Cell culture is a complex procedure in which cells are grown under controlled physical conditions outside the natural environment. These cells are used to develop model systems for research, study of cellular structure and functions, stem cell research, drug discovery and genetic engineering. Growing scope of cell culture and its applications has led to increased use of protein coated surfaces, as these provide better adhesion and proper nutrition for growth of the cells during cell culture.
Rising investment by government and market players in stem cell research and development activities is one of the major factors driving the cell culture protein surface coatings market. Becton, Dickinson and Company grants a total of USD 100,000 worth reagents every year to 10 scientists pursuing research activities in stem cells. Similarly, the European Union funded four stem cell research projects in its Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (2007 - 2013). High funding is leading to extensive stem cell research, resulting in increased use of cell culture protein surface coating products. Moreover, diverse applications of stem cells such as development of bone grafts and artificial tissue would fuel the demand for cell culture protein surface coatings during the forecast period. In addition, increasing cell culture applications in toxicology studies and cell-based assays would boost the demand for protein surface coating products. Currently, 2D cell culture is the most preferred technique by researchers worldwide due to lack of compelling data to switch to 3D cell culture.
Based on the types of coating, the self-coating segment held the majority share of the total market in 2013 in comparison to pre-coating segment. The pre-coating segment is sub-segmented on the basis of different labware such as slides, micro-well/multi-well plates, flasks, petri dishes and cover slips. In terms of revenue, the micro-well/multi-well plates segment held the largest share of the total pre-coating market in 2013. The cell culture protein surface coatings market is also differentiated on the basis of protein sources, which include plant, animal, human and synthetic. The synthetic protein source segment is expected to grow at a faster rate in the global cell culture protein surface coatings market during the forecast period. Growth of the synthetic protein source segment is attributed to the rising demand for animal-free coating surfaces in North America and Europe and better attachment profile of poly-L-lysine and poly-L-ornithine.
Geographically, North America and Europe dominated the cell culture protein surface coatings market in 2013 due to large-scale stem cell research activities and rapid adoption of advanced tools for cell culture. However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR due to the presence of untapped opportunities, increasing drug discovery activities, impressive development of healthcare and biotechnology infrastructure and growing trend among the market players to expand business in the region.
The global cell culture protein surface coatings market is characterized by the presence of few big key players such as Corning Incorporated, Greiner Bio-One International AG, Merck Millipore, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Corning’s acquisition of Becton Dickinson & Company has helped it to gain a dominant share in the global cell culture protein surface coatings market. Competition among these market players is high, which induces them to develop new and better protein surface coatings for cell culture and associated applications.
Cell culture is a complex procedure that involves growth of cells outside the natural environment by controlling the nutritional requirements and physical factors such as temperature and humidity required for proper growth. The cultured cells are used for the analysis of cellular structures and functions, developing model systems for research, genetic and molecular engineering, stem cell research and drug discovery. Additionally, cell culturing is performed for commercial production of drugs and biologics including vaccines, antibodies and proteins. All these procedures require protein coating for proper growth and differentiation of cell samples. Increase in the number of applications and cell related research and development activities are the major factors driving the cell culture protein surface coatings market.
This report studies the global market for cell culture protein surface coating products through three major perspectives: protein source, type of coating and geography. The stakeholders of this report include the companies involved in the production of cell culture protein surface coating materials and coated labware and new players who wish to enter the market. The executive summary provides an overview of market size and growth of different product segments, market share and geographic analysis of the global cell culture protein surface coatings market.
The market overview section of the report analyzes market dynamics and trends comprising drivers, restraints and opportunities that have an impact on the current and future scenario of the market. Porter’s five forces analysis is also provided in this section to understand the competitive scenario among the major market players. Market attractiveness analysis by geography and market share analysis by major market players is also included in the market overview section. These factors are explained thoroughly to help existing players and new entrants in planning their strategies, which would help in strengthening their position and expanding their presence in the global cell culture protein surface coatings market.
Based on protein source, the cell culture protein surface coatings market has been differentiated into four segments: plant, animal, human and synthetic. Based on coating types, the global cell culture protein surface coatings market has been categorized into two sub-divisions: self-coating and pre-coating. Based on labware, the pre-coating segment has been further differentiated into five sub-segments: slides, plates, flasks, petri dishes and cover slips. These pre-coated labware are available as 2D and 3D coated products whose use depends on the need of researchers and types of cells. Market trends for these various segments or protein coatings products have been analyzed in this report. The market size (in terms of USD million) for the period 2012 to 2020 is provided for all the segments and sub-segments along with the growth forecast for the period 2014 to 2020 in terms of compounded annual growth rate (CAGR %), considering 2013 as the base year.
Geographically, the cell culture protein surface coatings market is differentiated into four major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The market size and forecast for each of these regions have been analyzed for the period 2012 to 2020 along with CAGR (%) for the forecast period 2014 to 2020.
The report further provides a list of recommendations, which would help new entrants to establish their presence, and existing market players to increase market share and expand business globally. The report concludes with the profiling of major players in the cell culture protein surface coatings market based on various aspects such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Major market players profiled in this report include Corning Incorporated, Greiner Bio-One International AG, Merck Millipore, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA, Viogene BioTek Corporation, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
The global cell culture protein surface coatings market is categorized into the following segments:
Cell Culture Protein Surface Coatings Market, by Protein Source:
Cell Culture Protein Surface Coatings Market, by Type of Coating:
- Self-Coating Market
Pre-Coating Market, by Labwares
- Culture Dishes
- Cover Slips
Cell Culture Protein Surface Coatings Market, by Geography:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)