The worldwide cell culture market volume was evaluated at 15.89 billion US dollars in year 2013. Biotechnology has acquired a prime importance for research & development activities of new healthcare applications as well as biological applications, stem cell applications in vitro fertilization & in vivo fertilization and living tissues & cells. Owing to this, biotechnology has become a centre of all research activities. Therefore, the global cell culture market and its uses in the field of molecular biological research and development activities are predicted to remain a vital aspect for any further growth. With the introduction of genetic engineering, rDNA technique, proteomic as well as genomic shaping and the cell culture technology have become an indispensable tool.
Use of cell cultures has increased to an extent where conventional manual small scale production and handling of cultures is no longer enough to fulfill the new age demands of production. This has stimulated the growth of the mechanized large scale cell culture systems that are able to generate high cell cultures throughput on large scale and with best purity.
The culturing of cells permits scientists to develop various kinds of cell colonies peripheral/exterior to their natural locations. This needs a medium on which cell culture can expand and the nourishment of cells is done by supplying them with nutrients necessary for their survival. Large scale research in the same has permitted the researchers to create a broad kinds of cell cultures, each needing various parameters for survival. Precisely, cell culture is a procedure by which prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells are developed external to their natural habitat and under regulated lab conditions. It helps to study the effect of medicinal drugs and bio molecules on the cells as well as in research studies of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. Cell culture is the rapidly developing section of the life science industry.
The constant growth of applications and cell culture technologies has poised this market to predict a constant and significant development through up to year 2022. The worldwide cell culture market is predicted to register a CAGR growth of more than 10.8% during the estimated span and touch the revenue of 37 billion US dollars in year 2022.
The growing demand for biopharmaceuticals items like vaccines as well as antibodies along with strong pipelines for biopharmaceuticals plus growing healthcare costs is predicted to stimulate the demand for the cell culture items. The reason for this is that the preventive effect of these items are more in demand from patients and this contributes to the growth and expansion of the worldwide cell culture market.
The growing field of stem cell research holds the promise for the worldwide cell culture market. Stem cells find their use and application in different kinds of ailments making them a fundamental/essential component of the medical research. The demand for artificial organs have also increased in current years as the technique to produce the same organs has became more efficient and dependable making organ replacement much easy procedure than in past. Heavy capital investments are made in stem cells research and organ transplantation procedures by state authorities and private medical firms or clinics.
Cell culture techniques as well as tissue culture techniques are used for studying the cellular systems related to different ailments like Alzheimer ailment, diabetes and Parkinson disease. These techniques are also used for evaluating response of drugs.
The worldwide cell culture market has received heavy demand from the medical research section. Within the medical research section, research studies regarding the metabolic process & aging process of cells, the effects of innovative drugs on cells and the manner in which the metamorphosis occur in cells are the key demand producers of the worldwide cell culture market.
Cell Culture Market By Product:
The product section of the global cell culture market is divided into two parts. First is consumables section and another is instruments section. Consumables section is further divided into Media, Sera and Reagents. Media includes lysogeny broth, specialty media, chemically defined media, serum free media, protein free media and classical media. Sera is divided into animals sera and fetal bovine serum. Reagents is bifurcated into attachment aspects, thrombin, albumin, protease inhibitors, cytokines, growth aspects and amino acids.
Cell culture media is predicted to be the rapidly developing section due to growing trend for ADCF (animal derived component free)media across the globe due to ethical reasons.
The instruments section includes incubators, bio safety devices, Pipetting devices, freezers, sterilizers, incubators, contamination detecting kits, culture systems, refrigerators and Cryostorage devices. Further bifurcation of culture systems comprise of T flasks, culture plates, bioreactors, cell counters, culture bags, fermentors , roller bottles and centrifuges. Technical innovations in function and design of cell culture devices and fast acceptance of mechanized culture methods by the producers are key aspects stimulating the growth of the instruments section.
