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Microtomes are used for obtaining sample sections for further microscopic examination and it is the most used apparatus/instrument in histology labs. It consists of knife clamps, a sample holder, thickness gauge, and other accessories. It is a mechanical device used to move the sample towards the blade/knife at selected steps of a few microns in length to obtain the section with required thickness (thickness of the section mostly ranges from 5-10 nm). Knife (microtome knife) is one the important tools in microtomy procedures. Generally, for routine microtomy procedure, wedge (C type) knife is used for cutting the sample section. Moreover, along with the knives, two types of disposable blades such as low profile blade and high profile blade are available in the market.

The global microtomes market is estimated to be valued at US$ 128.5 million in 2019 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period (2020-2027).

Figure 1. Global Microtomes Market Value (US$ Mn) & Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, (2016-2027)

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Rising investment and funding for development of microtomes by key players is expected to drive the global microtomes market growth

The increasing funding by key players for development of microtomes is expected to drive the microtomes market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in October 2017, Aquaro Histology, Inc. completed a Series A funding round of US$ 9.8 million led by Telegraph Hill Partners. This funding enabled Aquaro Histology Inc. to launch its Aquaro ASM (Automated Section Mounting). The new system facilitates hands-free microtomy in histology laboratories by transferring paraffin-embedded sections from the blade to slides. This system interfaces with existing motorized microtomes.

Advantages offered by microtomes in histopathology practices is expected to drive the microtomes market growth. Microtomes are used in clinical and diagnostics research laboratories, and industrial labs to obtain routine paraffin sections and plastic embedded specimen, high quality sections with less fatigue, and to maintain the safety, reliability, and consistency of results. This has provided a robust opportunity for the manufacturers to develop innovative microtomes with advanced technologies.  

Global Microtomes Market- Restraints

High cost of microtomes and disadvantages associated with microtomes are expected to hinder the market growth. For instance, the price of Leica Microtome, a fully automated Leica RM2255 rotary microtome ranges between US$ 6,900 to US$ 9,800, which is very expensive for emerging economies in the regions such as Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Global Microtomes Market- Regional Analysis

On the basis of region, the global microtomes market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global microtomes market over the forecast period. This is owing to emergence of advanced clinical research and industry laboratories, which is increasing the demand for microtomes to obtain sample section for histopathologoical examination, and is providing an opportunity to the manufacturers to develop microtomes for research and diagnostics applications. This is expected to significantly contribute to North America microtomes market growth.

Moreover, increasing number of histopathology procedures in Europe is expected to fuel the Europe microtomes market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to The Royal College of Pathologists, a Registered Charity in England and Wales, every year, around 20 million histopathology slides are prepared and examined in the U.K. Therefore such increasing number of procedures is expected to result in rising demand for microtomes.

Figure 2: Global Microtomes Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Region (2020 & 2027)

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Global Microtomes Market- Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global microtomes market include LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH, Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MEDITE GmbH, SLEE medical GmbH, Boeckeler Instruments, Nanolytik, S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd., MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H, AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd., Alltion, Amos Scientific Pty Ltd, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Microtomes Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: USD 128.5 Mn
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2027
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR: 6.2% 2027 Value Projection: USD 208.4 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S.,Canada.
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, Rest of Asia Pacific
  • GCC Countries: South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • Product Type: Instruments, Accessories
  • Technology/Interventions: Fully Automated Microtomes, Semi-automated Microtomes, Manual Microtomes
  • Application: Disease Diagnosis, Medical Research
  • End User: Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Research Center, Others
Companies covered (8):

LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH, Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MEDITE GmbH, SLEE medical GmbH, Boeckeler Instruments, Nanolytik, S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd., MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H, AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd., Alltion, Amos Scientific Pty Ltd, and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing number of product launches
  • Increasing prevalence of cancer
  • Rising number of newly established laboratories
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of microtomes

Microtomy is a procedure/technique used for cutting bones, tissues, and biological specimens into thin slices and sections, for microscopic examination. The procedure can be conducted using microtomes. These microtomes are used in traditional histology technique, cryosectioning technique, electron microscopy technique, and botanical microtomy technique. There are various types of microtomes such as rotary microtome, sledge microtome, cryomicrotome, ultramicrotome, vibrating microtome, saw microtome, saw microtome, and others in the market. Among these, rotary microtomes are most commonly used instrument in histology laboratory. Microtomes are used in various clinical, research, and industrial applications to obtain sample section sized less than 50nm.

