It's no longer unusual for women to marry post age 30 or to have their first child at 35 years of age. With the rise in the age of mother, her risk of having a baby suffering from Down's syndrome increases. This is where NIPT, non-invasive procedures to identify subgroups of mothers who may have a baby with birth defects, come into the picture.
Nowadays, women and men are taking longer to complete their education, establish themselves at work, achieve financial independence and get married. As a result, over the past few years, birth rates among women in their teens or early 20s have been declining, while they've been rising among women in their early 40s. Apart from these common factors, issues such as consanguinity and advanced maternal age due to large family size are quite prevalent, especially in the Middle East Countries.
According to our report Middle East NIPT Market Outlook, the aforementioned factors have led to the emergence of the Middle East as a lucrative market for NIPT, whose total potential for the year 2013 was US$ 1.09 Billion. The report helps shed light on the present scenario in the Middle Eastern countries and elaborates on the role of evolving perception across the region in improving the scope of NIPT.
Key Topics Covered:
1. NIPT - An Introduction
2. Association of Down's Syndrome Risk to Fetus with Mother's Age
3. Tests Available in the Middle Eastern Market
4. Market Drivers
6. Regulatory Scenario
7. Market Potential in Key Middle East Countries
8. Recent Developments
9. Future Outlook
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