GVR Report cover Transfer Membrane Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Transfer Membrane Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Nitrocellulose Transfer Membrane, Polyvinylidene Fluoride Transfer Membrane), By Application, By End-user, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 To 2030

  • Report ID: GVR453992
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Transfer membranes are an essential tool in the field of molecular biology, as they allow for the efficient transfer of small molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. These thin sheets of material, typically made from materials such as cellulose, cellulose acetate, polycarbonate, and nitrocellulose, are used in a variety of applications including protein purification, DNA sequencing, and immunofluorescence. The main advantage of using transfer membranes is their ability to selectively allow only molecules of a certain size to pass through, reducing the time and resources required for a successful experiment. Recently, companies such as Thermofisher have begun releasing new transfer membranes, such as a PVDF membrane with a pore size of 0.2 micrometers, specifically designed for use in western blotting and the detection of specific proteins in a sample.

The demand for transfer membranes in the biotechnology industry has been on the rise in recent years. The growing use of techniques such as Western blotting and affinity chromatography, as well as an increasing need for more effective and efficient methods for biomolecule purification and separation, has led to an increased demand for transfer membranes in a variety of biotechnology applications including drug discovery and development, diagnostic testing, and the production of biopharmaceuticals. Companies such as Creative Biostructure and Merck have been at the forefront of these developments, offering specialized services and products such as Immobilon PVDF membranes and Protran Nitrocellulose Hybridization Transfer Membranes respectively. Additionally, the development of new materials and technologies for the production of transfer membranes has also contributed to the growing demand for these products, with new membranes featuring improved performance characteristics such as higher protein binding capacity and greater resistance to denaturation being developed.

The market is segmented based on type, technology, end-use, and region. The type of the segment is Nitrocellulose transfer membrane, PVDF membrane and Nylon transfer membrane. The technology segment is segmented into Western, Southern and Northern blotting. The end-use segment is further segmented into pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic research institutes, diagnostic laboratories and other. 

The demand for transfer membranes, used in the purification and separation of biomolecules, is on the rise in the global biotechnology industry. Leading manufacturers of transfer membranes are present across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The upgrade of the membrane protein service by biotech company Creative Biostructure in June 2020, is aimed at better supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in developing new drugs targeting membrane proteins that play a key role in cell function and are prime targets for drug development. The growth of the biotechnology industry and the increasing need for efficient purification methods are expected to drive the market for transfer membranes in the future.

                                         Transfer Membrane Market Segmentation




  • Nitrocellulose Transfer Membrane
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Transfer Membrane
  • Nylon Transfer Membrane


  • Western Blotting
  • Southern Blotting
  • Northern Blotting
  • Others

End user

  • Academic Research Institute
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Diagnostics Laboratories
  • Others 


  • North America (U.S., Canada),
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Thailand, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina),
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Africa, South Arabia, UAE, Kuwait)


There are a number of major companies that are operating in the transfer membrane market. Some of the leading players in this market include:  Merck KGaA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, GE Healthcare, Pall Corporation, Sartorius AG, 3M, Asahi Kasei Corporation, FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

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