LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market research report by Technavio, the global DNA analysis market in the government sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 14% until 2019.
In this report, Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global DNA analysis market in the government sector for 2015-2019. The market size has been calculated based on the revenue generated from the sale of biometric solutions, including software, and services, offered in the government sector.
“Homeland security is a major end-user of DNA analysis and increased government spending in this sector is predicted to help the market grow during the forecast period. Further, introduction of e-passports and visas, integrated with DNA biometrics in the verification of travelers is also expected to expand the market over the next four years,” said Amrita Choudhury, one of Technavio’s lead industry analysts for life science and research tools.
“The prevalence of DNA analysis is predicted to help prevent identity fraud and detect individuals who have restraining orders against them. A number of countries are expected to implement DNA analysis for issuing permits or visas to travelers in a bid to bolster homeland security in the face of growing acts of terrorism. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period and significantly drive market growth until 2019,” added Amrita.
Geographical segmentation of the global DNA analysis market in the government sector 2014
Source: Technavio Research
North America: largest region for the global DNA analysis market in the government sector
DNA analysis market in the government sector in North America is growing at a CAGR of more than 10%. North America is an early adopter of DNA analysis technology due to high investments by government and law enforcement agencies in the US and Canada. However, the market is likely to experience saturation and a reduction in contribution from the government sector during the forecast period.
DNA analysis finds popularity in the US among law enforcers to verify individual identity for grant of citizenship. Children in the US are granted citizenship only if they have a biological relationship with a US citizen and parent, hence, DNA analysis is being used to verify identity and biological relationships when issuing a visa or passport in the region.
Europe: second largest region for the global DNA analysis market in the government sector
The DNA analysis market in the government sector in Europe is growing at a CAGR of close to 13%. The demand for DNA analysis solutions is augmented by increased security concerns at airports, railways, seaports, and borders caused by terrorist threats.
DNA analysis is finding extensive use in Russia for diagnosing diseases such as cancer. The shift of government organizations from non-biometric technologies such as PINs and passwords to DNA analysis will lead to rapid market growth during in the upcoming four years.
DNA analysis market in the government sector in APAC
DNA analysis market in the government sector in APAC was valued at close to USD 57.80 million in 2014. APAC governments are investing heavily in DNA analysis for preventing crime. For instance, homeDNAdirect provides DNA matching services to specifically determine the country of origin of an individual and familial relationships. Market vendors are also conducting DNA paternity testing for proving paternity as part of ongoing legal trials in the region.
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