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Optical Microscopes Market Size

  • Report ID: GMI8577
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Optical Microscopes Market Size

Optical Microscopes Market size was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2023 and is estimated to grow at over 5.8% CAGR from 2024 to 2032. An optical microscope, also known as a light microscope, is a type of microscope that utilizes visible light and lenses to magnify tiny objects. It is one of the oldest and most common types of microscopes, widely used in various scientific fields such as biology, medicine, research, and education. The continuous advancement in optical microscopy serves as a significant driver for the market.


For instance, in 2020, EU-funded researchers employed quantum physics to develop an optical microscope that has the potential to directly observe the tiniest of objects, including many viruses, for the first time. The goal of this EU-funded SUPERTWIN project was to create a new generation of microscopes utilizing advanced technologies.

Furthermore, market growth is credited to multiple factors, including the increasing research activities in life sciences, rising government initiatives and funding, growing awareness and accessibility, rising adoption of automated microscopy, which is estimated to reach 13.8 billion by 2032, and increasing digitalization and connectivity.

Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of optical microscopes reached USD 2.6 billion in 2023 and is set to cross USD 4.3 billion by 2032, backed by the increasing research activities in life sciences, rising adoption of automated microscopy, and wider digitalization & connectivity.

The hospitals & clinics segment is expected reach a market size of USD 1.7 billion by 2032, as these settings use optical microscopes in microbiology labs to identify and study bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms responsible for infections.

North America market accounted for USD 1.1 billion in 2023, due to the presence of numerous renowned research institutions, universities, and laboratories conducting cutting-edge research in life sciences, biotechnology, and medicine.

ACCU-SCOPE, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bruker Corporation, Carl Zeiss AG, Celestron, LLC, Danaher Corporation, Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation, Meiji Techno, Nikon Corporation, and Olympus Corporation.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 156
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 100
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