Molecular Weight Marker Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Molecular Weight Marker Market is Segmented by Product (DNA Marker, Protein Marker, and RNA Marker), Application, Type (Prestained Marker, Unstained Marker, and Specialty Marker) and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 11.7 %

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Market Overview

The global molecular weight marker market is expected to witness a CAGR of 11.7% during the forecast period. Certain factors that are driving the market growth include increasing investment in R&D and growing focus on proteomics and genomics technologies research.

One of the major factors responsible for driving the growth of the global molecular market is the investments being made in the R&D of molecular biology, which involves the use of molecular markers. In 2017, an investment of USD 1.4 million by the Magnotta Foundation to fund Lyme disease research, which requires specific study of these disease characteristics through the use of molecular markers, increased the focus on the use of molecular markers in molecular biology. 

The University of Leeds has also invested GBP 17 million in structural biology research, which would further involve the use of molecular markers in more than 50% of their research activities. These huge investments in research in specific areas that involve molecular markers, along with the increasing focus on molecular research biology, are expected to drive the growth of the molecular marker market over the forecast period.

However, the lack of skilled professionals in the field of molecular weight markers to conduct the research process and use these markers efficiently is restricting the use of molecular weight markers in the market. 

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, molecular-weight markers are a set of standards that are used to identify the approximate size of a molecule run on a gel during electrophoresis. Protein, DNA, and RNA molecular weight markers are commercially available.

DNA Marker
Protein Marker
RNA Marker
Nucleic Acid Application (PCR, Northern Blotting, Southern Blotting, Molecular Cloning, etc.)
Proteomics Application (Western Blotting, Gel Extraction, etc.)
Prestained Marker
Unstained Marker
Specialty Marker
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

RNA Marker is Expected to Show Lucrative Growth Opportunity in the Product Segment

RNA molecular weight markers consist of a mixture of in vitro synthesized chains of defined lengths, for the molecular-weight determination of RNA species. Markers are dissolved in a storage buffer, such as EDTA, and have a shelf life of up to 2 years when stored at -80 °C. The markers are usually stained, to be detectable on gel electrophoresis. The most commonly used dye for markers is ethidium bromide. They are usually used as size standards in northern blotting and RNA gel electrophoresis. The fragments are prepared by in vitro transcription of linearized plasmids, with RNA polymerases in separate reactions. 

Digoxigenin (DIG)-labeled RNA markers are widely used, as they are more stable and can be used multiple times without losing activity. Roche is the key player in the RNA molecular weight marker segment. Moreover, these markers are essential in research and development of new therapies and drugs, which has increased over the years. As a result, the demand for RNA markers is also expected to increase, which will help the market growth.


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

The North American market is highly driven by the presence of many large research laboratories and biotechnology in the United States. Applications of molecular weight markers, such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, molecular cloning, and sequencing, are very commonly used for the research in biotech companies. 

The increasing number of biotech companies in the United States is expected to drive the molecular weight markers market. Roche has invested in Stratos Genomics, a US-based biotech company, and has entered into a research collaboration to support further development of its unique application of single molecule sequencing of DNA fragments, using protein nanopores. Roche is working with Stratos scientists to support the development of efficient, low-cost sample preparation methods for DNA Xpandomers and improve sequencing performance. Collaborations between biotech companies and academia are increasing in the United States. These factors are driving the molecular weight markers market in the country.


Competitive Landscape

The molecular weight marker market is highly competitive and consists of a number of major players. Companies, like Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, F Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck KGaA, New England Biolabs, Promega Corporation, Qiagen, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and VWR International, among others, hold the substantial market share in the market studied.

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 Investment on R&D

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Focus on Proteomics and Genomics Technologies Research

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Skilled Healthcare Professionals

      2. 4.3.2 Strict Government Regulations

    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 Product

      1. 5.1.1 DNA Marker

      2. 5.1.2 Protein Marker

      3. 5.1.3 RNA Marker

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Nucleic Acid Application (PCR, Northern Blotting, Southern Blotting, Molecular Cloning, etc.)

      2. 5.2.2 Proteomics Application (Western Blotting, Gel Extraction, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Type

      1. 5.3.1 Prestained Marker

      2. 5.3.2 Unstained Marker

      3. 5.3.3 Specialty Marker

    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 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 F Hoffmann-La Roche AG

      4. 6.1.4 Merck KGaA

      5. 6.1.5 New England Biolabs

      6. 6.1.6 Promega Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 QIAGEN N.V.

      8. 6.1.8 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 VWR International

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Molecular Weight Marker Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Molecular Weight Marker Market is growing at a CAGR of 11.7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Merck KGaA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qiagen, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Promega Corporation are the major companies operating in Molecular Weight Marker Market.

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