Exosome Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Exosomes Market is Segmented by Product (Kits and Reagents, Instruments, Other Products), by Application (Diagnostics, Therapeutics), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The Report offers the Value (in USD million) for the Above Segments.

Exosome Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 429.99 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 900.03 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 15.92 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Exosome Market Analysis

The Exosomes Market size is estimated at USD 429.99 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 900.03 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 15.92% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a rising demand for exosomes. Exosomes are 30-120 nm extracellular vesicles that participate in several pathological conditions. Virus-infected cells release exosomes that are implicated in infection by transferring viral components such as viral-derived miRNAs and proteins. Exosomes also contain receptors for viruses that make recipient cells susceptible to virus entry. The spike protein cleavage by transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) is needed for COVID-19 virus entry and infection via interaction with the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor. There is evidence that exosomes transfer ACE2 to receipt cells, suggesting a supportive function for COVID-19 virus internalization and infection. A study published by the National Institute of Health in January 2022 suggests that the COVID-19 infection has a direct connection with exosomes in terms of the emergence of the virus inside the body and its spread. Additionally, it is observed that circulating exosomes carrying lung-associated self-antigens, viral antigens, and the 20S proteasome are more prevalent in individuals with coronavirus infection. Hence, with the above-mentioned factors, it is noticeable that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the exosome market. However, post-pandemic, exosome study and research have evolved with their widening applications.

Certain factors that are driving market growth include the increasing prevalence of cancer, technological advancements in exosome isolation and analytical procedures, and increasing advanced applications of exosomes. The growing prevalence of cancer patients directly impacts the increased demand for exosomes. According to the GLOBOCAN 2020 report, 19.29 million people are living with cancer, and this number is expected to rise over the next two decades across the globe. With the rising number of cancer cases, it is believed that the application of exosomes in coping with cancer would be high, which is expected to contribute to the market growth.

Exosomes extracted from cow's milk are used to deliver therapeutic molecules against lung and breast cancer. Exosomes derived from specific sites of the body are promising candidates for anti-cancer vaccines due to their enhanced passive targeting and their small size, indigenous nature, and ability to cross biological barriers. Thus, the increase in the number of cancer cases in hospitals directly increases the demand for exosomes in diagnosis as well as therapeutics.

However, many technical difficulties need to be addressed to successfully implement exosomes in various applications. This is one of the primary hindrances to the growth of the exosome market. Some of the major difficulties include optimization of purification, increasing the homogeneity of exosomes, and efficient transfection strategies. This is further accompanied by a lack of technical information (like the type of rotor, diameter, volume, and viscosity of the sample), which restricts the maximum utilization of exosomes.

The cumbersome nature of the methods for isolation and purification and the inability to distinguish between different cancer stages with an incomplete understanding of the immune system may limit the exosome market. Moreover, other factors limiting the growth of this market are the stringent regulatory requirements for the approval and commercialization of exosome products.

Exosome Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Exosomes Market according to our research experts:

The Therapeutic Application Segment is Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share in the Exosomes Market

Exosomes have the potential to be used as a therapeutic platform for a variety of diseases, including COVID-19. Exosomes have clinical applications as cell-free alternatives for treating various diseases and tissue regeneration by delivering therapeutic cargo components while avoiding immune rejection and cellular toxicity. In addition, stem cell-derived exosomes are advantageous in harnessing the anti-inflammatory and regenerative abilities of parent cells; thus, exosomal treatment can be engineered for respiratory viral diseases, including SARS-CoV-2.

Exosomes have promising potential to be a vehicle for drug delivery as they have natural material transportation properties, the capability to support intrinsic long-term circulation, and high biocompatibility, which are the most suitable factors for the delivery of a variety of proteins, chemicals, and nucleic acids. According to a few research studies, exosomes have generated positive results as mediators of intercellular communication, potentially delivering functional proteins, mRNA transcripts, and miRNAs to cells throughout the body. Exosomes, derived from some types of cells (such as dendritic and mesenchymal stem cells), have potential therapeutic properties and are biocompatible and efficient agents against various disorders, such as organ injury and various disorders including heart, kidney, liver, and lung illnesses.

Although there has been rapid progress in the research of exosome applications, there are many challenges in the development of exosome-based therapeutics, particularly in the production of exosome formulations due to their low productivity and heterogeneity. Moreover, there are a few barriers in the storage, optimization, and isolation methods of exosome formulations.

