Transport Media Market- Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The transport media market is segmented by Product (Viral Transport Media, Universal Transport Media, Molecular Transport Media and Others), Application (Diagnosis and Preclinical Testing), and End-Users (Hospitals, Clinics, Microbiology laboratories, and Others), and 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.

Market Snapshot

Transport Media Market
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.8 %

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Market Overview

The transport media market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period, 2022-2027.

With the rising COVID-19 testing, the demand for transport media is increased. For tests to be accurate and reliable, the quality of the specimen and the transporting and storing conditions of the specimen before being processed are crucial. For this, the use of a viral transport medium became common, and its demand increased exponentially. Key companies dealing the market started mass production of a viral transport medium for the transportation of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimens to diagnostic laboratories for confirmation.

For instance, in August 2020, Thermo Fisher Scientific opened its new USD 40 million facility in Lenexa, dedicated to viral transport media (VTM) production and enabled production to scale from 50,000 viral transport media tubes to more than 8 million per week. Additionally, According to the article titled "FDA Approved COVID-19 Innovations; Ohio State Medical Center To Share Nationwide" published in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in April 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VTM solutions developed by experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to expand and speed up COVID-19 testing across Ohio. By the above mentioned factors there is a significant positive impact on the transport media market during the forecast period.

Further, increasing prevalence of infectious diseases, and growing number of initiatives adopted by government for increasing the adoption rate of testing kits are among the major factors driving the growth of the studied market. Infectious diseases are a major cause of human suffering in terms of both morbidity and mortality throughout human history. For instance, according to the United Nations Programs on HIV/AIDs (UNAIDS), in 2019 approximately 38 million people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Such factors are likely to boost the adoption of transport media market, thereby contributing to the studied market growth.

In recent years, a wide range of in vitro diagnostic tests has become available for use in resource-constrained settings. According to the article titled "NIH awards funding to develop 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2" in October 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a USD 78 million grant to develop and produce 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, as the with the goal of bringing new home and point-of-care tests that can detect various respiratory illnesses to market in the year 2021. As the rapid test can be performed using VTM samples, allowing for the rapid identification and isolation of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients. This is liekly to boost the market growth.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has compiled a list of in vitro diagnostic tests that are eligible for procurement, based on WHO recommendations and on products approved by the regulatory authorities of the Global Harmonization Task Force. For instance, according to the WHO in October 2021, the use of lateral flow immunoassays to directly identify SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins (antigens) in nasal swabs and other respiratory secretions offers a faster and less expensive means of testing for SARS-CoV-2 than nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). Therefore, the rising radoption of transport media is poised to accelerate market growth globally and is expected to increase in the future, thereby driving the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.

In addition, new product launches and strategic activities by major players in the market are positively affecting the growth of the market studied. For instance, In July 2020, EKF Diagnostics, announced launching of new product namely, PrimeStore MTM (Molecular Transport Medium). It is a new addition of novel transport media for the safe sample handling and testing of multiple infectious diseases from a single swab to its product portfolio. Thus, owing to the product launches and acquisitions, the studied market is expected to have significant growth over the forecast period.

Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors the studied market is anticipated to witness growth over the analysis period. However, Clinical and technical issues related to swabs collection and transport media is likely to impede market growth.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, Transport media are buffer solutions containing carbohydrates, peptones, and other nutrients, apart from growth factors, designed for the transport of microorganisms while preserving the viability of the microbe. Transport media are designed to arrest any growth of the microbial sample. The transport media market is segmented by Product (Viral Transport Media, Universal Transport Media, Molecular Transport Media and Others), Application (Diagnosis and Preclinical Testing), and End-Users (Hospitals, Clinics, Microbiology laboratories, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America), and 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. 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
Viral Transport Media
Universal Transport Media
Molecular Transport Media
Others
By Application
Diagnosis
Preclinical Testing
By End-Users
Hospitals
Clinics
Microbiology laboratories
Others ( Diagnostic Laboratories and Reasearch Laboratories and Institues)
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
GCC
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Viral Transport Media Segment is Expected to Witness Significant High Growth Over the Forecast Period

Viral transport media is a solution that allows for the safe transfer of viral samples to a laboratory for analysis. In many cases, it is a liquid that creates a balanced buffer solution for maintaining a neutral pH, antimicrobial agents, a source of protein, and sucrose that serves as a preservative. As the global concern is growing over the outbreak of COVID-19, The success of the diagnosis of COVID-19 is primarily dependent on the quality of the specimen and the conditions under which it is transported and stored before being processed in the laboratory.

