The overall market for HMT research and discovery is still in a premature state and can be divided into three main segments: research tools, drug discovery and diagnostics.The research tools sector is the most developed niche and is represented both by well-established and small biotech companies. It was estimated at around $30 million in the last couple of years and is expected to grow further due to rising interest in HMT research in general and the introduction of new assays and technologies. The tools and reagents sector has specific challenges such as quality antibodies production or better enzymatic assay development.The second sector in HMT space is the drug discovery niche. This segment is represented by a relatively small number of participants. The HMT market is represented by the diagnostics and biomarker industry.
The global market for histone methyltransferases is more than $100 million. The research tools and assay development sector is the most stable segment in this market, showing slow yet consistent growth. There is still a big necessity for the development of efficient and reliable assays and tools for histone methyltransferases research.
A diagnostic segment is still in a very premature state. The biomarker industry sees enormous commercial potential in histone methyltransferases research, which was shown to be tightly correlated with cancer development. New diagnostics products using histone methyltransferases as biomarkers are expected.
Histone Methyltransferases: Global Markets for Research Tools, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery (PHM128A) provides:
- An overview of the global market and commercial potential for histone methyltransferases (HMTs)
- Analyses of global market trends, with data for 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018
- Discussion of the history of epigenetics, descriptions of main epigenetic enzymes, targets for HMTs, the importance of HMTs in different cellular functions, and the role of HMTs in different diseases
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