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Mobile and Portable Spectrometers Market

Mobile & Portable Spectrometers Market - Global Industry Analysis 2016 - 2020 and Opportunity Assessment 2021 - 2031

Mobile & Portable Spectrometers Market Segmented By Optical Spectrometers, Mass spectrometers, Fluorescence Spectrometer used in Material Chemistry, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas

Mobile & Portable Spectrometers: Market Outlook

A spectrometer is a tool used to study of interactions between light, matter, reactions and measurements of radiation intensity and wavelength. The spectrometer is used to measure temperature, direction, speed, weight, and material of an object in space.

The portable spectrometers enable researcher field analysis of samples, identifying raw materials, and forensic analysis, these versatile instruments offer analysis capabilities similar to bench top models and many more applications.

The common types of the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers are optical spectrometer, mass spectrometer, fluorescence spectrometer, high-resolution spectrometer, and others. The Mobile & Portable Spectrometers used in the industries such as forensics, microbiology, medical health, biochemistry, physics, and other verticals.

Due to R&D in spectroscopy, the features of the spectrometers enhanced over the decade. It adds the features like spectrograph optical components, array detectors, fiber-optics, and the reduced size of the spectrometers. So it become easy to carry anywhere as per the requirement.

The increase in use of Mobile & Portable Spectrometers for the purpose of rapid spectral manipulation, faster data transfer, and an ultrafast trigger delay to monitor has driven the need for Mobile & Portable Spectrometers in spectroscopy.

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What are the Key Trends Impacting Growth of the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers?

The Mobile & portable spectrometer enables the feature like light source, on-board GPS, voice audio recorder for expanded sample descriptions, hands-free optimization and calibration, lightweight rechargeable lithium ion batteries, automated internal wavelength validation, integrated computer and LCD display with easy push button navigation, and many more.

If the product is bigger in size then it will be difficult to move samples in the laboratory for testing every time, then the portable instruments provides the ability to make decisions on the spot. Fast and accurate measurement, high-volume testing impacts the growth of Mobile & Portable Spectrometers.

The Mobile & Portable Spectrometers used for the purpose of collection of field data in support of geological, ecological, or environmental studies. They also can be used to perform on-site analyses of the material instead of sending it to laboratory for testing which is time consuming.

The features like portable spectrometer measuring the visible and shortwave infrared region, internal wavelength and white reference capability, and others would fuel the adoption of Mobile & Portable Spectrometers solutions for Spectroscopy.          

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Rise in Demand for Mobile & Portable Spectrometers

Mobile & Portable Spectrometers were mostly used in analytical and security instrument domain. But in recent years, industry have seen drastic changes in this scenario with the introduction of handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), smartphone spectroscopy focusing on medical diagnostics for low-resource areas, low-cost visible-shortwave NIR instruments, and most recently, portable hyper-spectral imaging instruments.

Spectroscopic instruments is being incorporated in consumer devices and smart appliances, part of the Internet of Things (IOT). As spectroscopic instruments become mobile, portable, smaller and lower cost, the demand for mobile & portable spectrometers increases. 

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What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain Growth of the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers?

The key challenges with the mobile & portable spectrometers are low display resolution, quality of the database, have to update database constantly, multichannel measurement capabilities, low data transfer speed, spectral manipulation.

The portable spectrometers are not feasible for color measurement application. Also these portable spectrometers are not significantly visible in front of high-performance laboratory mass spectrometers. So these are some challenges that may restrain the growth of mobile & portable spectrometers.

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Key Segments of Mobile & Portable Spectrometers in the Report

Based on Type, the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market has been segmented as-

  • Optical Spectrometers
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • others

Based on Industry, the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market has been segmented as-

  • Material Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others

Based on Region, the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market has been segmented as-

  • North America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

Competition Landscape

Key noticeable vendors in the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market include

  • Hitachi
  • PerkinElmer
  • X-Rite
  • Konica Minolta
  • Shimadzu
  • WTW
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Hach
  • PerkinElmer
  • Bibby Scientific
  • BYK Gardner
  • Konica Minolta
  • Bruker
  • Datacolor

These vendors are adopting various key strategies, to increase their customer base locally and globally. They are also spending millions of dollars into product R&D to fulfill the unmet needs of their customers for Mobile & Portable Spectrometers in spectroscopy.

