Mycoplasma Testing Global Market to 2030: Rising Cell Culture Contamination Drives Growth

Dublin, July 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Mycoplasma Testing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis By Product (Instruments, Kits & Reagents), By Technology (PCR, ELISA, Direct Assay, Microbial Culture), By Application, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global mycoplasma testing market size is expected to reach USD 2.26 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 13.4% over the forecast period.

The major factors driving the expansion of market includes growing demand for mycoplasma testing in biomanufacturing, emerging economies, and growing pharmaceutical outsourcing. Additionally, the market's overall growth is driven by rising cell-line contamination and innovation & research in biological sciences.

Growing number of government initiatives to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies is also driving the market growth. The U. S. FDA proposed to remove a test for detecting mycoplasma within in vitro living cell cultures, as it can help identify only a single test method. These changes in biologics regulations are anticipated to improve specificity and sensitivity in mycoplasma detection tests, leading to introduction of new technologies in the industry. This is expected to create immense opportunities for key players in new product development.

The rates of M. pneumoniae positivity sharply decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak at the end of 2019. This was a result of the COVID-19 pandemic's stringent regulations, which successfully stopped the spread of M. pneumonia. However, it is anticipated that M. pneumonia will expand even more throughout the research period following the relaxation of COVID-19 limits, which will have a positive impact on the mycoplasma testing market's growth.

Increasing investments in R&D have contributed significantly to the market's revenue growth. With rising healthcare expenditure, research activities in the life sciences industry are increasing significantly. The adoption of new technologies for drug discovery & development and innovations in cell culture technologies are driving the demand for mycoplasma tests. The high risk of cell culture contamination remains the primary factor expected to drive the mycoplasma testing market over the forecast period

Mycoplasma is estimated to contaminate around 15%-35% of all continuous cell cultures around the world. Out of over 190 known species of mycoplasma, only eight species are responsible for more than 95% of cell culture contamination. Poor cultural practices, aerosols, dust, and cross-contamination as a result of faulty or broken laminar flow are some of the factors responsible for an increase in the number of cell culture contamination events. Such factors are likely to drive the market demand for mycoplasma testing solutions.

Companies Mentioned

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Lonza Group AG
  • Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
  • PromoCell GmbH
  • Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd.
  • Sartorius AG
  • InvivoGen
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • American Type Culture Collection

Mycoplasma Testing Market Report Highlights

  • By product, kits and reagents dominated the market, and are anticipated to exhibit the fastest CAGR throughout the forecast period, due to their widespread use in mycoplasma testing
  • By technology, the polymerase chain reaction segment held a largest share of 32.38% in 2022 which can be attributed to the technology's ability to give quick and precise findings
  • Ease of conducting the procedure and rapid detection are some of the major advantages offered by the PCR method
  • By application, the cell line testing segment held a largest share of 41.46% in 2022, owing to the increase in research projects being done in the field of cell culture
  • Mycoplasma contamination can cause alterations in cell culture metabolites and lead to development of toxins. This increases the importance of cell line testing and authentication in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries
  • North America held the largest share of 39.08% in 2022. This is mostly attributed to the presence of significant market participants, as well as rising R&D spending and federal assistance
  • In Asia Pacific, the market is expected to grow at the highest rate in a projected time period driven by factors such as the rising prevalence of target diseases with an aging population, rising awareness and others

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages120
Forecast Period2022 - 2030
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$841.35 Million
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2030$2260 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate13.4%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Market Variables, Trends, & Scope
3.1. Market Segmentation and Scope
3.2. Market Lineage Outlook
3.2.1. Parent Market Outlook
3.2.2. Related/Ancillary Market Outlook
3.3. Market Trends and Outlook
3.4. Market Dynamics
3.4.1. Increasing R&D investments in life sciences
3.4.2. Rising government support toward pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
3.4.3. Rising cell culture contamination
3.4.4. Growing demand for the introduction of effective treatment of life - threatening diseases
3.4.5. Increased competition in the market
3.5. Market Restraint Analysis
3.5.1. High cost of research in cell biology
3.5.2. Slow rate of mycoplasma growth
3.5.3. Possibility of false negative results
3.6. Business Environment Analysis
3.6.1. SWOT Analysis; By Factor (Political & Legal, Economic And Technological)
3.6.2. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.7. COVID - 19 Impact Analysis

Chapter 4. Product Business Analysis

Chapter 5. Technology Business Analysis

Chapter 6. Application Business Analysis

Chapter 7. End - use Business Analysis

Chapter 8. Regional Business Analysis

Chapter 9. Competitive Landscape

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