Companies in the viral transport medium segment have increased their production capacities to develop products useful for viral collection, maintenance, and culture. As per the article titled "Optimal preparation of SARS-CoV-2 viral transport medium for culture" published in Virology Journal, in March 2021, the Media Production Unit (MPU) at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, for local and regional diagnostic laboratories that use mostly manual methods, was asked to supply VTM at 20,000 units per week. 

Companies in the transport media market are increasing efforts to develop FDA-approved products to gain global recognition. In July 2020 GMS announced the launch of VTM, the first locally produced Viral Transport Medium for cost-efficient highest quality sample collection solution.

Additionally, in June 2020, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, in association with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), has developed low-cost diagnostic kits. These are Viral Transport Media (VTM) kits, RT-PCR kits, and RNA isolation kits. Therefore, the transport Media Market segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to the abovementioned factors.

Transport Media Market

North America is Expected to Dominate the Transport Media Market

North America is expected to dominate the market owing to factors such as the growing number of diagnostic tests along with the prevalence of various market players. The increasing number of initiatives adopted by the government for the prevalence of testing kits, and the rise in the number of infectious diseases are also driving the market in North America. For Instance, On April 2021, Microbix Biosystems Inc. a life sciences innovator and exporter announced that it had received an initial order from the government of Ontario procurement authorities of USD 4.25 million for its viral transport medium. This is likely to boost the market growth over the upcoming years.

Key product launches, high concentration of market players, or manufacturer's presence in the United States are some of the factors driving the growth of the transport media market in the country. For instance, in April 2021, COPAN Diagnostics announced its North American launch of UniVerse, COPAN’s fully automated instrument for molecular specimen preparation prior to Testing. These continuous product launches in the region are anticipated to drive the growth of the market in the country.

Therefore, owing to the aforesaid factors the growth of the studied market is anticipated in the North America Region.

Transport Media Market

Competitive Landscape

The transport media market is fragmented in nature due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international as well as local companies which hold market shares and are well known. include Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., BD, EKF Diagnostics, Puritan Medical Products, HiMedia Laboratories, Trinity Biotech, VIRCELL S.L, Medical Wire & Equipment, COPAN Diagnostics Inc., and Teknova among others.

Recent Development

  • In June 2020, INTEGRA Biosciences AG. announced new product launching for efficient filling of tubes with viral transport medium that support COVID-19 testing. The new product namely, DOSE IT is specialized such that it can efficiently and accurately dispense large, defined volume of VTM using a range of dispensing programs, and preparation time is kept to a minimum with the flip-top pump head for easy tube loading.
  • In November 2021, Vircell announced the launch of a new Transport Medium for the collection and preservation of viruses, chlamydia and mycoplasma that incorporates a swab specially recommended for pediatric use.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Alertness Amongst the People Concerning the Advantages of Viral Transport Kit

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Number of Initiatives Adopted by Government for Increasing the Adoption Rate of Testing Kits

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Clinical and Technical Issues Related to Swabs Collection and Transport Media

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force 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 Viral Transport Media

      2. 5.1.2 Universal Transport Media

      3. 5.1.3 Molecular Transport Media

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Diagnosis

      2. 5.2.2 Preclinical Testing

    3. 5.3 By End-Users

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Clinics

      3. 5.3.3 Microbiology laboratories

      4. 5.3.4 Others ( Diagnostic Laboratories and Reasearch Laboratories and Institues)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. 5.4.1.1 United States

        2. 5.4.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.4.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. 5.4.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.4.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.4.2.3 France

        4. 5.4.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.4.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.4.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.4.3.1 China

        2. 5.4.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.4.3.3 India

        4. 5.4.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.4.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.4.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.4.4.1 GCC

        2. 5.4.4.2 South Africa

        3. 5.4.4.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. 5.4.5.1 Brazil

        2. 5.4.5.2 Argentina

        3. 5.4.5.3 Rest of South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 BD

      3. 6.1.3 EKF Diagnostics

      4. 6.1.4 Puritan Medical Products

      5. 6.1.5 HiMedia Laboratories

      6. 6.1.6 Trinity Biotech

      7. 6.1.7 VIRCELL S.L

      8. 6.1.8 Medical Wire & Equipment

      9. 6.1.9 COPAN Diagnostics Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Teknova

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Transport Media Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Global Transport Media Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. , BD, EKF Diagnostics, Puritan Medical Products, HiMedia Laboratories are the major companies operating in Global Transport Media Market .

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