DNA Synthesis Market

DNA Synthesis Market: Industry Trends and Global Forecasts, Till-2035 - Distribution by Method of DNA Synthesis (Chemical Method and Enzymatic Method), Key Applications Areas (Research & Diagnostics, and Therapeutic Applications), Company Size (Small, Mid-sized and Large), and Key Geographical Regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and RoW)

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DNA Synthesis Market Overview

The global DNA synthesis market is estimated to be worth USD 1.0 billion in 2024 and is projected to reach USD 8.6 billion by 2035. It is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.6% during the forecast period.

DNA synthesis is a process of developing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules that can be used for the production of gene therapies and various other therapeutic candidates. The growing shift towards tailored therapies to meet individual patient requirements has surged the requirement of DNA or RNA molecules for a variety of therapeutic applications. Beyond therapeutic applications, DNA molecules also play a crucial role in medical research, disease diagnosis, analytical processes, and forensic investigation. Several studies are being conducted / have been conducted to evaluate the therapeutic usage of oligonucleotides, particularly DNA, for various medical conditions. Additionally, the oligonucleotide molecules are currently being deployed in genetic disease diagnostics, such as cancer, ovarian cancer, dyslexia, psoriasis, and Parkinson's disease. Advanced technologies such as genetic engineering, genome sequencing technology, gel electrophoresis, and recombinant DNA technology enable researchers to synthesize desired oligonucleotides for the development of therapies. It is interesting to note here that several DNA-based therapies have been developed by pharmaceutical companies that aid in the treatment of diseases. Driven by the increasing demand for naturally or artificially synthesized DNA, several industrial leaders have shown active interest in this field to make the process of DNA faster, more sustainable, and more precise.

It is interesting to highlight here that various DNA synthesis companies are offering technology and services to enhance the production of DNA molecules. Interestingly, active companies in this domain have developed proprietary enzymatic DNA synthesis platforms that offer greater accessibility and convenience over DNA replication methods and improve the length of DNA fragments. Given the precision and control offered by high-throughput technologies, several researchers and oligonucleotide-based drug developers prefer to outsource DNA replication and synthesis operations from third-party service providers with the required expertise. Presently, there are several active DNA synthesis companies in the market that offer DNA synthesis technologies / services. It is worth noting here that these companies are increasing their efforts to build / expand technology-based platforms to meet the growing demand for DNA synthesis. Driven by the increasing requirement for DNA across various applications and ongoing efforts of industrial leaders, the market seems to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast period. 

DNA Synthesis Market Segmentation Insights

The market report features a comprehensive analysis of various companies that are engaged in the global DNA synthesis industry across different segments, as defined in the table below. 

DNA Synthesis Market: Report Attributes / Market Segmentation

Key Report Attribute Details
Historical Trend 2019-2023
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2035
Market Size 2035 USD 8.6 billion
Growth Rate  21.6%
Method of DNA Synthesis 
  • Chemical Method
  • Enzymatic Method 
Key Application Areas 
  • Research & Diagnostics
  • Therapeutic Applications 
Company Size 
  • Small 
  • Mid-Sized
  • Large 
Key Geographical Region 
  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 
Key Companies Profiled
  • Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
  • ATUM
  • DNA Script
  • Eurofins Genomics
  • Gene Universal
  • GenScript
  • Synbio Technologies
(A full list of key companies captured is available in the report)
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  • Market Landscape Analysis
  • Partnerships and Collaborations 
  • Funding and Investment Analysis 
  • Grant Analysis 
  • Publication Analysis 
  • Patent Analysis 
  • Market Forecast and Future Opportunity Analysis 

One of the key objectives of this market report is to provide a detailed market forecast analysis in order to estimate the existing market size and future opportunities in the DNA synthesis market over the next decade. Based on multiple parameters, such as a number of projects and service-based cost distribution, we have developed informed estimates on the evolution of the market for the forecast period 2024-2035. The market research report also features the likely distribution of the current and forecasted opportunity across methods of DNA synthesis (chemical method and enzymatic method), application areas (research & diagnostics and therapeutic applications), company size (small, mid-sized and large), and key geographical regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and RoW). 

To account for the future uncertainties and to add robustness to our model, we have provided three market forecast scenarios, namely conservative, base, and optimistic scenarios, portraying different tracks of the anticipated industry's growth.

All actual figures have been sourced and analyzed from publicly available information forums. Financial figures mentioned in this market research report are in USD unless otherwise specified.

