Global DNA & Gene Chip (Microarray) Market (2010 - 2015)

03 Jun 2011 • by Natalie Aster

WilmingtonMicroarrays were developed and commercialized in the eighties. Since then, market has offered tremendous growth and hence has seen an influx of players vying fiercely for a share or this market. The Global DNA & Gene Chip (microarray) market was valued at $760 million in 2010 and is expected to reach $1,425.2 million by 2015 growing at a CAGR of and 13.4%. The oDNA segment accounted for the largest share – 98% – of the global DNA & gene chip market in 2010.

The report “Global DNA & Gene Chip (Microarray) Market (2010 - 2015)” by MarketsandMarkets categorizes the Global DNA & Gene Chip (microarray) market on the basis of applications, types, and geography, forecasting revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets. Each section provides market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. The report provides market tables for covering the sub-segments. In addition, it provides more than 30 company profiles covering all the sub-segments.

Gene Expression currently forms the largest application market as gene expression products are used in a wide variety of research activities including life sciences research, clinical diagnostics, biodefense, and agriculture. While this application contributed 28% to the Global DNA & Gene Chip (microarray) market revenues in 2010, cancer diagnosis and treatment application is expected to dominate the applications market by 2015; accounting for about 24% share in the market.

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Global DNA & Gene Chip (Microarray) Market (2010 - 2015)

Published: May 2011

Pages: 331

Price: US$ 4,650.00

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Photolithography is a method of constructing DNA microarrays in which an etching pattern is created on a platform by exposing it to light, either directly or using optical masks that ensure the DNA synthesis is stimulated in the defined desired nucleotide positions. Affymetrix was the pioneer this in-situ fabrication technique and used it to produce its high density oligonucleotide microarray - Gene Chips.

Advantages of photolitholithography:

  • Photolithography is very efficient;
  • It is best-suited for large volume runs (industrial applications);
  • Spot density is already high--up to 500,000 features per chip.


The DNA microarray applications marketplace is changing rapidly, however the market is expected to grow at a modest pace in the future. Although “gene expression” still remains the most popular application of DNA microarrays, other applications like SNP genotyping, drug discovery, and genomics are also rapidly gaining ground and spurring growth. Microarrays are widely adopted in the field of genomics, drug discovery, and cancer research and for treatment of various diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, and infectious diseases.

The major market player in DNA microarray market is Affymetrix (Santa Clara, CA) followed by

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA), and Illumina (San Diego, CA). However, there are many new entrants in the market and several major developments are taking place; for instance, in March 2010, Affymetrix launched a complete and compact microarray system for easy, affordable Whole-Genome Analysis making it increasingly challenging to maintain viable business models in this arena.

More information can be found in the report “Global DNA & Gene Chip (Microarray) Market (2010 - 2015)” by MarketsandMarkets.

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