Lyophilization Equipment and Services Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Lyophilization Equipment and Services Market is segmented by Modality (Dryer Type, Accessories, and Services), Application, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

lyophilization equipment and services market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


8.5 %

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Market Overview

The market for lyophilization equipment and services is being driven by factors such as rising demand for lyophilization products and technological advancements in the same.

In the past few years, the number of biopharmaceuticals being developed and manufactured increased significantly. Moreover, the rising demand for aseptic packaging and preservation, as well as the increase in the production of protein-based drugs is expected to boost the demand for freeze-drying. Thus, the pharmaceutical manufacturers and equipment suppliers are moving toward an array of advanced process analytical technologies (PAT) to help optimize their freeze-drying operations.

In the case of the biologics, the formulation and storage in aqueous solutions result in instability. Lyophilization can help to improve their long-term stability. The process of lyophilization is a complex and multistep process that requires a sound understanding of both the product and the process-related attributes to ensure higher operational efficiency and consistency in producing acceptable final products. As most of the food and pharmaceutical products could not be commercially viable without lyophilization, their usage is inevitable. Hence, there is a rising demand for lyophilized products, which is expected to create tremendous growth opportunities for the lyophilization equipment and services market, over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Lyophilization is a freeze-drying process that removes water from a product after it is frozen and placed under a vacuum. This is in contrast to dehydration by most conventional methods that make water evaporate using heat.

By Modality
Dryer Type
Tray-style Freeze Dryers
Manifold Freeze Dryers
Rotary Freeze Dryers
Other Products
Vacuum Systems
CIP (Clean-in-place) Systems
Drying Chamber
Other Accessories
By Application
Food Processing and Packaging
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing
Other Applications
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

Tray-Style Freeze Dryers Expected to Register a Healthy CAGR Over the Forecast Period

The rotary and tray freeze-dryers have a single large reservoir for dried substance. Tray style freeze-dryers usually have a rectangular reservoir with shelves, on which products, such as pharmaceutical solutions and tissue extracts, can be placed in trays, vials, and other containers.

The tray-style freeze dryers are typically more sophisticated, compared to the manifold dryers. These dryers are used to dry a variety of materials and to produce the driest product for long-term storage.

The major advantage of Tray freeze-dryers is that it can dry products in bulk or in vials or other containers. Furthermore, improved freeze-drying techniques are being developed to extend the range of products that can be freeze-dried, to improve the quality of the product, and to produce the product faster with less labor. For instance, recently one of the market players, GEA, launched new RAY PP (Pilot Plant) batch freeze dryers during Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. This equipment is designed for small-scale and R&D drying of general food products, as well as very sensitive products, such as lactic acid bacteria, enzymes, and lactoferrin.

Thus, owing to all above-mentioned factors, the market is expected to register healthy growth over the forecast period for this particular segment.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

The major factors driving the growth of the lyophilization equipment and services market in North America include an increase in the research and development activities and the rising approval of biological products. In the North America region, the major market players are teaming up with academic institutes to develop and transform the freeze-drying process, also called lyophilization. For instance, in 2018, the Purdue University researchers and industry leaders are teaming up to transform the process of lyophilization.

Furthermore, the rising approval of biologics in the United States is expected to increase the overall demand of the lyophilization equipment's over the forecast period, resulting in a steady growth of the market. In 2018, there was 11 mAb approved, which account for almost 20% of all the drugs authorized by the FDA in 2018.

Thus, owing to the all above-mentioned factors, the market is expected to witness a high growth rate over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The market for lyophilization equipment and services is moderately competitive with most of the local companies having a prominent share. Due to the rising demand for these products, several new companies are coming up in the market and they are expected to hold a substantial share in the near future.

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 Rising Demand for Lyophilized Products

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Lyophilization Methods

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing Utilization of Alternative Drying Techniques in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

      2. 4.3.2 High Setup and Maintenance Cost of Freeze-Drying Equipment

    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 Modality

      1. 5.1.1 Dryer Type

        1. Tray-style Freeze Dryers

        2. Manifold Freeze Dryers

        3. Rotary Freeze Dryers

        4. Other Products

      2. 5.1.2 Accessories

        1. Vacuum Systems

        2. CIP (Clean-in-place) Systems

        3. Drying Chamber

        4. Other Accessories

      3. 5.1.3 Services

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food Processing and Packaging

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

      3. 5.2.3 Other Applications

    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 Azbil Telstar SL(Azbil Corporation)

      2. 6.1.2 GEA Group

      3. 6.1.3 Labconco Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 Martin Christ Gefriertrocknungsanlagen GmbH

      5. 6.1.5 Millrock Technology Inc

      6. 6.1.6 Optima Packaging Group GmbH

      7. 6.1.7 SP Industries

      8. 6.1.8 Tofflon Science and Technology Co. Ltd

      9. 6.1.9 Lyophilization Technology 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 Lyophilization Equipment and Services Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Lyophilization Equipment and Services 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.

  • Azbil Corporation
  • GEA Group
  • HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
  • Labconco Corporation
  • Optima Packaging Group Gmbh

Are the major companies operating in Lyophilization Equipment and Services Market.

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