Human Identification Market - Spotting New Opportunities in Medical Industry

Key Market Players Focused on Enhancement of their Human Identification Solutions Portfolio

  • 2019-11-04
  • REP-GB-5078
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Quest for Utmost Accuracy to Foster Innovation

Though ‘high-cost’ concerns continue to withhold sales prospects of human identification systems to a certain extent, innovation within the technological range will add value and justify the price tag. On the demand-side, adoption of human identification systems has become imperative for crime investigating agencies, given the increase in the registration of violent cases at an alarming rate. As per The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports, in 2018, ~1.2 Mn cases of violence were recorded in the U.S. of which only the murder rate was tantamount to ~18%. This is alarming for investigating departments calling for urgency in terms of establishing vital links using physical traces obtained from crime scenes.

‘Accuracy’ will remain a viable feature of human identification system and manufacturers are likely to steer their R&D endeavours towards enhancing the quality of forensic technologies. Given the precision of these systems, applications of these systems are projected to extend from law enforcement agencies sector for paternity testing, cell line identification, and for the study of cytogenetics and population.

Human Identification Market - Key Research Findings 

human identification market snapshot
  1. The global human identification market revenues reached US$ 740 Mn in 2018. 
  2. It is expected that the market for human identification technology will observe a healthy CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period of 2019-2029. 
  3. Life science companies developing cutting edge human identification products aimed at delivering highly accurate results with rapid turnaround times are impelling market growth.
  4. Collectively, North America and Europe are projected to account for major revenue shares in the human identification industry. 
    • The U.S. is expected to be the prominent regional market for human identification technology. This market attractiveness is attributed to strong presence of some of the largest and most comprehensive crime laboratories in the country. 
  5. The growing popularity of paternity & kinship studies is further complemented by increasing rate of forensic data collection. These would remain the key application areas of human identification technology.

Key Factors Shaping Human Identification Market

Developments in Forensic Human Identification Technology

Over the past few years, forensic human identification has received increased global attention due to dramatic rise in criminal activities. Several studies have been demonstrated by some of the popular forensic experts. In July 2019, a research study published in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, which was performed by the Forensic Science Center (United States) and Michigan State University (United States) showed the development of a protein-based human identification capability from a single hair. Earlier, in May 2018, the German state of Bavaria approved a law to analyse DNA samples and in addition to predict eye, skin colour, and hair for police. These DNA predictions have already been in use in countries such as France, Netherlands, the U.K., Canada, and many other states in the U.S. However, some countries have no precise laws regarding the practice. Such developments in the forensic science field are shaping positively the potential for the human identification market.

Growing Intervention of Technology in Forensic Science

From the past years, identification and discovery of nucleic acids by using point-of-care procedures or complete nucleic acid testing systems are on the rise that is being used in various forensic settings, thus driving the growth for the human identification market. Moreover, increasing investments in product development have led to the commercialization of DNA polymerases with the ability to incorporate modified or labelled nucleotides, which can be used in forensic human identification technology. Developments in modern technology are creating new prospects to execute vigorous scientific studies and measurements to increase the efficacy and speed up the criminal justice system. Also, increasing demand for on-site and real-time forensic investigations would contribute significantly to the growth of human identification market.

Emergence of Online Distribution Channels

The thriving online shopping trend has influenced this industry as well. End user order some of the products online or through e-Procurement. Some of the other assay kits and cartridges and forensic human identification service requests are being processed through assistance, which is being incorporated by the sales and product teams. This method has eased the purchasing process, thereby improving the availability of products and services at forensic identification settings. Vendors in market will compete for market shares with distributors depending on the marketing strategies and investment potential. Furthermore, sales of research reagents such as DNA polymerase through E-commerce are projected to capture a majority of overall sales in the near future.