Exosomes Market - Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases, by Type, United States, 2022

North America Dominates the Market and is Expected to do the Same in the Forecast Period

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was the most affected country in the world. As exosomes and extracellular vesicles are considered potential mediators of infection, reinfection, and reactivation, the growing number of studies concerning exosomes is positively impacting market growth in North America.

The North American region holds one of the largest shares in the exosome market, owing to better healthcare infrastructure, effective government policies, a huge base of multinational companies, and high awareness among people about diagnostics and healthcare. Many government-funded research studies have been conducted regarding the role of drugs using exosomes in several kinds of cancer, such as melanoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer, among others. Companies like Merck and Exosome Diagnostic have sponsored and collaborated with several universities, such as Yale University and Michigan State University, to conduct clinical trials in the United States. Furthermore, these ventures are very well supported by government funding. The studies were mostly conducted for neoplasms.

New technologies coming into the exosome market are fueling market growth. For instance, according to the Lab on Chip Journal publication of July 2022, the United States is experiencing wide adoption of emerging micro-nanotechnologies for extracellular vesicles in immuno-oncology ranging from target-specific isolations to immunomodulation. With the adoption of new technologies, the market studied is expected to witness strong growth in the coming years.

Exosomes Market - Growth Rate by Region

Exosome Industry Overview

The exosome market is highly competitive and consists of a number of major players. Companies like Danaher (Beckman Coulter Inc.), Diagenode Inc., Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Inc., Lonza, MBL International, Miltenyi Biotec, Novus Biologicals, Qiagen, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., among others, hold a substantial market share in the exosomes market.

Exosome Market Leaders

  1. Diagenode Inc.

  2. Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Inc.

  3. Qiagen

  4. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

  5. Danaher (Beckman Coulter Inc.)

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Exosome Market News

  • July 2022: Cells for Cells, a clinical-stage biotech pioneering allogeneic stem cell and stem-cell-derived therapeutics for high-impact chronic diseases, announced a 6-month follow-up of the groundbreaking clinical data from the first-ever patient dosed with an exosome-produced therapy for osteoarthritis.
  • April 2022: Global Stem Cells Group (GSCG) announced the launch of its new product with new lyophilized exosome technology. Global Stem Cells Group's new product line includes innovative anti-aging products that can regenerate cells and tissues in the body.
  • November 2021: Lonza, a global manufacturing partner to the pharma, biotech, and nutrition industries, announced the acquisition of an exosome manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts (US) from Codiak BioSciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of exosome-based therapeutics.

Exosome Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Cancer

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Exosome Isolation and Analytical Procedures

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Advanced Applications of Exosomes

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Stringent Regulatory Requirements for Approval and Commercialization of Exosome Products

      2. 4.3.2 Technical Difficulties with the Implementation and Usage of Exosomes

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Kits and Reagents

      2. 5.1.2 Instruments

      3. 5.1.3 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Diagnostics

      2. 5.2.2 Therapeutics

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter Inc.)

      2. 6.1.2 Hologic Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Lonza Group Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 JSR Corporation (MBL International)

      6. 6.1.6 Miltenyi Biotec

      7. 6.1.7 Bio-Techne (Novus Biologicals)

      8. 6.1.8 Qiagen

      9. 6.1.9 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Illumina Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Takara Bio Inc.

      12. 6.1.12 Malvern Instruments Ltd

      13. 6.1.13 Abcam PLC

      14. 6.1.14 Evox Therapeutics

      15. 6.1.15 Capricor Therapeutics Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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Exosome Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of this report, exosomes are small membrane vesicles of endocytic origin that are secreted by most cells in culture and are created upon the fusion of the multivesicular body (MVB), an intermediate endocytic compartment, with the plasma membrane. The exosome market is segmented by product (kits and reagents, instruments, and other products), by application (diagnostics and therapeutics), and by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Kits and Reagents
Other Products
By Application
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America
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Exosome Market Research FAQs

The Exosomes Market size is expected to reach USD 429.99 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 15.92% to reach USD 900.03 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Exosomes Market size is expected to reach USD 429.99 million.

Diagenode Inc., Hitachi Chemical Diagnostics Inc., Qiagen, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Danaher (Beckman Coulter Inc.) are the major companies operating in the Exosomes Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Exosomes Market.

In 2023, the Exosomes Market size was estimated at USD 370.94 million. The report covers the Exosomes Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Exosomes Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Statistics for the 2024 Exosome market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Exosome analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Exosome Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)