GVR Report cover Biological Safety Testing Products And Services Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Biological Safety Testing Products And Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Reagents & Kits, Services), By Application (Vaccines & Therapeutics, Gene Therapy), By Test Type, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-140-5
  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global biological safety testing products and services market size was valued at USD 4.12 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7% from 2023 to 2030. The growing prevalence of target diseases and rising production of next-generation biologics by various biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations are anticipated to boost the biological safety testing products & services market. For instance, in September 2022, Novartis announced its investment of USD 300 million in next-generation biotherapeutics, bolstering the capacity for the early technical expansion of biologics.

U.S. Biological Safety Testing Products & Services Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The growing demand for biologics has led to an extraordinary increase in the number of biopharmaceutical companies. The rising competition to produce highly effective therapeutic drugs on a large scale has enabled manufacturers to focus on enhancing aspects of industrial processes, including cost-effectiveness and productivity. For instance, in July 2023, Biocon Biologics, an Indian-based organization, announced the launch of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, a biosimilar version of AbbVie in the U.S. at a lower price that would be easily available across the region. Several organizations are thus executing better manufacturing practices involving thorough biological testing at various levels of the production cycle with easy accessibility, thereby fueling the growth of the market.

The growing number of government initiatives to stimulate biological safety testing products and services is anticipated to propel overall growth over the forecast period. For instance, in June 2022, Pfizer and BioNTech announced their collaboration with the Government of the U.S. to offer additional vaccine supply to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thus, government and private organizations are anticipated to enhance underlying biological safety practices in response to the elevated occurrence of microbial contamination and bioburden during the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and biologics.

Moreover, the presence of regulatory authorities to enforce significant safety standards is anticipated to boost the adoption of testing tools. For instance, in June 2023, the FDA introduced a new guideline that would encourage biosimilar developers to adopt a more cost-effective approach to testing. The FDA guideline, called "BioRationality," aims to promote a more scientifically rational and efficient approach to the development and approval of biosimilars. The new guideline suggests alternative testing methodologies to streamline the development process and reduce costs. Stringent guidelines and recommendations issued by these authorities increase the incorporation of these tools by quality assurance technicians, thus fueling market growth.

Biological safety testing services play a crucial role in verifying the absence of bacterial contaminants and ensuring the safety of vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. These services encompass a range of assessments, including bioburden testing, toxicology testing, and analytical testing. Parameters such as accuracy, linearity, range, and specificity are evaluated to assess the quality of products offered by companies in this field.

Product Insights

Based on product, reagents and kits accounted for the largest market share of 40.27% in 2022. Reagents are a major component in biological safety testing and are hence extensively used in research and clinical laboratories. These reagents are antibiotics, attachments & matrix factors, biological buffers, freezing & dissociation reagents, and miscellaneous reagents. Rapid advancements and modifications in the formulation of reagents and kits are expected to increase their adoption by laboratory technicians, especially in toxicology assessment. Additionally, the increasing demand for high-throughput testing has contributed to the popularity of reagents and kits. These products enable efficient and rapid testing of large sample volumes, making them suitable for screening purposes and high-volume production environments.

The instruments segment is expected to grow at fastest growth rate during the forecast period due to rising demand for instruments in biological safety testing laboratories. Additionally, the increasing regulatory pressure on biopharmaceutical companies to adhere to safety guidelines drives the demand for instruments. They play a crucial role in conducting biological assays, including toxicology and bioburden tests. Moreover, the market is witnessing a rising demand for specialized biological safety testing, such as genetic testing, cell-based assays, and flow cytometry. These testing methods require specific instruments to carry out the procedures accurately and efficiently. The increasing adoption of personalized medicine and targeted therapies also contributes to the demand for instruments that are suitable for specialized testing needs.

Application Insights

The vaccine and therapeutics segment held the largest share, based on application, in 2022 with a market share of 23.58% and is anticipated to grow at fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The segment’s dominance is attributed to the presence of clearly defined guidelines ensuring the safety of developed vaccines with unaltered therapeutic value and reduced toxicity. In January 2023, BioNTech SE announced their collaboration Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government, which would help patients by fast-tracking clinical trials for mRNA personalized immunotherapies. The collaboration is anticipated to focus on three things, including cancer immunotherapies, infectious disease, and vaccines, thus, strengthening their presence in the UK. Thus, the growth of this segment is expected to be fueled by the issuance of various guidelines and recommendations by regulatory authorities, such as the U.S. FDA, regarding the characterization and qualification of materials utilized in the production of vaccines for infectious disease indications.

Additionally, the gene therapy segment is anticipated to experience substantial growth during the forecast period due to the heightened risk of contamination with residual DNA. The presence of residual DNA is considered a potential risk to the final product due to its high potential for infectivity. Furthermore, mAbs play a vital role in the identification and characterization of critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biopharmaceuticals. These CQAs are specific characteristics that define the product’s safety, purity, and potency. Monoclonal antibodies are used in assays to assess parameters like product-related impurities, degradation products, and host cell proteins, ensuring that the biopharmaceuticals meet the required quality standards. Thus, the demand for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the biological safety testing product and services market is experiencing a significant increase.

