Downstream Processing Market Revenue Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 16.4%

The global downstream processing market is poised to reach $22.03 Billion by 2021 from $10.32 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 16.4%. The growth of this 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.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. 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.

Downstream Processing Market, by Product:

Chromatography Columns and Resins
2. Filters
3. Membrane Adsorbers
4. Single-use Products
5. Other Products (Consumables and Accessories)

On the basis of product, the market is classified into chromatography columns and resins, filters, membrane adsorbers, single-use products, and other products. In 2016, the chromatography columns and resins segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The constant need for newer and different types of columns and resins is likely to fuel market growth.

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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.

Key Players in Downstream Processing Market:

The Downstream Processing 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.).

Downstream Processing Market, by End User:

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers
2. Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)

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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