The biggest market share of the global cell culture market is occupied by the culture systems as the equipment encompassed in this section carries prime significance to any cell culture procedure. In addition to this, with modernization and growth of complex & spheroid bioreactors it is possible to introduce 3 dimensional cell cultures as opposed to the traditional 2 dimensional Petri dish dependent cell cultures.
These aspects along with the fact that cell culture systems which comprise of robotic mechanized liquid handling devices and modernized centrifuge systems are more costlier as compared to other sections. It is predicted that the global cell culture systems will lead the global cell culture market during the estimated period. With the apparently predicted introduction of highly mechanized robotic lab device, this section is also expected to expand significantly during the forecasted period.
Cell Culture Market By Application:
As a fundamental method for all biotechnological research in the field of molecular biological analysis, cell culture methods find uses in the fields of stem cell research, tissue culture & engineering, IVF technique, toxicity testing, cancer research, drug screening, ailment detection, stem cell research, medicine growth, drug monitoring, recombinant protein, drug discovery, biopharmaceuticals production and vaccine production.
Cancer research is a section producing constant demand from worldwide cell culture market owing to high rate of occurrence of different kinds of cancer all across the globe.
An in depth study of worldwide cell culture market displays that the maximum revenue produced by the industry through the use of cell culturing comes from different areas of biopharmaceuticals production succeeded by vaccine production. A very vital aspect that contributes to this dominance is the fact that the mass animal cells culture, particularly mammalian, is a basic step for the production of biotechnological items, mainly viral vaccines.
Due to new developments and breakthroughs in genetic engineering there has been a substantial rise in the use of protein dependent biopharmaceuticals. Their output heavily depends upon the protein expression means extracted from the mammalian cell cultures and creation of high outputting cell lines. This currently created cell culture application in biopharmaceutical section is accountable for most of the revenue creation from this section. It is also predicted to be the main cause for the same during the estimated span.
Cell Culture Market By Region:
Depending upon the geographical location, the global cell culture market is bifurcated into sub continent of North America, continent of Europe, APAC zone and rest of the world. The sub continent of North America contributed biggest revenue share of the worldwide cell culture market in year 2014. Due to introduction and growth of mechanized cell culture methods and growing use of stem cell treatment in the sub continent, cell culture finds most application in Canadian life science labs and US life science labs. USA alone contributed about one third of the total revenue of the global cell culture market. Also current research and development activities for drug development & biologics as well as presence of key food & beverages firms, pharmaceutical firms and biotechnology firms in this sub continent are few of the aspects driving the growth & expansion of the cell culture market in this sub continent.
The sub continent of North America also dominated the market in year 2013 and it was followed by European continent during that year.
Growth of automated solitary cell examination and segregation methods in APAC zone, particularly in countries like Japan, for modern research in stem cell treatments is also predicted to propel the growth and expansion of the cell culture market in this APAC zone in future. APAC zone is projected to be the rapidly developing market during the estimated period owing to improving monetary conditions of the nations like China and India. Further, the market growth and expansion can also be attributed to the factors such as growing amount of manufacturing contracts and contract research firms in this zone. Countries like Australia, Japan, India and China are the key markets in APAC zone providing enormous business avenues for the firms in the cell culture market. Constant rise in health care expenses in countries like India and China of APAC zone are predicted to play a vital role in stimulating the growth of this market in the zone.
The markets in regions of Latin America and rest of the world are predicted to expand substantially owing to rise in private as well as public investments in researches on cell cultures. Further, aspects like enhanced healthcare infrastructure, growing consciousness about healthcare among the people and flexible rules in the region are stimulating the growth and expansion of the cell culture market in the region of the rest of the world.
Key market players of the global cell culture market profiled in this market report are as follows:
Owing to modernization in bioreactors technology, the key market players are involved in the enhancement of the three dimensional cell culture methods that are improved versions of traditional two dimensional cell culture methods. 3D cell colonies derived from three dimensional cell cultures are more authentic models of in vivo cells. It is predicted that its expansion will further propel the growth and development of the cell culture market globally.