Market growth is driven by rising demand for rapid disease diagnosis, increasing prevalence of influenza and growth in influenza research for diagnostic technologies.
[193 Pages Report] The global Influenza Diagnostics Market is projected to reach USD 1.1 billion by 2026 from USD 0.8 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 7.7%
Driver: Growth in influenza research for diagnostic technologies
The rising prevalence of influenza across the globe has increased R&D efforts towards its effective detection and diagnosis. Most research activity focuses on developing faster and more accurate diagnostic solutions for influenza viruses leading to market growth.
Opportunity: Advancements in genomic and proteomic technologies
The Human Genome Project and advances in molecular and biomedical technologies have generated a vast amount of data, which have resulted in the development of a multitude of assays and technologies useful for the diagnosis and management of influenza infections. These new technologies, based on genomic techniques (such as PCR-based) and proteomics (such as microarray-based detection), help discover new influenza viruses. They also enable better surveillance and rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases which serves as an opportunity for the market.
Restraint: Variabilities in test sensitivity and specificity
Sensitivity and specificity are the major factors that impact the results of influenza diagnostic tests. The antigenic variation of influenza viruses is the main reason behind the complexity of these tests. As a result, variabilities exist in the sensitivity and specificity of influenza diagnostic tests, which can impact the final test results. Due to this factor, false-negative results are more common than false-positive results, especially during peak influenza season which is a major factor restraining the growth of the influenza diagnostics market.
Challenge: Stringent regulatory framework
A major challenge that most diagnostic companies face in commercializing their tests is getting Medicare and private health insurers to pay for them. This is important not only to help the decision-making process of physicians within the practice of evidence-based medicine but also to achieve regulatory approvals and reimbursements for the tests. Regulatory approvals for influenza tests have become more stringent in recent years to ensure their efficiency in detecting all types of influenza viruses.
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Key Market Players
The major players operating in this market are Danaher Corporation (US), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US), F. Hoffmann-LA Roche AG (Switzerland), Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Us), Hologic, Inc. (US), bioMérieux SA (France), Quidel Corporation (US), Becton, Dickinson and Company (US), Meridian Bioscience (US), GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (US), Luminex Corporation (US), Tecanclinica Trading AG (Switzerland), DiaSorin SA (Italy), altona Diagnostics GmbH (Germany), SEKISUI Diagnostics (US), SA Scientific Ltd. (US), Coris BioConcept SPRL (Belgium), ELITech Group (France), Mast Group Ltd. (UK), Genome Diagnostics, Pvt. Ltd. (India), Germaine Laboratories, Inc. (US), Response Biomedical Corp. (Canada). Tauns Laboratories, Inc. (Japan) and 3B BlackBio Biotech India Ltd. (India).