Live Cell Imaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Live Cell Imaging Market is segmented by Product (Equipment, Consumables, and Software and Services), Application, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.5 %

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Market Overview

The growth of the live cell imaging market is attributed to the adoption of high-content screening techniques in drug discovery, the rising prevalence of chronic disease demanding higher and quicker diagnostic facilities, and government funding for cell-based research.

According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Increased demand for healthcare systems, due to the prevalence of chronic diseases, has become a major concern. Also, increasing age and lifestyle-related chronic diseases are driving the healthcare demand and spending. In developing markets, cancer and heart diseases are becoming the main causes of death, owing to urbanization, sedentary lifestyles, changing diets, rising obesity levels, and widespread availability of tobacco products. Due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, there is a high demand for medical devices that enable early detection and quick diagnosis, which could prove to be particularly impactful. Furthermore, government initiatives are also supporting cell-based research, which boosts this studied market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of this report, live-cell imaging techniques allow the real-time examination of every aspect of cellular function under normal and experimental examinations.

By Product
Standalone Systems
Cell Analyzers
Image Capturing Devices
Reagents and Kits
Other Consumables
Software and Services
By Application
Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Stem Cell Biology
Drug Discovery
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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Key Market Trends

The Equipment Segment is Expected to Grow Fastest During the Forecast Period

The equipment segment includes microscopes, cell analyzers, image capturing systems, and standalone systems. Recent technological advancements in microscopes have augmented the growth of the market. For instance, an inverted research-grade microscope has supported imaging of adherent cells and organelles and yields results for tissue sections of less than 5 um thickness. The overall industry trend is shifting toward automation, integration of systems, and maximizing data generation from microscopes. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people die from a chronic disease between the ages of 30 and 69 years every year. Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed by cancers. Thus, the increasing burden of chronic diseases and the need for scientists to study the nature and function of cells are boosting the growth of the segment.

Number of Deaths due to Cardiovascular diseases (Millions), In United States, by Year

The North America Region Holds the Largest Market Share and is Expected to Follow the Same Trend over the Forecast Period

North America dominated the market. The major share is attributed to the presence of a larger patient pool and increasing geriatric population. The generous investment and funding available for research in live-cell imaging are the key drivers in this region. In the North American region, the United States holds the largest market share due to factors, such as an increasing number of chronic diseases, along with a growing number of R&D programs in the country. According to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2018, about 37,832 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States. As per the statistics, the large patient pool and high disposable income help the government and research organizations to propel the market growth in this region.

Live Cell Imaging Market - Growth Rate by Region

Competitive Landscape

The live cell imaging market consists of several major players, including Becton, Dickinson and Company, Carl Zeiss, and Leica Microsystems, among many others. The companies are implementing certain strategic initiatives, such as mergers, new product launches, acquisitions, and partnerships that help them in strengthening their market positions. For instance, in March 2018, Nikon Corporation released a new product new N-SIM S Super-Resolution Microscope, which enables super-solution imaging of live cells at 10 times greater than the speed of conventional structured illumination microscopy (SIM).

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Adoption of High-content Screening Techniques in Drug Discovery

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Prevalence of Chronic Disease Demanding Higher and Quicker Diagnostic Facilities

      3. 4.2.3 Government Funding for Cell-based Research

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of High-content Screening Systems

      2. 4.3.2 Shortage of Skilled Professionals

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces 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


    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Equipment

        1. Standalone Systems

        2. Microscopes

        3. Cell Analyzers

        4. Image Capturing Devices

      2. 5.1.2 Consumables

        1. Reagents and Kits

        2. Other Consumables

      3. 5.1.3 Software and Services

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Cell Biology

      2. 5.2.2 Developmental Biology

      3. 5.2.3 Stem Cell Biology

      4. 5.2.4 Drug Discovery

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Becton, Dickinson and Company

      2. 6.1.2 Carl Zeiss AG

      3. 6.1.3 GE Healthcare

      4. 6.1.4 Leica Microsystems

      5. 6.1.5 Olympus Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Molecular Devices LCC

      7. 6.1.7 Nikon Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 PerkinElmer Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape Covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Live Cell Imaging Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Live Cell Imaging Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Becton, Dickinson and Company, Carl Zeiss AG, GE Healthcare, Leica Microsystems, PerkinElmer Inc are the major companies operating in Live Cell Imaging Market.

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