Single-cell Sequencing Services and Technologies Market, 2020-2030

Single-cell sequencing techniques offer many advantages over traditional genomic analyses, enabling the detection of complex and rare cell populations, and elucidating development trajectories of distinct cell lineages. Despite the potential to be used across diverse segments in biotechnology and medical research, this technique is still limited to early-stage research activities. This is primarily attributed to certain challenges associated with data processing and quality control. Further, the lack of versatile in silico tools is also considered among the major roadblocks to meaningful analysis and interpretation of single cell sequencing data. Additionally, the high cost of process execution and affiliated labor intensive protocols are other barriers to the adoption of since-cell sequencing technology. However, the introduction of the RNA-QC-Chain tool in 2018 (an effort to address the data processing and quality control related challenges) and the Human Cell Atlas project (responsible for developing the first whole transcriptome map of human cells), are considered prominent milestones in the field of single cell genomics. Presently, experts believe that the single-cell genomics market in North America, may reach USD 5 billion by 2025. Given, the potential of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) technologies to probe into previously unelucidated cellular mechanisms, and identify novel biomarkers / therapeutic targets, they are likely to witness significant adoption in biomedical research over the next decade.

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