Increasing demand for tandem and hyphenated techniques coupled with introduction of technological advancement in the field of mass spectrometry such as improved resolution, increased speed and high accuracy is a high impact rendering driver for the growth of mass spectrometry market. Mass spectrometry has emerged as a dominant analytical tool applied to the pharmaceutical and health life sciences sector. Advance technologies such as ion mobility spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis is being used for the separation of complex biological mixtures such as derived peptide products. Increasing use of mass spectrometry in proteomics, metabolomics and in pharmaceutical sectors and growing trends of miniaturization is expected to propel the growth of this market.
Mass spectrometry market is studied with respect to two broad segments technology and application. The technology segment is segmented into single quadruple, gas chromatography, Fourier transform, tandem LC/MS, time of flight and others. The technology finds its applications in various sectors such as energy, government research, utilities, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and environmental, security & defense, food & beverages and industrial chemicals fields. Tandem mass spectrometry is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period due to its considerable advances in new born screening and protein sequencing. On the basis of application the market is segmented into biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, research, food & beverage, environment testing and others. Food & beverages application segment is anticipated to show a fruitful CAGR owing to the increasing demand of mass spectrometry in the food testing processes.
On the basis of geography, mass spectroscopy market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW. North America held the largest market share followed by Europe in 2013. Presence of advance technologies and favorable government funding programs for research studies that use mass spectrometry such as the National Institutes of Health in U.S. funded a grant for biomedical research to the University of Georgia are the factors attributing for its largest share. Asia Pacific market is expected to show a lucrative growth rate owing to the increasing usage rates of mass spectrometry in pharmaceutical industries and in food testing processes.
Key market players for mass spectrometry market are Thermo Fisher Scientific, PerkinElmer, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Bruker Corporation, Waters Corporation, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Danaher Corporation, Shimadzu Corporation and others.
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