Forensic Swab Market Analysis, In-depth study on Market Size, Trends and Emerging Growth Factors 2027

The global forensic swab market is projected to touch USD 49.09 million at a 5.8% CAGR between 2015-2023, as per the recent Market Research Future (MRFR) report. A forensic swab is an initial process used in the crime scene for easy criminal profiling. Cotton, flocked, and foam is the most widely used forensic swabs. These swabs are utilized to adsorb saliva, blood, sexual assault evidence, and touch DNA, that is, skin cells that are shed at the time of handling an object. From the recovered samples, the DNA is purified. Besides, the DNA profile too is determined, which is called the genetic fingerprint.

Numerous factors are adding to the global forensic swab market growth. These factors, according to the recent MRFR report, include constant technological advances, increased R&D, rising prevalence of infectious and chronic diseases, favorable government support, growing forensic biotechnology sector, increasing use of DNA forensics, and rising criminal activities.

On the contrary, irregular supply of products and the high cost of DNA free swabs are factors that may limit the global forensic swab market growth during the forecast period.

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Key Players 

Leading players profiled in the global forensic swab market report include Medtech Forensics, Dickinson and Company, Becton, Puritan Medical Products, Luna, MWE, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, Copan Italia S.p.A., Merck KGaA, Sirchie, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Industry players have incorporated several strategies to strengthen their position in the market, such as extensive R&D, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and strategic alliances.

Market Segmentation

The global forensic swab market segmentation is based in terms of type, end users, and type of swap shafts.

  • By Type, the market comprises of foam, flocked, and cotton tips. As per the last market study in 2017, the foam segment spearheaded with the maximum share. The cotton swabs segment is expected to grow with the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
  • By Types of Swab Shaft, the market includes wood stick shaft, polystyrene shaft, and others. As per the last conducted study of the market, the polystyrene shaft segment held the top position in the global standings in this category. The segment is also expected to garner the highest CAGR during the assessment period.
  • By End-users, the market segments into hospitals, forensic science laboratories, and others. The forensic science laboratories segment held the leading position in this market category as per the last study. The segment is further expected to continue its leading position in the forthcoming years of the forecast period.

Regional Analysis

The global forensic swab market is regionally segmented into regions like the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.

The Americas hold the dominant share and shoulders a massive portion of the global market. The Americas hold the largest share due to factors like growing crime cases, increasing number of forensic labs, and various samplings of blood. The region is expected to hold onto its dominant position and lead the market standings in the forthcoming years. Additionally, the expanding number of forensic labs and a rising number of microbiological tests and hospitals also help drive the market in this region.

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The European region hold the second largest share in the market as per the last conducted study in 2017. The region is poised to grow in the forthcoming years due to growth in the number of hospitals, research labs, and the surging number of accident cases.

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow at an annual rate of 6.1% during the period between 2017 and 2023. The growth in this region can be attributed to the growing commonness of numerous diseases, an expanding number of forensic labs, and the imperative need for blood sampling. Lastly, the Middle East and Africa region is anticipated to witness slow growth and development due to limited exposure to forensic labs and lack of awareness concerning forensic swabs.

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