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Human Identification Market Structure Analysis

  • The global human identification market represents significant market growth potential for the future, where key companies maintain their strategic focus on the growth of distribution partnerships and expansion of product portfolio, targeting a stronger global footprint.
  • Manufacturers of human identification products are currently prioritizing R&D and new product launches to reverberate with the booming of technology in forensic science in North America, Europe, and other regions.
  • Acquisition and collaboration of technology and services are also recognized as one of the key developmental strategies adopted by manufacturers of human identification products.
  • A better understanding of the market trends and adoption of technologies for human identification has bolstered the growth of various application for human identification across various regions. These factors are likely to create a potential market for new entrant looking forward to untapped opportunities in the human identification market.

Sophisticated DNA Phenotyping Technology to Offset Privacy Concerns

With the advent of human identification systems, there has been a need to store DNA samples of citizens. However, DNA databanking is perceived to have a negative impact on the social integrity, which has raised voices to prevent the violation of public privacy. As a panacea to this limitation, manufacturers are extending efforts towards the development of DNA phenotyping, which focuses on the collection of genetic profiles of samples obtained from the crime scene. The technology is projected to resonate well with the law enforcement bodies in cases, wherein, no samples of close relatives exist for the identification of a missing person or a disaster victim.

The DNA phenotyping technology holds prodigious growth prospects, since human identification systems are significantly adopted for the investigation of missing people. According to the report, in 2018, ~11% of the total sales closure will be brought in by law enforcement bodies for specific use of these systems in the identification of missing individuals. However, sales of these systems for molecular forensic analysis will remain crucial to compare traces of criminals from crime scenes. Also crucial to these systems are the use of nucleic acid isolation and purification techniques, which aid in obtaining high quality source samples.

Governments’ Financial Cushion to Catapult North American Market

Developed countries of North America, followed by Europe, hold lucrative prospects in the human identification market, given the high concentration of leading players - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Illumina, Inc. and Promega Corporation - in the region. These market majors invest heavily in the research and development activities to introduce cutting-edge technologies that offer better outcomes with the use of human identification systems. Besides this, government agencies also cushion the hefty financial R&D expenses, intending to support forensic DNA testing in the region. However, limited technological advancement in Asia Pacific coupled with a high corruption rate could inhibit the infiltration of these systems.

M&A Sough-after for Reciprocal Advantage

Since technology is the driving force to reckon with in the human identification market, players tend to rely on the acquisition of their considerably smaller counterparts to gain a reciprocal advantage of technical knowledge and global exposure. The strategy has been illustrated by numerous market players. For instance, Agilent Technologies, Inc., announced the acquisition of BioTek Instruments, which holds a prominent position in the designing, manufacturing, and distribution of innovative life science solutions, including providing DNA sequencing services.

Besides this, the quest for consolidation also instigates market players to partner and collaborate with other companies to diversify their portfolios with distinguished human identification systems. Since the footprints of market players are limited in developing regions, distribution partnerships are deemed as an effective strategy to unlock new sales channels. However, as digitalization sets in, market players also look at the eCommerce platform as an instrument to create cross-border sales opportunities.

Demand for assay kits and cartridges to remain high

Adoption of human identification instruments to increase


Popularity of next generation sequencing to grow

Preference for PCR expected to rise


High adoption expected in ‘missing’ cases

Opportunities abound in paternity and kinship testing


Opportunities spotted in forensic laboratories

Law enforcement agencies to remain lucrative


How Growth will Unfold

Currently, sales generated through law enforcement agencies for investigating crimes and disaster victims account for a significant share in the market; however, medical capabilities of human identification systems that include paternity and kinship identification, along with the study of genes to develop new therapeutics, is projected to bring in profitable instances.

While market majors, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific have a sole focus on ensuring the quality of human identification systems for investigation applications, a combination of product portfolio catering to demands ascending from even medical division will help manufacturers strengthen their market position and ensure long-term growth. Opportunities abound in the Asia Pacific region with investments shifting away from developed countries to developing ones to leverage qualified manpower that works at comparatively low wages, and, in turn, reduce the overhead costs.

