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Biotechnology in the UK: Market Research Report

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Biotechnology Market Research Report | SIC UK0.001 | Mar 2017

New developments: The government has prioritised biotechnology, bolstering investment

IBISWorld’s Biotechnology market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry profit margins are expected to rise as mature firms generate healthy royalties
  • Rising investor risk appetite and medical breakthroughs increased private funding
  • Potential changes to immigration could make it harder to attract and retain international experts
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biotechnology industry investigates, develops and capitalises on the commercial applications of biological manipulation. It is fast becoming a prominent part of the UK life science sector, 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 and its lasting effects posed significant funding challenges during many years of the past five-year period. This dampened growth, but could not contain it. Britain’s ageing population requires advanced treatment options to ward off decline, which benefited the Biotechnology industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

As a relatively new industry, Britain's biotechnology sector is in the growth phase of its life cycle, with expansion rates significantly outpacing those of the overall economy. Demand for products commercialised following biotechnology research is growing for a number of reasons. At the heart of the industry's growth is the potential for biotechnology to remedy critical issues like terminal diseases and global shortages of food and fuel. Biotechnology companies are rapidly developing new products in these areas of need. Untapped markets exist and firms are using technology to create products to meet that demand.

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Additional Insights for the Biotechnology Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Biotechnology Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Ready access to investment funding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Research and development expenditure in the Biotechnology industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Total health expenditure
  • Business confidence index
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Current Performance
  • Government assistance
  • Investor involvement
  • Growth avenues
  • Margins improve
  • Stringent requirements
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Dissolving the bond
  • Profitability rises
  • Industry developments
  • Table: Biotechnology Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Biotechnology Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cereals, Leguminous Crops & Oilseed Growing
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Products & Services
  • Human health products
  • Agriculture and food-enhancement products
  • Animal health products
  • Environmental remediation and resource efficiency services
  • Biotechnology services
  • Chart: Biotechnology Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Public sector
  • Agriculture and food sectors
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Biotechnology Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Research and development
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Biotechnology
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Biotechnology Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Biotechnology Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Biotechnology Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A synthetic drug produced using biotechnology.
  • Genetic Modification
  • Direct manipulation that alters the structure and characteristics of genes in plants, animals, humans or organisms to produce a particular characteristic.
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • The use of genomic or genetic information to determine a drug's efficacy or toxicity and explain why people respond to it differently.

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    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
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    This report on Biotechnology:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Biotechnology market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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