees: B.S. Chemistry, M.S. Biotechnology and Masters of Business Administration.

Table of Contents

Agricultural Biotechnology: Emerging Technologies and Global Markets

Chapter - 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary

  • STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
  • CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • SCOPE AND FORMAT
  • METHODOLOGY
  • INFORMATION SOURCES
  • RELATED BCC REPORTS
  • ANALYST CREDENTIALS
  • BCC ONLINE SERVICES
  • DISCLAIMER

Chapter - 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Table Summary: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY MARKET SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
  • Figure Summary: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY MARKET SEGMENT, 2011-2017

Chapter - 3: OVERVIEW

  • REPORT SCOPE
  • AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET
  • GROWTH DRIVING FORCES
  • LIFE CYCLE STATUS
  • AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
    • Table 1: SCOPE OF THIS REPORT

Chapter - 4: TECHNOLOGIES

  • DNA SEQUENCING
  • GENETIC ENGINEERING/SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
  • BIOCHIPS
  • RNA INTERFERENCE
  • CROP TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 7: DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY
    • Table 8: DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chapter - 5: MARKET APPLICATIONS

  • DNA SEQUENCING APPLICATIONS
  • BIOCHIP APPLICATIONS
  • RNA INTERFERENCE APPLICATIONS
  • SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPLICATIONS
    • Table 18: SEQUENCING IMPACT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT CLASSES

Chapter - 6: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

  • AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INITIATIVES
  • AGRICULTURAL SEED GENOMICS INDUSTRY
  • INDUSTRY ACQUISITIONS AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES, 2010-2012
    • Table 26: KEY AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Chapter - 7: MARKETS

  • MARKET DRIVING FORCES
  • MARKET SUMMARY
  • SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY MARKET
  • TRANSGENIC SEED MARKET
  • GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS
    • Table 30: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET DRIVING FORCES

Chapter - 8: PATENTS

  • GENOMICS TOOLS PATENTS
  • SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY PATENTS
  • TRANSGENIC SEED PATENTS

Chapter - 9: COMPANY PROFILES

  • ABBA GAIA S.L.
  • AFFYMETRIX INC.
  • ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES INC.
  • AGRADIS INC.
  • AGRISOMA BIOSCIENCES INC.
  • AGRIVIDA
  • ARBORGEN
  • BASF AG
  • BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
  • BGI
  • BIOCENTURY TRANSGENE CO., LTD.
  • BIOGEMMA
  • CATCHLIGHT ENERGY LLC
  • CELLECTIS PLANT SCIENCES
  • CERES INC.
  • CHROMATIN INC.
  • COFACTOR GENOMICS
  • DEVGEN NV
  • DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC
  • DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
  • DR. CHIP BIOTECH INC.
  • EDENSPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
  • E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • EVOGENE LTD.
  • EVOLVA SA
  • FLORAGENEX
  • FLUIDIGM CORPORATION
  • FUTURAGENE GROUP
  • EUROFINS GENESCAN AG
  • HOLOGIC INC.
  • INSECTIGEN INC.
  • INTREXON CORPORATION
  • KEYGENE N.V.
  • KWS SAAT AG
  • LEAF ENERGY
  • MARINA BIOTECH
  • MENDEL BIOTECHNOLOGY INC.
  • METABOLIX INC.
  • MONSANTO COMPANY
  • NEOGEN CORPORATION
  • OXITEC LTD.
  • PHALANX BIOTECH GROUP
  • PLANT BIOSCIENCES LTD.
  • PRECISION BIOSCIENCES INC.
  • QUINVITA NV
  • RAHAN MERISTEM
  • ROSETTA GREEN
  • SANGAMO BIOSCIENCES INC.
  • SG BIOFUELS
  • STARPHARMA HOLDINGS LTD
  • SYNGENTA
  • SYNTHETIC GENOMICS INC.
  • TARGETED GROWTH INC.
  • VILMORIN & CIE SA
  • VITHERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

