The global cell culture protein surface coatings market was valued at USD 479.1 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period. The demand for 3D cell culture techniques, stem cell research and widely expanding biotechnology sector are the major factors fuelling the growth of cell culture protein surface coatings market. Additionally, rising R&D activities supported by government funding worldwide is also a prime factor propelling the growth of cell culture protein surface coatings market.
Various factors are essential for the creation and maintenance of a pragmatic surrounding for the cell growth in vitro; for instance, a consistent growth medium, proper addition of supplements, and the surface on which the cells grow. The nature of the cultured cell surface plays a crucial role in their ability to migrate, attach, function and proliferate. Hence, protein coatings are often used to enhance cell attachment in vitro.
The cell culture protein surface coatings market has been segmented based on type, source and region. The self coatings market dominated the type wise segment in 2018; however the pre coatings market is expected to outpace self coatings market by 2025. In the source wise segment synthetic sources are expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 14.3% during the forecast period which will be closely followed by the plant derived sources.
Region wise, North America dominated the global cell culture protein surface coatings market in 2018 with 30.5% revenue share. The presence of major market players along with rising R&D activities, are the major factors influencing the growth in this region.
The key players of the cell culture protein surface coatings market include Corning Inc., Merck KgaA, BioVision, Inc., Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Greiner Bio One International GmbH and Trevigen Inc. Competitive rivalry among these players is high as each one of them is under constant efforts to come up with effective products. In order to dominate the market, several mergers acquisitions and partnerships are trending in this market.
Cell culture protein surface coating is performed to mimic in vivo environment that more closely resembles the natural biological environment of the cells, improving the chances for success during in vitro isolation and cultivation. This technique further improves the adhesion and proliferation of cells in culture. In surface coatings, the inner surface of culture vessel is coated with extracellular matrix components and proteins such as collagen, fibronectin, osteopontin, laminin and vitronectin. These components are derived from various sources that support the growth of endothelial, fibroblasts, epithelial, myoblasts and muscle cells, leukocytes, neurons, and various cell lines. However, culture contamination or control of cell interaction with the surrounding environment is a major challenge surrounding the market.
North America generated the highest revenue in the cell culture protein surface coatings market in 2018. Increased demand for cell culture and analysis products from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, and clinical laboratories propelled the growth in this region. Nevertheless, vendors have huge opportunities to expand their business in the APAC and MEA regions as they are emerging as the fastest clinical hubs due to the availability of R&D expertise, skilled technicians, and significant cost advantages.
The players in the cell culture protein surface coating market offer wide range of coated vessels in order to suit a variety of cell culture applications. Their major focus is on providing consistent quality products. They are also coming up with improved and innovative products with specific and corrective features, which will fuel the cell culture protein surface coating market growth. The market is highly competitive with the presence of many global and local players that are targeting each other’s products and trying to steal market share. Moreover, the consumers enjoy low switching costs.
The cell culture protein surface coatings market has been segmented based on type and source. Based on product types, the market has been classified into self-coatings and pre coatings. Pre coatings are further divided into multi well plates, petri dishes, flasks, slides and coverslips. Based on source the market has been divided into animal derived sources, human derived sources, plant derived sources and synthetic sources.
Self-coatings dominated the market in 2018, generating USD 294.02 million. However, pre coating is expected to grow at a highest pace during the forecast period. The choice of whether to opt for pre coatings or self-coatings in the lab largely depends upon many factors. These include the need for optimization and customization, the flexibility to use different coatings, together with the available time, facilities, space, and budget. Overall, self-coating is preferred while working with non-chemically defined coatings and when regular modifications to coating factors are required. Self-coating allows a high degree of elasticity and aids the use of short lifecycle coatings such as the biological coatings. On the contrary, pre-coated culture ware offers significant benefits in consistency and lab efficiency. Moreover, with the increased popularity of xeno-free or animal-free culture conditions, synthetic pre coatings can provide a user friendly, reliable, and chemically-defined substitute to self-coating.
Among the coating sources, synthetic source is anticipated to show lucrative growth during the forecast period. There is an increased demand from the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries for synthetic sources. Biopharmaceutical industries are at greater risk of production failure due to product contamination. Therefore, animal-free synthetic protein surface coating is particularly helpful as it decreases the risk of contamination. As a result, the market players are concentrating chiefly on the development of animal-free synthetic protein surface coatings to meet the increasing demand from the industry.
Regionally, North America dominated the global cell culture protein surface coatings market in 2018, which was closely followed by Europe. However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a highest CAGR of 14.2% by 2025.
Asia Pacific has numerous comparative advantages in terms of research and development (R&D) knowledge, facilities, skills, and cost effectiveness. In Asia, about 64% of the biotech companies operate in the bio-pharma sector, followed by bio-services, bio-agriculture, bio-industrial and lastly the bio-informatics sector, providing a huge market for cell culture products. Japan has one of the most developed biotechnology sectors in the world, as demonstrated by the high number of patents filed. An upsurge in the number of bio venture start-ups was seen in 2013, with numerous foreign companies now trying to enter the market. Likewise, the government is also keen on supporting the sector’s growth and has passed many laws backing it; and is being observed as a national strategy.
Cell Culture Protein Surface Coatings Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2025||USD 479.1 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 12.9% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Type, Source, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||Corning Inc., Merck KgaA, BioVision, Inc., Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Greiner Bio One International GmbH and Trevigen Inc. Competitive rivalry among|
Key segments of the global cell culture protein surface coatings market
Type Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- Self Coatings
- Pre Coatings
- Multi Well Plates
- Petri Dishes
Source Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- Animal Derived Sources
- Human Derived Sources
- Plant-Derived Sources
- Synthetic Sources
Regional Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
Reasons for the study
- Growing demand for 3D cultures
- Increasing funding for R&D activities
- Rising competitive rivalry among the market players
What does the report include?
- The market research study on global cell culture protein surface coatings market includes market analysis in the form of assessment of market drivers, restraints and opportunities
- Porter’s five forces analysis, is also given for the cell culture protein surface coatings industry
- The study covers industry analysis of cell culture protein surface coatings market which is segmented on the basis of type, source and region (and country)
- Actual market estimates and forecasts are given for above-mentioned segments
- The report includes the company profiles of key players in the market which have significant global/regional presence
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