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Chromatography Software Market Size By Device Type (Standalone, Integrated), By Deployment Mode (On-premise, Web-based, Cloud-based), By Application (Pharmaceutical Industry, Environmental Testing, Forensic Testing, Food & Beverage Industry), End-use & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

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  • Published Date: Feb 2022
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Chromatography Software Market Size

Chromatography Software Market size surpassed USD 471 million in 2021 and is estimated to record around 8% CAGR between 2022 and 2028. The rapidly growing population is resulting in high demand for convenience and processed food, thereby surging the demand for food safety and quality testing, fuelling the product adoption.

Chromatography Software Market

The surging prevalence of foodborne illnesses due to the consumption of food contaminated with a mycotoxin, pathogens, or the growth of yeasts is increasing the adoption of food safety testing in several nations to a greater extent. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), around 420,000 individuals die after eating contaminated food, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years (DALYs) every year. Hence, several food testing facilities are preferring the use of chromatography software at various stages of food safety testing to analyse the quality of food is set to promote the market growth.

Chromatography software refers to the device that facilitates chromatography-based analysis. This software solution controls data from chromatography instruments, records & processes, and generates chromatograms & reports. This chromatography data software automates numerous procedures comprising data processing, instrumentation control, and database management among others. The chromatography informatics solution options range from integrated to the automated standalone software platform. These instruments find applications in materials science, drug discovery, and forensics among others.

However, the lack of a proficient laboratory workforce for chromatography software handling might have an adverse impact on the market growth. These systems are complex in nature and thus require professional workers to operate them. As per the article published in 2020, some European countries will face a shortage of skilled labour over the next decade with medical laboratories among the severely affected segment. The significant growth in technology contributes to the surging demand for skilled personnel to develop, deploy, manage, and support applications. Lack of a trained workforce, especially in developing nations may limit the use of these devices.

Owing to this shortage, some organizations are getting understaffed and experiencing reduced research volume. It also produces a variety of other negative consequences such as the inability to deliver precise needs, affecting customer satisfaction, etc. As a result, the lack of skilled labour may hamper the chromatography software industry growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be advantageous for the chromatography software demand and rendered a positive impact on the market expansion. This is attributable to the surging use of chromatography techniques to analyse the drugs and their safety & efficacy as a COVID-19 treatment mechanism. This pandemic imposed huge pressure on healthcare infrastructure and hindered the operational capabilities of the clinical laboratories and biopharmaceutical firms. There was significant pressure on the laboratories to surge testing volume, R&D activities and deliver clinical results at rapid speed.

As per the recently published article, the overall testing volumes increased to 245% of the pre-pandemic volume. Experts anticipated considerable SARS-CoV-2 testing throughout 2021 as well as in 2022 to some extent. The increasing pressure to surge R&D and testing volume led to the demand for chromatography data software. This is due to these devices that are helping in database management, data filtering, and data processing for improved efficiency and performance with precise clinical results. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic augmented the demand for chromatography software and is expected to witness a similar trend in the coming years.

Chromatography Software Market Analysis

There has been an upsurge in the R&D activities coupled with high investments and clinical trials for the development of innovative medications that provide valuable medical advantages. As per the article published in 2021, the rising number of research and development activities in the pharmaceutical industry led to the U.S. FDA approval of 355 novel drugs and biologics from 2009 to 2018.

Additionally, R&D expenses for 63 of these drugs calculated from SEC government filings were estimated to be USD 985 million to USD 1,336 million. According to the Congressional Budget Office of the U.S. Congress report 2018, the new approvals augmented by around 60% with 59 novel therapeutics approval. This specifies the rising R&D activities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector that are predicted to increase in the near future.

Hence, an upsurge in R&D activities is associated with growing demand for chromatography data software to deliver robust and validated methods in less time and with higher efficiency is expected to propel the business revenue.

Global Chromatography Software Market Share, By Device Type

Based on device type, the chromatography software market is segmented as standalone and integrated. The standalone segment surpassed USD 126 million in 2021. Standalone software devices are all in one system that facilitates chromatography-based analysis and performs their function without the necessity of other devices. These device types majorly offer a combination of multiple technologies and an extensive range of applications, helping the scientists in pharmaceutical R&D activities to deliver focused high-quality research outcomes.

The significant applications of standalone chromatography data software are gaining significant traction in developed countries, particularly for drug discovery, cancer & genomics research, and forensic testing among others.

Moreover, in developing countries, the preference for these devices is expected to grow extensively owing to the growing prevalence of diseases requiring diagnosis & testing along with surging concerns related to food safety. These major factors are expected to positively influence the standalone segment revenue.

Based on deployment mode, the chromatography software market is segmented as on-premises, web-based, and cloud-based. The web-based chromatography software segment accounted for over 38% revenue share in 2021. This majority revenue share is highly attributed to web-based chromatography systems delivering quick accessibility over network connection at lower handling costs.

While the database is stored on a central server instead of a desktop. Increasing usage of such chromatography data software in the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry for real-time tracking, storing of data, easy data backup, and remote access to data is anticipated to upsurge the market demand.

