Digital Pathology Market – Insights

Digital pathology, also known as ‘virtual microscopy’, is a dynamic, image-based environment that enables the acquisition, management, and interpretation of pathology information generated from a digitized glass slide. Digital pathology is a potential method for diagnosis of several chronic and infectious diseases.

The global digital pathology market is estimated to account for US$ 500.1 Mn in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 1,182.9 Mn by the end of 2027.

Global Digital Pathology Market: Drivers

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the need for early diagnosis of such conditions is expected to boost growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths were registered due to cancer in 2018.

Moreover, increasing incidences of infectious diseases is also propelling growth of the global digital pathology market. For instance, according to the 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.

North America region held dominant position in the global digital pathology market in 2018, accounting for 57.8% share in terms of value, followed by Europe.

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Global Digital Pathology Market: Restraints

The high cost of digital pathology devices and equipment is a major factor hampering growth of the market, especially in emerging regions. The overall cost of implementation of digital pathology can be around US$ 150,000. Other expenses also involve maintenance and training costs. 

Moreover, the digital pathology industry is facing challenges due to unclear regulatory policies, especially in the U.S., which accounts for majority of market share. Such scenario is also expected to hinder the market growth.

Global Digital Pathology Market: Opportunities

Increasing R&D in cancer is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the global digital pathology market. For instance, in December 2019, Cancer Research UK and Vaccitech Oncology Limited announced a new partnership to develop a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer.

Integration of cloud computing with digital pathology is also expected to boost growth of the market over the forecast period. Use of cloud computing in digital pathology can help to deliver cost effective healthcare and also help to manage the growing amount of data that is generated by the technology.

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Services segment in the global digital pathology market was valued at US$ 86.9 in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 263.2 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period.

Market Trends/Key Takeaways

Major hospitals are adopting digital pathology for diagnosis of cancer. For instance, in June 2019, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, a part of Catholic Medical Center (CMC), started operating a digital pathology system that aids in the diagnosis of cancer.

Key players in the market are focused on raising funds to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in December 2019, Paige, a U.S.-based company engaged in computational pathology, announced closure of Series B funding round of US$ 45 million. The company intends to use the funding to drive FDA clearance of its products and expand its portfolio.

Global Digital Pathology Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global digital pathology market include, Perkin Elmer, Inc., Definiens AG, Sectra ABss, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Paige, GE Healthcare, Inspirata Co., Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Leica Biosystems, 3D-Histech Ltd., and Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K.

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Global Digital Pathology Market: Key Developments

Key players in the market are focused on adopting partnership and collaboration strategies to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in December 2019, Paige collaborated with Royal Philips to deliver clinical-grade AI applications to pathology laboratories in order to help pathologists identify, quantify, and characterize cancer in tissue samples and make precise diagnoses more efficiently.

In August 2019, Royal Philips announced that Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPVGH) will utilize the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution to transform its pathology tissue examination to digital diagnostics.

Digital pathology involves management, sharing, acquisition, and interpretation of pathology information in a digital format. Glass slides are scanned with a scanning device which provides a high resolution digital image. This digital image is then viewed on a computer or mobile screen. Technologically advanced digital pathology scanners are available in the market, which can capture high quality images of entire glass slides. These slides then can be shared over different networks remotely through digital pathology software applications. Moreover, automated tools for image analysis. Advancement in digital pathology market such as advent of high quality digital scanners, analysis tools, and implementation of networking in digital pathology has supported growth of the market. Increasing advancements in whole slide imaging (WSI), LIS/LMIS interfacing, high speed networking, and powerful software applications are expected to support global digital pathology market growth over the forecast period. 

Restraints of the Global Digital Pathology Market

The high cost of digital pathology devices and equipment is a major factor hampering growth of the market, especially in emerging regions. The overall cost of implementation of digital pathology can be around US$ 150,000. Other expenses also involve maintenance and training costs. 

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global digital pathology market and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019–2027), considering 2018, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global digital pathology market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Perkin Elmer, Inc., Definiens AG, Sectra ABss, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Paige, GE Healthcare, Inspirata Co.,Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Leica Biosystems, 3D-Histech Ltd., and Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding 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 market.

Detailed Segmentation

  •  Global Digital Pathology Market, By Offering:
    • Scanner
      • Bright Field Scanner
      • Fluorescence Scanner
    • Software
      • Image Analysis Platform
        • On-Premises Delivery
        • Cloud Based Delivery
    • DPIS
      • On-Premises Delivery
      • Cloud Based Delivery
    • Services
      • Installation and Integration
      • Maintenance Services
      • Consulting Services
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By Application:
    • Hematology
    • Chemical Pathology
    • Histopathology
    • Medical Microbiology
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
      • >500 Beds
      • 200-500 Beds
      • <200 Beds
    • Laboratories
      • Private Laboratories
      • Public Laboratories
    • Research Centers
  • Global Digital Pathology Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East:
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Offering
        • Scanner
          • Bright Field Scanner
          • Fluorescence Scanner
        • Software
          • Image Analysis Platform
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • DPIS
            • On-Premises Delivery
            • Cloud Based Delivery
          • Services
            • Installation and Integration
            • Maintenance Services
            • Consulting Service
      • By Application:
        • Hematology
        • Chemical Pathology
        • Histopathology
        • Medical Microbiology
      • By End User
        • Hospitals
          • >500 Beds
          • 200-500 Beds
          • <200 Beds
        • Laboratories
          • Private Laboratories
          • Public Laboratories
        • Research Centers
      • By Country/Region:
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Perkin Elmer, Inc. *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
    • Definiens AG
    • Sectra ABss
    • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    • Paige
    • GE Healthcare
    • Inspirata Co.
    • Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    • Leica Biosystems
    • 3D-Histech Ltd.
    • Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Offering
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By End User
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Key Developments
    • Technological Advancement
    • Regulatory Scenario
  4. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Offering, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019–2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Scanner
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Segment Trends
        • Bright Field Scanner
        • Fluorescence Scanner
    • Software
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Segment Trends
        • Image Analysis Platform
          • On-Premises Delivery
          • Cloud Based Delivery
        • DPIS
          • On-Premises Delivery
          • Cloud Based Delivery
    • Services
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Segment Trends
        • Installation and Integration
        • Maintenance Services
        • Consulting Services
  5. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Application, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019–2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hematology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Chemical Pathology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Histopathology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Medical Microbiology
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Digital Pathology Market, By End User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019–2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • >500 Beds
        • 200-500 Beds
        • <200 Beds
    • Laboratories
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Private Laboratories
        • Public Laboratories
    • Research Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Digital Pathology Market, By Regions, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2019–2027
      • Segment Trends
    • North America
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Perkin Elmer, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Definiens AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Sectra ABss
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Paige
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • GE Healthcare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Inspirata Co.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Leica Biosystems
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • 3D-Histech Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
      • Hamamatsu Photonics, K.K.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Developments
        • Financial Performance
        • Strategies
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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