Laboratory Centrifuges: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
Centrifugation has become an integral part of the biological labs in recent years. The device operates as a preparative process to divide the different sample components, within minutes, for further treatment. Centrifugation process is used by a vast majority of about 95% of life science researchers for various purposes in laboratories. Laboratory centrifuges typically have a lifetime of 15-20 years and hence have low replacement demand. Use of multifunctional bench top microcentrifuges is expected to grow in the next few years. These units feature swing-out rotors and high-capacity, interchangeable rotors that provide customers with extra flexibility in maintaining workload, and high- and low-speed programmability. Asia-Pacific is set to emerge with the highest growth potential backed by China, which presents buoyant demand for ultracentrifuge and high-speed refrigerated centrifuges as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. United States emerges as the largest market for laboratory centrifuges, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Product segment wise, ultracentrifuges market continues to be the largest with estimated sales of US$368 million for 2007. The core market for ultracentrifuges has been traditionally strong, albeit witnessing slight downtrends due to lull in research activity. Increasing intensity of research into genomics, proteomics and gene therapy spells the potential for ultracentrifuges.
Laboratory centrifuges market in Europe is set to reach US$318 million in 2009. Germany and France together occupy 40% of the European market. In Asia-Pacific, specialty centrifuges market is estimated at US$12 million for 2007. Micro Centrifuges is likely to hold maximum potential, going by the strong projected CAGR in value terms.
Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co. KG, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Brinkmann Instruments, Becton Dickinson, The Drucker Company, Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., Kubota Corp., Sigma Laborzentrifugen GmbH, Iris Sample Processing, and Thermo Fisher Scientific comprise the major players with significant presence in the laboratory centrifuges market. Beckman Coulter, Brinkmann / Eppendorf, Thermo Fisher account for about 80% of the laboratory centrifuges market.
The report titled "Laboratory Centrifuges: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., analyzes the market in terms of both dollar and unit sales for the following product segments: Bench-Top Centrifuges, Floor Centrifuges, Micro Centrifuges, Specialty Centrifuges (Cell-Washing Centrifuges, Hematocrit Centrifuges, and Cytological Centrifuges), and Ultracentrifuges. The report enumerates recent developments, strategic corporate activity, and product introductions/innovations of leading market participants. Analysis is presented for established and emerging markets including United States, Japan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Market size estimates and projections are presented over the years 2000 through 2010, while long-term projections are provided for the years 2011-2015.
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