The recent discovery of miRNA and its wide applicability have sparked off a lot of interest among researchers as well as commercial players. Owing to the same, there are numerous clinical trials being organized all over the world in order to assess the potential of miRNA in diverse fields such as Cancer, Asthma, Heart Disorders, Diabetes, Hepatitis etc. The report, “Global miRNA Market Outlook to 2018”, provides an in-depth analysis of the various aspects of miRNA at the industry as well as the research front.
The report covers present and future outlooks for the two broad categories of miRNA; tools and services segments. The former comprises various tools that are used to study miRNA. These include isolation kits, PCR arrays, labels, markers, mimics and inhibitors. On the other hand, the latter includes various services such as purification, expression profiling, quantification and analysis that are offered by miRNA players.
The market has been divided into three sections -The Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. These regions have then been analyzed to draw patterns in terms of research areas and applicability. A brief look at the market suggests that cancer is the most researched topic and regions such as United States, United Kingdom, France, Israel and China are the major players interested in evaluating the role played by miRNA.
Most of the current research is focused on utilizing miRNA for diagnostic purposes such as expression profiling, response evaluation and setting potential biomarkers in diseases. Another application is in the field of therapeutics where miRNA mimics and inhibitors are applied to control gene translation and consequently its expression.
After an exhaustive study of the industry, RNCOS has laid out the primary market players which are engaged in providing miRNA based tools and services. These players are working over a vast variety of products such as miRNA extraction and purification kits, and miRNA mimics and inhibitors, and constantly upgrading their portfolio to keep up with the latest developments in the field. Some of these players include Qiagen, Life Technologies, Exiqon and Mirus Bio.
Overall, even though the market is in its nascent stage at the moment, it is expanding at an almost exponential rate. With new players entering the market, increase in the number of collaborations and strong support from research institutes, the miRNA market is bound to witness rampant diversification and growth in the coming years.
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