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Cell Culture Market

Cell Culture Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Consumables, Equipment, Sera, Media, Reagents, Bioreactor Accessories, Instruments, Bioreactors, Cell Culture Vessels, Cell Culture Storage Equipment, Cell Culture-Supporting Instruments), By Consumables (Sera, Media, and Reagents, Vessels, Accessories), By Equipment (Supporting Equipment (filtration systems, cell counters, carbon dioxide incubators, centrifuges, autoclaves, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, other supporting equipment), Bioreactors (conventional bioreactors and single-use bioreactors), Storage Equipment (Refrigerators and freezers, Cryostorage systems)), By Application (Biopharmaceutical Production, Diagnostics, Drug Screening and Development, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Other Applications), By End user (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, Hospitals and Diagnostic Laboratories, Research and Academic Institutes, Other End Users) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2031

Report Code: SRBI1878DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 12.86%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2022-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 22.67 Billion
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 67.34 Billion
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Europe
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Market Overview

The global cell culture market size has valued at USD 22.67 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 67.34 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 12.86% from 2022 to 2031. In the United States and many European nations, cell-based influenza vaccines are also authorized for use. Increasing awareness of the benefits of cell culture-based vaccines and the regulatory approval of a number of cell culture-based vaccines worldwide are expected to be the major factors driving the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Cell culture is defined as the process of removing cells from a plant or animal source and then growing them under controlled conditions (in vitro). In addition, this artificial environment contains nutrients, such as ideal temperature, gases, pH, and humidity, that are necessary for the growth and proliferation of the cells. Before cultivation, tissues can be stripped of their cells either mechanically or enzymatically. Additionally, the cells to be grown may be derived from an established cell line or cell strain. Cell culture is the controlled, artificial cultivation of cells. Substrates, growth factors, hormones, gases, and a controlled physicochemical environment are all necessary.

Market Dynamics

Cell Culture Market Drivers

Awareness About Cell-Based Vaccines Is Driving Market Growth

New virus outbreaks are more likely to occur as a result of population growth, climate change, and increased human-animal contact. Influenza and COVID-19, for example, have proven to be unpredictable and recurrent threats that impose a substantial economic and social burden. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 386.55 million cases of COVID-19, including 5.71 million deaths, as of February 4, 2022. The global demand for vaccines is anticipated to be driven by the escalating prevalence of infectious diseases and the risk of pandemics. Cell culture has become an integral part of vaccine production in the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines for rotavirus, polio, smallpox, hepatitis, rubella, and chickenpox have been manufactured utilizing cell culture technology. The market for cell cultures is expanding as a result of the rising need for personalised medicine. The creation of medicines in personalised medicine necessitates the use of patient-specific cells. A crucial technique in the study and creation of personalised medicine is cell culture. There are numerous tools and machines utilized in the production of cell cultures. These machines are referred to as instruments, and various types of chemicals are also utilized in the production of cell culture. These chemicals are referred to as consumables because they are consumed during the process. Substrate or medium, growth factors, hormones, gases, and a regulated physicochemical environment are required for cell culture.

Open And Collaborative Regulatory Authorities To Boost The Market

Positively, support for gene and cell therapy has increased among various global regulatory groups. The United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, and Japan were rumored to be engaged in a "race to the bottom" in various ways and to varying degrees within their respective specializations. It appears that regulatory authorities have become more receptive and collaborative in recognizing the distinctions between cell and gene therapy and more established biopharmaceutical cancer treatments. They are willing to put in place the necessary regulatory mechanisms to allow these drugs to reach the market and monitor them in the future. Consequently, it is anticipated that favorable government support will also spur market expansion.

Cell Culture Market Restraints

High Cost act As A Major Hindrance For The Market

A significant portion of cell biology is devoted to the research and development of new therapies, such as stem cell and gene therapies. Equipment, reagents, and other research-related products must be of the highest quality for accurate results. The cost of cell biology research has increased significantly due to the growing need to maintain high-quality standards (via the use of high-grade products) and comply with guidelines established by regulatory bodies. As a result, academic institutions and small businesses with limited budgets are unable to conduct cell biology research. Because microcarriers have applications in stem cell biology, this factor is likely to impede market expansion. In addition, because microcarriers adhere to cells, it is necessary to harvest the cells, which increases the costs of downstream processing. This is likely to restrain the growth of the market for cell culture.

