NIPT helps obstetricians and pregnant women over different age-groups to better manage their pregnancy at a very early stage. Over the last few years, an increasing number of women in Tier-1 cities in India are giving preference to their career, and are opting for childbearing at a later age, stretching to their 30s. As a result, a rising trend of conception related complications can be observed in Indian cities. In India, around 80,000-100,000 IVF cycles are performed annually. Also, due to the large number of births, India has the largest number of babies born with chromosomal disorders in the world. Every year, between 23,000 and 29,000 children are born with Down’s syndrome in India, the highest in the world. Up to 90% of such cases can be detected if pregnant mothers opt for genetic screening, which represents a tremendous opportunity for NIPT tests in India in future.
According to RNCOS’ new research report “Indian NIPT Market Outlook 2022”, with the launch of NIPT tests, India represents a great opportunity for the growth of NIPT. In this regard, in October 2015, MedGenome collaborated with Natera for providing Panorama test in India. The company performed 1000 free NIPT test to identify the pattern of chromosomal abnormalities in fetus. However, factors such as lack of awareness relatively lower affordability, and a high number of births taking place in rural India limit the growth of the industry.
The report provides the potential market for NIPT in India. Furthermore, the report also provides a depiction of macro-economic factors, healthcare infrastructure and population demographics to assess the industry potential and growth. The report also covers a brief description regarding the available NIPT tests in India as well as in global market. Moreover, regulatory scenario has been prudently analyzed to reflect a clear picture of the immense possibilities in the Indian NIPT market.
Pathology labs and IVF clinics in India are rapidly expanding their networks, and witnessing a huge surge in fertility tourism and so in NIPT. The report also includes the findings from another RNCOS survey namely “Gynecologists survey to assess the potential for NIPT in India”, which reveal moderate awareness level of NIPT in India and highlights tremendous scope of NIPT that could revolutionize the prenatal diagnosis scenario in India.
The last section of the report discusses about the prominent players in the global as well as Indian market with a brief business overview and analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, which will act as a pristine source of business intelligence for players looking to enter the highly lucrative Indian NIPT market. Besides, detailed profiling of Indian pathology labs and IVF clinics will help the medical centers who are seeking for partnerships and collaborations to make an informed decision. Overall, the research contains exhaustive information that will help clients in formulating market strategies, and assessing opportunity and potential areas in the Indian NIPT market.