Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market Size By Use (SEM {Tabletop/Benchtop, Conventional}, FESEM, TEM), By Equipment (Ion Milling, Coaters, Freeze Fracture Systems, High Pressure Freezers, Cryo Transfer Systems, Plasma Cleaners, Critical Point Drying Systems), By Application (Academics, Life Sciences, Material Sciences, Semiconductor Research), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Sep 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4813  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 217   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry trends

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market size exceeded USD 470 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5.9% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Increasing demand for electron microscope sample preparation equipment among various industries to conduct high-end research will augment equipment adoption. With growing use of electron microscope (EM) to study complex materials and substances, the demand for EM sample preparation equipment to obtain precise visualization of materials in focus is projected to grow in the coming years.

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market Overview

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COVID-19 has had moderately positive impact on the global electron microscope sample preparation market. Electron microscopy (EM) plays a pivotal role in identification and analysis of viral structure and morphology. EM technology helps in studying the virus and host reactions in order to assist in targeted drug/vaccine research. Thus, with growing intensity of the pandemic, the need for effective preventive and therapeutic medicine against COVID-19 has substantially grown. Subsequently, the demand for cryo-preparation techniques and electron cryo-tomography has surged for accurate study of the infected cells. Therefore, with booming research in life sciences sector, the overall acceptance of electron microscope sample preparation equipment is poised to significantly increase in research institutes and development organizations during the forecast period.

New product innovations and rising investment in industries such as semiconductors, life science and among others will foster the electron microscope sample preparation market expansion

Increasing investment in research activities in various areas such as semiconductors, material science and life sciences has spurred the usage of electron microscope sample preparation equipment. With rising incidence of various chronic and infectious disorders, the demand for better medical treatment modalities has increased in the past few years. This has stimulated research activities and thus funding in the healthcare industry. Moreover, technological advancements in the sample preparation equipment have improved the research outcome that will further drive the industry growth during the forecast timeframe.

Growing use of TEM for observation of complex structures in life sciences and material sciences will offer growth opportunities to the segment

Transmission electron microscope (TEM) in the electron microscope sample preparation market is estimated to register growth of 6.5% through 2026. TEM produces high resolution images and has wide range of applications, especially in life sciences and academic institutes among other industries.

Technological advancements in TEM has provided benefits including procurement of detailed information of compound and elemental structures. The equipment is easy to operate with proper training. Furthermore, sample preparation is an essential step for transmission electron microscopy. Thus, with growing emphasis on study of viruses and protein structures, the demand for TEM and TEM sample preparation equipment will expand exponentially.

Wide adoption of ion milling equipment in TEM and SEM for cross section sample preparation will boost the segment growth

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market Size

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The electron microscope sample preparation market for ion milling equipment segment accounted for USD 102 million in 2019. Ion milling is one of the important processes during sample preparation. Cross-sectional studies in biomaterials and semiconductor research is required essentially, that will benefit the segment expansion.

Ion milling equipment is used for hard surfaces including metals, semiconductors, bones, etc. Thus, with growing spending on semiconductor research and production in countries such as the U.S., China, South Korea among others, the demand for ion milling equipment will expand in the coming years.

Expansion of advanced laboratories with electron microscopy in the academic institutes will escalate the acceptance of electron microscope sample preparation equipment

Academics segment in the electron microscope sample preparation market was valued at around USD 61.2 million in 2019 led by growing number of academic institutes equipped with electron microscopes.

Increasing high-end research in biological department has positively influenced the usage of electron microscope sample preparation equipment in academic institutes. In order to provide better healthcare research and discoveries, academic institutes have started usage of advanced research equipment in their labs for better outcomes. Thus, favourably changing infrastructure, especially in emerging economies will impel the market potential in the future.

Presence of dominant industry leaders in North America region will offer significant market progression opportunities

North America Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market

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North America electron microscope sample preparation market size was USD 195.4 million in 2019. Several institutional and research laboratories in the U.S. are equipped with EM technology. Thus, significant footprint of leading players such as Leica Microsystems, JEOL, Hitachi High-Technologies among others coupled with growing demand for precise sample preparation techniques will benefit the market revenue.

Growing government funding in research and development will increase the use of electron microscope sample preparation equipment. Additionally, presence of large number of academic institutes and research and development facilities will escalate the demand for sample preparation equipment, thereby driving the market demand.

Key players are focusing on technological advancements in the product development that will enhance their business growth potential in the market

Some of the leading companies operating in the electron microscope sample preparation market include JEOL, Ltd., Leica Microsystems (Danaher), Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, Buehler (Illinois Tool Works, Inc.) and Thermo Fisher Scientific. These industry participants are adopting various inorganic growth strategies to obtain competitive advantage and strengthen their market position.

Some of the recent industry developments:

  • In July 2020, Buehler announced the launch of SimpliVac, a programmable mounting system, used in material sample preparation for analysis in industries and laboratories. This strategy will offer business growth opportunities to the company with product portfolio diversification.
  • In July 2019, Leica Microsystems signed a distribution agreement with DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading industry expansion provider for technology companies. This collaboration between DKSH and Leica Microsystems covers product distribution in Philippines and Vietnam. This strategy helped the firm to expand its geographic reach.

The electron microscope sample preparation market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, By Use

  • SEM
    • Tabletop/Benchtop
    • Conventional
  • TEM
  • Others

Market, By Equipment

  • Ion Milling
  • Coaters
  • Freeze Fracture Systems
  • High Pressure Freezers
  • Cryo Transfer Systems
  • Plasma Cleaners
  • Critical Point Drying Systems
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Academics
  • Life Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Semi-Conductor Research
  • Others

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market size for electron microscope sample preparation, in 2019, was valued at USD 470 million and may record 5.9% CAGR through 2026.
In 2019, the ion milling equipment segment revenue exceeded USD 102 million, owing to increasing expenditure on semiconductor research and production.
The academics segment size crossed USD 61.2 million in 2019 driven by increasing number of academic institutes demanding electron microscopes.
North America market size was valued at USD 195.4 million in 2019, as numerous research and institutional labs in the U.S. are equipped with electron microscope (EM) technology.

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  • Published Date: Sep 2020
  • Pages: 217
  • Tables: 233
  • Charts / Figures: 14
  • Companies covered: 30
  • Countries covered: 16

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