The launch of advanced solutions by prominent players is further set to drive the market expansion. For instance, Shimadzu Corporation has developed a web-based chromatography system that allows viewing analysis results and outputting reports for liquid chromatography in real-time. Also, a web-based software solution eliminates the requirement for additional software licenses, delivering maximum efficiency for a minimum investment.

Hence, owing to a host of benefits offered by chromatography data software in conjunction with the development of highly precise web-based software are expected to stimulate chromatography software industry landscape in the coming years.

Based on application, the chromatography software market is segmented as pharmaceutical industry, environmental testing, forensic testing, food & beverage industry, and others. The pharmaceutical industry segment is expected to reach over USD 330 million by 2028. This dominant market share is owing to the rising burden of a broad range of diseases and an increase in the usage of liquid chromatography for establishing the components of a drug’s formulation.

For instance, as per the World Health Organization, an estimated around 17.9 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) every year worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic also promoted the research activities associated with drug discovery for the treatment of this infectious disease. The chromatography data software applications in the pharmaceutical industries comprise drug discovery, molecular biology, clinical research, and pharmaceutical development among others.

Chromatography software updates further provide customization of procedures, full traceability, and security features to handle increasing regulatory requirements. Thus, a host of capabilities possessed by chromatography software is projected to augment the use of these devices in the pharmaceutical industry, thereby driving the market growth significantly.

Global Chromatography Software Market Share, By End-use

Based on end-use, the chromatography software market is segmented as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic and research institutes, testing facilities, and hospitals/clinics. The academic and research institutes segment is anticipated to expand at 7.7% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. This substantial growth is owing to the growing adoption of chromatography software in academic and research institutes, increasing research volume, etc. Owing to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, several companies are focusing to introduce innovative devices comprising chromatography software for the automation of the lab.

The chromatography instruments integrated with control software support comprehensive chromatographic data processing and interpretation. Owing to numerous clinical benefits offered by the chromatographic techniques in the long run, the academic and research institutes segment is set to promote market size in the coming years.

The notable contribution of R&D at academic institutes is further expected to increase the product acceptance rate. According to the Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, academic institutes account for around 13% of total R&D costs in the U.S. The rising number of research institutes is also contributing to the market expansion.

As per the German Academic Exchange Service, over 1000 publicly funded research institutions are operating in Germany. As a result, the increasing research volume along with the adoption of chromatography software at academic and research institutes is expected to spur industry forecasts.

Global Chromatography Software Market Share, By End-use

U.S. chromatography software market is anticipated to reach over USD 356 million by 2028. This high revenue share is owing to growing food safety concerns, rising R&D activities & investment, etc. As per the recent estimates from the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. government spent over USD 18 billion and USD 23 billion to promote the COVID-19 vaccine development. Thus, growing spending on drug discovery for various ailments indicates the need for chromatography software used in clinical research.

Further, the presence of prominent players such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., and Waters Corporation among others in the country are engaged in new product development & commercialization that facilitates the industrial expansion in the U.S.

Chromatography Software Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the chromatography software industry are

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Waters Corporation
  • Bruker Corporation
  • Axel Semrau
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • Gilson Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

Major market players are adopting strategic formulations such as forward integration, new product development, geographical expansion, and research collaborations to garner maximum revenue share and promote company growth.

Recent industry developments:

  • In January 2022, the U.S FDA expands the deployment of Waters Corporation Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS) to support its medical products testing labs across its five field science laboratories. This deployment will strengthen the company’s existing range of products and complement chromatography data system’s unique product portfolio, thereby offering new opportunities in the market to design highly effective solutions for acquiring, processing, reporting data from a variety of measurement instruments.
  • In August 2018, Agilent Technologies announced the release of a novel version of its chromatography data software that allows laboratories to transfer documents in the Allotrope Data Format (ADF), an advanced standard developed by a group of pharmaceutical firms. This strategic move helped the company to gain a competitive edge and bolster its market position.

Chromatography software market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2017 to 2028, for the following segments:

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By Device Type

  • Standalone
  • Integrated

By Deployment Mode

  • On-premise
  • Web-based
  • Cloud-based

By Application

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Environmental Testing
  • Forensic Testing
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Others

By End-use

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
  • Academic and Research Institutes
  • Testing Facilities
  • Hospitals/Clinics

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for chromatography software exceeded $471 million in 2021 and is predicted to register a CAGR of 8% over 2022-2028.

The standalone chromatography software devices segment crossed $126 million in the overall market in 2021 as the devices offer a wide range of technologies that can perform chromatography-based analysis and eliminate the necessity to use additional machines.

The web-based chromatography software system accounted for more than 38% revenue share in 2021 as the systems provide quick accessibility to a network connection at lower handling costs and can store the database on a central server instead of a desktop, thereby enhancing its safety.

The global chromatography software industry size from the pharmaceutical sector applications may go past $330 million by 2028 due to the rising prevalence of chronic health disorders and the increased use of liquid chromatography to ascertain the components of a drug’s formulation.

The academic and research institutes may record 7.7% CAGR in the global chromatography software market through 2028 as the software can be of great use to researchers while carrying out various data processing and interpretation activities.

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