Global Histology and Cytology Market - Segmented by Type of Examination, Test Type, End User, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4534436
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 109 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2018
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  • Abbott
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  • Hologic Inc.
  • Merck Kgaa
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The global histology and cytology market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 13.0% during the forecast period of 2018 - 2023. Histology and cytology belong to the scientific medical specialty dealing with human tissues and cells diagnostics, and this market is driven by the rising prevalence of cancer and extensive research and development in the diagnostics domain. The well-established healthcare infrastructure with better coverage of diagnosis and treatment through a wide network of diagnostic clinics, will help North America to dominate the market in the forecast period.

Growing Prevalence of Cancer

The growing prevalence of cancer patients has a direct impact on increased demand for the histology and cytology market. According to the 2012 report of the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 14 million new cases of cancers, which were expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. In the US, as per the National Cancer Institute report of 2018, an estimated 1.73 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States and nearly 0.61 million people died from the disease. The histological methods help in increasing the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of diagnostic methods. Similarly, the combined methods help in better diagnosis of diseases such breast cancer and lung cancer. Thus, the prevalence of cancer plays a vital role in increasing the demand of histology and cytology market.

Other driving factors include increasing standardization of pathological laboratories, technological advancement in the diagnostics and molecular techniques, and favorable reimbursement for cancer screening and laboratory tests.

Saftey Issues and Diagnostic Accuracy Issues with Histopathological and Cytopathological Tests

The safety issues and diagnostic accuracy is one of the primary factor hindering this market. The safety issues are mainly related to potentially hazardous chemicals, biohazardous materials, accidents linked to the equipment and instrumentation. According to the 2013 publication in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, even though the accuracy of frozen artifacts ranges between 89% — 98%, the frozen nature produces inferior slides for microscopic examination and sampling errors, which results from the heterogeneity of a tumor. Thus, this factor is one of the key aspects hindering the usage of histology and cytology in the research labs and diagnostic centers.

Another factor hindering the growth of this market is the lack of awareness among public for diagnostic tests.

Asia-Pacific to Register the Fastest Growth

Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate with the fastest growth rate in the forecast period. The healthy CAGR is expected due to the surge in the scientific researches in the South Asian countries. Novel opportunities are further enhanced by the rising number of long-term collaborations of multinational companies with domestic manufacturers and research laboratories in this region.

This is followed by the wide diversified patient pool of cancer and genetic disorders with rising role of personalized medicine in the treatment of genetic and other disorders. North America is expected to dominate the market with a large number of clinical research laboratories and academic institutes with better regulatory framework in the countries of this region.

Key Developments in the Market
  • February 2018 - BD received premarket approval from the US FDA for the BD Onclarity HPV assay, which can detect 14 types of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) from the specimens collected for cervical cancer screening.

Reasons to Purchase the Report
  • Current and future of the global histology and cytology market outlook in the developed and emerging markets.
  • Analysis of various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.
  • The segment that is expected to dominate the market.
  • Regions that are expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.
  • Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players.
  • 3-month analyst support, along with the Market Estimate sheet (in Excel).
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1. Introduction
1.1 Market Definition

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Key Inferences

5. Market Overview
5.1 Current Market Scenario
5.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
5.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
5.2.5 Competitive Rivalry

6. Market Dynamics
6.1 Drivers
6.1.1 Rising Prevalence of Cancer
6.1.2 Increasing Standardization of Pathological Laboratories
6.1.3 Technological Advancement in the Diagnostic and Molecular Techniques
6.1.4 Favorable Reimbursements for Cancer Screening and Laboratory Tests
6.2 Restraints
6.2.1 Safety Issues and Diagnostic Accuracy Issues with Histopathological and Cytopathological Tests
6.2.2 Lack of Awareness among Public for Diagnostic Tests
6.3 Opportunities
6.4 Key Challenges

7. Market Segmentation
7.1 By Type of Examination
7.1.1 Histology
7.1.2 Cytology Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Others
7.2 By Test Type
7.2.1 Microscopy-based Tests Cytochemistry and Histochemistry Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluoroscence Others
7.2.2 Molecular Genetics Tests Cytogenic Tests Karyotyping Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) Polymerase Chain Reaction Others
7.2.3 Flow Cytometry
7.3 By End User
7.3.1 Hospitals/Clinics
7.3.2 Biopharmaceutical Companies
7.3.3 Academia
7.3.4 Others
7.4 By Geography
7.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
7.4.2 Europe France Germany United Kingdom Italy Spain Rest of Europe
7.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.4 Middle East & Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa
7.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisition Analysis
8.2 Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships
8.3 New Products Launches

9. Key Players
9.1 Abbott
9.2 Becton Dickinson and Company
9.3 Danaher
9.4 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
9.5 Hologic, Inc.
9.6 Merck KGaA
9.7 PerkinElmer, Inc.
9.8 Sysmex Corporation
9.9 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
9.10 Trivitron Healthcare
*List not Exhaustive

10. Future of the Market

11. Disclaimer
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  • Abbott
  • Becton Dickinson And Company
  • Danaher
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Merck Kgaa
  • Perkinelmer Inc.
  • Sysmex Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Trivitron Healthcare
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