The global sample preparation market was valued at US$ 5.7 billion in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period (2017–2025).
Increasing interest in developing quick, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly sample preparation techniques, lead to develop new methods which will eventually minimize the extraction steps, reduce solvent consumption, and thereby automate the sample preparation system. Sample preparation is necessary to isolate the desired or targeted components from complex matrices, which most analytical instruments cannot handle the matrix directly. Sample preparation is a crucial process which can greatly impact the accuracy of research and are responsible for the success of downstream applications, such as nucleic acid or protein isolation and purification, pipetting, and other liquid-handling requirements. Current sample preparation trend includes miniaturization, automation, high-throughput performance, ability of new sample preparation instruments to combine with existing analytical instruments and reduction in solvent volume and time.
Increasing adoption of innovative technologies and high requirement for product development are propelling demand for automation in sample preparation instrument. Furthermore, automated sample preparation offer various advantages such high productivity, repeatability, and traceability. Also, it lowers operator’s health and safety risks by reducing exposition to hazardous chemicals and biological laboratory samples. Furthermore, customers prefer total framework solutions, instead of standalone workstations, as it offers integration of different sample preparation instruments at one place. Automated sample preparation enhances the productivity of laboratory by minimizing the resource allocation for repetitive tasks such as sample extraction, filtration, weighing, dilution, and sample analysis.
The global sample preparation market is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to rapid shift from manual to automated sample preparation system, growing advancement in blood collection tools, and increasing research and development investment in clinical, diagnostic, proteomics, and genomics field. Furthermore, increasing prevalence of infectious disease and adoption of automated sample preparation system to increase productivity, improve repeatability and traceability in laboratory samples, is expected to drive growth of the sample preparation market, in the near future. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2018 data findings, an estimated 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections (HBV or HCV), globally in 2015. Moreover, according to the similar source, in 2016, 10.4 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB), and 1.7 million died from the disease. Of this, 95% of TB deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. According to the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Review—an initiative of the Wellcome Trust and the UK Department of Health—by 2050, drug-resistant tuberculosis could kill around 2.5 million people per year. Therefore, these factors are expected to driver growth of the market over the forecast period.
Key companies covered as a part of this study include F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Qiagen N.V., PerkinElmer, Inc., Illumina, Inc. and Merck KGaA.