Single cell omics is defines as the process of isolating a single cell and then investigating the multiple genes, proteins and metabolites. Single cell omics is a leading-edge technology, chiefly integrates advanced technology with biology for a variety of single cell applications. This technology allow researchers to study the single cells at a much deeper level to understand the important genomic variations, inspecting cycle-dependent effects in single cells and identifying cellular subpopulations as well as differentiation states. Various back-end technologies are used for the measurement and analysis that include DNA sequencing, PCR, microarrays, mass spectrometry and mass spectrometry NMR.
Single cell omics is one of the merging technology in life sciences research. It poised to help researchers in solving many fundamental biological mysteries and also lead to development of innovative ways in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various diseases such as prostate cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, memory loss, heart disease, etc. The market for single cell omics is expected to show an immense growth potential in future owing to various factors such as rise in number of its clinical applications, technological advancements and growing R&D activities for single cell omics technologies.
Single cell omics is used to analyze single cell genes, proteins and metabolites; and it also meet the increasing demand for various clinical applications such as cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology, synthetic biology, biofuel and drug development. Likewise, witnessing the future robust growth of this market as large number of players are actively participating in the technological advancement of this market.
Geographically, North America region accounts for the largest market share and is followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. Recently, in April 2013, Singapore has inaugurated first single cell research center in Asia named as Single Cell Omics Centre (SCOC) with an objective to understand the single cell analysis and to enhance the treatment and diagnosis options for various diseases through single cells.