Test Type Insights

Endotoxin tests dominated the biological safety testing product & services market in terms of revenue in 2022, with a market share of 21.96%. High revenue share can be attributed to the rising usage of these tests in various areas, such as the manufacturing and producing drugs to reduce the threat of endotoxins. In August 2022, Lonza announced the launch of Nebula Multimode Reader, the first qualified reader for use in the company’s recombinant endotoxin, turbidimetric, and chromogenic detection methods. The accessibility of several types of endotoxin tests, such as turbidimetric method, gel clot endotoxin testing, and USP chromogenic endotoxin testing, which are designed for different requirements, is likely to boost segment growth. In addition, endotoxin testing plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety by preventing the release of pyrogen-contaminated products into the market. Controlling endotoxin levels in pharmaceuticals and medical devices helps minimize the risk of adverse reactions and infections in patients. Manufacturers prioritize patient safety by implementing rigorous endotoxin testing protocols, thereby driving the demand for these tests.

Global Biological Safety Testing Products & Services Market share and size, 2022

The bioburden tests segment is expected to grow at fastest growth rate over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the high adoption of these tests to determine the bioburden limit in a wide range of biologics and medical devices. In April 2023, STEMart, a U.S.-based provider, announced the launch of bioburden and sterility testing for medical devices under the regulation of the ISO 11731 technique. Moreover, integrating cutting-edge colorimetric methods and computation has facilitated the rapid generation of results and accurate bioburden quantification. In addition, Bioburden testing helps identify and quantify the microbial load present in these products. By establishing acceptable limits for microbial contamination, bioburden testing assists in mitigating the risk of infection and adverse reactions in patients. Rapid advancements in this segment are further expected to aid in segment growth.

Regional Insights

North America held the largest share of the global market in 2022, with a market share of 35.27%. The significant market share can be attributed to substantial investments in biotechnology, growing adoption in cancer research, and the advancement of novel biologics, vaccines, and drugs. Additionally, increasing research and development (R&D) investments by companies is a key factor driving growth. Furthermore, the market is boosted by major market players undertaking extensive expansion strategies aided by the rising prevalence of chronic diseases in this region is expected to drive the adoption of advanced technologies by researchers and healthcare professionals, thereby expanding the market growth.

Biological Safety Testing Products & Services Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, North America has well-established regulatory bodies, such as FDA, which sets stringent guidelines and requirements for biological safety testing. Compliance with these regulations makes it crucial for manufacturers to ensure the safety and quality of their products. Such stringent regulatory environment encourages the adoption of comprehensive biological safety testing, driving market dominance.

The Asia Pacific market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. Factors such as the growth in healthcare spending and rising awareness of the advantages associated with these products are anticipated to contribute to market growth. Additionally, the presence of organizations such as the Asia Pacific Biosafety Association, which plays a pivotal role in providing training on biosafety principles and practices to professionals throughout the region, is further expanding growth opportunities in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Market leaders are involved in extensive R&D for manufacturing cost-efficient and technologically advanced testing products. Several strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, undertaken by these organizations to expand their market presence are anticipated to create significant growth opportunities over the forecast period. For instance, in January 2023, Charles River Laboratories, Inc. acquired SAMDI Tech, Inc, which is a provider of high-throughput screening (HTS) solutions for several drug discovery research. Thus, intensifying its capacity to offer drug discovery and development services. Some of the key players operating in the global biological safety testing products and services market include:

  • Charles River Laboratories

  • BSL Bioservice

  • Merck KGaA (MilliporeSigma)

  • Samsung Biologics

  • Sartorius AG

  • Eurofins Scientific

  • SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.


  • Lonza

Biological Safety Testing Products And Services Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 4.57 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 9.31 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 10.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

September 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion/million, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, test type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Norway; Sweden; Denmark; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Charles River Laboratories; BSL Bioservice, Merck KGaA (MilliporeSigma); Samsung Biologics; Sartorius AG; Eurofins Scientific; SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; BIOMÉRIEUX; Lonza

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Global Biological Safety Testing Products And Services Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global biological safety testing products and services market report based on product, application, test type, and region:

Global Biological Safety Testing Products & Services Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Reagents & Kits

    • Instruments

    • Services

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Vaccines & Therapeutics

      • Vaccines

      • Monoclonal Antibodies

      • Recombinant Protein

    • Blood & Blood-based Products

    • Gene Therapy

    • Tissue & Tissue-based Products

    • Stem Cell

  • Test Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Endotoxin Tests

    • Sterility Tests

    • Cell Line Authentication & Characterization Tests

    • Bioburden Tests

    • Adventitious Agent Detection Tests

    • Residual Host Contamination Detection Tests

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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