Aptamers are chemically synthesized peptides or oligonucleotide molecules that bind to a specific target nucleic acid, protein, or lipid. Aptamers are used in various fields such as drug delivery, diagnostics, and therapeutics. The global aptamers market expected to witness a lucrative growth during the forecast period owing to the growing investment in research and development, technological advancements, growing usage of aptamers in drug delivery and diagnostics. The ethical issues associated with the use of aptamers and stringent regulatory policies for the product approval hinder the market growth.
The global aptamers market is segmented based on types, applications, and geography. Based on the types, the global aptamers market is segmented into nucleic acid aptamers and peptide aptamers. The nucleic acid aptamers segment is further sub-segmented into DNA-based aptamers, RNA-based aptamers, and XNA-based aptamers. In 2017, the market was dominated by nucleic acid aptamers segment owing to the higher preference, introduction of novel nucleic acid aptamers-based drugs such as Macugen and developing of DNA/RNA based aptamer drug such as NOX-A12, REG1. Based on applications, in 2017, research and development segmented dominated the global market and expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. The prime factors for the dominance of segment is the growing use of aptamers in research and development. For instance, Aptagen, LLC is working on the development of aptabodies that overcomes the current restrictions of traditional pharmaceutical drug discovery process.
In 2017, North America led the global aptamers market owing to rapid technological advancements and rising funding & investment to the development of aptamers. Furthermore, the domicile of the key players such as Aptagen, Inc., Regado Biosciences, Inc., and Somalogic, Inc. contributed to the North America market lead. Furthermore, Asia Pacific holds immense market opportunities due to increasing research & development activities and economic growth and expected to grow during the late phase of the forecast period. In Asia Pacific, the market growth is centered in the major economies such as Japan, China, and India due to supportive government initiatives and rising focus on research and development.
The global aptamers market is highly fragmented due to novel technology and new entrants. Key players hold a substantial position in the market due to better market penetration and geographical outreach. However, many startups are focusing on the development of aptamers to soon enter the competition. For instance, in 2017, Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc., a provider of custom aptamers discovery and development services, received US$ 3.2 million in series A-3 financing round. Thus, entry of new players accounts for the technological advancement thereby contributing to the global aptamers market growth.
The Global Aptamers Market is segmented on the following bases:
- Global Aptamers Market, by Type, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
- Nucleic Acid Aptamers
- DNA-Based Aptamers
- RNA-Based Aptamers
- XNA-Based Aptamers
- Peptide Aptamers
- Global Aptamers Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
- Therapeutics Development
- Research and Development
- Global Aptamers Market, by Geography, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
Key Players Identified in Aptamers Market include:
Aptagen, LLC, AM Biotechnologies, LLC, Aptamer Solutions Ltd, Aptamer Sciences, Inc., Aptus Biotech S.L., NeoVentures Biotechnology, Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc., TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc., Regado Biosciences, Inc., Vivonics, Inc. and SomaLogic Inc.
This report offers:
- Current trends in the aptamers market in terms of quantitative as well as qualitative information
- Which are the majorly preferred type of aptamers during various application
- Which is the prominent application field of aptamers
- How the market competition impacts the global aptamers market
- What are the mode of growth for key players in the market: organic or inorganic
- What is the fastest growing application of aptamers