Microbial Identification Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Microbial Identification Market is Segmented by Products and Services, Method, Application (Diagnostics, Food and Beverage Testing, Pharmaceutical Applications, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Testing, and Environmental Applications), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7 %

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Market Overview

Several technological advancements that use simple molecular methods have been available in the market for the past few years. These technologies aid in microbial identification and have the potential for providing cost-benefits, specifically for peptide nucleic acid fluorescent in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH) and targeted real-time PCR, such as GeneXpert assays. PNA-FISH has been the most extensively studied technology, in terms of the collaboration between pharmacy and medical intervention. Multiplex and broad-range molecular diagnostics are capable of reducing the result-time and increased sensitivity, as compared to growth-based blood culture systems.

Furthermore, thousands of pathogens are known to cause diseases in humans, and standard PCR assays have been developed to detect the most commonly occurring pathogens. Pyrosequencing and multitarget PCRs are the two essential strategies that are currently under development, primarily for clinical laboratories. Additionally, these new broad-based techniques are gaining immense popularity, due to their ability to identify organisms that are difficult to culture, including newly emerging strains. Moreover, their capacity to track disease transmission is expected to drive their adoption.

Therefore, the microbial identification market is expected to witness growth over the forecast period, due to advancements in microbial identification. The technologies that are expected to lower costs and result time, while providing greater efficiency, are expected to witness high adoption rates.

Scope of the Report

Microbial identification can be defined as microbial characterization by a limited spectrum of tests, which are pre-chosen and appropriate to the problem being studied. Following is the scope of the report:

By Products and Services
By Method
Phenotypic Methods
Genotypic Methods
Proteomics-based Methods
By Application
Food and Beverage Testing
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Testing
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

Instruments are Driving the Product and Service Segment's Growth

There have been major advancements in the identification techniques of clinically significant microorganisms. The spectrum of the identifiable organism has steadily increased over the years, to become more inclusive of various microorganism strains. These include methods of faster identification of isolated organisms, with mass spectrometry (MS) in clinical specimens. According to the World Health Organization, at least 30 new diseases have emerged in the last 20 years, which now threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. With the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases, there is an increasing need to identify the microorganism causing them. This factor is leading to the growth of the segment. 

Instruments for microbial identification are based on techniques of mass spectrometry (MS), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS). However, these advanced microbial identification systems are not available uniformly across the world. Such factors are expected to provide various growth opportunities for the market studied, over the forecast period.

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North America Accounts for the Largest Share in the Market

Due to various technological advancements in the North American region, it has a good hold on the latest technologies available in the market. Moreover, the presence of major players indicates high availability of products that are related to microbial identification. However, some products of microbial identification are yet to be approved in the United States. This is hindering the growth of the microbial identification market in the region.

Microbial Identification Market - Growth Rate by Region

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is moderately competitive, with the presence of both global and local players. Few companies currently hold a healthy share of the market. For instance, Thermofisher Scientific, BioMérieux SA, Beckman Coulter Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, and Becton, Dickinson and Company are the major players in the market, along with local and smaller companies that hold a substantial share.

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 Burden of Infectious Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in Microbial Identification

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Food Safety Concerns

      4. 4.2.4 Government Initiatives and Funding for Promoting Microbial Identification

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Automated Microbial Identification Systems

    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 Products and Services

      1. 5.1.1 Instruments

      2. 5.1.2 Consumables

      3. 5.1.3 Services

    2. 5.2 By Method

      1. 5.2.1 Phenotypic Methods

      2. 5.2.2 Genotypic Methods

      3. 5.2.3 Proteomics-based Methods

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Diagnostics

      2. 5.3.2 Food and Beverage Testing

      3. 5.3.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.3.4 Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Testing

      5. 5.3.5 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 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 Biolog Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 BioMerieux SA

      4. 6.1.4 Bruker Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Charles River Laboratories International Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Danaher Corporation (Beckman Coulter Inc.)

      7. 6.1.7 Eurofins Scientific SE

      8. 6.1.8 Merck Millipore (Merck KGaA)

      9. 6.1.9 Shimadzu Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 VWR Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Microbial Identification Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Microbial Identification Market is growing at a CAGR of 7% 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, Beckman Coulter Inc., BioMérieux SA, Shimadzu Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific are the major companies operating in Microbial Identification Market.

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