Protein Engineering Market- Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Global Protein Engineering Market is segmented by Product Type, Technology (Irrational Protein Design and Rational Protein Design), End User, and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

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Market Overview

The propelling factors for the growth of the global protein engineering market include the increasing prevalence of protein deficient diseases, increase in adoption of protein drugs over non-protein drugs, increased demand for alternatives to chemical processes, and rising government funding for protein engineering.

Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is increasing in the rural areas of emerging economies. It refers to a group of disorders that includes marasmus, kwashiorkor and intermediate states of marasmus-kwashiorkor. Therefore the prevalence of kwashiorkor varies from geography to geography. It is rare in the United States; however most affected regions include Southeast Asia, Central America, Congo, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and South Africa. Thus, the increasing prevalence of protein-deficient diseases is driving the overall market.

There is a rising number of government initiatives, such as funding R&D for protein engineering and awareness programs, which have influenced the healthcare industry. The government is thus proactively investing in many of the research studies. For instance, Protein Technologies Ltd (PTL) has received funding from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) for its innovative research in protein engineering. Hence the increasing number of government initiatives for the efficient protein engineering research helps in driving the overall growth of the market.

Protein engineering also holds immense opportunity in the agrochemical industry as engineering in proteins may lead to the generation of enzymes with improved function that may increase the crop yield or facilitate the biofuel production. It is also likely to play an important role as a tool to attain increased crop yield needed to meet future demands.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, protein engineering is the manipulation of the structures of proteins to produce the desired properties, or the synthesis of proteins with particular structures. It is the process by which novel proteins with desired properties are developed, and has grown enormously since past three decades. In the past years, protein engineers have successfully generated a wide range of proteins tailored to specific health, industry, medicine, research, and biotechnology applications.

By Product Type
Modified Enzymes
Monoclonal Antibodies
Coagulation Factors (Blood factors + Tissue plasminogen)
Growth Factors (Hormones + Cytokine)
Other Product Types
By Technology
Irrational Protein Design
Rational Protein Design
By End User
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
Academic Institutions
Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Monoclonal Antibodies by Protein Type is the Largest Segment that is Expected to Grow Fastest During the Forecast Period

Monoclonal antibodies are anticipated to hold the largest market share in the future, owing to their high adoption for numerous therapies, such as cancer and autoimmune diseases. They also have tremendous applications in the fields of therapeutics, diagnostics, and targeted drug delivery systems, for infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, as well as for cancer, and metabolic and hormonal disorders. Hence, recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid technology through genetic engineering has successfully led to the possibility of reconstruction of monoclonal antibodies, thus fueling the growth of the segment.

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Asia-Pacific Holds the Fastest Growth and is Expected to Follow the Same Trend Over the Forecast Period

The Asia-Pacific market is expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the growing presence of contract research organizations, rising healthcare IT spending, and unprecedented evolution of the healthcare infrastructure and standards across this region. Growing demand for personalized medicine and strong R&D investments in proteomics-based drug discovery projects are also supplementing the growth of the protein engineering market.

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Competitive Landscape

The global protein engineering market players are highly focused on strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, new product development initiatives, and geographical expansion. As the cost of R&D is high and requires high-end infrastructure, most of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are moving toward CROs. Most of the players in the CRO industry are joining forces in order to create a market position.

Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Protein-deficient Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Increased Demand for Alternatives to Chemical Processes

      3. 4.2.3 Increase in Adoption of Protein Drugs over Non-protein Drugs

      4. 4.2.4 Rising Government Funding for Protein Engineering

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Experts to Strategize the Process

      2. 4.3.2 High Costs

    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


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Modified Enzymes

      2. 5.1.2 Insulin

      3. 5.1.3 Monoclonal Antibodies

      4. 5.1.4 Coagulation Factors (Blood factors + Tissue plasminogen)

      5. 5.1.5 Vaccines

      6. 5.1.6 Growth Factors (Hormones + Cytokine)

      7. 5.1.7 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Irrational Protein Design

      2. 5.2.2 Rational Protein Design

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

      2. 5.3.2 Academic Institutions

      3. 5.3.3 Contract Research Organizations (CROs)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Amgen Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Bruker Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Eli Lilly and Company

      6. 6.1.6 Merck KGaA

      7. 6.1.7 Novo Nordisk AS

      8. 6.1.8 PerkinElmer Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Waters Corporation

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

** Subject to Availability

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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