Preclinical Imaging Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Preclinical Imaging Market Growth and it is Segmented by Modality (Optical Imaging Systems, Nuclear Imaging Systems, Micro-MRI, Micro-ultrasound, Micro-CT, Photoacoustic Imaging Systems, and Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Preclinical Imaging Market Size

Preclinical Imaging Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
CAGR 6.00 %
Fastest Growing Market Europe
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Preclinical Imaging Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Preclinical Imaging Market Analysis

The preclinical imaging market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 6.00% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has worsened, and clinical operations have changed dramatically. According to the article "The Current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Crisis Continues to Grow and Has Resulted in Marked changes to clinical operations," published in 2020, academic medical centers and universities have rushed to shut down scientific research activities to maximize social distancing and minimize the spread of infection to research staff and others with whom they might come into contact, in parallel with clinical preparedness. Researchers in the field of radiology were wrestling with these issues, which will continue to affect present and future imaging studies.

However, with travel restrictions and improved sanitary precautions in place, Several manufacturers have resumed operations. Euro-BioImaging Nodes, for example, are tailored to the COVID-19 setting to give services to external users. Furthermore, Euro-BioImaging is assisting COVID-19-related research efforts, such as major drug screening projects, with picture data exchange. The company is collaborating with EU-OPENSCREEN, a partner research infrastructure. Using human cells and a SARS-CoV-2 isolate, EU-OPENSCREEN tested 5,632 chemicals for their ability to suppress viral-induced cytotoxicity to identify potential candidates for clinical trials against SARS-CoV-2. This is expected to boost the demand for preclinical imaging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, in March 2020, MILabs improved their preclinical diagnostic U-CT system for in-vivo imaging of COVID-19 animal models in anticipation of rising demand for antiviral research tools and to enable the testing of coronavirus vaccines and medications. Ultra-high-resolution non-invasive lung imaging is one of the new features, allowing researchers to pinpoint the exact location of diseased processes in the bronchi of mice, guinea pigs, and ferrets. Furthermore, employing intrinsic freeze-frame lung imaging, up to four mice models can be scanned simultaneously for high-throughput screening of respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus genotypes.

The major factors leading to the growth of the preclinical imaging market include the technological advancements in molecular imaging, increasing demand for non-invasive small animal imaging techniques, and an increase in preclinical research funding, by both private and public organizations.

Molecular imaging is a rapidly developing multidiscipline, which involves molecular biology, chemistry, computer, engineering, and medicine. It can recognize non-invasive and real-time visualization and measurement of the physiological or pathological process in the living organism at the cellular or molecular level.

Multimodal molecular imaging can play important role in the clinical care of various diseases by improving clinicians' ability to perform screening, surveillance, staging, prognosis, planning and therapy guidance, monitoring therapy efficacy, and assessing recurrence.

With its rapid technological advances, presymptomatic detection, targeted therapy, and personalized medicine may be possible shortly through the use of multimodal molecular imaging. Aspect imaging developed Aspect's M2 platform and the suite of products enable researchers to harness the power and quantitative insights of MRI for small animal phenotyping and drug development but without the cost, complexity, and technical burden of traditional MRI systems.

Preclinical Imaging Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Preclinical Imaging Market according to our research experts:

Micro-Ultrasound is the Segment by Modality and is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

Micro-ultrasound is a miniature version of ultrasound that has a wider range of applications, especially in research related to small animal models. These smaller versions of imaging techniques boost the efficacy of the techniques. As per the study published in May 2020 titled 'Preclinical Ultrasound Imaging-A Review of Techniques and Imaging Applications', ultrasound imaging is a well-established clinical imaging technique providing real-time, quantitative anatomical and physiological information in humans.

Additionally, they reduce the number of animals required for a particular study. Over the past decade, preclinical imaging has emerged as an important tool to facilitate biomedical discovery. The high-frequency micro-ultrasound steadily evolved in the post-genomic era as a rapid, comparatively inexpensive imaging tool for studying normal development, and models of human disease in small animals. One of the fundamental barriers to this development was the technological hurdle associated with high-frequency array transducers.

Product launches are another factor in the growth of the market. For instance, in October 2020, Fox Chase Cancer Center has unveiled a new micro-ultrasound system that physicians say could change the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Such approvals are expected to boost market growth.

The applications of preclinical micro-ultrasound are explored for developmental biology, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Concerning the future, the latest developments in high-frequency ultrasound imaging are also being developed. The combination of multiple imaging modalities in preclinical studies will help the researchers to understand the molecular, cellular, and physiological changes in living animals and to predict the outcome of new treatments in patients. Thus, owing to the all above-mentioned factors the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

Preclinical Imaging Market : Countries by Gross Research and Development (RD) Expenditure (USD Billion), Global, 2022

North America is Expected to Dominate the Preclinical Imaging Market

North America is expected to dominate the preclinical imaging market because the region has a developed infrastructure, a large number of preclinical projects, and higher adoption rates of technically advanced devices in the region.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have had a significant impact on academic studies in the United States. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has ravaged the globe, killing hundreds of millions of people, shutting down economies, closing borders, and spreading misery on a global scale. Most non-COVID clinical research has been halted due to distance and transmission concerns. There were no licensed medicines or vaccinations available when SARS-CoV-2 appeared at the end of 2019. The present paradigm of traditional drug research and development, which takes years from start to finish, is being challenged by the urgent need for countermeasures during this crisis. Antivirals, immunomodulators, anticoagulants, and other medicines have accelerated pathways that can be used as "roadmaps" to help prioritize compounds for clinical testing.

