The Global Market for Next-Generation Sequencing Tests Continues Its Torrid Pace.
The market for next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS) has grown dramatically. Health care decision-makers need empirical evidence on market growth and future trends in order to develop appropriate strategies and policies, but little has been published about the nature and size of these trends. We provide a snapshot of market trends through 2020. We found rapid growth of clinical NGS - the global clinical NGS services market was $2.2 billion in 2015 and is forecast to reach $7.7 billion by 2020. The reproductive health NGS test market is the largest market followed by the oncology NGS test market. The largest market is for tests that sequence >50 genes but not the entire exome or genome. Markets are growing rapidly in countries outside of the US. Despite rapid NGS test growth, there are a number of key issues that will need to be addressed to facilitate appropriate future growth.