Microscope Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Microscope Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Optical, Electron, Scanning Probe), By Application (Nanotechnology, Life Science), By Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-033-0
  • Number of Pages: 143
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Industry: Healthcare

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the microscope market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for microscope market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of microscope market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Microscope Market Categorization:

The microscope market was categorized into five segments, namely product (Optical, Electron, Scanning Probe), application (Material Science, Nanotechnology, Life Science, Semiconductors), component (Microscopes, Accessories, Software), end-user (Industries, Academic & Research Institutes), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The microscope market was segmented into product, application, component, end-user, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The microscope market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into Nineteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; the UK.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Thailand; South Korea; Mexico; Brazil; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Microscope market companies & financials:

The microscope market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • ZEISS GROUP - The Zeiss Group is a renowned manufacturer of medical products that are utilized in the field of diagnosis and treatment. The company operates through two strategic business units, namely Ophthalmic Devices (OPT) and Microsurgery (MCS). With subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the United States, Spain, and Japan, as well as a direct presence in key technological markets worldwide, Zeiss Group offers a wide range of products. These include microscopes, therapeutic lasers, optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, intraoperative fluorescence imaging, and in vivo pathology suites.

  • BRUKER CORPORATION - Bruker Corporation is an esteemed company specializing in developing, manufacturing, and distributing cutting-edge scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions. Bruker Corporation caters to diverse industries with a wide range of customers in various fields such as clinical research, life science research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, applied markets, cell biology, materials science research, microbiology, in vitro diagnostics, and nanotechnology. One of the notable divisions of Bruker Corporation is the Bruker Nano Analytics division, which focuses on producing and marketing analytical tools for electron microscopes. These tools include Electron Backscatter Diffraction Systems (EBSD), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS), and CT accessories. Additionally, the division manufactures instruments related to mobile and benchtop micro Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (TXRF), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), and mobile, handheld, & portable  X-ray Fluorescence (HMP-XRF) spectrometry. Another significant technology platform within Bruker's Nano Group is the Fluorescence Optical Microscopy (FM) platform. This platform specializes in the manufacturing of advanced equipment such as two-photon microscopes, multipoint scanning confocal microscopes, laser illumination sources, photoactivation, photostimulation, photoablation accessories, and synchronization and analysis software. Bruker Corporation operates major technical and manufacturing centers in Europe and North America, ensuring high-quality production. Furthermore, the company has established sales offices across the globe, further expanding its reach and accessibility to customers worldwide.

  • CAMECA - CAMECA, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc., is a manufacturer of scientific instruments and metrology solutions that holds ISO 9001 certification. The company caters to various markets, including life sciences, geoscience, environmental science, mining, and metallurgy. With service and sales centers located in the U.S., Taiwan, Korea, Japan, India, Germany, China, and Brazil, CAMECA offers a range of products for Electron Probe Microanalysis, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Atom Probe Tomography (APT), and Low-energy Electron-induced X-ray Emission Spectrometry (LEXES).

  • THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC, INC. - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. is an international supplier of scientific solutions. The corporation functions through four distinct business divisions, namely Life Sciences Solutions, Specialty Diagnostics, Analytical Instruments, and Laboratory Products and Services. It offers a range of products under renowned brands such as Patheon, Unity Lab Services, Fisher Scientific, Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems, and Thermo Scientific. Within the Analytical Instruments Segment is a sub-segment called Materials and Structural Analysis, which specializes in providing solutions for electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy.

  • NIKON CORPORATION - Nikon Corporation specializes in producing a wide range of optical instruments, including optical glass, imaging products, healthcare products, and industrial metrology. The company is divided into four segments: industrial metrology, healthcare, precision equipment, and imaging products. The microscope solutions unit plays a crucial role within its healthcare business division. Nikon's microscopes are designed to meet the requirements of various fields such as education, material science, clinical applications, and biotech/pharmaceutical industries. The company manufactures its optical glass to maintain a superior product portfolio, ensuring exceptional quality.

  • OLYMPUS CORPORATION - Olympus Corporation, a renowned manufacturer of precision equipment, specializes in producing digital cameras, microscopes, and endoscopes. The company's operations are divided into four segments: Endoscopic Solutions Division, Therapeutic Solutions Division, Scientific Solutions Division, and Imaging Division. Olympus offers a wide range of products within its scientific solutions division, including measurement instruments, microscopes, videoscopes, and X-ray analyzers. With a global presence, the company has established itself in approximately 39 countries worldwide.

  • LEICA MICROSYSTEM (DANAHER CORPORATION) - Leica Microsystems has been a subsidiary of Danaher since 2005, operating within the life sciences and diagnostics segment. The company specializes in manufacturing microscopes and scientific instruments, and it is divided into three divisions: life sciences, medical, and industrial. Leica Microsystems produces various products for various fields, including life sciences, forensics, materials and earth sciences, and education. Their product categories encompass light microscopes, super-resolution microscopes, confocal microscopes, surgical microscopes, electron microscope (EM) sample preparation equipment, and accessories for microscopes. With a presence in 20 countries, the company has established service and sales organizations and six manufacturing facilities across five countries. Notably, Leica Microsystems was the pioneer in launching the commercial Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopes in 2004.

  • NT-MDT SI - NT-MDT SI specializes in the production of research equipment, primarily focusing on Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) and their integration with ultra-high resolution spectroscopy. The company serves various customers in industrial research, academic research, and university education. NT-MDT SI is globally recognized through its registered trademarks, NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments, and NT-MDT, with representation in Europe, Russia, China, and the U.S. The company has established a vast network of distributors spanning 30 countries worldwide.

  • HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION - Hitachi High-Tech Corporation operates with a dual role as both a manufacturer and trader of cutting-edge technologies. The primary focus of its manufacturing division is the development and production of electron microscopes, CD-SEMs, defect inspection systems, clinical chemistry & immunodiagnostic analyzers, and DNA sequencers. These products are based on advanced technologies such as electron beams and spectroscopic analysis. The company provides comprehensive solutions in various business sectors, including science & medical systems, electronic device systems, industrial systems, and advanced industrial products. Within the science & medical systems segment, there are further subdivisions for biotechnology & medical products and scientific systems. The scientific systems division specifically specializes in the manufacturing of analytical instruments. As a global enterprise, Hitachi High-Tech Corporation has a presence in 26 countries, with 19 locations within Japan alone. To ensure the highest quality and a diverse range of components, the company procures its materials from suppliers worldwide.

  • JEOL LTD. - JEOL Ltd. is a renowned producer of electron optical instruments and equipment. With a strong presence in over 30 countries worldwide, the company operates through six subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, and the UK. Offering a wide range of products, JEOL's portfolio encompasses scientific/metrology instruments, industrial equipment, and medical equipment. Notably, their microscopes fall under the electron optics sub-category within the scientific/metrology instruments category.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Microscope Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Microscope Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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