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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), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4813
  • Published Date: Sep 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market size exceeded USD 450 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6% between 2021 and 2027. With significant increase in use of electron microscopy during R&D practices, the industry will foresee escalated product demand as sample preparation is crucial part affecting precision in specimen study. Further, increasing funding has resulted in infrastructure development in research facilities that has driven demand for advanced research tools and equipment.

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market Overview

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Increasing need of research and development to offer innovative and effective solutions across several areas including biopharmaceuticals, semiconductor and materials industry will proliferate the demand for electron microscopes during development activities. High efficiency and ability of electron microscopes to provide detailed and accurate observations of complex materials and substances will boost its adoption. With high product demand for such microscopes, the sales for specimen preparation equipment will also increase. Researchers are increasingly adopting efficient sample preparation tools to attain precision during sample techniques such as dehydration, cryofixation, chemical fixation and staining without affecting state of specimen.

Government funding enhancing the purchasing power of research institutes will benefit product acceptance

Government funding and initiatives to fuel R&D activities across developed as well as developing economies will stimulate the purchasing ability of various research facilities. Increasing investment in R&D allowed procurement of advanced instruments to research centres. Moreover, growing usage of electron microscopy by healthcare and semiconductor industries for advanced research will benefit the electron microscope sample preparation market growth. Also, growing incidence of several chronic disorders will influence the demand for better medical modalities as well as research activities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has negative impact on sales of electron microscope sample preparation equipment. The decline in sale is owing to preventive lockdown by several countries, restrictions on transportations, import export services and complete shutdown of institutes across some countries. However, as electron microscopy assist in identification of viral structures and development of effective therapies, the intensity of negative impact was moderate, and electron microscope sample preparation market will continue to expand at significant rate with declining number of COVID-19 cases.

Technological advancements allowing accurate specimen imaging with SEM during research studies will excel product demand

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) segment will witness 6% growth rate through 2027. Expanding application areas of SEM in numerous research fields including three-dimensional imaging for topographical, morphological and compositional analysis of specimens will impel the product demand. Further, the use of SEM in molecular chemistry and material science is expected to foster specimen preparation equipment sales during the forecast timeframe.

Better surface visualization and sample analysis with specimen coating will augment the electron microscope sample preparation market demand

Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market Size

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Coaters segment captured more than 10% of the market share in 2020. Increasing adoption of several coating methodologies for better imaging and damage minimization during topographic observational studies will positively impact the segment growth. Moreover, need for conductive coating for observational analysis of non-conductive materials will spur product demand. Additionally, coating technologies has offered enhanced electron emission and improved thermal conduction allowing better efficiency in sample surface visualization and analysis.

High product acceptance with rising R&D activities across life sciences industry will offer unprecedented market progression opportunities

Life sciences segment in the electron microscope sample preparation market accounted for USD 110 million in 2020. Higher usage of electron microscope and sample preparation methods for identification of biological molecules and components to study their characteristics and morphology will influence the segment expansion. Further, automation and technological advancements in electron microscope sample preparation equipment provides minimized risk of contamination and accelerated development process.

Rising healthcare expenditure along with expanding number of research facilities in Europe will stimulate the market value

Europe Electron Microscope Sample Preparation Market

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Europe electron microscope sample preparation market held over 20% of revenue share in 2020. Strong focus on innovation in science and technology with rising R&D expenditure by regional industry players enhances the industry growth potential. In addition, high investment by government and non-government organizations across various industries such as biopharmaceuticals, semiconductors, electronics, and materials will fuel product demand. Moreover, large presence of industry participants in the region and increasing adoption of electron microscopy by research laboratories, institutes and pharmaceutical organizations will augment the industry expansion in the coming years.

Key players are focusing on technological advancements and product development to strengthen their market position

Some of the leading companies operating in the electron microscope sample preparation market are Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, JEOL, Ltd., Buehler (Illinois Tool Works, Inc.), Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Leica Microsystems (Danaher). These business leaders are undergoing several growth strategies such as collaboration, merger and acquisitions to gain competitive edge and strengthen their market footprint.

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 has offered business growth opportunities to the company with product portfolio diversification.
  • In July 2019, Leica microsystem signed a distribution agreement with DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading market expansion provider for technology companies. This collaboration between DKSH and Leica Microsystem covers distribution in Philippines and Vietnam. This strategy helped the firm to expand its business relation, thereby strengthening its market position.

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 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

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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 cleaner systems
  • Critical point drying systems
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Academics
  • Life sciences
  • Material sciences
  • Semiconductor 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


Authors: Rupali Swain, Subodh Kharad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size of electron microscope sample preparation had exceeded USD 450 million in 2020 and will witness a CAGR of over 6% through 2027.

Electron microscope is widely used in the fields of academics, life sciences, material sciences, and semiconductor research.

Scanning electron microscope segment will register a CAGR of over 6% through 2027 with increasing research in 3D imaging for topographical, morphological and compositional analysis of specimens.

Life sciences segment had recorded USD 110 million valuation in 2020 owing to rising product demand for identification of biological molecules and components to study their characteristics and morphology.

Europe market had held over 20% revenue share in 2020 and will grow with increasing focus of regional industry players on the innovation in science and technology.

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