Global Biotechnology: Market Research Report

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Global Biotechnology Market Research Report | Sep 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Biotechnology global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Amgen Amgen market share
Gilead Gilead market share
Merck KgaA Merck KgaA market share
Roche Holding AG Roche Holding AG market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Biotechnology industry comprises a diverse range of firms engaged in the development of pharmaceuticals, pest-resistant crops and biofuels, among other products. Revenue for the industry has grown over the past five years and global investment in biotechnology has increased consistently, with much of the added R&D spending funneled into medical applications aimed at providing care for the aging global population. The industry is expected to continue prospering over the next five years, with the Asia-Pacific region making significant investments to gain a foothold in the market. Larger players will increasingly pursue low-risk growth strategies, such as partnering with academic institutions and acquiring smaller firms with products already in the late stages of development... read more

Industry Products

In its simplest definition, biotechnology is technology based on biology. Although biotechnology has applications in many fields, three primary fields of application that are generally comparable across all countries are health (both human and animal health), agro-food and industry environmental applications.

Human health technologies

The vast majority of industry companies research and develop products for the human health market; products from this segment account for about 44.9% of global industry revenue. As with other industry segments, the range and experiences of companies are highly diverse and many incur a significant financial loss until regulatory approval of a product or process... read more


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What is the Global Biotechnology Industry?

Firms in this industry primarily use living organisms or molecular and cellular techniques to develop products that are used in agriculture, food, industrial and medicine production.

Industry Products
Human health technologiesCrop production and agricultural technologiesAnimal health technologiesIndustrial and environmental technologies
Industry Activities
DNA coding, mapping and sequencingProcessing biotechnologies Subcellular organism researchCell and tissue culture and engineering Protein sequencing, synthesis and engineering

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