According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Biobanking Market by Specimen Type, Type of Biobank, Ownership, and Application: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020–2027," the global biobanking market was valued at $37.93 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $57.67 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 to 2027.
Biobanking is a biorepository for receiving and storing biological specimens such as plant, animal, and microbe; which can be later used for supporting many types of contemporary research associated with genomics, healthcare research, medical care, and drug discovery. In addition, biobanking permits large-scale analysis for individuation of specific disease biomarkers, which will facilitate the development of personalized medicine. For promoting the health and well-being of the community, the need for proactive participation is necessary from medical institutions, especially community medical centers. Furthermore, several types of biobanks are currently established to support medical research such as population biobanks and disease-oriented biobanks.
The biobanking market is positively impacted by the pandemic. Furthermore, COVID-19 has brought to light the importance of biobanking and its role in understanding disease patterns and its utility in developing vaccines and other prevention and treatment protocols. Furthermore, the government is now focusing on biobanks and repositories worldwide, in which regulators will support this endeavor by working on easing approvals. For instance, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has notified 16 bio-repositories to collect, store, and maintain clinical samples, including oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swabs, broncheoalveolar lavage , sputum, blood, urine, and stool of COVID-19 patients. The samples from COVID-19 patients will be collected and archived for future use to develop validated diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Furthermore, the market is expected to continue to grow post the pandemic.
Several organizations are participating to create written biobanking guidelines such as World Medical Association, Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, Council of Europe, Human Genome Organization, World Health Organization, and UNESCO.
The major factors that contribute toward the market growth include rise in funding by private & government organizations for biobanking and increase in application areas of biobanked samples. Biobanked specimens are used in the treatment of several chronic diseases, and thus increase in incidence of disease such as cancer further supports the market growth. However, ethical issues related to biobanking and lack of awareness about it are expected to impede the market growth. Conversely, unmet medical needs in emerging nations are expected to provide lucrative opportunity for the market.
On the basis of specimen type, the global biobanking market is divided into the blood products, solid tissue, cell lines, nucleic acid, and others. The blood product segment was the major revenue contributor in 2019, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period. This is attributed to surge in prevalence of hematological diseases and rise in accidents. By application, the global biobanking market is bifurcated into therapeutic and research. The research segment dominated the market in 2019, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period. This is attributed to increase in incidence of chronic diseases and advancements in regenerative medicines.
Depending on ownership, the global biobanking market is segregated into national/regional agencies, nonprofit organization, universities, and private organization. The national/regional agencies segment led the market in 2019, and is anticipated to maintain its lead during the forecast period. This is attributed to expansion of private & governmental biobanking organizations and rise in genomic & proteomics research to study and identify genomic variations for rare diseases.
According to the type of biobank, the market is bifurcated into population-based biobank and disease-oriented biobank. The disease-oriented biobank segment was the major revenue contributor in 2019, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period. This is attributed to increase in geriatric population and rise in awareness & adoption of biobanking products for treatment of chronic diseases. Region wise, North America was the largest shareholder in the global biobanking market in 2019, owing to its well-established healthcare infrastructure, surge in adoption of cell & stem therapy, increase in geriatric population, and rise in prevalence of chronic diseases. However, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to increase in health awareness, development in healthcare infrastructure, and rise in number of hospitals equipped with advanced medical facilities.
Key Findings Of The Study
- The research segment contributed for nearly 33% of the global biobanking market in 2019.
- The private organization segment is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 7.5% from 2020 to 2027.
- In 2019, national/regional agencies led the overall biobanking market, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period.
- Italy and France are the major shareholders, which collectively accounted for 65% of the Europe biobanking market in 2019.
- China was the major shareholder, accounting for nearly 30% of the Asia-Pacific biobanking market in 2019.