The following is an overview of the current market conditions.
For the period from 2021 to 2026, the analytical instrumentation market is expected to rise by 7.56 percent to reach a value of USD 63.56 billion, a CAGR of 7.56 percent over the forecast period. Analytical instrumentation market growth is being fueled by an increasing focus on product quality, increased R&D expenditures, and strict government regulations. Increased demand for analytical instruments across multiple industries and regions, particularly in emerging markets, is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. Government pollution control and environmental testing initiatives, particularly in developing countries, increased pharmaceutical R&D investments worldwide, strict drug safety regulations, an increased focus on food quality, increased crude and shale gas production, and technological advancements in mass spectrometers have all contributed to recent market growth.
The growth of the market under investigation has also been aided by automation in the end-user industries. In order to increase the storage capacity and output of batteries for electric vehicles, mobile phones, energy systems, and other systems, companies use analytical instruments. Companies use electron microscopy and spectroscopy tools to discover defects and inefficiency in materials at the atomic scale and at the molecular level. Environmental, petroleum, food safety, metallurgical, geochemical and clinical/toxicology research are all using elemental analysis spectrometers. In countries like China, India, and Latin America where stricter environmental and consumer safety regulations are in place, these products are widely used.
Analytical instruments have seen an increase in demand as a result of the pharmaceutical industry. There has been an uptick in demand for heavy industry and oil and gas due to an increased focus by the government on manufacturing. This new contract includes engineering, design, equipment supply, and the provision of an automated robotic analytical system for the Koodaideri iron ore project in Australia by New Zealand-based SCOTT Technology Ltd in June 2020. Multiple fusion bead sample preparation, X-ray spectrometry instruments, and automated thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) equipment are expected to be included in the automated laboratory. Analytical instruments are in high demand because of the increasing demand for power generation and distribution applications, as well as the increasing investments by multinational companies to raise quality standards.
According to our forecast, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications segment is expected to continue its dominance of the mass spectrometers market in 2019. Biosimilars, phytopharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine have all seen an increase in demand. As the market studied grows, the biopharmaceutical industry is having a significant impact. With a growing focus on pharmaceutical quality, the bioprocessing sector is also becoming a significant investor in this market. By 2024, experts in the biopharmaceutical industry predict that the market for bioprocessing-related analytical and scientific instrumentation will have grown to more than USD 10 billion.
There was a significant increase in demand in the market studied due to the most recent outbreak of COVID-19. The public expects unprecedented progress from the scientific community in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has increased the need for accelerated research. An application centre for the Asia-Pacific region is set to open in China in May 2020 at Malvern Panalytical, a market vendor based in the UK. With this opening, the company aims to re-establish business in China following the COVID-19 lockdown. Sample measurements for customers are provided by the centre, and it also enables the development of measurement solutions and professional technical consulting services, including core service functions such as instrument demonstrations, training for customers and employees (as well as talent), collaboration on projects (as well as method development), according to the company.
The report’s scope is as follows:
Demand for cost-cutting, productivity-enhancing, and product-enhancing analytical instruments drives the global market for this type of equipment. Instruments based on chromatography and spectrometry make up the majority of the market, but other analytical devices such as thermal analysis, pH metres and sensors, melting and dropping point instruments, etc. are expected to make up a significant portion of the market.
The following are some of the most important market trends to keep an eye on:
Assumptions are that chromatography will be the dominant technology in the future.
As industrial QA/QC procedures become more complex, liquid chromatography is increasingly finding use in complex proteomic analyses. Scientific research, environmental testing, and quality control in pharmaceutical, food, and beverage, and other industrial processes are the primary uses of ion chromatography (IC). More and more food safety tests, environmental sample screening, and complex molecular analysis are turning to gas chromatography as a method for testing for safety. Thermo Scientific and Evosep recently collaborated to launch an automated ultra-high-throughput plasma protein profiling platform, combining the power of the new Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 240 mass spectrometer with the Evosep One liquid chromatography solution in March 2020.
Thermo 1310 Gas Chromatography – ISQ LT Mass Spectrometry system will be added to Microtrace’s laboratory in May 2020. A PAL autosampler with liquid, headspace, and SPME arrow attachments is included with the system. Microtrace’s Gas Chromatography capabilities have been enhanced by this system, which incorporates new technologies and an autosampler to increase reproducibility. An ultra-pure carrier gas in a column is used in gas chromatography to separate mixtures based on their retention time (Microtrace currently uses helium carrier). Compounds can be identified and quantified through the use of chromatography and spectrometry, two different analytical techniques.
An alliance between Synthace Ltd, the maker of the cloud-based software platform Antha, which automates biological processes and increases their success rate, and Tecan Group was announced in June 2020. The two companies will work together to further integrate Antha with Tecan’s Te-Chrom automated chromatography system in order to maximise the purification potential for miniaturised protein molecules. The latest Te-Chrom system and Antha combination, currently under development and available to Early Access customers, is expected to provide bioprocessing labs with significant time and cost savings. Clients using Tecan or Synthace can now utilise Antha to run multiplexed purification workflows that are flexible from start to finish.
PREP2020 has been cancelled by Labmate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the US CDC’s recent guidance, both of which call for the meetings to be cancelled. PREP2021 will take place from June 6 to 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel. Scientific and technological advances are needed now more than ever to produce safe and effective therapeutics drugs and vaccines in a timely manner. Bringing together the best academic and industrial scientists and engineers as well as the best technology suppliers in the field of preparative chromatography is an essential part of this pursuit.