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Automated Microscopy Market Size - By Product (Optical Microscope, Electron Microscope, Scanning Probe Microscope), By Application (Medical Diagnostics, Life Science Research), By End-use (Diagnostic Laboratories) & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI3890
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
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Automated Microscopy Market Size

Automated Microscopy Market was valued at USD 7.2 billion in 2022 and it is anticipated to register over 6.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Advancements in imaging technologies, growing applications range, rising demand in life sciences research, and increasing need for high-throughput analysis are among the key factors that are anticipated to propel the industry growth. Technological advancements in imaging technologies, such as high-resolution cameras, sensitive detectors, and advanced microscopy techniques like confocal, multiphoton, and super-resolution microscopy, are fueling the demand for automated microscopy.

Automated Microscopy Market

Moreover, the increasing complexity and volume of microscopy data require advanced image analysis and data management solutions. Automated microscopy systems often integrate with software platforms that offer image analysis algorithms, machine learning capabilities, and data storage solutions. Hence, the afore-mentioned parameters are expected to augment the product adoption rate, thereby, contributing to automated microscopy market development.

High device cost, complex setup and maintenance, and limited compatibility and interoperability are certain factors that are expected to limit the automated microscopy market progression. Automated microscopy systems often require a substantial upfront investment compared to traditional microscopy techniques. The high initial investment may deter some potential users from adopting automated microscopy systems. Further, these systems often consist of components from different manufacturers, leading to compatibility and interoperability challenges. However, strict regulatory guidelines and challenges in data management are other pointers that may impede the industry development.

COVID-19 Impact

The global pandemic disrupted supply chains and manufacturing processes worldwide. This disruption impacted the availability and delivery timelines of automated microscopy equipment, hindering market expansion through the initial stages of the pandemic. Automated microscopy played a crucial role in COVID-19 research, enabling rapid imaging and analysis of virus particles, studying the virus's behaviour, and evaluating the efficacy of potential antiviral drugs. The pandemic emphasized the importance of digitization and data sharing in scientific research. The demand for automated microscopy systems and related imaging technologies increased significantly during this period.

Overall, while the COVID-19 pandemic initially caused disruptions to the automated microscopy market, it also accelerated the need of these systems in COVID-19 research. The long-term impact of the pandemic is expected to drive further innovation, digitization, and acceptance of automated microscopy technologies in diverse research areas beyond infectious diseases.

Automated Microscopy Market Trends

The increasing application range of automated microscopy and the need for error-free high-throughput analysis are important factors for boosting the industry demand. The need for high-output analysis is growing in various fields, including drug discovery, genomics, and pathology. Automated microscopy systems allow for rapid and efficient imaging and analysis of large sample sets, reducing the time and effort required for manual analysis. The need for reliable and reproducible data has fuelled the espousal of automated microscopy systems.

Additionally, automated microscopy is finding applications in a wide range of scientific disciplines and industries. It is extensively used in life sciences research, including cell biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and drug discovery, to study cellular structures, interactions, and dynamics. Further, these systems are increasingly used in quality control and various industrial applications. Thus, owing to above-mentioned variables the automated microscopy market demand is expected to bolster during the forecast period.

Automated Microscopy Market Analysis

Global Automated Microscopy Market Size, By Product,

The optical microscope segment accounted for dominating revenue share and was worth USD 3.8 billion in 2022. The growth is primarily attributed to parameters including high resolution, non-destructive imaging, imaging speed, efficiency, and compatibility with fluorescence imaging among others. Optical microscopy techniques provide high-resolution imaging, allowing researchers to observe and analyse samples at the cellular and subcellular level. Optical microscopes are relatively more accessible and affordable compared to other advanced microscopy techniques, such as electron microscopy or scanning probe microscopy. Hence, owing to above-mentioned variables, the segment will foresee notable growth by 2032.