List of Tables

  • Summary Table: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY MARKET SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 1: SCOPE OF THIS REPORT
    • Table 2: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET BY MARKET SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 3: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET DRIVING FORCES
    • Table 4: LIFE CYCLE STATUS OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 5: IMPACT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES ON CROP PRODUCTIVITY, 1860 - PRESENT
    • Table 6: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY KEY STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
    • Table 7: DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY
    • Table 8: DNA SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
    • Table 9: COMPARISON OF GENETIC ENGINEERING AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
    • Table 10: GENETIC ENGINEERING/SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
    • Table 11: BIOCHIPS TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 12: BIOCHIPS TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
    • Table 13: RNA INTERFERENCE TECHNOLOGY
    • Table 14: RNA INTERFERENCE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 15: PLANT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 16: GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEED DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
    • Table 17: SEED PRODUCTION, STORAGE AND ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 18: SEQUENCING IMPACT ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT CLASSES
    • Table 19: BIOCHIPS IN THE AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET
    • Table 20: DRIVING FORCES FOR RNA INTERFERENCE-BASED CROP PROTECTION
    • Table 21: RNA INTERFERENCE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
    • Table 22: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED BIOFUELS APPLICATIONS
    • Table 23: GROWTH STATUS OF SPECIALTY VERSUS DROP-IN BIOFUELS, 2000-2020
    • Table 24: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED CHEMICALS APPLICATIONS
    • Table 25: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED ENGINEERED PLANTS AND INSECTS APPLICATIONS
    • Table 26: KEY AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INITIATIVES
    • Table 27: KEY COMPETITORS IN THE AGRICULTURAL SEED MARKET
    • Table 28: ACQUISITIONS, 2010 - 2012
    • Table 29: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC ALLIANCES, 2010-2012
    • Table 30: AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET DRIVING FORCES
    • Table 31: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET BY MARKET SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 32: GLOBAL VALUE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 33: GLOBAL VALUE OF BIOCHIPS AGRICULTURAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 34: GLOBAL VALUE OF RNA INTERFERENCE AGRICULTURAL MARKET BY PRODUCT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 35: GLOBAL VALUE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED MARKET BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 36: GLOBAL VALUE OF ENABLED CHEMICALS MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 37: ADVANCED BIOFUEL GROWTH DRIVING FACTORS
    • Table 38: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDING FOR SELECTED BIOFUELS COMPANIES
    • Table 39: GLOBAL VALUE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED BIOFUELS MARKET, BY FUEL TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 40: TRANSGENIC CROP REGULATORY APPROVAL STATUS
    • Table 41: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 42: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 43: GLOBAL VALUE OF MAIZE TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 44: GLOBAL VALUE OF SOYBEAN TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 45: GLOBAL VALUE OF COTTON TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 46: PESTICIDE CONSUMPTION BY CROP IN INDIA
    • Table 47: GLOBAL VALUE OF CANOLA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 48: GLOBAL VALUE OF SUGAR BEETS TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 49: GLOBAL VALUE OF ALFALFA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY TRAIT, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 50: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 51: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 52: GLOBAL VALUE OF RNA INTERFERENCE AGRICULTURAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 53: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOCHIPS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 54: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL SEQUENCING MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 55: GLOBAL VALUE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY-ENABLED PRODUCTS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 56: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY REGION, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 57: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 58: GLOBAL VALUE OF UNITED STATES TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 59: GLOBAL VALUE OF BRAZIL TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 60: GLOBAL VALUE OF ARGENTINA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 61: GLOBAL VALUE OF INDIA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 62: GLOBAL VALUE OF CANADA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 63: GLOBAL VALUE OF CHINA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 64: GLOBAL VALUE OF PARAGUAY TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 65: GLOBAL VALUE OF PAKISTAN TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 66: GLOBAL VALUE OF SOUTH AFRICA TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 67: GLOBAL VALUE OF SPAIN TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 68: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SEEDS BY CROP TYPE, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 69: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC MAIZE SEEDS BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 70: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SOYBEAN SEEDS MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 71: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC COTTONSEEDS MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 72: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC CANOLA SEEDS MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 73: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC SUGAR BEET SEEDS MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 74: GLOBAL VALUE OF TRANSGENIC ALFALFA SEEDS MARKET BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2017
    • Table 75: ISSUED DNA MICROARRAY PATENTS BY REGION, 2001-2010
    • Table 76: ISSUED LOAC PATENTS BY REGION, 2001-2010
    • Table 77: NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING PATENTS, BY REGION, 2001-2010
    • Table 78: NUMBER OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY PATENTS, BY COMPANY
    • Table 79: PATENT DESCRIPTION BY COMPANY
    • Table 80: ISSUED TRANSGENIC SEED PATENTS BY REGION, 2001-2010
    • Table 81: ISSUED TRANSGENIC SEED PATENTS BY COMPANY, 2001-2010
    • Table 82: AGRIVIDA TECHNICAL APPROACH
    • Table 83: EVOGENE STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
    • Table 84: EVOLVA'S GENETIC CHEMISTRY PLATFORM
    • Table 85: EVOLVA STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
    • Table 86: EVOLVA PRODUCT PIPELINE
    • Table 87: INTREXON ULTRAVECTOR PARTS INVENTORY EXAMPLES
    • Table 88: PLANT BIOTECH TRAIT DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
    • Table 89: MIREL COMPETITORS IN BIOPLASTICS
    • Table 90: SANGAMO STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

List of Figures

  • Summary Figure: GLOBAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY MARKET SEGMENT, 2011-2017
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