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  • Published On : Sep 2023
  • Code : CMI6287
  • Pages : 130
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  • Industry : Biotechnology

The Bioprocess Validation Market size is expected to reach US$ 764.5 million by 2030, from US$ 356.8 million in 2023, at a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecast period. Bioprocess validation refers to the process of demonstrating and ensuring that a biopharmaceutical manufacturing process consistently and reliably produces products that meet pre-determined quality standards and regulatory requirements. It involves validating critical process parameters, equipment, analytical testing methods, cleaning procedures, computer systems and facilities. Bioprocess validation is crucial for ensuring drug safety, efficacy and quality. The key drivers boosting the bioprocess validation market include increasing R&D investments in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, growth of biosimilars and biologics market, and favorable government regulations, among others.

The Bioprocess Validation Market is segmented by product, application, end-user, validation type and region. By product, the market is segmented into instruments, kits & reagents and services. The instruments segment accounted for the largest share in 2022. This is attributed to the high adoption of bioprocess instruments like bioreactors and chromatography systems by biopharmaceutical companies for validating their manufacturing processes.

Bioprocess Validation Market Regional Insights:

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Bioprocess Validation Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 41.2% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to the presence of leading biopharmaceutical companies, high R&D investments, and stringent regulatory requirements for bioprocess validation in the region.
  • The Europe market is expected to be the second-largest market for Bioprocess Validation Market, accounting for over 28.5% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in is attributed to the increasing bioproduction activities, rising focus on life science research and favorable government funding in Europe.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Bioprocess Validation Market, with a CAGR of over 19.3% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Asia Pacific is attributed to the expanding biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector, increasing investments in R&D infrastructure and rapid growth in outsourcing services in the region.

Figure 1. Global Bioprocess Validation Market Share (%), by Region, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Bioprocess Validation Market Drivers:

  • Increasing R&D investments in biopharmaceuticals: The biopharmaceutical industry has been witnessing substantial growth in R&D expenditures over the past decade. Several biopharma companies have robust clinical pipelines with increasing focus on developing novel biologics and biosimilars. This rise in biologic drugs under development has subsequently fueled the need for extensive process characterization and validation during preclinical and clinical manufacturing. Moreover, the complexity of bioprocesses for novel modalities such as cell and gene therapies demand greater validation stringency to ensure drug safety and efficacy.
  • Growth of biologics and biosimilars market: The rapidly expanding market for biologic drugs and biosimilars is a major factor driving bioprocess validation activities. According to estimates, the global biologics market is projected to reach over US$ 400 billion by 2026. The approval of high-value biologics for cancer and autoimmune diseases has further escalated bioproduction volumes across the industry. This creates significant demand for validated manufacturing processes and analytics to ensure seamless scale-up and product quality compliance.
  • Increasing outsourcing by biopharmaceutical firms: Many biopharma firms are strategically outsourcing various bioprocessing activities, including validation services to contract companies. Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) are enhancing their service offerings to provide end-to-end validation support for their sponsors' processes and products. Additionally, the expertise provided by CMOs in designing and implementing validation protocols aligned with regulatory expectations is encouraging sponsors to increasingly leverage outsourcing.
  • Growing bioprocess infrastructure investments: Substantial investments are being made by biopharma companies to build advanced bioprocessing facilities and augment their manufacturing capacities. The expansion of production capacities for APIs and biologics is necessitating significant validation requirements. Furthermore, upgrading legacy facilities to enhance process efficiency also requires revalidation of equipment, methods and infrastructure. This is contributing significantly to bioprocess validation demand.

Bioprocess Validation Market Opportunities:

  • Automation and data analytics: Automation technologies like robotics and interconnected IoT systems offer enormous opportunities for optimizing and accelerating bioprocess validation activities. Advanced analytics combined with automation can enhance monitoring, facilitate continuous verification, and allow rapid data-driven decision making during validation. Data management technologies like blockchain also foster data security and transparency between outsourcing partners.
  • Single-use systems integration: Single-use technologies are witnessing increased adoption in bioprocessing owing to advantages such as flexibility, reduced costs and quicker implementation. Integrating single-use components into critical process steps provides avenues for faster and more efficient validation. Moreover, the modular nature of single-use systems allows additional validation when new disposable components are introduced into existing validated processes.
  • Virtualization and in silico modeling: In silico modeling tools allow simulation of bioprocesses digitally for optimization and troubleshooting. Virtual validation using mechanistic models and artificial intelligence can potentially reduce dependency on extensive real-time physical trials. By digitally emulating manufacturing processes, biopharma players can refine validation protocols and focus physical runs on edge cases. This can significantly improve productivity and speed.
  • Collaborative partnerships: Bioprocessing firms are entering strategic partnerships with technology providers, CMOs, laboratories and research institutes to enhance their validation competencies and testing capacities. Collaborative frameworks allow leveraging partners' specialized expertise and infrastructure for method development, characterization analytics, automation integration and other validation needs.

