Number of pages: 100-120 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 13 February, 2020
Historical Years – 2018 & 2019 | Base Year – 2020 | Forecasted Years – 2021 to 2031
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assistive reproductive technology (ART). It is a type of medical technology that is used to help with fertility and assist with the conception of a child. The procedure involves retrieving eggs from women's ovaries and fertilizing those using sperm. It can be done using non-donor or donor eggs and sperm. The success rates of in vitro fertilization vary.
IVF is an expensive treatment, thus most people don't choose this as their first choice for infertility treatment. There are five basic steps of in vitro fertilization, namely, stimulation, egg retrieval, insemination & fertilization, embryo culture, and embryo transfer. In cases where more than one embryo is transferred into the uterus, the IVF can result in multiple pregnancies.
The global in-vitro fertilization market is mainly driven by the increasing rate of infertility and rising consumption of alcohol and cigarettes. Moreover, rising awareness about the availability of treatment for infertility and the increasing success rate of IVF is also playing a pivotal role in boosting the growth of the in vitro fertilization market. However, the high cost of in vitro fertilization procedures and lack of reimbursement policies in several countries are likely to hinder the market growth to a certain extent.
The global in-vitro fertilization market has been analyzed from four perspectives: Products & Services, Type of Cycle, End User, and Region.
In-vitro Fertilization Market by Products & Services
Based on products and services, the in vitro fertilization market has been segmented into instruments, reagents, accessories, and services. The instruments segment is further sub-segmented into imaging systems, cabinets, incubators, cryosystems, vitrification instruments, ovum aspiration pumps, sperm separation systems, micromanipulator systems, anti-vibration tables, and other instruments. The reagents segment is further bifurcated into embryo culture media, sperm processing media, ovum processing media, and cryopreservation media. Reagents accounted for the largest share of the in vitro fertilization market in 2020. The increasing number of IVF procedures have led to increasing usage of reagents and in turn, contributing to the growth of the segment. Moreover, the rising success rate of in vitro fertilization is also contributing to segmental growth.
In-vitro Fertilization Market by Type of Cycle
Based on the type of cycle, the in vitro fertilization market is segmented into fresh donor IVF cycles, fresh non-donor IVF cycles, frozen donor IVF cycles, and frozen non-donor IVF cycles. The frozen donor IVF cycle segment held the largest share of the market in 2020, owing to the high success rate of the cycle in the first attempt.
In-vitro Fertilization Market by End User
Based on end-user, the in vitro fertilization market has been segmented into fertility clinics and hospitals & research laboratories. The fertility clinics segment held the largest market share and is also anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of fertility clinics is one of the major factors boosting the growth of this segment.
In-vitro Fertilization Market by Region
Regionally, the global in-vitro fertilization market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). North America held the largest market share of the global in-vitro fertilization market. A relatively greater number of fertility centers, rising prevalence of infertility, and relatively greater population opting for in vitro fertilization methods are some of the factors attributing to the growth of the IVF market in this region. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 12% of women aged 15 to 44 years in the U.S. have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to term, regardless of marital status (impaired fecundity). This in turn has led to the increasing number of IVF procedures that are driving the market growth.
Some of the prominent players operating in the global in-vitro fertilization market include:-