Laboratory filtration is broadly used in various applications such as drug screening, virus removal, lab-scale DNA and protein analysis and separation, and cell culturing. The global laboratory filtration market is growing at a significant rate, due to mounting purity needs in end-user segments, and technological advancement.
Different technologies such as vacuum filtration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration contributed to the laboratory filtration market size. The market has witnessed a high demand for microfiltration due to its extensive application in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for separation of cell debris, interpretation, and distillation of cell broths, separation of macromolecules, and mounting demand for biological and generic drugs.
Insight by Product
On the basis of product, the market is subdivided into filtration assemblies, filtration accessories, and filtration media. Of all products, filtration media segment accounted the largest share in the market.
The filtration accessories are further subdivided into filter holders, cartridge filters, filter dispensers, seals, filter flasks, filter housings, vacuum pumps, filter funnels, and others. Among all filtration accessories, the filter holders are expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market.
In addition, the filtration media are further subdivided into membrane filters, syringe filters, syringeless filters, filter papers, capsule filters, filtration microplates, and others. Among all the membrane filters accounted the largest share and is expected to grow at fastest rate in the market due to its extensive application in filtration of the aqueous & organic solution, vacuum filtration assemblies, sterilizing, fluid monitoring, final filtration, venting & gas filtration in ultrafiltration, and sample preparation.
Moreover, the filtration assemblies are further subdivided into vacuum filtration assemblies, microfiltration assemblies, ultrafiltration assemblies, reverse osmosis assemblies, and others. Among all, the microfiltration assemblies segment accounted the largest share in the market due to their widespread uses in pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical companies for food & beverage companies, processes that need speedy immobilization and inspection of unfractionated or purified proteins, or nucleic acids analysis, and quality checks. Moreover, the ultrafiltration assemblies are expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market due to its expensive applications in pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and biotechnology industries.
Insight by Technology
On the basis of technology, the market is subdivided into vacuum filtration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration. Of all the technologies, the microfiltration accounted foremost share and is expected to grow at fastest rate in the laboratory filtration market due to its extensive application in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for separation of cell debris, interpretation, and distillation of cell broths, separation of macromolecules, and mounting demand for biological and generic drugs.
Insight by End User
The different end users of the market are pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical companies, food & beverage companies, academic & research institutes, and hospital and diagnostic laboratories. Among all end users, the pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical companies accounted the largest share and are expected to grow at fastest rate in the laboratory filtration market due to the requirement for lab filtration in the development of biological molecules and mounting production of generics in the advanced countries.
Mounting acceptance of single-use processing technologies in filtration is the trend in the laboratory filtration market.
Mounting purity needs in end-user segments, technological advancement, escalating finance for research, the upsurge in the implementation of filtration products in clinical laboratories, and escalating emphasis on developing large-molecule biopharmaceuticals are the primary growth drivers for laboratory filtration market.
Mounting demand for membrane filtration technology, and escalating application of filtration technologies in pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and biotechnological laboratories are also facilitating the growth for the laboratory filtration market.
Strict government regulations for validation of the filtration process, alternative technologies, elevated cost sensitivity, and necessity of high assets investments for manufacture facilities are the major challenges for the growth of laboratory filtration market.
Globally, the manufacturing companies trying to enter the laboratory filtration market are required to maintain stringent regulatory standards. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier to the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, North America is the largest laboratory filtration market as in the region the pharmaceutical research is increasing. In addition, the presence of stringent legislation, the presence of a large number of manufacturers in the region and development of novel biologics are also up surging growth of the North American laboratory filtration market.
Asia-Pacific is observed to witness the fastest growth in the market, due to the mounting emphasis of healthcare and food and beverage industries on refining the quality of products and research.
Key players in the laboratory filtration market are catering to the demand of these devices by investing in technologically advanced products in their product portfolio across the globe. In June 2018, MilliporeSigma expanded its operations in the U.K. distribution center for life science support. GE Healthcare, Merck Millipore, 3M Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Macherey–Nagel Gmhb & Co. Kg and Sartorius Group are the key players offering laboratory filtration.