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Technology has been the biggest aid for development in healthcare. As new diagnostic and treatment methods come up, the pharmaceutical industry becomes stronger. This has a positive impact on the markets that support smooth operations of pharmaceutical companies. One such aiding market for pharmaceuticals is the prepacked chromatography columns market. They are columns containing chemicals which are used as filters. When a compound is passed through the column, the chemicals react with one or more elements on the compound. The unreacted portion of the compound is the resultant product, which matters to the end-user. This makes the market significant for pharmaceutical players as purity of drugs is an important criterion. 

The global prepacked chromatography columns market was valued at US$1.3bn in 2015, and analysts predict that it will attain a total value of US$3.3bn by the end of 2024. Given these figures, the prepacked chromatography columns market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period. The growing consumption of the product, is also enabling players to scale up production, thus work on reducing cost. At the same time, new applications for prepacked chromatography columns are also emerging allowing players to expand operations and gain momentum. 


Processed Food and Thrust on Developing New Drugs to Drive Demand

Based on segments, the global prepacked chromatography columns market is classified into type, application, and end-user. The end-user segment is predicted to hold the highest share in the prepacked chromatography columns market, say analysts. The fast-paced lives of professionals and corporate employees has left little time with them to give attention to food. In order to save time, most people prefer consuming processed food and beverages. With growing consumption of packaged drinks, the demand for prepacked chromatography columns will also rise. They are used to purify products. 

In the pharmaceutical industry, the demand is equally high for prepacked chromatography columns. With stringency on ensuring quality of the drugs, pharmaceutical companies aim at high quality of the drug. Chromatography is one of the downstream processes used for purification of the drug compound. Hence, the demand for prepacked chromatography columns is believed to shoot up in the coming years. 

Strong Pharmaceutical Market Holds Promise for North America 

The pharmaceutical market is prominent in North America, and this forms basis for the region to be dominating the global prepacked chromatography columns market. Thrust on identifying new drugs for rare and new diseases and push from companies to develop new variations of existing drugs are some key trends. These factors are understood to augment the demand for prepacked chromatography columns. While the large volume of research activities might require laboratory grade prepacked chromatography columns, in pharmaceutical companies, the need will be more for industrial scale prepacked chromatography columns. 

Europe is also a prominent region for the global prepacked chromatography columns. Some countries like Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France are focusing on biotechnology research. Further, analysts state that Asia Pacific will emerge as a region of importance. Countries like India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea scale up their research activities in medicine and biological science.

Stringent Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Sector for Drug Preparation spells Growth in Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market

The prepacked chromatography columns market features an extremely consolidated vendor landscape with more than 75% market share held by only two leading players. In this intensely competitive business landscape, small players are focusing on customization of products to establish themselves and earn a share of the overall revenue in the prepacked chromatography columns market. Besides this, small players are offering competitive pricing, which is expected to help them gain larger share in the prepacked chromatography columns market in the years ahead.

Function-wise, prepacked chromatography columns are replete with features. The suitability and versatility of pre-packed chromatography columns allows them to identify and separate organic components and molecules across diverse end-use industries, including forensic lab, biotechnology, food and beverages, agriculture, and biopharmaceutical research. Furthermore, the increasing use of pre-packed chromatography columns in clinical trials is expected to widen the expanse of pre-packed chromatography columns market.

However, on the flip side, the high price of pre-packed chromatography columns is a deterrent limiting their use across various end-use industries. Pre-packed chromatography columns are also associated with fouling and plugging that limits their use to some extent, thereby hampering the growth of pre-packed chromatography columns market.

The pharmaceutical sector exhibits the leading demand for prepacked chromatography columns. This is because stringent regulations in place in the pharmaceutical sector to ensure the quality of drugs mandates purification of molecular compounds that are used in the manufacture of drugs. For this, chromatography of molecular compounds is one of the downstream processes for purification of drug compound carried out using pre-packed chromatography columns.

North America is at the forefront among other key regions in the pre-packed chromatography columns market. Thrust upon pharmaceutical companies to identify new drugs for rare diseases and R&D undertaken by savvy pharmaceutical companies to develop new variants of existing drugs is indirectly creating opportunities in the pre-packed chromatography columns market of the region.

Prepacked chromatography columns are widely used in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, food and beverage industry, water and environmental industry, nutraceuticals industry, academics, research institutes, and analytical laboratories. Acceptance of prepacked chromatography columns is growing rapidly. Biologics in the pipelines of pharma companies are increasing, which is anticipated to drive the prepacked chromatography columns market. Increasing research and development (R&D) activities has augmented the scope for separation techniques such as chromatography, which plays a significant role in the production of biopharmaceutical products. Additionally, prepacked chromatography columns are widely used in various other industries such as food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, agriculture, forensics, and research. Column chromatography is a common and useful separation technique in organic chemistry and can be used in both large and small scale. It is also used in purification of several common antibiotics. High demand for biopharmaceuticals has led to an increase in the scope for prepacked chromatography columns.

The report is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts, with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mail. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various national and international databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2014 to 2024, considering the macro and micro-environmental factors. Growth rates for each segment within the global prepacked chromatography columns market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, vaccination expenditure, and regulatory requirements.

The market overview section of the report includes qualitative analysis of the overall prepacked chromatography columns market including the determining factors and market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities, along with white space analysis. In addition, market attractiveness analysis by geography, technique, product type, application, end-user, and competitive landscape by key players have been provided which explain the intensity of competition in the market considering different geographies. The competitive scenario between market players has been evaluated through market share analysis. These factors would help the market players take strategic decisions in order to strengthen their positions and increase their shares in the global market.

The market is driven by growth of the analytical laboratory segment and high commercial manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies. The market is likely to grow due to increasing need of detection and purification in drug discovery and biological research. Large-size prepacked chromatography columns have several benefits, along with its wide usage in commercial production. In terms of technique, the hydrophobic stationary phase chromatography segment held a major share of the global prepacked chromatography columns market in 2015. The multimodal chromatography segment is likely to expand at a high growth rate. Multimodal chromatography has generated significant interest in the pharmaceutical industry in the past few years. The pharmaceutical biotechnology segment held a major share of the global prepacked chromatography columns market in 2015. Increasing use of chromatographic techniques for research activities in the field of medicine, metabolomics, genomics, and proteomics is another factor accelerating market growth in the region.

Geographically, the global prepacked chromatography columns market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The applications of prepacked chromatography columns are rapidly growing in North America due to increasing direct and indirect investments by the U.S. Government and private companies in chromatography. Increasing investments and penetration by key market players in Asia Pacific are likely to drive the chromatography market during the forecast period.

Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., EMD Millipore (Merck KGaA), GE Healthcare, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, Pall Corporation (Danaher Corporation), Phenomenex, Inc., Repligen Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. are the key players operating in the global prepacked chromatography columns market.

The prepacked chromatography columns market has been segmented as follows:

  • Global Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market, by Product Type
    • 1–100 ML
    • 100–1000 ML
    • >1L
  • Global Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market, by Technique
    • Ion Exchange Chromatography
    • Affinity Chromatography
    • Multimodal Chromatography
    • Gel Filtration
  • Global Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market, by Application
    • Resin Screening
    • Sample Preparation
    • Protein Purification
    • Anion and Cation Exchange
    • Desalting
  • Global Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market, by End-user
    • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
    • Food and Beverage
    • Water and Environmental
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Academics
    • Research Institutes
    • Analytical Laboratories
  • Global Prepacked Chromatography Columns Market, by Region
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Germany
    • Asia Pacific
      • India
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • New Zealand
    • Latin America
      • Mexico
      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia

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