Gold Nanorods Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Application (Sensing, Medical & Healthcare Sector, Electronic Industry, Optical Applications, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Gold Nanorods Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >10 %

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Market Overview

The market of Gold Nanorods is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are growing demand from medical and healthcare industry. On the flip side, fluctuation in prices of gold is hindering the growth of the gold nanorods market.

  • The medical & healthcare sector is expected to dominate the gold nanorods market over the forecast period. 
  • North America is projected to hold the largest share of the market with major consumption coming from countries such as the United States, and Canada.

Scope of the Report

The Gold Nanorods market report include:

Medical & Healthcare
Electronic Industry
Optical Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Medical and Healthcare Sector

  • Gold nanorods are non-toxic in nature and have the ability to scatter and absorb light due to which they are used in the biomedical industry in imaging, cancer therapy, and diagnostics.
  • Gold nanorods have applications as optical materials in optical tomography which is used in medical imaging research.
  • Gold nanorods are estimated to be best for photothermal heating process in which absorbed light is converted into heat, because of this property there are used for photothermal cancer therapy.
  • Gold nanorods based carriers can be used in the biomedical industry for detection, imaging, hyperthermia, drug delivery, gene delivery, and biocatalysis.
  • The global medical devices sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period which would increase the usage of gold nanorods in the medical sector.
  • There are many ongoing researches on gold nanorods for its usage as anticancer drugs which will create opportunities for the gold nanorods market to bloom in the future.
  • Owing to the abovementioned factors the demand for gold nanorods from medical & healthcare sector is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
Gold Nanorods Market Revenue Share

North America Region to Dominate the Market

  • North America region holds the largest market share owing to the huge consumption from countries such as the United States and Canada. The demand for gold nanorods is growing rapidly owing to major applications in sensing, medical & healthcare, and electronics industry.
  • The demand for gold nanorods is expected to grow considerably in North America due to the presence of a major number of research and development centers that aimed at developing broad-spectrum antiviral medicines.
  • In the electronic industry, gold nanorods find applications in manufacturing of solar cells and LCDs. They are also used in the manufacture of flash memory devices for storage of information and for networking technology which is propelling the demand for gold nanorods.
  • The solar cell segment in North America is projected to register a CAGR of over 19% during the forecast period which would propel the gold nanorods market.
  • In 2019, the total number of new cancer cases registered in United States were 1,762,450 and this number is further projected to increase during the forecast period which would increase the demand of gold nanorods for cancer therapy in the region.
  • German-American research team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed gold nanorods without the use of cytotoxic additives which will propel the demand of gold nanorods in medical applications over the forecast period.
  • Some major companies operating in the region are BB International Solutions and Nano Composix Inc.
  • The aforementioned factors along with advancement in technologies will propel the demand of gold nanorods market. 
Gold Nanorods Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The gold nanorods market is consolidated with few major companies operating in the market. Some major companies operating across the globe are American Elements, Creative Diagnostics, Cytodiagnostics, Nanopartz Inc., and nanoComposix . 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand From Medical & Healthcare Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Fluctuations In the Prices of Gold

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Sensing

      2. 5.1.2 Medical & Healthcare

      3. 5.1.3 Electronic Industry

      4. 5.1.4 Optical Applications

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 American Elements

      2. 6.4.2 Creative Diagnostics

      3. 6.4.3 Cytodiagnostics Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Merck KGaA

      5. 6.4.5 nanoComposix

      6. 6.4.6 NANOPARTZ INC.

      7. 6.4.7 Sona Nanotech Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Strem Chemicals, Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancement In Technologies Such As Cheaper And Faster Mercury Sensors

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The undefined market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The undefined is growing at a CAGR of >10% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

American Elements, Creative Diagnostics, nanoComposix, NANOPARTZ INC., Cytodiagnostics Inc are the major companies operating in undefined.

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