Digital Pathology Market - by Product Type (Software, Scanner, Communication System, and Storage System), by Application (Teleconsultation, Disease Diagnosis, Drug Discovery, and Education and Training), by End User (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, Contract Research Organization, Hospital Laboratories, and Academic and Research Institutes), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • Published On : May 2019 |
  • Pages : 134 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Global Digital Pathology Market – A Novel Approach in Cancer Diagnosis

Digital pathology plays a major role in advanced healthcare as it converts analog microscopic images into digital images. Digital pathology is a potential method for diagnosis of pathological condition of cancer and other diseases.

The global digital pathology market size was valued at US$ 335.0 million in 2017, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 12.5 % over the forecast period (2018 – 2026).

Figure 1. Global Digital Pathology Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2017

                                                                      Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Increasing incidences of cancer is expected to propel growth of the digital pathology market

Digital pathology is a technology, which enables management and interpretation of pathological conditions from a simple slide to computer screen for better analysis and diagnosis.  High prevalence of cancer is expected to drive the market growth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), September 2018 Factsheet, in 2018, cancer was the second leading cause of death worldwide and around 9.6 million deaths were recorded due to the disease.

Moreover, increasing incidences of infectious diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other diseases is also propelling growth of the digital pathology market over the forecast period. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), July 2018 Factsheet, around 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C infection worldwide and around 3,99,000 deaths occur annually from hepatitis C mostly due to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

However, factors such as high cost associated with diagnostic systems, stringent regulatory requirements, sampling errors, lack of standard guidelines, reimbursement status, and reproducibility and reliability concerns are expected to hinder the market growth.

Figure 2. Global Digital Pathology Market Share (%), by Application, 2018 and 2026

                                                                 Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Increasing government initiatives in North America is expected to bolster the market growth

North America holds dominant position in the global digital pathology market, owing to increasing government initiatives for diagnostics pathology and laboratory testing. For instance, in October 2015, The Centers for Global Health (CGH) partnered with the World Bank to support the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project. CGH also supports several programs for improving access to diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicines worldwide.

Moreover, increasing prevalence of cancer in this region is also expected to bolster the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in 2018, around 2,378,785 new cases of cancer were recorded in North America.

Key players in the market are focused on receiving regulatory approvals for novel products to enhance their market share, which in turn is expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in April 2017, Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution developed by Philips Digital Pathology Solutions received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for primary diagnosis in surgical pathology.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global digital pathology market include, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Definiens AG, Omnyx, LLC, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, Corista LLC, GE Healthcare, Inspirata Co, Philips Healthcare, 3D-Histech Ltd., Olympus Corporation, Sectra AB, Leica Biosystems, Apollo Enterprise Imaging, Visiopharm, Huron Digital Pathology, Indica Labs, and Perkin Elmer, Inc.  

Digital pathology is an imaging system, which converts simple microscopic images into digital images for easy interpretation and analysis of histological slides in computer screens. It is widely used in screening of cancer, infectious diseases, and other disease conditions. It also aids in management and monitoring the progress of disease and related therapies. The digital pathology is improving accessibility and allows the teleconsultation services from pathologist which can improve the healthcare system.

Market Dynamics

Increasing prevalence of cancer, infectious diseases, and other conditions is a major factor driving the digital pathology market growth. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2018, around 18,078,957 new cases of cancer were registered worldwide in 2018. According to the same source, around 9,555,027 deaths occurred due to cancer worldwide in 2018.

Moreover, increasing clinical and preclinical trials are expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in March 2019, ClinicalTrials.gov listed 298,856 registered studies under clinical trials.

However, factors such as high cost associated with systems, lack of multiplanar focusing for cytology, lack of infrastructure and storage, adoption and validation requirements for new technology, stringent regulatory requirements, sampling errors, and lack of standard guidelines are expected to hinder the market growth.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the digital pathology market and provides market size (US$ million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global digital pathology market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Definiens AG, Omnyx, LLC, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K, Corista LLC, GE Healthcare, Inspirata Co, Philips Healthcare, 3D-Histech Ltd., Olympus Corporation, Sectra AB, Leica Biosystems, Apollo Enterprise Imaging, Visiopharm, Huron Digital Pathology, Indica Labs, and Perkin Elmer, Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics.
  • The global digital pathology market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the digital pathology market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By Product Type:
    • Software
    • Scanner
    • Communication System
    • Storage System
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By Application:
    • Teleconsultation
    • Disease Diagnosis
    • Drug Discovery
    • Education and Training
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By End User:
    • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
    • Contract Research Organization
    • Hospital Laboratories
    • Academic and Research Institutes
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital Laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital Laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital Laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital Laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Software
        • Scanner
        • Communication System
        • Storage System
      • By Application:
        • Teleconsultation
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Drug Discovery
        • Education and Training
      • By End User:
        • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
        • Contract Research Organization
        • Hospital laboratories
        • Academic and Research Institutes
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • Definiens AG
    • Omnyx, LLC
    • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K
    • Corista LLC
    • GE Healthcare
    • Inspirata Co
    • Philips Healthcare
    • 3D-Histech Ltd.
    • Olympus Corporation
    • Sectra AB
    • Leica Biosystems
    • Apollo Enterprise Imaging
    • Visiopharm
    • Huron Digital Pathology
    • Indica Labs
    • Perkin Elmer, Inc.  

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Pipeline Analysis
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Epidemiology
    • Pest Analysis
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • New Product Type Launches
    • Collaborations and Agreements
    • Market Trends
  4. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Product Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Software
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Scanner
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Communication System
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Storage System
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  5. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Application, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Teleconsultation
      •  Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Disease Diagnosis
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Drug Discovery
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Education and Training
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Digital Pathology Market, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Contract Research Organization
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Hospital laboratories
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Academic and Research Institutes
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Region, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France        
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      •  Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Definiens AG
        •  Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Omnyx, LLC
        •  Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K
        •  Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      •  Corista LLC
        •  Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • GE Healthcare
        •  Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Inspirata Co
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Philips Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • 3D-Histech Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Olympus Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Sectra AB
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Leica Biosystems
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Apollo Enterprise Imaging
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Visiopharm
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Huron Digital Pathology
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Indica Labs
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Perkin Elmer, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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