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Lyophilization Equipment Market Size By Product (Tray Style Freeze Dryers, Manifold Freeze Dryers, Rotary Freeze Dryers), By Scale of Operation (Bench Top, Pilot Scale, Industrial Scale), By Application (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Food Processing), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI3577
  • Published Date: Nov 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

Lyophilization Equipment Market size exceeded USD 5 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2020 and 2026. The importance of lyophilization over other preservation and drying techniques stimulates its demand. Increasing preference for lyophilization in pharmaceutical and food industries due to advantage in freeze drying of heat sensitive products and enhanced product stability in dry state will offer immense market growth opportunities.

Lyophilization Equipment Market
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Rising R&D pertaining to the novel drug development to offer effective medication will accelerate demand for lyophilization equipment during the process. Major drug developers are focusing on expanding product manufacturing capacities to cater escalating demand. With increasing drug manufacturing, adoption of lyophilization technique also increases. Growing need for longer shelf life and higher stability of pharmaceutical products will propel the market expansion.

Product innovations enhancing the process outcome will stimulate its usage

Technological development in lyophilization techniques allowing ease in liquid processing and lower risk of cross contamination will fuel lyophilization equipment market revenue. Modern lyophilization equipment allow simultaneous loading and defrosting, thus standardizing the process flow. Integration of additional process monitors, and controls provides advantage of process optimization to researchers. Automated systems with safety alarms and interlocks, refrigeration systems and duplicated vacuum pumps further drives demand for lyophilization equipment.

Higher degree of lyophilization with tray freeze dryers will augment its preference during large scale manufacturing

Tray style freeze dryers dominated around 71% of the lyophilization equipment market share in 2019 and it is anticipated to foresee momentous growth through 2026 impelled by high-end outcomes offering higher degree of product lyophilization. Tray freeze dryers perform both primary and secondary freeze drying that include unbound as well as bound water removal producing driest form of product. These systems are widely used for products requiring long-term storage including vaccines and enable drying in bulk or in vials. Tray freeze dryers are among the most sophisticated equipment and are used for range of materials.

With growing preference for lyophilized products in industrial mass production

Industrial scale of operation accounted for USD 4.5 billion revenue in 2019 led by growing applications in large scale manufacturing. Wide use in food and pharmaceuticals production and packaging for improved product life will stimulate the segment growth potential.

Need for effective solution improving long-term storage capabilities of liable drugs will foster lyophilization equipment market demand

Pharmaceutical application held above 25% of the revenue share in 2019. Lyophilization provides excellence in retention of 3D structure of samples that helps in drug development research.

Lyophilization allows low temperature drying for heat sensitive biologicals and drugs providing improved stability and storage of labile drugs. It is majorly applicable to the enhanced shelf-life of vaccines and injectables with water removal in vials or bulks. Thus, benefit of the technique assisting in transport and storage of pharmaceutical injectables as well as original powdered forms will positively impact the segment value.

Rising development activities with presence of leading industry players in the North America

North America Lyophilization Equipment Market

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North America lyophilization equipment market size crossed more than USD 1.8 billion in 2019 on account of growing pharmaceutical industry and awareness about lyophilized products. Furthermore, the acceptance of advanced technologies during development of vaccines and antibodies by several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies will impel regional demand for lyophilization equipment. Increasing risk of perishability of food with growing food industry will also contribute to the market growth.

Eminent participants are focusing on strategic alliances that will enhance their market potential through expansion

Some of the leading companies operating in the lyophilization equipment industry include Telstar, GEA group, Labconco, SP Industries and Scala Scientific among other players. These market leaders are adopting various inorganic growth strategies to obtain competitive advantage and strengthen their market position.

Some of the recent industry developments:

  • In June 2019, Lyophilization Services of New England (LSNE) acquired sterile injectables manufacturing facility consisting bulk lyophilization capabilities. The expansion of business development capacities strengthens growth potential of the company.
  • In November 2018, Argonaut Manufacturing Services announced the acquisition agreement of LyoGen, LLC. LyoGen’s services include lyophilized products in unique and proprietary formats that has expanded firm’s offerings, thereby assist in business revenue.

This market research report on lyophilization equipment 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 Product

  • Tray Style Freeze Dryers
  • Manifold Freeze Dryers
  • Rotary Freeze Dryers

Market, By Scale of Operation

  • Bench Top Lyophilization Equipment
  • Pilot Scale Lyophilization Equipment
  • Industrial Scale Lyophilization Equipment

Market, By Application

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical
  • Food processing
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The lyophilization equipment market is estimated to register a CAGR of 8.6% up to 2026 ascribed to their increasing significance in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Tray style freeze dryers held a market share of around 71% in 2019 as they are preferred for their higher degree of product lyophilization and use with applications like vaccines that require long-term storage.

The pharmaceutical sector held over 25% of the lyophilization equipment market share in 2019 with increased use in the retention of 3D structure of samples required in drug research and development.

In terms of revenue share, the industrial scale of operation segment recorded around USD 4.5 billion in 2019 due to noteworthy applications in large scale manufacturing like food production and packaging.

North America market for lyophilization equipment was valued at over US$1.8 billion in 2019 and will expand further owing to robust vaccine development activities across the pharmaceutical sector.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 193
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 135

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