The growth of the digital pathology market is likely to be centered at the Asia-Pacific region. This region is expected to witness significant growth in the digital pathology as the healthcare infrastructure in Asia is undergoing significant developmental change. Additionally, improvements in diagnostic quality and secondary consultations with subject-matter experts will also help the market in this region grow.
Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness significant growth in the digital pathology as the healthcare infrastructure in Asia is undergoing significant developmental change. Additionally, Asian countries are investing in new technologies and solutions while carrying out initiatives to improve their healthcare services. Furthermore, the adoption of digital pathology in Asian countries such as China and India is increasing. The Asian market is also characterized by a dearth of pathologists and technology in Chinese countries.
The overall digital pathology market in China is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, mainly due to the increasing demand for quality diagnostic services and rising outsourcing of pathological services to China. Industry players in this market are focusing with various strategies such as partnerships, integrated services, and collaborations to enhance their share in this highly competitive market. Furthermore, India is witnessing an increase in the number of national and international industry players who are implementing initiatives to cater to the demand for quality diagnosis. For instance, Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland), which in 2014 deployed its digital pathology platform (comprising iScan Coreo scanner and the Virtuoso digital pathology software) at Anand Diagnostic Laboratory (India). Additionally, in January 2013, OncoPath Diagnostics became the country’s first cancer diagnostic laboratory with whole-slide digital imaging and analysis systems. Moreover, a number of players and start-ups such as OncoPath Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics and Anand Diagnostic Laboratory have entered or emerged in the Indian market to provide new technologies to the Indian customers at lower costs.
In Asian countries various conferences are being organized to create awareness about advancements and the emerging application areas of digital pathology. Conferences establish a platform for the exchange of new advancements occurring in the field of digital pathology. They also offer players the opportunity to showcase their products and communicate with stakeholders, while helping scientists and researchers to exchange experiences. Recently held events in the Asia-Pacific region include the 13th International Conference on Pathology (April 2017), Global Engage Digital Pathology Congress (June 2016), 13th European Congress on Digital Pathology (May 2016), Pathology Visions Conference (October 2015) and World Digital Pathology Congress (2016).