Forensic Swab Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Forensic Swab Market Research Report: Information by Type (Foam, Flocked and Cotton), Type of Swab Shaft (Wood-stick Shaft and Polystyrene Shaft), End User (Forensic Science Laboratories and Hospitals) and Region (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/HC/5464-CR | 97 Pages | Published By Kinjoll Dey on August 2019         

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Forensic Swab Market

The forensic swab market is projected to grow at 5.7% CAGR to reach USD 6,072.90 million during the forecast period 2022-2030.

By Type Foam Flocked Cotton
By Type of Swab Shaft Wood-stick Shaft Polystyrene Shaft
By End User Forensic Science Laboratories and Hospitals
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Becton    Dickinson and Company    Thermo Fischer Scientific    Merck    MWE    SARSTEDT    Luna    Puritan Medical Products    Sirchie    MEDTECH
Market Driving Forces   Rising criminal activities Increasing adoption of DNA forensics    Growing forensic biotechnology sector Favorable government support
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Forensic Swab Market Overview

The Forensic Swab Market size was valued USD 3630.47 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 6,072.90 million by 2030 at 5.7% CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2030. The forensic swab is used for investigation purposes dealing with crime scenes. With the help of these swabs, you can collect a wide range of evidence samples such as blood, saliva, and DNA. This leads to the expansion of the forensic swab market size. Analysis of the above sample, especially the gathering of biological samples for DNA analysis, takes place in the lab to get the desired results. 

An increase in criminal activities, rise in adoption of DNA forensics, growth in the forensic biotechnology sector, and adopting government support and adopting forensic swab market trends leads to the expansion in the growth sector. Also rise in growth of chronic and infectious diseases, expansion of research and development investment, and technological advancement boosts the forensic swab market size.                   


The market landscape has been transformed due to the pandemic. The directional shift has been the market in the market ecosystem. The supply of the product has been hampered. Since it has attacked, it is very much difficult for the manufacturers to sail through. Fear of getting out of track has hit many marketing sectors in this pandemic.          The government has taken enormous measures to combat this virus and help the market generate better profits. 


  • Drivers- In the past years, it is seen that an increase in criminal activities has increased at a wide rate. The support of the government for the forensic swab industry is one of the major factors driving its growth. The rise in the adoption of DNA forensics and lab services in medicals, other distribution networks, and independent agencies are the driving forces of the growth. The demand of usage rate of genetic material in a criminal investigation for dealing with questions related to legal situations acts as a driving factor for forensic swab market size. The practice of using forensic biotechnology in the administration of justice leads to the development of the market.

  • Opportunities- The competitors of the market are anticipated to have growth opportunities in the future with the rising demand of the global market. It covers a holistic evaluation in the forecast period.

  • Cumulative growth- Increase in the day-to-day crime rate across the world leads to a rise in the usage of swabs for right and exact profiling. Usage of swabs for criminal investigation and in legal situations like civil or criminal cases increases the growth of the market worldwide.

  • Restraints- Factors like rising in the price of DNA-free forensic swabs and the irregular supply of new products in the forensic market are projected to restrain its growth. 


The participants of the industry follow the value chain integration with business operations in various stages of the value chain. Numerous demands of private-public laboratories have come up in various regions to fulfill the needs of the people. The rise in demand in this sector requires a good supply chain technology to fill the gap, if any. 


  • By technology- due to the advancement of technology, DNA profiling has put forward the analysis and testing of degraded or even old DNA. These technologies have played a great role in the investigation and intelligence unit. It is becoming an important tool for the defense of the homeland, security, and social order.

  • By type- forensic swab market segmentation based on type is segmented into foam, flocked, and cotton tips. In 2017, the foam type forensic segment was found to be heading in the market, but the cotton swab segment occupied the highest CAGR in the market. The segmentation based on the type of segments of the market is divided into wood stick shaft, polystyrene shaft, and many more. The polystyrene shaft occupied the topmost market portion with the highest CAGR in the forecast period. The forensic swab market segmentation in 2017 carried its control and was in charge of the market. 

