Biotechnology in the UK: Market Research Report

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Biotechnology Market Research Report | SIC UK0.001 | Feb 2015

In good health: Increased investment and improving economic conditions fuel growth

IBISWorld’s Biotechnology market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biotechnology industry investigates and capitalises on the commercial applications of biological manipulation. It is fast becoming a prominent part of the UK life sciences scene alongside pharmaceutical and medical technology firms. The convergence of these three technologies is making it increasingly difficult to identify the boundaries between them. The industry relies on third-party financing, so the economic downturn posed significant funding challenges. Low business confidence made private financiers uncertain about investing in risky research and development (R&D) projects during many years of the period. This dampened growth, but could not contain it... purchase to read more

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The industry is relatively unique in terms of its barriers to entry. On the one hand, there are some difficult barriers to overcome. The investment horizon is very long, since it can take more than 10 years to develop a product to the point of commercialisation, and virtually every firm makes losses in its early years. In fact, many fail before ever turning a profit. It can therefore be difficult to attract start-up capital and continued injections to fund product development. It is also a knowledge-driven industry, requiring access to highly trained staff and top individuals to lead research. A high level of intellectual property protection is required to encourage investment, and most firms start up on the back of previous research... purchase to read more


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What is the Biotechnology Industry?

Biotechnology uses scientific principles to create technological applications that use biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof to make or modify products or processes. The industry focuses on medicinal, industrial and agricultural biotechnology applications.

Industry Products
Human health productsAgriculture and food-enhancement productsAnimal health productsEnvironmental remediation and resource efficiency servicesBiotechnology services
Industry Activities
Coding, mapping and sequencing DNA and RNACulturing and engineering cells and tissuesProtein sequencing, synthesis and engineeringUsing nanotechnology to study biological systems

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