DNA Synthesis Market Share Insights

Market Share by Method of DNA Synthesis 

The DNA synthesis market report covers an in-depth analysis of the market across various method of DNA synthesis. According to our projection, chemical method accounts for the largest share of the market in 2024 and is poised to hold 57% of the overall revenue share by 2035. Driven by the growing usage of enzymes for DNA isolation and synthesis, the enzymatic method is likely to grow at a higher CAGR of 21% during the forecast period. 

Market Share by Key Application Areas

Based on the key application areas, the global DNA synthesis market is distributed across research & diagnostics and therapeutic applications. Research & diagnostic applications are expected to hold 61% of the overall revenue share by 2035. This can be attributed to the extensive usage of synthetic DNA sequences in genetic engineering, molecular biology research, and synthetic biology projects. Therapeutic applications are likely to grow at a higher CAGR of 21% during the forecast period, owing to the rising interest in nucleic acid-based therapies, gene therapy, and personalized treatment.

Market Share by Company Size

The DNA synthesis market has been distributed among small, mid-sized, and large companies. Based on the company size, large companies are estimated to hold 46% of the overall revenue share. In the long run, small companies are anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 20.9% during the forecast period. 

Market Share by Key Geographical Regions 

Based on the geographical region, the DNA synthesis market is segmented across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. North America currently accounts for the largest share of the market and is expected to hold 50% of the overall share of the market by 2035. In Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world, the market will grow at a higher CAGR of 21% during the forecast period.

DNA Synthesis Market: Key Insights

The “DNA Synthesis Market: Industry Trends and Global, till 2035” market report features a detailed study of the current market landscape, market size, market forecast and future opportunities for the DNA synthesis technologies and service providers. Further, the market research report underlines an in-depth analysis, highlighting the capabilities of technology and service providers engaged in the market.

Competitive Landscape of DNA Synthesis Market 

Currently, the market landscape features more than 65 DNA synthesis companies offering technological platforms and services for the synthesis of DNA. Overall, the market seems fragmented highlighting small, mid-sized and large companies. Among these, 50% of the active players in this field are small companies and have been established recently. A significant investment in research and development activities has been made by key industrial players to investigate DNA as a therapeutic intervention to target various disease indications. Market players are presently undertaking various strategic initiatives for the expansion of technologies / services and focus on minimizing operational costs to offer cost-effective DNA synthesis services to their clients.

Market Drivers: Increasing Demand for Application of Synthetic DNA in Therapeutic Areas

A significant driver propelling the global DNA synthesis market is the increasing requirement for synthetic oligonucleotides such as DNA or RNA to develop therapies, including gene therapies, RNA-based therapies, and targeted therapies. The subsequent advancement in technologies such as genome editing technologies and CRISPR-Cas9 has significantly improved the capability to alter DNA with higher efficiency and precision. Synthetic genes can easily be customized to control gene expression and for response modulation according to the targeted decision indication. It is worth highlighting here that in January 2024, Casgevy™ received approval from the FDA for patients aged above 12 years. In August 2022, Zynteglo® (a gene therapy for the treatment of Beta thalassemia) received approval from the FDA for adults and children. Therapeutic treatments are able to reduce the requirement for blood transfusion in patients with Beta Thalassemia. Furthermore, the growing approval of gene-based therapies from the US FDA is driving the interest of industrial leaders to develop novel therapies using synthetic genes, which will continue to drive the market during the forecast period. 

Market Trends: Strategic Funding and Partnerships Transforming the DNA Synthesis Market 

One of the significant trends in the DNA synthesis market is strategic funding and partnership for the transformation of this industry. Driven by the increasing shift towards personalized therapies, the key players in this industry are demanding high-throughput DNA isolation technologies for creating synthetic DNA with higher precision. It is worth noting here that industrial leaders have raised nearly USD 600 million in capital investment through capital venture funding within the past few years. Nearly 62% of the total investment in this field has been raised through Venture Series C funding rounds. Furthermore, 75% of the funding instances have taken place in Europe in the past few years for accelerating the technological advancements that aid in the manipulation of synthetic DNA with higher efficiency. 

Furthermore, several players have entered into strategic partnerships and acquisition deals to support the growing demand for synthetic DNA for a wide range of applications. For instance, in January 2022, Pfizer and Codex DNA inked a strategic Early Access Partnership and Licensing Agreement to develop DNA's Novel Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Technology of Codex. The technology will be used in the production of Pfizer's mRNA-based vaccine. Further, the partnership will help in enhancing Pfizer's Biotherapies Research and Development. In August 2022, DNA Script signed partnerships with Asia-Pacific Distributors to meet the growing demand for enzymatic DNA synthesis on the same day. The ongoing partnerships between key industrial leaders are estimated to drive market opportunities during the forecast period. 

