Global Research Antibodies Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Monoclonal Antibodies, Polyclonal Antibodies), By Research Area (Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Neurology, Others), By Technology (Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published:  Dec 2021 Report Code: KSI061611694 Pages: 114

The Research Antibodies market was valued at US$3.271 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.54% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$5.441 billion by 2026. 

The term "research antibody" refers to the type of protein that is used for a variety of research purposes, such as diagnostics, and even therapeutic research. As a result of these proteins' ability to bind to specific molecular variants, they are used in cell research and development to isolate and identify specific cells. Humans are better able to understand how proteins interact within cells through their study of proteins. As of today, antibodies are among the most important tools for studying the function of proteins in cells. An increased number of neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's is encouraging neurobiological research. As geriatrics grow and treatments become scarce, the demand for antibodies for research is also rising. The strategies of developing personalized medicine, progressing therapeutics, and developing novel and effective therapies are being sought now more than ever before. According to the United Nations (UN) data of World Population Prospects for 2019, the world's population will double within 30 years, from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion, and at the same time, the world will age more rapidly. The number of people over the age of 65 will rise from one in 11 in 2019 to one in six by 2050 (16%), up from one in 11 at the beginning of this year (9%).

global research antibodies market

There are several factors that have influenced the research antibodies market, including the growing interest in genomics, the development of higher-quality antibodies for research reproducibility, as well as an increase in R&D activities within the life sciences sector. Powered by the increasing demand for tailored medicine and structure-based drug design, the global market for research antibodies is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. One example is the USD 3.7 million National Institute of Health grant in 2019 to the Washington University School of Medicine for an open-source database that aims to boost cancer genomics and precision medicine.

global research antibodies market

Growth Factors:

  • Increase in research and development

A significant increase in research and development by various biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies is mainly driving the market.  A rapidly growing market is expected to be fuelled in the near future by the availability of technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic products utilizing research antibodies. As an example, two pharmaceutical companies, Y-Biologics and Pascal Biosciences Inc., reached an agreement to work together on discovering and developing novel bio-specific antibodies. The agreement calls for Y-Biologics to contribute their new antibody platform technology, ALiCE, and Pascal Biosciences Inc. to utilize the company's antibodies. In January 2018, for example, Abcam Plc. With the intention of acquiring exclusive rights to Spring Bioscience Corporation's product portfolio for research purposes, Spring Bioscience Corporation and Roche signed a definitive license agreement. In total, 243 rabbit monoclonal antibodies optimized for immunohistochemistry are included in the product portfolio. On the same note, Immunoprecise Antibodies Ltd announced in February 2019 that it had celebrated its successful research collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). The goal of this project was to develop rabbit monoclonal antibodies that detect TB biomarkers using the Bcell select platform.

Another factor expected to boost market growth is an increase in the amount of funding provided by government bodies for proteomics and genomics research. Genetic factors contributing to the top causes of death around the world are being identified with the help of genomic technologies. Through its various genome research centers, NIH advanced precision medicine discoveries in 2018. NIH has awarded USD 28.6 million to the 'All of Us' research program to establish three genome centers throughout the country.  These market developments will boost the growth of the research antibody market in the forecast period.


  • Developing antibodies is a time-consuming and expensive process

It is a complex and time-consuming process to develop monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies since it requires consideration of factors including the antigen against which antibodies will be generated, its specificity and sensitivity, and its reproducibility. Apart from bioreactors and chromatography resins, filtration systems, as well as media and buffers for the downstream, upstream, and purification stages a variety of technology is involved in antibody production. Capital investment is high for such operations, making the whole procedure expensive.

COVID-19 Impact on Research Antibodies Market:

A lucrative market has emerged since COVID-19 emerged. Pharma companies are conducting extensive research and development to develop vaccines, treatment approaches, and diagnostic kits for this pandemic. Research and development activities to develop novel vaccines and treatments have prompted a substantial increase in the demand for research antibodies. Further, several private and public organizations are making strong efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. A clinical-stage immunology company based in San Francisco, Vir Biotechnologies, was given $250 million by GlaxoSmithKline to support its COVID-19 antibody-drug development program in 2020. Additionally, USD 14.5 million was awarded to Emergent BioSolutions, an American biopharmaceutical company based in Maryland, to work on a COVID-19 antibody-drug trial in April 2020.

Global Research Antibodies Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$3.271 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$5.441 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.54% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, Research Area, Technology, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered ProSci Incorporated, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, General Electric, Merck KGaA, ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc, Rockland Immunochemicals, Inc., ACROBiosystems, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs)
    • Polyclonal Antibodies (pAbs) 
  • By Research Area
    • Oncology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Immunology
    • Neurology
    • Others
  • By Technology
    • Western Blotting
    • Flow Cytometry
    • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others 
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the research antibodies market by 2026?
A1. The research antibodies market is expected to reach a market size of US$5.441 billion in 2026.

Q2. What is the size of the research antibodies market?
A2. Research Antibodies Market was valued at US$3.271 billion in 2019.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the research antibodies market?
A3. The global research antibodies market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.54% over the forecast period.

Q4. How is the global research antibodies market segmented?
A4. The research antibodies market has been segmented by type, research area, technology, and geography.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the research antibodies market growth?
A5. A significant increase in research and development by various biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies is mainly driving the research antibodies market.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs)
5.3. Polyclonal Antibodies (pAbs)

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Western Blotting
6.3. Flow Cytometry
6.4. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
6.5. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. Oncology
7.3. Infectious Diseases
7.4. Immunology
7.5. Neurology
7.6. Others 

8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. United Kingdom 
8.4.4. Spain 
8.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. Israel
8.5.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. India
8.6.3. South Korea
8.6.4. Taiwan
8.6.5. Thailand
8.6.6. Indonesia 
8.6.7. Japan
8.6.8. Others

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10.1. ProSci Incorporated
10.2. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
10.3. General Electric
10.4. Merck KGaA
10.5. ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd
10.6. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc
10.7. Rockland Immunochemicals, Inc.
10.8. ACROBiosystems
10.9. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

ProSci Incorporated

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

General Electric

Merck KGaA

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc

Rockland Immunochemicals, Inc.


Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


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