The market is constrained by the high price of cell culture research. Expensive supplies and equipment are needed for cell culture research. Small enterprises and academic institutions with tight finances may find this to be a challenge.

Cell Culture Market Opportunities

3d Cell Cultures Will Create New Prospects For The Market

Due to a variety of factors, 3D cell cultures are gaining popularity over 2D cell cultures. Using 2D cell culture techniques, cells are grown as 2D monolayers on flat surfaces. Nonetheless, these cells adhere only to cell culture vessels and attach only to cells at the periphery, limiting multidimensional cell cultures. To solve these problems, scientists have developed 3D cell cultures. In numerous studies of fundamental biological mechanisms, such as cell number monitoring, cell viability, cell proliferation, and cell morphology, these cultures have proven to be effective. Additionally, 3D cell cultures have greater stability and longer lifespans than 2D cultures. Numerous investors have been attracted to the 3D cell culture market by its numerous advantages. Lonza and CELLINK collaborated in June of 2020 to offer a 3D bioprinting solution designed to advance comprehensive 3D cell culture workflows. Corning, Inc. added two new 3D culture products, a 3D cell culture microplate and an organoid culture matrix, to its cell culture product portfolio in October 2019. In addition, there has been an increase in interest in products such as microfluidic organ-on-a-chip models, which are 3D microfluidic cell culture chips designed to simulate the physiology of an organ.

In the microchip's chambers, 3D cells are grown on scaffolds. Various 3D cell culture startups are receiving funding from venture capitalists to accelerate the marketing and distribution of their products. In May 2019, for example, Kiyatec Inc. (US) received USD 3 million in Series 2 funding for the development of ex vivo 3D culture technology to model and detect cancer patients' responses to drug therapies. In May of 2019, TreeFrog Therapeutics (France) secured USD 8.6 million in a Series A funding round for C-Stem, a 3D cell culture system used for mass-producing stem cells with short lead times and genomic integrity. In June of 2018, InSphero AG (Switzerland) raised USD 10 million in its most recent funding round from internal and external investors, bringing its total funding to date to USD 35 million. InSphero is a pioneering provider of 3D cell-based platforms for drug discovery and effectiveness testing. These efforts by investors and market participants are anticipated to present market participants with significant growth opportunities in the coming years.

Regional Analysis

The market for cell culture share is currently dominated by North America

This trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period. This is primarily attributable to the increasing demand for personalized medicine and the presence of major market players. In addition, the United States government is supportive of medical research because healthcare is one of the country's top priorities. In 2016, the Human Cancer Models Initiative was announced with the objective of producing 1,000 new cell lines for scientists to study within three years. Involved in the initiative were the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland; Cancer Research UK; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute UK; and Hubrecht Organoid Technology of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

FBS is the most widely used growth supplement for cell culture because it supports the survival and growth of numerous cell lines in a cost-effective manner. In response to the risk of contamination, the FDA has imposed a number of requirements on the production process. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their first official policy document on the joint regulation of cell-cultured meat in 2019. With the increased emphasis on cell-based research, it is anticipated that there will be more technological advancements in the field, which will likely have a positive effect on the US market.

The global cell culture market research is highly competitive and is comprised of a number of significant players. The market is currently dominated by a small number of major players in terms of market share. The presence of significant market participants, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Danaher Corporation, and Sartorius AG, among others, is intensifying the market's overall competitiveness. In October 2019, Thermo Fisher Scientific will release the first cell culture media that can be stored at room temperature without losing its stability. Major players' advancements in their products and enhancements to their cell culture platforms are intensifying competition.

Due to the increase in knowledge surrounding the usage of cell culture techniques, Asia-Pacific offers attractive potential for the key players functioning in the culture market. A further driver of market expansion is the increase in regional research funding. The region's cell culture market is anticipated to increase due to leading manufacturers concentrating on increasing their geographic presence in developing Asia-Pacific nations to secure a significant market share. Due to rising biopharmaceutical research and clinical trials, favorable government backing, an increase in uncommon and chronic diseases, and some of the top medical research institutions in the world, the European culture market is expected to increase.

