This report briefly reviews basics of human genome variations, development of sequencing technologies, and their applications. Current large and small sequencers are described as well as companies developing them. Various applications of sequencing are described including those for genetics, medical diagnostics, drug discovery and cancer. Next generation sequencing technologies, both second and third generations, are reviewed. Companies developing software for analysis of sequencing data are also included. Selected academic institutes conducting research in sequencing are also listed.
Current market is mostly for research applications and future markets will be other applications related to healthcare. The value of DNA sequencer market in 2013 is described with estimates for 2018 and 2023. Various methods and factors on which market estimates depend are described briefly. Markets are tabulated according to geographical areas as well as applications. Small sequencers form the basis of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis. Several marketing strategies have been outlined.
The report includes profiles of 126 companies involved in sequencing and their 137 collaborations. The report text is supplementd by 39 tables, 18 figures and 420 selected references to the literature.
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