Flow Cytometry Market (Reagents, Instruments, Software, & Accessories) will reach $3.7 Billion in 2018

The global flow cytometry market is expected to reach $3.7 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 10% from 2013 to 2018. Increasing applications of technological advancements in flow cytometry instruments, fostering research activities in the field of life sciences, growing clinical trials, fostering prevalence of HIV and cancer, launch of new reagents for specific applications such as diagnostics, drug discovery and development of user friendly and intuitive software’s are driving the growth of the flow cytometry market

Geographically, the global flow cytometry market is divided into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America and a major part of the European region are saturated markets for this product. North America accounted for the largest share of the global market in 2013. This growth is attributed to a number of factors such as presence of flow cytometry associations in this region, increasing use of flow cytometry techniques in cancer research, rise in investment initiatives by the government, and high quality infrastructure for clinical and laboratory research.   

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On the basis of the type of technology, the flow cytometry market is segmented into cell-based, bead-based, and others. The cell-based flow cytometry segment accounted for the largest share of the global market in 2013. This is mainly because cell-based assays encompass the benefits of testing the compounds activity against molecular targets within the context of living cells; thus it is increasingly used in drug discovery processes. However, bead based flow cytometry is expected to grow at a higher rate as compared to the cell based ones because of decreased system cost, better statistical performance, and enhanced hybridization kinetics.

On the basis of products, the global flow cytometry market has been segmented into instruments, reagents and consumables, software, services, and accessories. In 2013, the reagents and consumables segment accounted for the largest share of 45%in the global market, and is also expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 11.2% from 2013 to 2018. In addition, the global market is classified into three segments based on the type of technology, namely, cell-based, bead-based, and others. The cell-based segment accounted for the largest share of 80% in the global market

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The emerging markets including China and India are becoming attractive for the companies engaged in the development and marketing of the products. Various economic developments and growing prevalence of HIV/AIDS, growing number of research initiatives, increasing government support, and growing focus of both international and domestic players are the key factors propelling the demand for flow cytometry products in the Asia-Pacific region.

The flow cytometry market is a diversified and competitive market. The key players in this market are Becton, Dickinson and Company (U.S.), Beckman Coulter, Inc. (U.S.), eBioscience, Inc. (U.S.), EMD Millipore Corporation (U.S.), Life Technologies Corporation (U.S.), Luminex Corporation (U.S.), Miltenyi Biotec (Germany), and Partec GmbH (Germany).

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