Virology Market Size & Share | Global Analysis Report by 2028

Virology Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Diagnostic Test, Viral Infection Controlling Techniques, Antiviral Therapeutics, and Interferons); Application (Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Respiratory Tract Infections, GI Tract Infections, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Tract Infection, and Others); End User (Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Companies, and Research and Academic Institutes) and Geography

Publication Month : Sep 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00006886
  • Category : Biotechnology
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 227
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The virology market is projected to reach US$ 5,276.48 million by 2028 from US$ 4,108.27 million in 2021; it is expected to register a CAGR of 3.6% from 2021 to 2028.

Virology is among the significant sections of the healthcare system. It has an extensive application in the vaccine development, diagnostics, treatment therapies, and others. The  virology market players are constantly involved in product innovations and developments to sustain the competition in the market. They explore various scopes for product innovations. For instance, for COVID-19, market players are investing significantly in the development of vaccines, testing kits, and other related products and services. Below are a few of the market developments related to the virology market.
  • In August 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. It will be marketed as ComiRNAty (Koe-mir’-na-tee). The vaccine is intended to prevent COVID-19 disease in individuals aged 16 years and above. It is also available under emergency use authorization (EUA).
  • In April 2021, CerTest Biotec launched its CE-marked COVID-19 diagnostic test for the BD MAX System.
  • In May 2020, Bio-Rad received FDA approval for emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 total antibody test.
  • In May 2020, Aalto Bio Reagents launched New Recombinant Eukaryotic SARS-CoV-2 S1-S2 Spike Proteins.
Thus, such active participation of the market players through product innovations and governments support in different countries bolsters the growth of the virology market. 

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Market InsightsGrowing Adoption of Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Esthetic Procedures Drive Virology Market Growth

Viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), flu virus, zika virus, Ebola virus, SARS-CoV-2, and poliovirus infect large population across the world. As the virus mutate and evolve continuously, drug resistance becomes a major challenge in viral infection management among the humans and animals. A virus transmits through various media based on its type. For instance, some viruses cause respiratory viral diseases, such as flu, common cold, and respiratory syncytial virus infection, and they are transmitted via droplets generated through coughing or sneezing, whereas some gastrointestinal viral diseases are transmitted through direct contact with the feces of infected people or through contaminated food or water. As per the UNAIDS  Global HIV & AIDS statistics, more than 37.7 million people across the world were infected by HIV in 2020.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) declared the novel coronavirus that caused COVID-19 as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in February 2020. The virus has undergone mutation a couple of times since its outbreak, which has added to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, as per the COVID-19 tracker data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of August 2021, the seven-day case rate per 100,000 is 299.4, and over 164,952 new cases are reported in the US. Moreover, as per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as of August 2021, the total count of COVID-19 cases reached ~36,307,572 patients in the European Economic Area (EEA). Thus, such rising prevalence of viral infections is driving the growth of the virology market. 

Type-Based Insights

Based on type, the virology market is further segmented into diagnostic tests, viral infection controlling techniques, antiviral therapeutics, and interferons. In 2021, the diagnostic test segment is expected to hold the largest share of the market, and viral infection controlling techniques segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR during 2021–2028. 

Virology Market, by Product (2021 and 2028)

Virology Market, by Product (2021 and 2028)
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Application-Based Insights

Based on application, the market is segmented into skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory tract infections, GI tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infection, and others. In 2021, the respiratory tract infections segment is estimated to hold the largest share of the market, and it is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2021–2028.

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Virology Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 4,108.27 million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 5,276.48 million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 3.6% from 2021 - 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Companies operating in the virology market emphasize on adopting the product innovations strategy to meet the evolving customer demands across the world, which also permits them to maintain their brand name in the global market. 

Virology Market – Segmentation


By Type

  • Diagnostic Test
    • DNA Virus Testing
    • RNA Virus Testing
    • Others
  • Viral Infection Controlling Techniques
    • Active Prophylaxis
    • Passive Prophylaxis
  • Antiviral Therapeutics
    • Virucidal Agents
    • Antiviral Agents
    • Immunomodulators
  • Interferons 

By Application

  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • GI Tract Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Others

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Companies
  • Research and Academic Institutes

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South and Central America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM

Company Profiles

  • Abbott
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • F. Hoffmann-LA Roche Ltd.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Qiagen
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Siemens AG
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • AbbVie, Inc.pyright names given on respective websites.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type, Application, End User

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virology?

Virology is a detailed study of viruses that focuses on the structure, classification, evolution, and genetics of viruses. The virology market caters to the prevention and development of treatments for several viral diseases. The increasing prevalence of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs)—chikungunya, Ebola, West Nile virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Lyme disease is driving the growth of the virology market. The key driving factors for the market growth are, rising prevalence of viral infections and other infectious diseases along with growing awareness about diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

What are the factors impacting for the virology market?

The factors that are driving and restraining factors that will affect virology market in the coming years. Factors such as rising prevalence of viral infectious diseases and increasing product launches, are driving the market growth. However, availability of alternative products and high cost of production of products are likely to hamper the growth of the market.

Who are the major players in the virology market?

The virology market majorly consists of the players such as Abbott, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., F. Hoffmann-LA Roche Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Qiagen, Illumina, Inc., Siemens AG, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and AbbVie, Inc. are amongst others.

What is the market value of virology market based on region?

The global virology market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America. North America dominates the global virology market due to factors such as technological advancement, increasing product launches, and increasing investment in healthcare and research. The transmission of infectious diseases globally has made diagnosis mandatory for travelers. Today, the diseases are spreading faster around the world, which is further bolstering the demand for diagnostic tools as they can help control the outbreak at an early stage. For instance, in September 2019, the FDA approved OraQuick Ebola Rapid Antigen Test, a new rapid diagnostic test for Ebola in the US.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a high growth rate due to large patient population, increasing government support to provide better healthcare services, and increasing product launches by market players. For instance, in 2018, Cepheid initiated the HBDC Access Program1 for the diagnosis of HIV, viral hepatitis (HCV), and human papillomavirus (HPV)2 at a relatively lower price. The company is aiming to make tests that would be more accessible to lower-income countries.

Which is the most influencing segment growing in the virology market report?

The global virology market based on based on type is segmented into diagnostic test, viral infection controlling techniques, antiviral therapeutics, and interferons. In 2021, Antiviral Therapeutics segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in the global virology market. the growth can be attributed to increasing prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and increasing research and development investment by private and public companies for antiviral drugs.

The List of Companies - Virology Market

  1. Abbott
  2. Johnson And Johnson Services, Inc.
  6. Illumina, Inc.
  7. Siemens AG
  8. Glaxosmithkline Plc
  9. Abbvie Inc.
  10. Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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