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Liquid Handling Systems Market - By Type (Manual, Electronic, Automated), By Product (Pipettes {Manual Pipettes, Electronic Pipettes}, Dispensers, Burettes, Automated Workstation, Microplate Readers, Consumables), By Application, By End-use, & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI2963
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Liquid Handling Systems Market Size

Liquid Handling System Market size was worth USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and is poised to record substantial growth at 5.7% CAGR from 2023-2032, driven by the increasing demand for high-throughput screening in several applications in scientific research.

Liquid Handling System Market

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The growing emphasis by researchers to analyze vast libraries of compounds or biomolecules quickly and accurately has spurred the higher need for automated liquid-handling solutions to minimize human errors. In response, several pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and biotech firms are investing in liquid handling systems to expedite their R&D efforts. The increasing integration of automation, precision, and high-throughput capabilities in liquid handling systems will further augment the market outlook. For instance, in May 2023, Opentrons, a leader in lab automation, presented Opentrons Flex robot, the NextGen easy-to-program and economical liquid-handling robots for laboratories of all sizes to deliver advanced lab automation to researchers.

Lack of skilled labor with the technical know-how to operate liquid handling equipment may pose some negative impact on the market expansion. Automated liquid handling systems and full-scale workflow stations are complicated and thus demand to be operated by trained personnel. However, the rising efforts undertaken by market participants on creating innovative, simple-to-use devices may assist the market expansion. For instance, in August 2023, Roche Diagnostics announced on making automation a significant area of focus while working on completely automated mass spectrometry apparatus.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic positively influenced the demand for liquid handling solutions due to the challenges faced by clinical laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies while operating healthcare systems. The growing focus on boosting R&D and testing capacity accelerated the need for fluid handling systems. Many medical facilities in the European region also embraced the Danish-made Flowbot One pipetting robot to automate the coronavirus testing procedures. Furthermore, researchers, scientists, and professional individuals worldwide were involved in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, driving the product adoption in laboratories.

Liquid Handling System Market Trends

Significant scientific research in automated liquid handling systems is expected to considerably fuel market growth. Lately, manufacturers are focused on improving automated pipetting systems through R&D initiatives. For instance, in February 2022, SPT Labtech, a leader in laboratory automation for life sciences, launched the apricot DC1, a 4-in-1 automated liquid handling platform. The continuous innovations in automated pipette sensors to assist laboratories in streamlining their routine semi- or manually operated pipetting procedures across applications will also fuel the market progress.

Liquid Handling System Market Analysis

Liquid Handling System Market, By Type

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Manual liquid handling system market size is anticipated to expand at 5.3% CAGR from 2023-2032. The growth is attributed to the low cost and reduction in sample processing times offered by manual liquid handling systems in diagnostic facilities, biotechnology firms, and research institutions. The growing R&D investments has pushed numerous pharmaceutical companies to emphasize more on drug development. For instance, ClinicalTrials.gov reported 452,604 clinical studies, as of May 2023. Furthermore, the ongoing research investigations will drive the adoption of manual liquid handling systems, fueling the segment expansion.

Liquid handling system market size from the automated workstation segment is anticipated to record 6.7% CAGR from 2023-2032. This is driven by widespread product usage by increasing number of biotech and research firms due to the scarcity of skilled laboratory experts. For example, in 2021, around 6,600 biotech businesses in the U.S. employed therapeutics as the most prevalent field in the biotech landscape. Furthermore, the rising necessity for continuous quality library prep and better throughput has prompted industry participants to address these requirements, in turn, adding to the market growth. For instance, in July 2023, Revvity introduced FontusTM Automated Liquid Handling Workstation, a next-generation liquid handler designed to deliver easier and faster workflows for improved outcomes in diagnostic studies.

 Liquid Handling System Market Share, By Application,

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Liquid handling system market size from the drug discovery segment is expected to generate more than USD 2.2 billion by the end of 2032 owing to the rising burden of broad range of diseases and the increasing usage of high throughput screening for better drug candidate identification. The COVID-19 pandemic also spurred the number of research activities for drug discovery for the treatment of infectious diseases. The rising advancements in lab automation, integration with data analytics, and miniaturization of assays coupled with the increasing focus on personalized medicine and novel therapies will add to the segment expansion.

North America Liquid Handling System Market,

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North America liquid handling systems market size is anticipated to reach over USD 2 billion by 2032. The rising burden of diseases and the higher R&D expenditures are major factors driving the market expansion. According to the American Cancer Society, 1.9 million new cancer cases were reported in the U.S. in 2022. The strong presence of well-known companies, such as Agilent Technologies, Inc. along with the thriving clinical trials for the treatment of cancer will support the regional industry growth.

Liquid Handling System Market Share

The competitive landscape of the liquid handling system market includes:

  • prominent companies
  • Beckman Coulter
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  •  Sartorius AG
  •  Aurora Biomed Ltd
  •  Gilson Inc.

Liquid Handling System Industry News

  • In February 2023, Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced an on-deck thermal cycler that works with automated liquid handling platform, Agilent Bravo NGS. The optional ODTC attachment allows the Bravo platform to deliver thermal cycling as part of an automated process for end-point PCR, next-generation sequencing, and cell-based applications.

 Liquid Handling Systems market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD (million) and from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Type, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Manual
  • Electronic
  • Automated

By Product, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Pipettes 
  • Manual Pipettes
  • Electronic Pipettes 
  • Dispensers
  • Burettes
  • Automated Workstation
  • Microplate Readers
  • Consumables
  • Others

By Application, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Cancer and Genomics Research
  • Others

By End-use, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Research and Academic Institutes
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy , Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Liquid handling system industry size was worth USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and is poised to record 5.7% CAGR from 2023-2032, driven by the increasing demand for high-throughput screening in scientific research.

Manual segment is anticipated to expand at 5.3% CAGR from 2023-2032 attributed to the advantages of low costs and reduction in sample processing times.

North America liquid handling system market is projected to expand at notable pace and reach over USD 2 billion by 2032 driven by the rising burden of diseases and continued R&D expenditures in the region.

Some of the top companies engaged in the liquid handling system industry are Beckman Coulter, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sartorius AG, Aurora Biomed Ltd., and Gilson Inc. among others.

Liquid Handling Systems Market Scope

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