Western Blot Processors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Western Blot Processors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

  • Transparency Market Research
  • Ongoing
  • Healthcare IT

Report Description

Western blot, also known as immunoblot, is a laboratory bio-analytical method employed to detect specific protein molecules from a complex mixture of protein samples. The western blotting method is widely used in the cell & molecular biology discipline to detect proteins of interest and to quantify a gene product in gene expression studies. This method is also applied to measure the size and amount of protein expression. This method basically involves three major steps: separation of protein molecules by size, transfer of proteins to the solid membrane, and marking the desired protein using primary and secondary antibodies for visualization. High sensitivity and specificity are two key advantages offered by western blot methods. By using this method, a researcher can detect desired protein even with a concentration ten times lower limit of detection. Western blot processors are available in two different types: semi-automatic and fully automated. The manual western blot processing is time-consuming and labor-intensive, which generates the demand for automated western blot processors. Western blot processors offer several benefits. These processors automate all steps of membrane processing; they can process multiple membranes simultaneously; automatically collect primary antibodies; and effectively mix reagents inside trays.

The global western blot processors market is projected to expand significantly in the next few years, owing to factors such as increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS across the globe, growing use of the western blot method in proteomics and genetic science, and rising R&D budgets of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Also, the western blot method is employed to confirm the hepatitis B infection and for the diagnosis of Lyme disease. The increasing prevalence of these diseases is anticipated to drive the western blot processors market during the forecast period. However, factors such as high cost of automated western blot processors and possibility of obtaining false or subjective results are anticipated to restrain the western blot processors market in the near future.

The global western blot processors market can be segmented based on type, end–user, and geography. Based on type, the market has been segmented into semi-automated and automated western blot processors. The semi-automated western blot processors segment dominated the market in 2016, but it is likely to lose market share to the automated western blot processors segment by 2025. The automated segment is projected to expand at a significant growth rate during the forecast period, owing to rising inclination toward laboratory automation and increasing laboratory workflow. Based on end–user, the global western blot processors market has been segmented into hospitals & diagnostic centers, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, and academic & research institutes. The hospitals & diagnostic centers segment accounted for a leading market share in 2016 and is projected to gain market share by 2025. Growth of the segment is attributable to rising incidence of HIV/AIDS and increasing number of and demand for hospitals and diagnostic centers in developing countries.

Geographically, the global western blot processors market has been segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global market in 2016 and is anticipated to lose market share to Europe and Asia Pacific between 2017 and 2025. Europe followed North America in 2016, holding the second-largest share of the market. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at the maximum CAGR during the forecast period, due to increasing health care budgets and rising investments in the biopharmaceutical sector in emerging economies such as India, China, and Malaysia. Also, rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in this region would propel the demand for western blot processors in Asia Pacific during the forecast period. According to avert.org, in 2016, more than 5.1 million people were living with HIV/AIDS and more than 270,000 new cases of HIV infection were diagnosed in Asia Pacific.

Key players operating in the global western blot processors market are GE Healthcare, PerkinElmer, Inc., Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Li-Cor Biosciences, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Advansta Inc., Cytoskeleton, Inc., Bee Robotics Ltd., and Trinity Biotech plc.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market 

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

Have query on this report?

Make an Enquiry

Success Stories

Our Clients