Liquid Handling Systems Market is Expected to Reach $6.1 bn by 2026

The Liquid Handling Systems Market reached US$3.13 billion at the end of 2018 and is set to reach US$6.01 Billion at the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 8.5%.

Generally, liquid handling systems are implemented in clinical laboratories and life science laboratories to reduce the time involved in sample processing, avoid spillages during dispensing, increase the number of samples handled per hour and also to precisely deliver the reagents and samples. The liquid handling systems are primarily used during high-throughput screening, gene sequencing, protein crystallization, drug screening, polymerase chain reaction, etc. These are the major factors that drive the liquid handling systems market. The requirement of less space, efficient use of consumables is also fueling the market.

In recent times, the necessity to discover new drug lines had increased, which is driving the pharmaceutical markets to invest across various geographies considering the financial expenditures and the patient population available for testing. Investments for R&D in Asian countries, especially India and China had also enormously risen in recent years. The number of undergoing clinical trials according to the is 315,339. The number of clinical trials had significantly risen over 100% in the past decade compared to 101,125 back in 2010. Of which 55% of the studies are solely related to drug and biologics development. This is possible because of the time involved in conducting the studies has been considerably reduced with the involvement of liquid handling systems.

Further involvement of technologically advanced liquid handling systems had increased the possibility of designing a cost-effective methodology facilitating rapid drug discovery and launching programs and is one of the main reasons for the pharmaceutical companies adopting the liquid handling systems to a greater extent.

The companies are also engaged in developing systems that support a variety of consumers and their actual needs of the application and the volume of samples handled. For example, liquid handling systems for 96 wells were launched and now it has increased more towards 384 channel dispensing units. Further to go beyond, the automated and semi-automated systems have been introduced to handle samples in a better way to achieve results, rapidly. This is said to contribute to the liquid handling systems market throughout the forecast period until 2026.

Many new liquid handling products have been launched by the companies that include small devices, consumables, manual and automated work stations. Among them, the automated work stations and consumables market is expected to grow at a rapid pace owing to the implementation of more automated systems in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries to reduce manual errors and associated contaminations. Besides, the companies have started to develop digital microfluidics which will be a lucrative option for the developing market. However, the consumables division has been the forerunner with a consistent and bulk contribution to market growth. This rise can be attributed to a greater number of samples being handled on a day-to-day basis.

As the pharma and biotech industries are rigorously implementing the automated liquid handling systems, the research industry has also started implementing the automated systems during gene experimentation such as CRISPR, NGS, etc. which require careful handling of bulk samples in micro and nano levels. Further, the small electronic liquid handling systems are also being used in small to medium-sized laboratories for PCR reactions, plate replication, serial dilution and so on. This is said to contribute to market growth as more and more start-up companies are developing viable therapeutic alternatives.

Previously liquid handling systems lacked protocols for standardization and hence lacked accuracy in results. However, growing technological advancements have placed in standardization protocols to assess the quality and accuracy of the liquid handling systems at several levels. This had enabled drug development protocols to be carried out smoothly and is also enabling liquid handling systems to be implemented in clinical trials for achieving consistent and quality results.

Though large companies are purchasing consumables to be used in liquid handling systems, public and private universities, research institutes, clinics, and educational institutions contribute more towards the purchase of consumables as the amount of research undertaken by these institutions are relatively more across disciplines compared to pharma or the biotech industries which focus on the development of a single drug molecule over years. Besides, Contract Research Organizations which assist life science industries operate time bound for meeting deadlines. Thus, this time bound working schedule of the CRO industry requires the implementation of liquid handling systems and is expected to contribute to the growth of the market through the forecast period.

Among all the regions, North America dominated the market till 2018, as the region is already well developed in terms of infrastructure for research and development, health care, pharma, and biotech industry. The implementation of new automation and other liquid handling technologies is considerably easier. Furthermore, the investment in this region is very high. However, the Asia-Pacific market is constantly growing occupying almost 60% of the world’s population, where rapid processing of screening of blood samples, and report delivery is of prime focus. Due to the ever-increasing population, the opening for investment in R&D is also enormous. Hence, the pharma and biotech industries are focusing more on addressing the diseases native to the population by establishing customized research avenues. Countries like China, Japan and India would be the prime focus regions for accelerating the market growth.

The Liquid Handling Systems Market is segmented based on the products, types, applications, end-user, and regions. The Liquid Handling Systems Market Outlook 2019-2026, from Optima Insights, will offer a thorough insight on the market growth till the forecast year 2026 based on the market segmentation. The report comprises a comprehensive profiling of companies involved in the liquid handling market.

There are 32 companies including major players like Mettler-Toledo International Inc, Danaher Corporation, Integra Biosciences, Cole Parmer, Synchron Lab Automation, Eppendorf AG, Sartorius AG and many more. Also, companies have classified under the category of New Market Entrants and Emerging Companies.

Key Developments

  • Chromatrap ChIP technology - bead-free method of performing ChIP launched

  • Gen-Probe’s Panther MDx System CE-IVD certified - detects and genotypes 14 high-risk human papillomaviruses

  • Tecan redesigns its packaging format for its pure liquid handling disposable clear tips

  • Seegene Highlights Clinical Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction System at ASM Microbe 2019

Liquid Handling Systems Market Based on Product (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • Software

  • Microplate Washers

  • Burettes

  • Liquid Handling Workstations

  • Microplate Reagent Dispensers

  • Consumables

  • Pipettes

Liquid Handling Systems Market Based on Type (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • Manual Liquid Handling Systems

  • Automated Liquid Handling Systems

  • Electronic Liquid Handling Systems

Liquid Handling Systems Market Based on Application (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • Clinical Diagnostics

  • Genomics

  • Proteomics

  • Drug Discovery

  • Other Applications

Liquid Handling Systems Market Based on End User (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • Academic Institutes

  • Hospitals and Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Research Institutes

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries

Liquid Handling Systems Market Based on Geographic Region (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • North America

  • Europe

  • APAC


Liquid Handling Systems Market Competitive Analysis (Company Overview, SWOT Matrix, Financial, Product Overview, and Market Strategies)

  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc

  • Gardner Denver Medical

  • Tecan Group Ltd

  • Eppendorf AG

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

  • Danaher Corporation

  • Gilson Incorporated

  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Hamilton Company

  • Integra Biosciences

Research Scope

  • Provides detailed Analysis of the Market Structure along with forecast of the various segments and sub-segments.

  • Provides a Comparative Analysis of Key Marketed and Pipeline Products.

  • Provides Key Information on Players involved.

  • Provides a Complete Overview of Market Segments and the Regional Outlook.

  • Provides In-depth Coverage of Key News, including Major Mergers, Acquisitions and Product Development updates such as clinical trial progression updates and regulatory updates.

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The Report Provides Key Insights on

  • History of the Liquid Handling Systems Market, 2015 to 2017

  • Forecast of the Liquid Handling Systems Market Growth till the year 2026

  • The key market drivers, restraints, challenges, future opportunities and the market dynamics driving the Liquid Handling Systems Market

  • Analysis of potential growth segments which will drive the market

  • Landscape analysis of the major companies, and new market entrants and companies which possess disruptive technologies which can change the trend of the entire market

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