Membrane Technology Market - snapshot

The global membrane technology market is anticipated to observe considerable growth due to continuous research and development activities conducted in this field. Membranes occupy through a selective wall of separation. Only specific substances are able to get through the membrane, whilst rest of the substances is unable to. Membrane technology refers to a number of very characteristic and different processes of separation. These processes are all of the same type as in each of them a membrane is utilized. Membranes are utilized more often for the production of water from wastewater or surface water or groundwater.

In the last decade, membrane technology has become more of a sophisticated technology of separation. The primary force behind membrane technology is the fact that the technology it works well even without the addition of any chemicals. It makes use of comparatively low energy and well-arranged and hassle-free process conductions.

Increased Demand from Food and Beverage Industry to Pave Way for Growth

Membranes have emerged as a highly competitive technology amongst the available conventional techniques. The presence of semi permeable membranes is the fact on which the process of membrane separation is based. The principle of this technology is quite a simple one. The membrane plays the role of a particular filter that enables water flow through it as it gets hold of suspended solids and many other substances.

There are several processes that allow substances to pass through a membrane. Some of the examples of these methods are as follows

  • the introduction of an electric potential
  • the applications of high pressure
  • the maintenance of a concentration gradient on both sides of the membrane

Increasing application of the technology in the food and beverage industry is expected to amplify growth of the global membrane technology market in the years to come. In addition, growing application in the energy recovering and environment protection techniques is likely to support developments in the global membrane technology market.

Globally, the membrane technology market is witnessing significant growth due to increasing research and development and production in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries. There has been a substantial rise in the number of membrane technology applications, including separation and purification of drug components, in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Thus, rise in pharmaceutical production and increasing number of membrane technology applications worldwide are driving growth of membrane technology in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries. In addition, stringent regulations and usage of single-use disposable technique are playing a major role in the growth of the membrane technology market. Presence of various filtration techniques such as ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and microfiltration, under membrane technology has increased its acceptance in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life science industries for separation and purification of components and biomolecules over conventional techniques. The global membrane technology market for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life science industries is expected to be USD 7,029.9 million in 2014. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% during 2014 to 2019 to reach USD 10,886 million in 2019.

North America is the largest market, and biopharmaceutical industry is the largest segment in the global market for membrane technology in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries. However, Asia is the fastest growing region in the membrane technology market. Additionally, nanofiltration is the fastest growing technology in the global market for membrane technology in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

The membrane technology market in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries accounted for USD 4,590 million in revenue in 2009.

Biopharmaceuticals commanded the largest share in the overall membrane technology market in 2009. It was estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9% from 2009 to 2013.

TABLE 1 Global market of Membrane Technology for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries size, by geography 2014-2019 (USD millions)

The membrane technology market around the world has undergone significant and rapid growth owing to a surge in research and development activities in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries. Membrane technology finds applications in virus removal, cell culturing and examination, drug screening, and lab-scale DNA and protein separation and analysis. In the field of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences, membrane technology makes use of four key technologies: nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, chromatography, and microfiltration. 

The research report is an in-depth evaluation of the membrane technology market and assesses its involvement in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries from 2014 through 2019. The report focuses on the structure, elements, dynamics, growth factors, challenges, and prominent players of the membrane technology market by presenting data in a qualitative as well as quantitative format. 

Overview of the global membrane technology market in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries 

According to the report, the global market for membrane technology in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries is set to grow from a market value of US$6,461.3 million in 2013 to US$10,886 million by 2019 by registering a CAGR of 9.1% between 2014 and 2019.

The membrane technology market for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries has grown in recent times owing to the global rise in pharmaceutical production, the adoption of single-use disposable technique for biopharmaceutical applications, enforcement of stringent regulations, and focus on product modification and product innovation. 

On the flip side, the limitations associated with membrane materials, need for major capital investments, sky-high operational costs, and the adverse effects of membrane fouling have threatened to hamper the growth of the membrane technology market in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.

North America currently dominates the global membrane technology market, with a 41% share in 2012. Thanks to the flourishing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical markets in the U.S. and the presence of a strong regulatory board such as the FDA, the membrane technology market in North America is expected to retain the lead in the coming years. Numerous organizations, associations, and societies have been actively involved in the development of membrane technology in Europe, making it the second largest market in the world. However, presenting a 13% CAGR from 2014 to 2019 owing to a large patient pool, increased health awareness and spending, and rising prevalence of chronic diseases, Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest developing geographical segment of the membrane technology market. 

Companies mentioned in the research report

Some of the leading players in the membrane technology market in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences industries are Merck Millipore, Sartorius, Advantec MFS, Amazon Filters, Trisep Corporation, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Pall Corporation, Koch Membrane System, Novasep, and 3M Company. Among these, GE Healthcare and 3M Healthcare have been dominating the global market over the years.

The research report profiles each of these companies on the basis of attributes such as recent developments, company and financial overview, sustainability, and growth strategies. 

Segmentation based on technology

  • Microfiltration
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Chromatography
  • Nanofiltration

Major geographies analyzed under this research report are: 

  • Europe
  • North America 
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 

This report gives you access to decisive data such as:

  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements 
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

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