The global biophotonics market is driven by emergence of nanotechnology, development in biosensors, and availability of funds for R&D. However, high price of biophotonics-based instruments due to complexity of this technology restrains the growth of the market. Biophotonics is a technology used to produce and harness light to visualize, detect, and manipulate biological materials.
Global biophotonics market size is estimated to reach $63.1 billion by 2022 from $31.6 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2016 to 2022. In 2015, North America dominated with over 37% share of the overall market and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period.
In 2015, medical diagnostics held over 68% market share, in terms of revenue. Technological advancements in the field of diagnostics, rise in incidences of chronic diseases, and increase in healthcare awareness are the key factors that contribute to the growth of the biophotonics market. Moreover, owing to increase in geriatric population, the role and importance of medical diagnostics are expanding, which considerably drives the market growth.
By application, the see-through imaging segment held over 28% of the revenue share in 2015, owing to increase in research in this field. North America dominated the global biophotonics market with over 36% share in overall revenue and is anticipated to grow at the CAGR of 9.5%, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Biophotonics Market Key Findings
- Medical diagnostics segment dominated the market in 2015, with over 68% of market share. However, nonmedical application segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR of 14.3%.
- See-through imaging application segment accounted for about 28% of the market in 2015.
- LAMEA is anticipated to show high growth rate owing to the rapidly growing automotive industry.
- Asia-Pacific dominated the market in 2015 due surge in demand for biophotonics-based devices in China, South Korea, and Japan.
The major players profiled in the report include Affymetrix Inc.; Andor Technology Ltd.; Carl Zeiss AG; Becton, Dickinson and Company; FEI Company; Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.; Lumenis Ltd.; Olympus Corporation; PerkinElmer Inc.; and Zecotek Photonics Inc.
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