The government and pharmaceutical corporations are increasing their investments in new drug research and development due to the rising frequency of various ailments throughout the United Kingdom. For instance, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) reports that in 2018, the UK invested roughly £4.8 billion in health research programs. Throughout the projection period, this will continue to foster a favorable environment for expanding the market.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Product
  1. Consumables
  2. Equipment
  3. Sera
  4. Media
  5. Reagents
  6. Bioreactor Accessories
  7. Instruments
  8. Bioreactors
  9. Cell Culture Vessels
  10. Cell Culture Storage Equipment
  11. Cell Culture-Supporting Instruments
By Consumables
  1. Sera, Media, and Reagents
    1. Media (serum-free media, classical media and salts, stem cell culture media, specialty media, chemically defined media, and other media)
    2. Sera (fetal bovine sera (FBS), adult bovine sera (ABS), and other animal sera)
    3. Reagents (growth factors, supplements, buffers and chemicals, cell dissociation reagents, balanced salt solutions, attachment and matrix factors, antibiotics and antimycotics, contamination detection kits, cryoprotective reagents, and other cell culture reagents)
  2. Vessels
    1. Roller/roux bottles
    2. Cell factory systems/cell stacks
    3. Multiwell plates
    4. Flasks
    5. Petri dishes
  3. Accessories
By Equipment
  1. Supporting Equipment (filtration systems, cell counters, carbon dioxide incubators, centrifuges, autoclaves, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, other supporting equipment)
  2. Bioreactors (conventional bioreactors and single-use bioreactors)
  3. Storage Equipment (Refrigerators and freezers, Cryostorage systems)
By Application
  1. Biopharmaceutical Production
    1. Monoclonal antibodies
    2. Vaccines production
    3. Other therapeutic proteins
  2. Diagnostics
  3. Drug Screening and Development
  4. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
    1. Cell and gene therapy
    2. Other tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
  5. Other Applications
By End user
  1. Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
  2. Hospitals and Diagnostic Laboratories
  3. Research and Academic Institutes
  4. Other End Users
Company Profiles Merck KGaA (Germany), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), Cytiva (U.S.), Lonza Group Ltd. (Switzerland), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), Becton, Dickinson and Company (U.S.), Avantor, Inc. (U.S.), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), HiMedia Laboratories (India), Sartorius AG (Germany), Eppendorf SE (Germany), FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (Japan), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Getinge AB (Sweden), Greiner Bio-One GmbH (Austria), Miltenyi Biotec B.V. & Co. KG (Germany)
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global cell culture market is segmented by product, application, and end-user. The market is divided by products into instruments and consumables. Serums, media, reagents, and bioreactor accessories constitute the consumables segment.

Additionally, the instrument segment is subdivided into bioreactors, cell culture vessels, cell culture storage equipment, and cell culture auxiliary instruments. Currently, on the basis of product, the consumables segment is the largest contributor to revenue, and it is anticipated to grow substantially over the forecast period. This is attributable to the repeated acquisition of consumables and the increase in funding for cell-based research.

In terms of end-users, the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies segment holds the largest share of the cell culture market analysis due to the expansion of major pharmaceutical companies and the increasing regulatory approvals for the production of cell culture-based vaccines. The market is segmented by application into stem cell technology, cancer research, drug screening and development, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and other categories. Due to the rising importance of albumin for transporting serum-derived compounds that sustain mammalian cultures, the reagents category is anticipated to experience the quickest CAGR over the projection period. Additional reagents like antibiotics and amino acids are utilized more frequently in primary cultures to maintain a sterile and nutrient-rich environment in the culture systems. These elements should considerably accelerate segment growth.

By end-user, the market is segmented into research institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, and others.

Market Size By Product

Recent Developments

Top Key Players

Merck KGaA (Germany), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), Cytiva (U.S.), Lonza Group Ltd. (Switzerland), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), Becton, Dickinson and Company (U.S.), Avantor, Inc. (U.S.), Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.), HiMedia Laboratories (India), Sartorius AG (Germany), Eppendorf SE (Germany), FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (Japan), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Getinge AB (Sweden), Greiner Bio-One GmbH (Austria), Miltenyi Biotec B.V. & Co. KG (Germany) Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the growth rate for the cell culture market?
The market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 12.86% during the forecast period.
Some of the top industry players in this market are, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Corning Incorporated, Eppendorf, Sartorius AG, Merck KGaA, Lonza Group AG, and PromoCell GmbH, Danaher Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, HiMedia Laboratories, etc.
In the market, North America has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
The market has seen the most substantial growth rate in Europe.
The global cell culture market report is segmented as follows: By Application, By End-User

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