Global Forensic Swab Market Share, by Region, 2030 (%) Forensic Swab Market

Source: MRFR Analysis


The market region of the forensic swab is segmented into Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. As per the historical numbers published by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service in July 2014, the National DNA Index System(NDIS) contains 571,000 profiles of forensic companies.    

North America accounts for the largest regional market owing to growth in forensic labs, crime cases, and blood sampling. Increase in count of forensic labs and rise in microbiological tests along with rising usage in the medical support swab market in the given region. Europe, the second-largest market owed to research labs and rise in accidental cases, occupies the high demand in the forecast period. Asia-Pacific covers the third-largest market share in the forensic swab market forecast period owing to the rise in prevalence of the various diseases. Both Middle-East and Africa are expected to observe a reduction in growth due to their less exposure to forensic labs and lack of awareness in this region. 


The growth of the swab market will be highlighted with the increase in the market competition, frequent changes in the government, as well as rapid advances in product mix. Following the forensic swab market trends, products related to cost, quality, and reliability are expected to improve the growth of the forensic swab market manufacturers. Some leading players put many efforts into enhancing market dynamics, such as improvement of infrastructure benefits the growth.

The key players in the swab market are Becton, Dickinson and Company Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc., Merck KGaA, Copan Italia S, p, A., MWE, SARSTEDT AG, and Co. KG, Luna, Puritan Medical Products, Sirchie, and MEDTECH Forensics. 


  • The invention of the Ultra swab and HydraFlock swab was a great success. In September 2018, Puritan Medical Products received the US patent for the above-mentioned swab. These swabs are efficient enough along with their proprietary flocking processes and ideal microstructure properties.

  • The solutions of Sirchie, one of the leading forensic swab market manufacturers, was awarded International Organisation of Standardisation 9001.

  • 2015 certification from DEKRA Certification is also the major producer as it produced high-quality products.

  • Copan Italia S.p.A. in May 2017 produced specimen collection device ad rental fecal swab for pediatrics and is one of the reasons manufacturers of the forensic swab.

  • In recent days, the usage of DNA instruments has gained much traction among law enforcement. The researchers have discovered a DNA extraction technique for the DNA toolbox in this forensic swab market forecast 


Forensic swab market report includes detailed study underlying thee factors influencing the forensic swab industry trends. The report deals with the analysis of regional and country-level market dynamics. The report includes the competitive overview covering the forensic market share. Some of the major aspects show detailed analysis of the product type, classification of product, industry structure, and participants in the forensic swab ecosystem. 

The report comprises the growth of CAGR during the forecast period from 2020-2028, and it also estimates the economic trend and market numbers in the growth year. Forensic swab market report consists of the industry players in different business sections, their company profile, revenue supply in industry sections, and even it deals with more using the assistance. This report also deals with geographical analysis, major collaboration, leading segments, acquisitions, along market trends.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 6072.90 Million
  CAGR   5.7% (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Type of Swab Shaft, End User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Becton, Dickinson and Company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Merck KGaA, Copan Italia S.p.A., MWE, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, Luna, Puritan Medical Products, Sirchie, and MEDTECH Forensics.
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rising criminal activities
  • Increasing adoption of DNA forensics, Growing forensic biotechnology sector
  • Favorable government support

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Forensic Swab Market is predicted to touch USD 6072.90 Million by 2030.

    Forensic Swab Market is projected to grow at a 5.7% CAGR between 2022-2030.

    The Americas is projected to lead the Forensic Swab Market.

    Key players profiled in the Forensic Swab Market include MEDTECH Forensics, Sirchie, Puritan Medical Products, Luna, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, MWE, Copan Italia S.p.A., Merck KGaA, Dickinson and Company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and Becton.

    Extensive R&D, technological advances, and growing rate of infectious and chronic diseases are boosting market growth.