The global plant cell culture equipment market size was valued at USD 395.5 million in 2017. It is anticipated to register a CAGR of 13.1% from 2018 to 2025. Rising applications of cell and tissue cultures and increasing R&D in the field of cell and tissue engineering are spurring market growth.
Plant cell culture is a collection of different techniques that are used to grow or maintain plant cells in a sterile environment on a nutrient culture medium of known composition. Increasing adoption of plant cell culture equipment in horticulture, forestry, and plant sciences is anticipated to boost market expansion over the forecast period.
Global demand for agriculture is increasing rapidly due to rising need to grow high-yielding crops to meet the food demand. According to a study conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2016, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and global warming would adversely affect the livestock, crop, forestry, and aquaculture productivity in the years to come.
The global population is projected to surpass 9 billion by 2050 and it would be a challenge to ensure adequate crop production to meet the food demand. This would lead to new potential opportunities for crop improvement and plant science. Growing awareness about the benefits of plant culture in improving crop quality and yield is also positively impacting their domestic consumption.
Based on equipment, the plant cell culture equipment market has been categorized into incubators, centrifuges, seed germinators, microscopes, sterilizers, cell counters, and others. The centrifuges segment held the largest market share in 2017 as centrifuges allow to separate gases, liquids, or fluids by their density.
The seed germinators segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. Seed germinators are increasingly being used to control temperature, humidity, and lighting and to provide optimum conditions for seed germination.
Based on end use, the market has been segmented into greenhouse, field, and laboratory. The laboratory segment led the market in 2017. This was mainly due to the increased number of research labs using cell culture techniques to examine several applied and fundamental aspects of higher plants.
The greenhouse segment is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. A plant culture greenhouse is generally equipped with computer control system, air filter equipment, air pressure controller, illumination controller, and temperature & humidity controller.
Based on application, the market has been categorized into plant research, breeding, product development, and quality assessment. Breeding represented the highest market share in 2017, owing to the fact that a lot of techniques for plant breeding have been developed, which utilize plant cell culture to regenerate plants.
Plant cell culture offers numerous advantages in plant breeding. It also helps enhance the nutritional content, stabilize and increase yield, and improve resistance against diseases, pests, and abiotic stresses such as cold and drought. Plant research application segment is projected to have the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2025, owing to the increasing number of government-supported biotechnological study and research activities in developing regions.
Based on region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The North America regional market is estimated to hold the largest market share, whereas the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period.
Given its natural resources, Canada has always been a strong player in the agriculture industry with its heavy investments in the R&D activities. This has resulted in Canada’s extensive network of research centers and universities involved in agtech research. For instance, in 2014, a Canada-based company, New Energy Farms, signed a licensing agreement with a Switzerland-based company called Syngenta for commercialization of its planting technology in Brazil.
Some of the market participants include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; Tecan Group Ltd.; LGC Limited; LabRepCo; Geneq, Inc.; and Conviron. Strategic alliances and new product development activities undertaken by these key participants are boosting the market growth. For instance, in February 2017, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH, a privately held plastic manufacturing company, launched a new product called CELLdisc for mass cell culture. The product is a device that covers cell culture surfaces that range from 1,000 cm2 up to 1 m2.
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