Chromatography is a laboratory technique used for separation of mixture and utilized in different ways. Chromatography is an essential technique for life science research, agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Chromatography technique isolates the mixture into two phases specifically mobile phase and stationary phase. The mobile phase travels through the stationary phase by taking compound to be tested with it. At different points in the stationary phase the different components of the compound get absorbed and stop moving with the mobile phase. Over 60% of analysis worldwide is currently done by chromatography technique. Chromatography has a number of advantages over older separation technique such as solvent extraction, distillation, and crystallization.
Increased importance of chromatography in pharmaceuticals, laboratories, forensic labs is a major driving factor for the chromatography systems market. Additionally, increasing number of research activity and advancement in technology is predicted to fuel the growth of this market. Pharmaceutical industries and biotechnology are the major end users of the chromatography technique. Furthermore, government funds and grants for research can stimulate the usage of chromatography methods in these industries. However, high cost of chromatography products can hinder the market in the long run. Also, necessity of skilled individuals to handle chromatography system and alternative separation techniques may hamper the market growth.
Chromatography system market is segmented on the basis of types and geography. By type, the market is categorized into gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (high pressure liquid chromatography, ultra high pressure liquid chromatography, and low pressure liquid chromatography) and other (ion-exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography, column chromatography, thin layer chromatography). Liquid chromatography is one of the largest segments of the chromatography system in use.
North America accounted for the largest share of the chromatography market primarily due to increased research activities for different medicines, biologics development and government investments. Europe was the second largest market for chromatography systems. North America and Europe are predicted to lead chromatography systems business sector throughout the next five years. Chromatography market in Asia Pacific will grow and expand with a rapid pace due to factors such as extension of local organizations and investment of western pharmaceuticals companies in this region.
The major players in the chromatography market include Agilent Technologies, APIX, PerkinElmer, Quadrex, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., CDS Analytical, OI Analytical (Xylem), and Shimadzu Corporation.
Global Chromatography Systems Market: Type Segment Analysis
- Gas Chromatography
- Liquid Chromatography
- High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
- Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
- Low Pressure Liquid Chromatography
- Ion-Exchange Chromatography
- Affinity Chromatography
- Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
- Column Chromatography
- Thin Layer Chromatography
Global Chromatography Systems Market: Region Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa