Downstream Processing Market: Increasing Demand for Biopharmaceuticals

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to offer huge growth opportunities in
Downstream Processing Market . Countries like China, Japan, India, and South Korea, are expected to drive the demand for downstream processing products in the coming years. Also, growth in these markets will be fueled by significant investments by key market players, increasing government support, developing R&D infrastructure, and growing expertise and academic excellence.

North America is the world’s largest pharmaceutical market and a leader in biopharmaceutical research. North America (comprising the U.S. and Canada) accounted for the largest share of the global market in 2016. Rising quality requirements have emphasized the need for advanced bioproduction technology in this region.

The growth of Downstream Processing Market is propelled by the increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals and increasing R&D expenditure in the biopharmaceutical industry. Emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific provide new growth opportunities to players in the market.

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Global Market Segmentation:

In this report, the global Downstream Processing Market is broadly segmented by technique, product, application, end user, and region

On the basis of product, the market is classified into chromatography columns and resins, filters, membrane adsorbers, single-use products, and other products.

Based on technique, the market is segmented into purification, solid-liquid separation, and clarification/concentration. In 2016, the purification segment accounted for the largest share of the market. This high growth is attributed to the need for highly pure biopharmaceutical products to meet the regulatory standards, as downstream purification plays a significant role in enhancing the purity and quality of products aiding the growth of the purification market.

Based on application, the downstream processing market is categorized into monoclonal antibody (mAbs) production, vaccine production, insulin production, immunoglobulin production, erythropoietin production, and other applications. In 2016, the vaccine production segment accounted for the largest share of the market. Technological advancement in the downstream purification technology to develop high-quality products such as Vaccines at lower costs is expected to drive the growth of this segment.

Based on end user, the market is segmented into biopharmaceutical manufacturers and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs). In 2016, the biopharmaceutical manufacturers segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals among the aging population is expected to accelerate the growth of the biopharmaceutical manufacturers’ end-user segment.

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Key Players in Downstream Processing Market:

The market is dominated by established players such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.S.), Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. (France), Merck Millipore (Germany), and Danaher Corporation (U.S.).


# Vendors/service providers
# Research and consulting firms
# Biopharmaceutical manufacturers
# Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs)
# Contract research organizations (CROs)