GVR Report cover Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Traditional Industrial Robots, Collaborative Robots), By Component (Robotic Arms, Motors), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-915-2
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global cleanroom robots in healthcare market size was valued at USD 411.3 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.20% from 2023 to 2030. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries face challenges in terms of contamination, which compromise the safety and quality of the entire process. In order to improve safety and quality, Advanced Aseptic Processing (AAP) systems have been adopted in these industries that use automation, machine learning, and robotics.

U.S. cleanroom robots in healthcare market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the world, especially hospitals due to the patient burden and risk of spreading the virus. To combat the spread of the virus amongst doctors, hospital staff, and patients, healthcare centers have been extra attentive to their contamination control protocols. Along with the HEPA filters, hospitals have been using cleanroom technology to contain the virus in the hospital for protection. Hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, and biotechnology companies always rely on cleanroom technology to control contamination. However, the COVID-19 has made it more evident as cleanroom technology improves contamination control.

In pharmaceutical manufacturing units, the risk of contamination remains the most challenging factor for aseptic drug manufacturing. It is well known that human technicians or operators are the biggest sources of contamination in cleanrooms. Hence, the future of aseptic processing lies in the automated systems that help eliminate human intervention. Therefore, this realization is likely to contribute to the growing demand for robots in cleanrooms.

Robots provide flexibility, which is a significant advantage over traditional aseptic settings. In addition, they can be reprogrammed in case an application or container formats change. These robots are fully adaptable and require minimal investment. Robotic integration in healthcare is gaining ground currently, especially in the packaging processes for ready-to-use containers including vials, syringes, and cartridges. Robotic solutions offer pharmaceutical manufacturers a faster, cost-effective, and flexible method of filling different containers, in response to the growing demand for customized packaging, small batches, and product changeovers altogether with minimal manual intervention during the filling process.

The conventional automation processes are suited for operations with larger volumes and few changes. On the other hand, robotic automation systems designed for cleanrooms enable various types of operations in multiple container formats such as syringes and vials. In cleanroom settings, robots can perform repetitive tasks, enabling smoother operations without human intervention.

Regulatory authorities have expressed their support for automation technology to limit manual interventions. In 2021, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Aseptic Conference, the FDA representatives reiterated the need to reduce the contamination risk in the drug manufacturing processes with the help of automation and robotics. The acceptance by regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical manufacturers is anticipated to drive innovations in cleanroom robotics.

Type Insights

The traditional industrial robots segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 59.8% in 2022. Industrial robots are extensively useful in intensive production operations that require continuous movements. These robots are generally heavy and are placed in fixed positions to perform repetitive tasks. Industrial robots are designed in a way to work automatically, hence they are used in the manufacturing of drugs and medicines, wherein constant execution is the priority.

The collaborative robots segment is likely to grow at the fastest rate 28.8% from 2023 to 2030. The collaborative robots are designed to work interactively with humans. They offer benefits such as rapid installation, reduced production costs, space-saving, flexibility, and improved safety in the workspace. Based on type, the market is segmented into traditional industrial robots and collaborative robots.

Component Insights

In 2022, the robotic arms segment dominated the market for cleanroom robots in healthcare and held a revenue share of over 45.6%. The armed operations of robots are the most crucial task for the working and functioning of the robots in cleanroom environments. Based on component, the market is segmented into robotic arms, drives, end effectors, controllers, power supply, sensors, motors, and others.

The motors segment is likely to register the fastest growth rate of 28.3% over the forecast period owing to the importance of technical components required for smooth robotic operations. The robots rely on motors for the working mechanism. These robots are independently monitored and are mainly equipped with motorized stands, which are connected to the monitor.

End-use Insights

In 2022, the pharmaceuticals and medical devices segment dominated the market for cleanroom robots in healthcare with a revenue share of over 50.8%. This is attributed to the higher adoption of robots in the cleanroom settings in the manufacturing companies due to the contamination control benefits. Based on end-use, the market is segmented into hospitals and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and others.

Global cleanroom robots in healthcare market share, by end use, 2022 (%)

The hospitals and diagnostics end-use segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate of 27.9% over the forecast period. The cleanroom robots played an instrumental role in dealing with COVID-19 patients as they were used for isolating the patients to slow down the spread of the coronavirus virus. This factor is expected to positively impact the growth of the segment in the years to come.

Regional Insights

In 2022, North America dominated the market with a revenue share of over 48.3% owing to the growing adoption of robotics and artificial intelligence-based solutions in the healthcare sector and the increasing number of market players in the region. Moreover, increased COVID-19 cases in the region and vaccination demands further boosted the demand for robots in cleanrooms.

Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Trends by Region

Asia is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate of 27.7% from 2023 to 2030. This growth can be attributed to the increase in the number of healthcare providers, high unmet needs, booming economy, and overall improving healthcare infrastructure, especially in developing countries such as China and India. In addition, the supportive government initiatives towards robotics and AI-based solutions, along with the higher adoption of robotics in the healthcare sector, is contributing to the market growth in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The rapidly evolving robotic technology and the supportive government initiatives are further encouraging the market players to focus significantly on research and development activities to develop innovative products. Moreover, the significant growth in the number of companies offering state-of-the-art robots with updated features for usage in cleanrooms is further contributing to the growth of the cleanroom robots market in healthcare.

In the coming years, the manufacturers in the robotic technology industry are most likely to rely on collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions to strengthen their market positions. For instance, Teradyne, a test solutions provider based in the U.S., acquired Universal Robots in 2015 and Energid Technologies in 2018. In addition, the company acquired Danish MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots) in 2018. The acquisitions helped the company in widening its portfolio of advanced automation solutions. Some prominent players in the global cleanroom robots in healthcare market include:

  • ABB Ltd.

  • Denso Corporation

  • FANUC Corporation

  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

  • Yaskawa Electric Corporation

  • Aerotech, Inc.

  • Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation

Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 527.5 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2688 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 26.2% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million & CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors & trends

Segments covered

Type, component, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Singapore; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key Companies Profiled

ABB Ltd.; Denso Corporation; FANUC Corporation; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Yaskawa Electric Corporation; Aerotech, Inc.; Nachi Fujikoshi Corporation

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Global Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global cleanroom robots in healthcare market report based on type, component, end-use, and region:

Global Cleanroom Robots In Healthcare Market Segmentation

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

    • Traditional Industrial Robots

    • Collaborative Robots

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

    • Robotic Arms

    • End Effectors

    • Drives

    • Controllers

    • Sensors

    • Power Supply

    • Motors

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals & Diagnostics

    • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Singapore

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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