A US-based team of researchers has recently developed a microfluidic device for isolating a genomic DNA, which is to be purified later. This DNA is sourced from individual cells and the device physically catches single cells using a micropillar array. It also captures chromosomal DNA of these single cells post-extraction, which is later immobilized in the micropillar array so as to enable the process of isothermal amplification. The entire methodology is referred to as ‘on-chip cell capture and DNA extraction’. As conventional single-cell WGA is often prone to amplification biases, which may hold a significant influence on the accuracy of the data of single-cell sequencing. This drawback is foreseen to be overcome with the introduction of single cell on-chip WGA, resulting in reduced biases regarding amplification, offering an improved coverage of the genome. The team has used individual cancer cell genomes (human), sourced from the HeLa Cell Line.
Researchers Seek Reduced Amplification Bias & Improved Genome Coverage through Single Cell On-chip WGA
WGA has been a crucial procedure that helps in DNA analysis from limited quantities of genomic DNA. The ease provided by various WGA kits available for the entire process has been driving the market over the years. Increasing research activities will remain the key factor pushing the growth of whole genome amplification market over the next decade. Adoption of this process is expected to witness robust growth, predominantly among research institutes, hospitals, diagnostic centers, and forensic labs, as it offers an improved and advanced means of genome amplification and sequencing.
To increase the revenue share, molecular testing companies are focusing more on the development of advanced devices and kits such as WGA kits and complete WGA kits with advanced capabilities. The global whole genome amplification market is estimated at around US$ 4 million by the end of 2028, as indicated by a recent report released by Future Market Insights. The global market for whole genome amplification will possibly expand at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period, 2018-2028.
Single cell WGA will continue to find newer applications. Introduction of massively parallel single-cell genome sequencing is anticipated to offer a new dimension to the understanding of genetic diversities in complex biological systems. Single cell WGA is a method used to examine the sequence information with optimized next-generation sequencing technologies from a single cell. This method is considered to be a powerful tool that helps understand the ins and outs of genetics by bringing the entire genome structure to a cellular level. As this method offers a high-resolution view of the genomic sample, its adoption will continue to be on the rise in diverse biological fields such as microbiology, immunology, neurobiology, cancer research, and tissue mosaicism. Single cell WGA also plays a crucial role in conveying new applications to the market, eventually pushing the market growth further through 2028.
All the insights included in this press release have been sourced from a recently released market intelligence outlook on the whole genome amplification market by Future Market Insights.
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