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Human Identification Market Analysis 2019-2029

A recent market study published by Future Market Insights (FMI) on the human identification market includes global industry analysis for 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment for 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting a thorough research on the historical as well as current growth parameters of the human identification market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.

Human Identification Market Taxonomy

The global human identification market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.


  • Instruments
    • DNA Collection Systems
    • Electrophoresis Systems
    • Thermal Cyclers
    • Rapid DNA Analysis Systems
    • NGS Platforms
    • Microarray Scanners
    • Others
  • Software & Data Management
    • Analytical Software
    • Data Interpretation
    • Data Storage
  • Assay Kits & Cartridges
    • DNA Sample Preparation & Extraction Kits
    • DNA Amplification Kits
    • DNA Quantification Kits
    • Rapid DNA Analysis Cartridges
  • Other Consumables


  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Short Tandem Repeats (STR)
  • Microarray Technology
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Nucleic Acid Extraction and Purification
  • Rapid DNA Analysis


  • Molecular Forensic Analysis
  • DNA Database Updating
  • Paternity & Kinship Testing
  • Crime and Sexual Assault Investigation
  • Missing Person Investigation
  • Disaster Victim Identification
  • Anthropology Studies
  • Cell Line Identification
  • Population-based Studies
  • Genetic-based Studies

End User

  • Forensic laboratories
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Academic and Research Labs
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies
  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle-East & Africa

What's Included

The report initiates with the executive summary of the human identification market, which includes a summary of key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes the market trends pertaining to the human identification market.

Readers can find the definition and a detailed segmentation of the human identification market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the human identification market. Along with this, comprehensive information pertaining to human identification and its properties is provided in this section. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the readers understand the scope of the human identification market report.

The human identification market report provides key market trends that are expected to significantly impact market growth during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are provided in this section.

This section includes the factors that have emerged as key successful factors and the strategies adopted by key market participants.

This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the human identification market between the forecast periods 2019-2029. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical human identification market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2019), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029).

This chapter explains the key macroeconomic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the human identification market over the forecast period. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.

Based on product type, the human identification market is segmented into instruments, software & data management, assay kits & cartridges, and other consumables. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the human identification market and market attractiveness analysis based on product.

Based on technology, the human identification market is segmented into polymerase chain reaction, short tandem repeats, microarray technology, capillary electrophoresis, next generation sequencing, nucleic acid extraction and purification, and rapid DNA analysis. In this chapter, readers can find information about the technology developments in the human identification market and market attractiveness analysis based of technology.

Based on the application, the human identification market is segmented into molecular forensic analysis, DNA database updating, paternity & kinship testing, crime and sexual assault investigation, missing person investigation, disaster victim identification, anthropology studies, cell line identification, population-based studies, and genetic-based studies. In this chapter, readers can find information about the various applications in the human identification market and market attractiveness analysis based on applications.

This chapter provides details about the human identification market on the basis of end user, and has been classified into forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies, academic and research labs, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, contract research organizations, and others. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractive analysis based on end user.

This chapter explains how the human identification market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America human identification market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the regional trends, and market growth based on the product type, technology, application and countries in North America.

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the human identification market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Important growth prospects of the human identification market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

In this chapter, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Rest of South Asia are the prominent countries in the South Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia human identification market. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia human identification market during the forecast period 2019-2029.

This chapter highlights the growth of the human identification market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, and South Korea. This section also helps readers understand key factors that are responsible for the growth of the human identification market in East Asia.

This chapter highlights the growth of the human identification market in Oceania by focusing on Australia and New Zealand. This section also helps readers understand key factors that are responsible for the growth of the human identification market in Oceania.

This chapter provides information about how the human identification market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, North Africa, Turkey, and the Rest of MEA, during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the market share analysis of key players in the human identification market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the prominent stakeholders in the human identification market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. The companies operating in the human identification market includes Thermo Fisher Scientific, Promega Corporation, Illumina, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., QIAGEN, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Hamilton Company, Ande Corporation, COPAN Diagnostics Inc, and Others.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the human identification market report.

This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the human identification market.

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