What strategies are adopted by Prominent Vendors to Increase their Customer-base?

The key Mobile & Portable Spectrometers vendors are adopting various organic as well as inorganic strategies to sustain competition and increase their market shares. Few of the strategies are as follows:

  • In July 2020, trinamiX GmbH (the subsidiary of BASF), announced development of its new application for mobile Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Solutions which is related to plastic sorting and recycling. NIR spectroscopy is a proven technology and used in the portable format of the spectrometer and the sophisticated data analysis.
  • In October 2019, Renishaw launched Portable Raman Spectroscopy System. It is versatile, fibre-optic-coupled Raman spectroscopy system designed for reliable, detailed remote analysis. The Virsa Raman Analyser system includes a spectrometer with one or two internal lasers.
  • In January 2019, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. launched the new CM-26d and CM-25d portable spectrophotometers for high-precision color measurement. These are the next generation spectrometers used for production at sites that manufacture a range of parts for various industries. It is used in industries like automotive interiors and exterior parts for smartphones and tablets.

What are the Key Opportunities for Mobile & Portable Spectrometers Vendors?

Mobile & Portable Spectrometers are of great demand in applications such as marine ecosystems, space exploration, the respiratory gas analysis in hospitals, and others. The portable spectrometers by various vendors are Raman Spectrometer, NIR, FTIR, and Others. All these spectrometers provides similar solutions but there are few areas where key vendors has opportunity to develop in Portable Spectrometers.

The Mobile & Portable Spectrometers are not used for alloys and the metals, fluorescence of impurities or of the sample itself can hide the Raman spectrum, sample heating through the intense laser radiation can destroy the sample. The key vendors has opportunity to develop Mobile & Portable Spectrometers in these areas to increase its efficiency.

Why is the U.S. region to contribute the Largest Market Share?

The North America market is expected to contribute the largest market share for Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market in 2020. The US has the largest share of nearly 85% in the North America mobile and portable spectrometer market in 2019 and it is expected to register a CAGR of 12-15% during the forecast period of 2021-2031

The North America region has a number of companies in the sectors such as art and archeology, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals food and feedstock and many more, probably among the most in the world. Thus the demand for the Mobile & Portable Spectrometers would be most in North America region.

Why Asia pacific market would grow among the other region?

Asia pacific is the fastest growing technology region in the world considering Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market. In Asia pacific the medical science industry is one of the fastest growing industry all over the world, and due to this the Asia pacific region expected to grow in Mobile & Portable Spectrometers market.

The increase in investment by government in the healthcare industry fuels the growth of mobile and portable spectrometer market in countries like India, Japan, Singapore and others.

What is the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Mobile & spectrometers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire global economy in unprecedented ways. Due to lockdown supply-chains/distribution channel get crashed of many industries, and new job culture like work from home forced to adapt by many companies. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to temporarily shut down or to be operated at minimal workforce.

The Mobile & spectrometers are used to detect and monitor Coronavirus (Covid-19). The technique used to detect virus is fluorescence based reverse transcript real-time polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) technique. The working of rRT-PCR test is to detect replicated nucleic acid copies from the SARS-CoV-2 virus through a bound fluorescence probe. This results in increase in demand of portable spectrometers as the Covid-19 pandemic effect is going to stay for the next 2-3 years.

The Biotechnology Company like Novacyt develops a portable genesig16 RT-PCR instrument which gives results of Covid-19 test within 2 hours. Thus in Covid-19 pandemic there is a scope for portable spectrometers to develop.

The companies like Nix Sensor Ltd. Launches new product in mobile and portable spectrometer Nix Spectro 2. Nix Spectro 2 is professional-grade, accessible, and cost-effective spectrophotometer that provides solution for industry professionals to capture and communicate spectral data.

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