Bioprocess Validation Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 356.8 Mn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 11.5% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 764.5 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Product: Instruments, Kits & Reagents, Services
  • By Application: Vaccine Development, Blood Products, Cellular and Gene Therapy, Tissue and Tissue Related Products, Stem Cell Research, Others
  • By End User: Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations, Contract Research Organizations, Academic Research Institutes, Cell Banks, Others  
  • By Validation Type: Process Validation, Cleaning Validation, Analytical Method Validation, Computer System Validation
Companies covered:

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Merck KGaA, Pall Corporation, Cobetter Filtration Equipment, Toxikon Corporation, DOC S.r.l., MEISSNER FILTRATION PRODUCTS, Thermo Fisher Scientific, SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, Lonza Group, ProBioGen AG, Charles River Laboratories, Pacific BioLabs, Gibraltar Laboratories, Nelson Laboratories, BioProcess Technology Consultants, CMIC HOLDINGS Co., Ltd, Cytovance Biologics, Wuxi Biologics.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing R&D investments in biopharmaceuticals
  • Growth of biologics and biosimilars market
  • Increasing outsourcing by biopharmaceutical firms
  • Growing bioprocess infrastructure investments
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High capital investment requirements
  • Lengthy product approval timelines
  • Undefined regulations for emerging markets

Bioprocess Validation Market Trends:

  • Digitization and paperless validation: A significant trend is the move towards paperless validation leveraging automation, electronic logbooks and specialized IT infrastructure. Digital tools allow centralized management of validation lifecycle data in a secure and compliant manner. They also enhance accessibility to historical records and real-time information sharing between cross-functional teams to support continuous verification.
  • Adopting quality by design (QbD) principles: Biopharma firms are increasing the use of quality by design approaches for validation. QbD facilitates deeper process understanding for establishing control strategies and defining design spaces to ensure consistent quality. This science-based methodology with real-time release allows shifting validation from demonstrating compliance to continuous process verification.
  • Enhanced analytical testing: Advanced analytical tools like high-resolution mass spectrometry are gaining traction for characterizing biochemical properties, impurities and degradation products during validation. Additionally, analytical assay kits are being developed for specialized quantification of critical quality attributes like host cell DNA and residual proteins.
  • Combining regulatory compliance: Biopharmaceutical companies are adopting more integrated quality and validation strategies for their processes to allow combined compliance with multiple regulatory authorities. Unified validation protocols are being designed using quality risk management principles to meet requirements from FDA, EMA and ICH guidelines.

Bioprocess Validation Market Restraints:

  • High capital investment requirements: Comprehensive bioprocess validation requires significant investment in equipping facilities with advanced instruments, automation systems and IT infrastructure. Smaller biopharma players and startups may not have adequate capital for large validation expenditures. This may restrain them from implementing validated processes, limiting growth opportunities.
  • Lengthy product approval timelines: The end-to-end validation of bioprocesses along with technology transfer activities can prolong regulatory approval timelines of biologics by several months. The extensive trials involved makes introducing modifications to optimize processes very cumbersome as well. The resulting long product launch timelines can restrict growth potential for manufacturers.
  • Undefined regulations for emerging markets: Uncertainties around regulatory expectations for bioprocess validation in high-growth emerging markets like China, Brazil and South Korea pose challenges for manufacturers. Undefined validation norms force companies to bear additional costs to revalidate processes to comply with local requirements when expanding into these markets.

Recent Developments:

New product launches:

  • In March 2022, Merck launched the BioContinuum Platform, an end-to-end bioprocessing platform for biologics manufacturing. It aims to optimize processes across upstream, downstream and fill-finish operations.
  • In January 2021, Sartorius Stedim Biotech launched ambr 250 modular, an automated mini bioreactor system for bioprocess development applications like cell line screening, process optimization and scale-up modeling.
  • In June 2020, Eurofins launched an end-to-end biologics GMP release testing services for bioprocess validation support. It provides product characterization, impurity profiling, host cell protein analysis and biosafety services.

Acquisition and partnerships:

  • In January 2022, Sartorius acquired a majority stake in CellGenix, a leading global supplier of GMP-grade cell culture components, to expand its cell culture media portfolio.
  • In June 2021, Thermo Fisher acquired Henogen, a viral vector CDMO, to expand capabilities for cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing.
  • In April 2020, Danaher acquired the bioprocessing business from General Electric’s life sciences division, including chromatography systems, to enhance biologics development and manufacturing solutions.

Figure 2. Global Bioprocess Validation Market Share (%), by Validation Type, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Top companies in Bioprocess Validation Market:

  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pall Corporation
  • Cobetter Filtration Equipment
  • Toxikon Corporation
  • DOC S.r.l.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • SGS SA
  • Eurofins Scientific
  • Lonza Group
  • ProBioGen AG
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Pacific BioLabs
  • Gibraltar Laboratories
  • Nelson Laboratories
  • BioProcess Technology Consultants
  • Cytovance Biologics
  • Wuxi Biologics

*Definition: Bioprocess validation refers to the documented evidence and assurance that a biopharmaceutical process consistently and reliably produces products that meet predetermined specifications and quality standards. It involves validating all critical aspects of bioproduction including equipment, facilities, utilities, processes, analytical testing methods and automation systems as per good manufacturing practices and regulatory guidelines. Bioprocess validation is an essential part of biologics manufacturing and is crucial for ensuring product quality, efficacy and safety. It builds confidence that the manufacturing process eliminates variance and consistently delivers high quality outputs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

High capital investment, long product approval timelines, undefined regulatory guidelines

Increasing biopharmaceutical R&D, growth of biologics market, Rising outsourcing activities, Favorable government regulations

The instruments segment leads the Market owing to high adoption of bioreactors and chromatography systems.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Merck KGaA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Danaher Corporation, Eurofins Scientific

North America is expected to continue dominating the Market during the forecast period.
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