Hence, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership in April 2020, to establish a coordinated research strategy for prioritizing and speeding the development of the most promising treatments and vaccines.

The United States is also found to be dominating the market, owing to the presence of established infrastructure and the presence of major public and private companies. The increased research and development funding that is taking place, coupled with the presence of a highly developed research infrastructure, is accelerating the growth of the preclinical imaging market in the United States.

Furthermore, the increasing number of clinical research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies are thereby increasing the adoption of in-vivo imaging systems in Preclinical research, which is further accelerating the growth of this market.

In addition, corporations are offering new products to diversify their product portfolio. Bruker, for example, announced the debut of the Ultima Investigator Plus in March 2022, the newest modular platform addition to the industry-leading Ultima range of multiphoton microscopes for deep tissue fluorescence imaging. Investigator Plus enhances scientists' capacity to image deep and see more within tough specimens with an extended field of view, optimized optics for two- and three-photon imaging, and an increased close-coupled collection path. In addition, organizations are advancing on new products to expand their product portfolio. Bruker, for example, revealed the unveiling of the Ultima Investigator Plus in March 2022, the newest flexible platform addition to the industry-ahead Ultima range of multiphoton microscopes for deep tissue fluorescence imaging. Researcher enhances scientists' ability to image deep and see more within specimens with an extended field of view, optimized optics for two and three-photon imaging, and an expanded close-coupled collection path.

Thus, all these factors have contributed to the growth of the market in the region.

Preclinical Imaging Market - Growth Rate By Region

Preclinical Imaging Industry Overview

The market studied is a moderately consolidated market owing to the various small and large market players. Some of the market players are Aspect Imaging Ltd, Bruker Corporation, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Li-Cor Biosciences, Mediso Ltd, Milabs BV, MR Solutions Ltd, PerkinElmer Inc., Euro-BioImaging ERIC, Trifoil Imaging, United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd., Photon etc., AXT PTY LTD, Advanced Molecular Vision, Inc., and IVIM Technology Corp. The players are adopting various strategies such as new product launches, and acquisition to remain competitive.

Preclinical Imaging Market Leaders

  1. Aspect Imaging Ltd

  2. Bruker Corporation

  3. Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

  4. PerkinElmer Inc.

  5. Milabs BV

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Preclinical Imaging Market Concentration
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Preclinical Imaging Market News

  • In May 2022, Bruker launched innovative 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla conduction-cooled Maxwell magnets for its market-leading preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems portfolio.
  • In April 2022, PerkinElmer announced the expansion of its in vivo imaging portfolio with the launch of the Vega imaging system, a first-of-its-kind ultrasound platform that combines hands-free, automated technology with the high-throughput capability to accelerate non-invasive research and drug development studies of cancer, liver and kidney disease, cardiology and more.

Preclinical Imaging Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Technological Advancements in Molecular Imaging

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Non-invasive Small Animal Imaging Techniques

      3. 4.2.3 Increase in Preclinical Research Funding, by Both Private and Public Organizations

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Strict Regulations in Preclinical Research

      2. 4.3.2 High Installation and Operational Costs associated with Preclinical Imaging Modalities

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Modality

      1. 5.1.1 Optical Imaging Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Nuclear Imaging Systems

      3. 5.1.3 Micro-MRI

      4. 5.1.4 Micro-ultrasound

      5. 5.1.5 Micro-CT

      6. 5.1.6 Photoacoustic Imaging Systems

      7. 5.1.7 Other Modality

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.2.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Aspect Imaging Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Bruker Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Mediso Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 MR Solutions Ltd

      6. 6.1.6 PerkinElmer Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Trifoil Imaging

      8. 6.1.8 Euro-BioImaging ERIC

      9. 6.1.9 United Imaging Healthcare Co. Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 Photon etc.

      11. 6.1.11 AXT PTY LTD

      12. 6.1.12 Advanced Molecular Vision, Inc.

      13. 6.1.13 IVIM Technology Corp.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Preclinical Imaging Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of this report, preclinical imaging is the visualization technique employed on living animals for research purposes. The Preclinical Imaging Market is Segmented by Modality (Optical Imaging Systems, Nuclear Imaging Systems, Micro-MRI, Micro-ultrasound, Micro-CT, Photoacoustic Imaging Systems, and Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Modality
Optical Imaging Systems
Nuclear Imaging Systems
Photoacoustic Imaging Systems
Other Modality
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America
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Preclinical Imaging Market Research FAQs

The Global Preclinical Imaging Market is projected to register a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Aspect Imaging Ltd, Bruker Corporation, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, PerkinElmer Inc. and Milabs BV are the major companies operating in the Global Preclinical Imaging Market.

Europe is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Preclinical Imaging Market.

The report covers the Global Preclinical Imaging Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Preclinical Imaging Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Statistics for the 2024 Preclinical Imaging market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Preclinical Imaging analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Preclinical Imaging Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)