For years, researchers have technically regarded chromatography technique as an esoteric art to analyze and identify biological compounds. Chromatography is a versatile separation technique extensively used across different industry verticals. The chromatography systems market has been witnessing several new developments.
Global Chromatography Market Scenario
The last decade has witnessed a high demand for innovative and advanced chromatographic technologies which has considerably intensified because of higher adoption of ion exchange and flash chromatography in various applications. Advanced chromatography is all about ion exchange technology that helps in optimizing the usage of low solvent in order to produce high resolution output. In 2011, the market for advanced chromatography was valued at USD 1.0 billion and is further predicted to reach USD 1.4 billion by 2017. Globally, Asia-Pacific is the commanding leader of chromatography systems market due to high demand of cost effective separation techniques and increasing investments by global key players in this region.
The global chromatography systems market was valued at USD 6,982.3 million in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth of USD 10,364.2 million in 2019 growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2013 to 2019.
Defining: Chromatography Technique
It is a physical method of separating specific components from a sample mixture in order to analyze and identify various compounds. It helps in the separation of organic components from different types of biological samples such as, air and water. Owing to the technique’s capability to purify, separate, and analyze biomolecules in the most effective manner, chromatography and its reagents and resins have benefited researchers for several decades.
Chromatography systems are typically used to separate sample mixture, components, and ions into two phase systems – mobile phase and stationary phase. These systems play a significant role in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research laboratories, and agriculture through easy and cheap separation methods.
The functions of the chromatography systems are based on a same principle – separation of sample mixture into stationary phase. In case of stationary phase, it is (solid or liquid supported on solid) and for mobile phase, it is (liquid or gas).
Segmentations and Sub-Columns of Chromatography Systems Market
The chromatography systems market is sectioned into two broad segments – by types and by end users. The type segment is further divided into liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and other chromatographic techniques. The other chromatographic methods consist of systems like affinity chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, HPLC, Flash, UHPLC, LPLC, TLC and Chemical Sensor chromatography. Similarly, the liquid chromatography systems sect comprises low pressure liquid chromatography, ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography, and high pressure liquid chromatography. The UHPLC system within the liquid chromatography segment determines a major area of growth in the chromatography market. Today, most of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms utilize UHPLC systems for separation purposes. Nevertheless, under the gas chromatography sect, systems like HPLC are also expected to stimulate growth in the chromatography market in the near future.
Considering the chromatography systems market by end-user segment, it is further ramified into industry-specific areas such as hospitals and research laboratories, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, agriculture and food industries, and more.
Chromatography Market Stimulators
The past few years has introduced new improved chromatographic systems into the market that have the ability to reduce the processing time and provide accurate analytical results at the time of the experiment. Various R&D activities in the fields of metabolomics, genomics, medicines, and proteomics have increased the application areas and stimulated immense growth for chromatographic systems as well. Additional growth factors such as rising number of conferences, continuous rise in new product launches, and rapid technological advancements are propelling the growth of the chromatography systems market globally.
The intensifying activities within the pharmaceutical and global biotechnology industries, as well as a fast-paced growth seen in the chromatography systems market due to various government funds, investments, and grants also pose to be some of the major growth drivers stimulating the usage of advanced chromatographic techniques within these industries.
Chromatography systems can manage both simple and complex purification tasks and provide accurate results for all scales of operations. They are extremely flexible systems and can be easily configured in automated multistep purification labs or expended with automation capabilities as industrial needs change.