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Global Cell Culture Market Size, Segmentation, Opportunities, Trends, Growth and Industry Forecast To 2030

The cell culture market was valued at us$ 22.58 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach us$ 52.79 Bn by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 11.2%.

Biotechnology has acquired 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 the center 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 cell culture technology have become an indispensable tool.

The 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 mechanized large-scale cell culture systems that are able to generate high cell culture throughput on a large scale and with the 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 kind 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 a 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 the year 2030.  

The growing demand for biopharmaceutical items like vaccines as well as antibodies, along with strong pipelines for biopharmaceuticals plus growing healthcare costs, is predicted to stimulate the demand for cell culture items. The reason for this is that the preventive effect of these items is 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 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 medical research. The demand for artificial organs has also increased in current years as the technique to produce the same organs has become more efficient and dependable, making organ replacement a much easy procedure than in the past. Heavy capital investments are made in stem cell 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's ailment, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. These techniques are also used for evaluating the 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 metamorphosis occurs 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 the consumables section, and another is the instruments section. The 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 animal sera and fetal bovine serum. Reagents are 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 the growing trend for ADCF (animal-derived component free) media across the globe due to ethical reasons.

The instruments section includes incubators, biosafety devices, Pipetting devices, freezers, sterilizers, incubators, contamination detecting kits, culture systems, refrigerators, and Cryostorage devices. Further bifurcation of culture systems comprises T flasks, culture plates, bioreactors, cell counters, culture bags, fermentors, roller bottles, and centrifuges. Technical innovations in the 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 the growth of complex & spheroid bioreactors, it is possible to introduce three-dimensional cell cultures as opposed to the traditional two-dimensional Petri dish-dependent cell cultures.

These aspects, along with the fact that cell culture systems which comprise robotic mechanized liquid handling devices and modernized centrifuge systems, are 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 devices, 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 the worldwide cell culture market owing to the high rate of occurrence of different kinds of cancer all across the globe.

An in-depth study of the worldwide cell culture market displays that the maximum revenue produced by the industry through the use of cell culture comes from different areas of biopharmaceutical production, succeeded by vaccine production. A very vital aspect that contributes to this dominance is the fact that the mass animal cell 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 the creation of high outputting cell lines. This currently created cell culture application in the biopharmaceutical section is accountable for most of the revenue created from this section. It is also predicted to be the main cause of the same during the estimated span.

Cell Culture Market By Region:

Depending upon the geographical location, the global cell culture market is bifurcated into the subcontinent of North America, the continent of Europe, the APAC zone, and the rest of the world. The sub-continent of North America contributed the biggest revenue share of the worldwide cell culture market in the year 2021. Due to the introduction and growth of mechanized cell culture methods and the growing use of stem cell treatment in the sub-continent, cell culture finds the most application in Canadian life science labs and US life science labs. The 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 the presence of key food & beverages firms, pharmaceutical firms, and biotechnology firms in this sub-continent, are a 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 the year 2020 and was followed by the European continent during that year.

The growth of automated solitary cell examination and segregation methods in the 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 the 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 the growing amount of manufacturing contracts and contract research firms in this zone. Countries like Australia, Japan, India, and China are the key markets in the APAC zone, providing enormous business avenues for the firms in the cell culture market. The constant rise in health care expenses in countries like India and China in the APAC zone is predicted to play a vital role in stimulating the growth of this market in the zone.

The markets in regions of Latin America and the rest of the world are predicted to expand substantially owing to the rise in private as well as public investments in research 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.

Competitive Landscape:

Key market players of the global cell culture market profiled in this market report are as follows:

  • Corning Life Sciences B.V. Incorporation
  • Sigma-Aldrich Corporation LLC
  • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
  • Sartorius AG
  • Lonza Group Limited
  • Eppendorf AG
  • EMD Millipore
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporation
  • Merck KGAA
  • VWR International LLC
  • Promocell GmbH
  • Biospheric
  • General Electric Healthcare
  • Wheaton Industries Incorporation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


The market for Cell Culture is expected to reach USD 37 billion in 2022.

The Cell Culture market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 10.8%.

The report is forcasted to 2022.

The base year of this report is 2021.

Corning Life Sciences B.V. Incorporation, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation LLC, Becton, Dickinson, and Company, Sartorius AG, Lonza Group Limited, Eppendorf AG, EMD Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporation are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Mar 2016
Category:  IT & Telecom
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