Market Dynamics

Manufacturers in diagnostics industry are focusing on development of technologically advanced equipment and systems for microtomy procedures. Thus, introduction of such advanced products in the market is expected to drive growth of the microtomes market over the forecast period. For instance, in November 2014, Sakura Finetek launched Tissue-Tek AutoSection Automated Microtome, an advanced total laboratory automation solution for histopathology laboratories.

Moreover, advantages and benefits offered by microtomes over the conventional sample/section cutting techniques is expected to drive growth of the microtomes market. In conventional sample/section cutting techniques, samples are prepared manually by using knives and razors. It is very difficult to obtain a thin slice/section required for the microscopic examination. The preparation of a sample with thickness of up to 10 nm, which is suitable for the microscopic examination, becomes easier and effective with an introduction of microtomes in histopathology practices. Thus, various clinical research organizations and diagnostic laboratories are adopting microtomy techniques, thereby increasing demand for microtomes.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the microtomes market, market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR (%)) for the forecast period, 2020-2027, considering 2019 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 strategies adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global microtomes market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH, Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MEDITE GmbH, SLEE medical GmbH, Boeckeler Instruments, Nanolytik, S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd., MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H, AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd., Alltion, Amos Scientific Pty Ltd, and Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision with respect to their future product launch, end user upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global microtomes market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, including investors, drug/product manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for microtomes market, research and consulting firms, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Various strategy matrices used in analyzing the microtomes market would provide stakeholders vital inputs to make strategic decisions accordingly

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Microtomes Market, By Product Type :
    • Instruments
      • Rotary Microtome
      • Vibrating Microtome
      • Cryostat Microtome
      • Freezing Microtome
      • Others
    • Accessories
  • Global Microtomes Market, By Technology/Interventions:
    • Fully Automated Microtomes
    • Semi-automated Microtomes
    • Manual Microtomes
  • Global Microtomes Market, By Application:
    • Disease Diagnosis
    • Medical Research
  • Global Microtomes Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Research Centers
    • Others
  • Global Microtomes Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Australia
        • India
        • China
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Instruments
          • Rotary Microtome
          • Vibrating Microtome
          • Cryostat Microtome
          • Freezing Microtome
          • Others
        • Accessories
      • By Technology/Interventions
        • Fully Automated Microtomes
        • Semi-automated Microtomes
        • Manual Microtomes
      • By Application
        • Disease Diagnosis
        • Medical Research
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Research Centers
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Future Plans
    • Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    • MEDITE GmbH
    • SLEE medical GmbH
    • Boeckeler Instruments
    • Nanolytik       
    • S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
    • MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H
    • AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd
    • Alltion
    • Amos Scientific Pty Ltd
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific

“*” 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 Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Technology/Intervention
      • 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
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments
    • Technology Advancements
    • Historical Overview
    • Merger and Acquisition
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PORTER’S Five Forces
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Microtomes Market, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Instruments
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Rotary Microtome
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Vibrating Microtome
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Cryostat Microtome
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Freezing Microtome
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Others
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Accessories
      • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Microtomes Market, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Fully Automated Microtomes
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Semi-automated Microtomes
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Manual Microtomes
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Microtomes Market, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Disease Diagnosis
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Medical Research
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Microtomes Market, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Research Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Microtomes Market, By Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2020 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2016 – 2027
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology/Intervention, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • MEDITE GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • SLEE medical GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Boeckeler Instruments
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Nanolytik       
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Alltion
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Amos Scientific Pty Ltd
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Thermo Fisher Scientific
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global microtomes market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 128.5 million in 2019 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.2% between 2020 and 2027.
Rotary microtome sub-segment is expected to hold major market share in 2019, owing to increasing product approvals.
Major factors driving growth of the global microtomes market are increasing prevalence of cancer, rising number of product launches by major manufacturers, and establishment of new histopathology laboratories.
Mechanical defects affecting the performance of microtome and high cost of microtomes are expected to hinder the market growth.
North America microtomes market is expected to generate largest revenue share during the forecast period.
Some of the key players operating in the microtomes market include LLS ROWIAK LaserLabSolutions GmbH, Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MEDITE GmbH, SLEE medical GmbH, Boeckeler Instruments, Nanolytik, S.M. Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd., MICROS Austria Produktions-und Handelsges.m.b.H, AGD Biomedicals (P) Ltd., Alltion, Amos Scientific Pty Ltd, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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