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Indian Bioinformatics

  • Published: November 2007
  • Region: India
  • 108 Pages
  • Cygnus Research

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brainwave
  • Molecular Connections
  • Ocimum Biosolutions Inc.
  • Strand Life sciences
  • V Life Sciences
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Bioinformatics is the application of computer science in biology to analyze and interpret data. It includes a wide variety of activities starting from building of scientific databases to bioinformatics tools. It has wide application in sequence mapping to sequence a genome using Sequence Tagged Sites, functional genomics, micro arrays, proteomics and others.

Some of the important business models that are existing in the bioinformatics market are Integration, solution based, product based, technology driven model, opportunity driven model, exchangeable goods model and informational services. However, quest for the most productive and sustainable business model is still on in the bioinformatics industry. The general cost structure for a bioinformatics company consists mainly of expenses in
manpower, license fee, infrastructure and others. The other expense areas are licensing fee (30%), infrastructure (15%) and others (5%).

Pricing becomes a crucial part in the bioinformatics business and it has to be based on the number of customers it can cater to and also it should take into consideration the urchasing capacity of the customer. Even if the problem encountered by a READ MORE >

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. HIGHLIGHTS
3. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
3.1 The Indian Biotechnology Industry
3.2 Bioinformatics
3.3 Bioinformatics is Multidisciplinary
3.4 Application of Bioinformatics
3.5 Advantages to India
4.1 Biotechnology
4.2 Medical Bioinformatics 4.3 Resources
4.4 Scope of Bioinformatics
4.5 Human Resources
4.6 Teaching & Training
4.7 Opportunities in bioinformatics
4.8 Regulatory Support
4.9 Biotech Information/Bioinformatics
5. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Infrastructure
5.3 Quality Manpower
5.4. Public Domain Resources
5.5 Funding
5.6.Commercialisation
5.7 IPR management
6. MAJOR PLAYERS
6.1 The Players in Bioinformatics
6. 2 Ocimum Biosolutions Inc.
6.3 Strand Life sciences
6.4 Molecular Connections
6.5 Brainwave
6.6 V Life Sciences
6.7 Major Companies
7. REGULATORY ASPECTS
7.1 WTO Policies
7.2. National Level Resources
7.3. Intellectual Property Rights
7.4 Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
8. ISSUES & CHALLENGES
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Patent regime
8.3 Data Exclusivity
8.4. Lacks True Professionals
8.5. Absence of Venture Capital Funding
8.6. Creating Infrastructure
8.7 Competitive Pressures
8.8 Delay in Approval of New Products
8.9 Bottlenecks in regulations
8.10 Conclusion
9. TECHNOLOGY
9.1. Genomics
9.2. Biological databases
9.3. Industrial Biotechnology
9.4. Forensic Research
9.5. Databases
9.6. Nano Technology:
10. MAJOR MARKETS
10.1 Global snapshot
10.2 Indian Scenario
10.3 Market Overview
10.4 Key challenges
11. FUTURE OUTLOOK
ANNEXURE
WTO Policies
National Level Resources
GLOSSARY

LIST OF CHARTS
Figure 3.1: Scope of Bioinformatics.
Figure 4.1: Bioinformatics Industry.
Figure 4.2: Indian Biotech Industry.
Figure 4.3: Segment wise export orientation 2005-06.
Figure 4.4: Share of export- domestic to segment earnings.
Figure 4.5: Bioinformatics is Multi disciplinary.
Figure 4.6: Bioinformatics.
Figure 4.7: Market Share (2006).
Figure 4.8: Segmentation of bioinformatics
Figure 10.1: Market Share
Figure 10.2: Market Segmentation
Figure 11.1: Market Size

LIST OF TABLES
Table 4.1: Institutions offering Bioinformatics Course

Bioinformatics is the application of computer science in biology to analyze and interpret data. It includes a wide variety of activities starting from building of scientific databases to bioinformatics tools. It has wide application in sequence mapping to sequence a genome using Sequence Tagged Sites, functional genomics, micro arrays, proteomics and others.

Some of the important business models that are existing in the bioinformatics market are Integration, solution based, product based, technology driven model, opportunity driven model, exchangeable goods model and informational services. However, quest for the most productive and sustainable business model is still on in the bioinformatics industry. The general cost structure for a bioinformatics company consists mainly of expenses in
manpower, license fee, infrastructure and others. The other expense areas are licensing fee (30%), infrastructure (15%) and others (5%).

Pricing becomes a crucial part in the bioinformatics business and it has to be based on the number of customers it can cater to and also it should take into consideration the urchasing capacity of the customer. Even if the problem encountered by a researcher in life science is same, his purchase capacity may vary depending on whether it’s a sponsored project, company R&D or an individual laboratory research. As a result, pricing becomes a very deciding factor to run the business in bioinformatics. One important factor that has to be kept in mind is that generic software and generic pricing is not feasible in bioinformatics.

The pure play companies like the Ocimum and Strand Lifesciences have recorded revenues of USD 6 million(E) and USD7 million respectively for the year 2006-07, whereas the upcoming small companies like Molecular Connections, Brainwave and VLife Sciences have registered revenues around USD 0.75 million to USD0.5 million.

Bioinformatics application starts from drug discovery and extends up to clinical development stage in case of pharma. In the drug discovery stage, bioinformatics finds use in various steps of Pure Genomics and Proteomics, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, Functional Assays, High Throughput Screening. Pharmacogenomics in clinical development is another area where bioinformatics finds considerable application.

In bioinformatics, there are few factors which are very crucial for the success of a company. Funding is a very crucial factor for the initial success of a bioinformatics company. Availability of funds is important because the bioinformatics companies generally have a long gestation period between the time when a product development activity starts and ultimately the product is launched in the market. One more key to success in the field of bioinformatics in India is establishing mutually beneficial industry-academia research collaboration. It minimizes the risk at the initial stage of a company. At the same time, it also provides the expertise in the field of biology and other technical aspects. Training is another important factor which a bioinformatics company cannot overlook.

Software tools used in bioinformatics include databases, data warehousing, mining and global communication. Specific tasks that bioinformatics software performs are recording, annotation, storage, analysis and searching/retrieval of DNA sequences (nucleic acid sequence), protein sequence (RNAs) and its structural information, 3-D structure development, methods of access, search and visualizing the information for functional genomics, proteomics, drug and vaccine design. The contribution of different domains is needed in bioinformatics. Key contributors and interested parties include computer software developers, hardware developers, mathematicians, bioinfomaticians, research community, biotechnology and government.

Bioinformatics is a unique industry which requires knowledge and understanding of life sciences and Information Technology equally. Other than these, successful protection of IPR, successful commercialization and professional management are the other crucial factors.

The global bioinformatics market in believed to be an estimated USD6.5 billion in 2006. It is growing at a CAGR of 31% and is likely to reach USD 18 billion in 2010. Consequently, the Indian bioinformatics market is still in the nascent stage. In 2006, it is estimated to be USD 5m. It is growing at a CAGR of 28% and is likely to reach USD 66 million in 2010. Services is far exceeding than the products. Services in Indian bioinformatics industry are believed to be 70% of the business with remaining in the product areas.

- Ocimum Biosolutions Inc.
- Strand Life sciences
- Molecular Connections
- Brainwave
- V Life Sciences

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