In-vitro diagnostics is a process of diagnosing various medical conditions using assay kits and analyzers. The in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market is growing at a steady rate as there is an increase in the awareness of various diseases and various plans are initiated by the government to reduce the diseases. Most of the IVD tests are performed in medical and clinical laboratories but the advent of point-of-care (POC) technology has enabled testing to be performed in the presence of the patient and even at their home.This technology advancement is driving market growth during the forecast period.
Factors, such as increasing lifestyle diseases, growing adoption of POC testing, increasing demand for biomarker-based testing and demand from the emerging countries are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. The increased sales of counterfeit glucose monitoring strips and stringent regulatory approval processes are factors hampering the market growth.
The regulatory scenario is of concern as there has been a wide range of instruments and assays, which range from Class I to Class III devices. Recently there has been a change in regulations in the European region, which has been a major issue for the market players.
The market is witnessing an emerging trend for noninvasive prenatal testing, next-generation sequencing (NGS), liquid biopsy, and circulating tumor cells test. The markets in India, Brazil, and China are expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to the high prevalence of infectious diseases in these countries.