The life science research sector held a leading share in 2022 and is projected to reach over USD 6.2 billion by 2032. Life sciences research, including cell biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, heavily relies on microscopy for studying cellular structures, interactions, and processes. The requirement for automated microscopy is increasing as researchers seek to automate repetitive tasks, capture dynamic cellular events, and analyse large datasets. It enables faster and more accurate data acquisition, that helps in understanding disease mechanisms and drug development. Thus, the increase in research activities in biotech firms will further propel the automated microscopy market development.

Global Automated Microscopy Market Revenue Share, By End-use,

The diagnostic laboratories vertical is set to observe 7% growth rate between 2023 and 2032. Automated microscopy systems enable diagnostic laboratories to process and analyze a large number of samples efficiently and with high throughput. These systems can be integrated into laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and workflow automation platforms. This integration allows for seamless transfer of data and results, streamlining the laboratory workflow. The above pointers contribute to enhance diagnostic capabilities, faster turnaround times, and improved patient care in clinical settings. Hence, owing to afore-mentioned parameters, the market is predicted to spectate healthy growth during the forecast period.

North America Automated Microscopy Market Size  

The North America automated microscopy market reached USD 2.7 billion in 2022. The region has a robust technological infrastructure and a thriving marketplace for scientific instruments and laboratory equipment such as the automated microscopy systems. Additionally, availability of funding and government support facilitates the acquisition of these systems by research institutions and laboratories in the region. Hence, factors such as region's prominence in life sciences research, academic institutions, among others collectively contribute to the automated business growth in the region.

Automated Microscopy Market Share

Some of the leading players operating in the industry landscape include:

  • Agilent Technologies Inc
  • Bruker Corporation
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Fei Company (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
  • Hitachi High-Technologies
  • Olympus Corporation and Leica Microsystems (Danaher Corporation) 

The automated microscopy market is competitive in nature and the key participants are involved in strategic developments including partnerships, product launches, and acquisition, to expand their product portfolio and strengthen their revenue generating capabilities.

Automated Microscopy Industry News:

  • In December 2022, Leica Microsystems has announced a partnership with Applied Scientific Instrumentation (ASI) to commercialize customizable microscope for advanced users. The system combines conventional sample preparation, gentle imaging, and high-speed volumetric imaging to express fast dynamics in 3D. This strategic development will aid the company in providing advanced solutions to its users, thus improving the sales prospects.
  • In March 2021, EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer company, launched EUROPattern Microscope Live compact immunofluorescence microscope and intelligent laboratory management software EUROLabOffice for state-of-the-art diagnostics. This latest hardware and software will provide ultrafast titer estimation, pattern recognition, etc. for improved diagnosis. This innovative product launch helped the company to enhance their product portfolio and improve their business revenue.

This automated microscopy market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and volume (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • Optical Microscope
  • Electron Microscope
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
    • Tabletop/Benchtop
    • Conventional
  • Scanning Probe Microscope

Market, By Application

  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Life Science Research
  • Others

Market, By End-use

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Columbia
    • Peru
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Turkey
    • Israel
    • Iran


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy , Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of automated microscopy was worth USD 7.2 billion in 2022 and expected to witness over 6.7% CAGR during 2023 to 2032, owing to the advancements in imaging technologies, growing application range, rising demand in life sciences research, and increasing need for high-throughput analysis.

The optical microscope segment accounted for USD 3.8 billion in 2022, attributed to product features like high resolution, non-destructive imaging, imaging speed, efficiency, and compatibility with fluorescence imaging.

North America automated microscopy business amassed USD 2.7 billion in 2022 and will keep growing through 2032, backed by the robust technological infrastructure, along with region’s prominence in life sciences research, academic institutions, among others.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bruker Corporation, Carl Zeiss AG, Fei Company (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Hitachi High-Technologies, Olympus Corporation, and Leica Microsystems (Danaher Corporation) among others.

Automated Microscopy Market Scope

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