Market Challenges: Limited Elongation Challenges and Regulatory Hurdles

One of the key challenges faced by the DNA synthesis market players is limited technological efficiency for generating >300 nucleotide DNA. Sequencing errors during DNA chain elongation through chemical or enzymatic processes can create difficulty in achieving desired results. Furthermore, stringent guidelines are required for the approval of gene therapies and oligonucleotides, which further slow down the research and development process. In order to facilitate the consistent manufacturing of synthetic DNA, it is essential to overcome these challenges and adhere to the standardized guidelines provided by regulatory agencies such as the FDA. 

Market Size Analysis: North America to Hold the Largest Market Share

The global DNA synthesis market is estimated to be worth $ 1 billion in 2024. North America holds the largest share of the market, with more than 55% of the DNA synthesis companies based in this region. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 21% over the forecast period of this market report. The various factors supporting this growth have been discussed above.

Leading Companies in the DNA Synthesis Market

Examples of key leading companies actively engaged in the DNA synthesis industry (which have also been profiled in this market report; the complete list of companies is available in the full report) include Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, ATUM, DNA Script, Eurofins Genomics, Gene Universal, GenScript and Synbio Technologies. This market report consists of an easily searchable excel database of all the companies providing DNA synthesis technologies and services worldwide.

DNA Synthesis Market Report Coverage

In addition to other elements, the market research report covers:

  • A detailed assessment of the overall landscape of the DNA synthesis market, providing information on the type of offering, method of DNA synthesis (chemical method and enzymatic method), type of DNA molecule, custom offerings, and application area. Additionally, the report provides information on drug developer(s) involved in the market, along with analyses based on a number of relevant parameters, such as year of establishment, company size, and geographical location of headquarters.
The image provides context of DNA Synthesis Technologies and Services Market. DNA synthesis has demonstrated to play a vital role in molecular and synthetic biology; various DNA synthesis technologies facilitate the use of DNA across several applications, including drug discovery, genetic engineering and clinical diagnosis / treatment This image provides list of DNA Synthesis Technologies and Services Providers. Around 65 companies presently claim to have the required expertise for DNA synthesis technologies and affiliated services; of these, more than 50% players are small companies and have recently been established The image provides details on the current market landscape of DNA Synthesis Technologies and Services. These technology and service providers claim to employ different cost-effective methods for the synthesis of DNA, having applications in various biomedical fields
  • Elaborate profiles of the key players involved in providing technologies and services in the DNA synthesis market. Each profile features a brief overview of the company, its financial information, details on its technology / service portfolio, financial information, recent developments, and an informed future outlook.
  • A detailed overview of the current market landscape of oligonucleotide manufacturers focused on research and diagnostic applications, based on several relevant parameters, such as year of establishment, company size, scale of operation (preclinical, clinical, and commercial), location of headquarters, number of manufacturing facilities, along with information on the location of facility (country-wise), regulatory accreditations and certifications received, type of oligonucleotide manufactured (antisense oligonucleotides, aptamers, decoys, miRNA, shRNA, siRNA, specialty amidites and others), type of offering (custom synthesis, modification and purification), type of manufacturing service(s) offered (process development and characterization, method validation and testing, analytical development, sequencing capabilities, stability studies, quality assurance and control, fill / finish, regulatory support, data analytics and reporting, and others) and type of modification(s) offered (amino modifiers, backbone modifications, fluorescent probes, dyes and quenchers, modified bases, phosphorylation, thiol modifications and others).
  • A detailed overview of the current market landscape of oligonucleotide manufacturers focused on therapeutic applications, based on several relevant parameters, such as year of establishment, company size, scale of operation (preclinical, clinical, and commercial), location of headquarters, number of manufacturing facilities, along with information on the location of facility (country-wise), regulatory accreditations and certifications received, type of oligonucleotide manufactured (antisense oligonucleotides, aptamers, decoys, miRNA, shRNA, siRNA, specialty amidites and others), type of offering (custom synthesis, modification and purification), type of manufacturing service(s) offered (process development and characterization, method validation and testing, analytical development, sequencing capabilities, stability studies, quality assurance and control, fill / finish, regulatory support, data analytics and reporting, and others) and type of modification(s) (amino modifiers, backbone modifications, fluorescent probes, dyes and quenchers, modified bases, phosphorylation, thiol modifications and others).
This image looks at the various publications released related to DNA Synthesis domain. There has been a notable increase in the published scientific literature related to DNA synthesis technologies and services in the last few years; such articles have been published in over 50 countries This infographic looks at the various partnership deals inked by stakeholders in the DNA synthesis domain. The growing interest in DNA synthesis technologies and services is reflected by the increase in partnership activity in the recent past; in fact, between 2019 and 2021, the partnership activity increased at a CAGR of 18% This image looks at the details of grants related to DNA Synthesis. Over the past few years, 150 academic grants have been awarded to various organizations in order to support the ongoing efforts related to research and innovation in the field of DNA synthesis technologies
  • An analysis of the partnerships established between various stakeholders in the DNA synthesis market since 2017, covering product development and commercialization agreements, R&D agreements, technology licensing agreements, other licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and other relevant types of deals. 
  • A review of the funding and investments made in the DNA synthesis companies in the period between 2024 and 2035, including seed financing, venture capital financing, debt financing, grants, capital raised from IPOs, and subsequent offerings at various stages of development. The analysis has been done on the basis of several parameters, such as the number of funding instances, the amount invested, the type of funding, leading players and investors, and geographical analysis.
  • An in-depth analysis of grants that have been awarded to various research institutes for projects related to DNA synthesis technologies and services since 2017, on the basis of important parameters, such as year of grant award, grant amount awarded, administering institute center, support period, type of grant application, grant activity code, emerging focus area, purpose of grant award, type of recent organization, popular NIH department and prominent program officers. 
  • A detailed review of more than 12,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles related to research on DNA synthesis technologies, which have been published since 2017, including analysis based on parameters such as year of publication, key focus area, type of article, popular keywords, popular authors, therapeutic area, geography and key journals (in terms of number of articles published in this domain and impact factor of the journal).
  • An in-depth analysis of the patents related to DNA synthesis technologies, filed / granted till 2024, based on various parameters, such as patent publication year, geographical location / patent jurisdiction, CPC symbols, emerging focus areas, and type of applicant, and leading players (by number of patents). In addition, it features a patent valuation analysis, which evaluates the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the patents.
This infographic looks at the funding raised by players in the DNA synthesis domain. Several investors, having realized the future opportunity associated with DNA synthesis technologies and services market, have invested more than USD 750 million in the past five years This image looks at the details of patents related to DNA synthesis. More than 11,000 patents have been filed / granted related to DNA synthesis technologies since 2016, establishing a strong portfolio of intellectual property within this industry This image provides details on DNA synthesis domain. The DNA synthesis services market is expected to witness an annualized growth rate of more than 15% till 2035; the opportunity is likely to be distributed across methods of synthesis applications, company sizes and geographies

