There has been a significant surge in the number of new biomarkers described in the literature during 2014.
Between 2008 and 2013, the annual growth rate in publications that describe new biomarkers was 25% per year.
When looking at the average number of publications per day this year versus last year, the growth rate has almost doubled, to over 45%. With one third of the year still to go, 2014 publications are nearly equal to the total for all of 2013.
We will look at trends by type of biomarker in future posts.