Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market - Introduction

Visualization and analysis of microscopic images is of utmost importance in life science and biological studies. Multidimensional microscopic image datasets are most widely used in biology and analyzing these datasets such as profiling gene expression of cells and observing the process of mitosis is quite useful to draw proper conclusion based on the observation. Image visualization helps to extract meaningful high value contents from microscopic images that add to the knowledge of the researcher, helping to draw exact results. Microscopic imaging workstation includes software solution and hardware components that help to understand morphology, function, and behavior of cells under study. 

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market – Competitive Landscape

Key players present in the global microscopic imaging workstation market are Leica Microsystems, Molecular Devices, LLC, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, BioView, Aurox Ltd., DITABIS AG, Oxford Instruments, Olympus Corporation, Teledyne Photometrics, Fluxion Biosciences, and SPOT Imaging, among others. 

These players focus on offering user-friendly software solutions that can be easily integrated with the workflow. Additionally, offering powerful workstations for 3D analysis of large datasets could offer competitive advantage to these players. 

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Leica Microsystems 

Leica Microsystems is a company that offers products under four business areas such as sample preparation, digital microscopy, confocal laser microscopy with corresponding imaging systems, and medical equipment. The company specializes in digital microscopy, confocal, compound microscopy, stereo microscopy, surgical microscopy, laser scanning and super-resolution microscopy with related imaging systems, and electron microscopy sample preparation. Leica MZ16 A, Leica AF6000 LX and M50, M60 & M80 are key products offered by the company in the market. 

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG 

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG develops and distributes medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery and microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research. The company operated in 50 countries with more than 30 production sites across the globe. The company operates in business segments namely industrial quality & research, medical technology, consumer markets and semiconductor manufacturing technology. Under medical technology, the company offers products for ophthalmology, ENT surgery, neurology, oncology and dentistry. Carl Zeiss AURIGA CrossBeam Workstation is one of the major products offered by the company.  

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market – Dynamics

Significant growth in digital microscopy, increase in demand for microscopic imaging workstations for research & diagnostic purposes, and technological advancements in microbiology are projected to drive the global microscopic imaging workstation market during the forecast period. Moreover, availability of a range of imaging software and increase in demand for digital health care solutions for disease screening & diagnostics are the other factors anticipated to fuel the growth of the global market during the forecast period.

However, high cost of advanced microscopy imaging workstations compared to conventional microscopy units is a key factor hampering the growth of the global microscopic imaging workstation market. Limited availability of suppliers and lack of expertise among end-users are the other factors restraining the global market. 

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Increase in demand for microscopic imaging workstations for research & diagnostic purposes 

Integration of information technology with microscopy imaging, increase in the number of IT companies developing software, and rise in awareness about advantages offered by digital technologies such as easy of data analysis & interpretation are various factors responsible for the increase in demand for microscopic imaging workstations. There is potential increase adoption of digital health care solutions in research and data interpretation. Most of the life science research and diagnostic centers use customized workstation. Rise in demand is also attributed to increase in the number of diagnostic screening services across the globe and rise in importance of disease risk assessment. 

Technological advancement to drive the market in North America 

North America is projected to dominate the global microscopic imaging workstation market owing to wide range of microscopy imaging software solutions available in the market, technological advancement in microscopy imaging & analysis, and expanding applications of digital microscopy in health care delivery. Moreover, rise in importance of workflow management in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and other health care institutes is anticipated to contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast period. 

Growth opportunities in Asia Pacific 

The microscopic imaging workstation market in Asia Pacific is driven by emergence of 3D visualization and 3D imaging in research, increase in the number of diagnostic centers, and rise in the number of local players offering image analysis workstations to hospitals and diagnostic centers. Improving efficiency of imaging workstations through deployment of software solutions is likely to offer significant opportunities for market players in the region. Furthermore, significant increase in life science research institutes incorporating digital microscopy imaging software solutions, considerable funding by government bodies for research & development activities, and rise in investments in digital health care are likely to boost the growth of the market in the region. 

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market – Segmentation

The microscopic imaging workstation market can be bifurcated on the basis of:

  • Component
  • Application
  • End-user
  • Region

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market Segmentation – By Component

Depending on the type, the microscopic imaging workstation market can be divided into:

  • Microscope
  • Computing Hardware
  • Software
    • 2D analysis
    • 3D analysis
    • 3D Visualization
    • Others

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market Segmentation – By Application

On the basis of the application, the microscopic imaging workstation market can be fragmented into:

  • Life Science Research
  • Diagnostics

Microscopic Imaging Workstation Market Segmentation – By End-user

On the basis of the end-user, the microscopic imaging workstation market can be fragmented into:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Others

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