Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Size
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market size was around USD 2.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 6.7 billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 11.5%. Major growth driving factors for the market are the increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals, rising investments in life science research, advancements in cell-based therapies, technological innovations, and ongoing research in stem cell therapy.
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The increasing production of biopharmaceuticals is a significant driver for the market. They require precise and controlled cell cultures for their production. These cultures need to be stored in specialized containers to maintain their integrity and effectiveness. As the demand for biopharmaceuticals continue to rise, the need for reliable and efficient cell culture media storage solutions will also increase, thereby fostering the market progress.
Cell culture media storage containers are specialized vessels or containers designed for proper storage, preservation, and transport of cell culture media in laboratory settings. These containers are crucial in maintaining the sterility, pH balance, and temperature of the cell culture media, ensuring the health & viability of cells, and are typically made from materials that are compatible with cell cultures, ensuring that they do not contaminate the media and interfere with the growth and behaviour of cells.
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Report Attributes
|Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Size in 2022:||USD 2.2 Billion|
|Forecast Period:||2023 to 2032|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2032 CAGR:||11.5 %|
|2032 Value Projection:||USD 6.7 Billion|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2022|
|No. of Pages:||100|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||205|
|Segments covered:||Product, Application, End-user, and Region|
- Increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals
- Increasing investments in life science research
- Advancements in cell-based therapies
- Technological innovations
|Pitfalls & Challenges:|
- Contamination risks during storage
- Quality control challenges
- Environmental concerns
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The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the global cell culture media storage containers market. The urgent need for vaccines led to accelerated R&D efforts. Cell cultures are crucial in vaccine development processes, and the demand for cell culture media storage containers increased as more research institutions and pharmaceutical companies got engaged in vaccine trials. The demand for sterile, easily accessible & affordable storage containers increased. Furthermore, COVID-19 treatments and therapies, including monoclonal antibodies, convalescent plasma therapies, and antiviral drugs required cell culture techniques. Hence, this elevated demand for these treatments led to a higher requirement for cell culture media and, consequently, storage containers.
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Trends
- The increasing investment in life science research plays a pivotal role in driving the demand for cell culture media storage containers. For instance, according to the Congressional Budget Office U.S., in April 2021, around USD 83 million was spent on biopharmaceutical research & development activities.
- Investments in research lead to technological advancements in the design and materials used in cell culture media storage containers. These advancements, such as the development of specialized coatings or materials that enhance cell adhesion and growth, make the containers more efficient and reliable for research purposes, further driving their demand.
Moreover, increasing investments in life science research result in a broader range of studies and experiments, majority of which involve cell cultures. The need to store and maintain these cultures under precise conditions fuels the demand for high-quality, specialized cell culture media storage containers, making them a fundamental component of modern life sciences research infrastructure.
- While these storage containers offer several benefits, the contamination risks during storage pose a significant challenge for the storage containers market. If storage containers do not provide adequate sealing or if they are not properly sterilized before use, contaminants such as bacteria, fungi, or viruses can infiltrate the culture media, leading to contamination.
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Analysis
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Based on product, the global market is classified into storage bag, Storage bottle, storage bin & drum, and other products. In the year 2022, storage bag segment dominated the market with a substantial share of 41.1%. These bags come in various sizes and configurations, allowing flexibility and scalability in bioprocessing.
- Storage bags can be chosen based on the specific volume requirements, providing a scalable solution for both small-scale and large-scale production. Additionally, giving advantages such as minimizing the risk of cross-contamination between different batches of cell cultures, and cost effectiveness.
- Moreover, storage bags are designed for aseptic use, and they often come pre-sterilized. This ensures that the cell culture media remains uncontaminated during storage. Aseptic handling is critical in maintaining the quality of cell cultures, and storage bags are engineered to meet these stringent requirements. Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to augment the segment trends.
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Based on application, the cell culture media storage containers market is divided into biopharmaceutical production, tissue engineering, diagnostic, and regenerative medicine. The biopharmaceutical production segment is expected to reach USD 3.2 billion by 2032.
- Biopharmaceutical production processes rely heavily on bioprocessing technologies, where cells are cultured and manipulated to produce therapeutic proteins and other biological products. These processes require specialized and high-quality storage containers for storage, transportation and further production maintaining their viability and quality.
- As the demand for biopharmaceuticals, including vaccines, gene therapies, and other complex biological drugs, has been steadily increasing, the biotech companies are also rapidly expanding. For instance, according to the Seed Scientific, in 2021, nearly 6,600 biotech companies are involved in research and development in the U.S. alone.
Based on end-user, the cell culture media storage containers market is segmented into pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, CROs & CMOs, and academic & research institutes. The pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies segment accounted for USD 966.1 million in 2022.
- The highest market share can be attributed to their extensive experiments and tests, large scale production for storing bulk media and solutions, various biopharmaceutical productions, innovations, and customizations, coupled with global presence.
- Furthermore, they rely on precise cell culture techniques. The advanced therapies require specialized and controlled storage containers to maintain the viability and efficacy of the produced cells. Additionally, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies invest in state-of-the-art storage solutions to support their biopharmaceutical production processes.
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The North America cell culture media storage containers market is expected to grow at 11.2% during the analysis period.
- The largest share is owing to well-developed healthcare infrastructure and facilities, regulatory environment, innovation and technological advancements, robust manufacturing industry, and strategic alliances & partnerships.
- North America, particularly the U.S., is a hub for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and research institutions. The region invests significantly in R&D activities, driving the demand for cell culture media storage containers. The presence of numerous universities, research centers, and biopharmaceutical companies further fuels the market progression.
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Market Share
The players operating in this market have established themselves through continuous research & development and ensuring high-quality products. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Sartorius AG, and Corning Incorporated account for significant market share. These prominent players thrive through a combination of strategic initiatives, investing in research and development, meeting the specific needs of end-user, strategic approaches, product diversification, and regulatory compliance.
Market players operating in the cell culture media storage containers is as mentioned below:
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Corning Incorporated
- Merck KGaA
- Sartorius AG
- VWR International, LLC.
- HiMedia Laboratories
- Greiner Bio-One International GmbH
- Saint Gobain
- DiagnoCine LLC
Cell Culture Media Storage Containers Industry News:
- In July 2023, Merck KGaA announced the expanding of its facilities in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, adding 9,100 square meters of lab space along with cell culture medium manufacturing capability including storage containers. Thus, expanding the overall market growth.
The cell culture media storage containers market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:
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By Product, 2018 – 2032 (USD Million)
- Storage bag
- Storage bottle
- Storage bin & drum
- Other products
By Application, 2018 – 2032 (USD Million)
- Biopharmaceutical production
- Tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine
By End-user, 2018 – 2032 (USD Million)
- Pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies
- CROs & CMOs
- Academic & research institutes
The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of Middle East & Africa