Recent Developments in DNA Synthesis Market

Several recent developments have taken place in the field of DNA synthesis in recent years. We have outlined some of the recent initiatives below. These developments, even if they took place post the release of our market report, substantiate the overall market trends and have been outlined in our analysis.

  • In May 2024, Molecular Assemblies, Inc. launched its partnership program to allow easy licensing of its Fully Enzymatic SynthesisTM (FESTM) technology (platform, reagents and enzymes) to its partners for research use.
  • In August 2023, Camena Bioscience raised USD 10 million of capital investment in a Series A funding round to meet the increasing demand for DNA synthesis technology.
  • In May 2023, GenScript announced the launch of GenTitan Gene Fragments services in order to accelerate gene synthesis at minimal cost.
     

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is DNA synthesis?

Answer: DNA synthesis is the natural or synthetic process of creating deoxyribonucleic acid molecules that can be used as potential therapeutic candidates in gene therapies.

Question 2: How big is the DNA synthesis market?

Answer: The DNA synthesis market size is estimated to be around USD 1.0 billion in 2024

Question 3: What is the projected DNA synthesis market growth?

Answer: The market or DNA synthesis is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 20% during the forecast period 2024 - 2035.

Question 4: Who are the leading DNA synthesis companies?

Answer: Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, ATUM, DNA Script, Eurofins Genomics, Gene Universal, GenScript and Synbio Technologies.

Question 5: How many DNA synthesis companies are currently engaged in the market?

Answer: Presently, over 65 DNA synthesis companies are providing various technologies and services.

Question 6: How much money has been invested in the DNA synthesis market over the last few years?

Answer: Till date, more than USD 750 million has been invested by various industry and non-industry players in the, highlighting the growing research efforts related to DNA synthesis.

Question 7: Which region is the hub for DNA synthesis companies?

Answer: North America emerged as the hub for DNA synthesis companies engaged in the DNA synthesis market, with over 55% of the companies established in the region.

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