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  • Published In : Nov 2023
  • Code : CMI6178
  • Pages :220
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  • Industry : Healthcare IT

Global Nanorobotics Market size is expected to reach US$ 19.66 Bn by 2030, from US$ 7.12 Bn in 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of 15.6% during the forecast period.

The field of nanrobotics has immense potential when applied to healthcare and medical applications. The ability to design microscopic robots that can operate inside the human body offers revolutionary possibilities for diagnosis and targeted treatment of conditions. Key opportunities include deploying nanorobots for drug delivery, directing therapy to specific cells and tissues, and performing complex surgeries at the microscopic level with minimal invasion and side effects. Growing elderly population globally who will benefit from such advanced technologies is a major driver for the market growth.

Global nanorobotics market is segmented into by type, application, end user, and region. By type, the market is segmented into Bio-Nanorobots, Nano-Surgery Robots, Magnetically Guided Nanorobots, Bacteria-Based Nanorobots, DNA-Based Nanorobots, and Molecular Nanorobots. The bio-nanorobots segment accounts for the largest market share due to the technological advancement in Bio-Nanorobotics

Global Nanorobotics Market- Regional Insights

  • North America is anticipated to assert its dominance in the nanorobotics market, accounting for substantial 37.5% share in 2023 due to the region's abundance of prominent research institutions and pharmaceutical The U.S. is poised to lead within North America, followed by Canada. This significant share is propelled by notable investments in research and development (R&D) and the presence of major biotech, pharmaceutical, and technology corporations in the U.S. North America's reign is projected to persist until 2030, bolstered by private sector R&D endeavors, particularly in the U.S.
  • Europe is envisaged as the second-largest market for nanorobotics in 2023, securing a 29.8% share due to robust government backing for research and development across the region. Germany is set to spearhead the European market, trailed by the U.K., France, and Italy. The escalating focus on precision health and manufacturing applications will fuel demand of nanorobotics. Germany spearheads nanorobotics research in Europe, fostering steady adoption primarily in the medical sector, albeit at a growth rate slower than that of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
  • Asia region is poised to be the swiftest-growing market for nanorobotics throughout the forecast period, exhibiting a remarkable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.2% due to region's rapidly expanding economies and heightened investments in research and development by pharmaceutical firms and academic institutions. China is poised to emerge as the premier market in the Asia Pacific, followed by Japan, India, and South Korea. Swift growth is anticipated in these countries due to substantial government funding fostering nanotechnology and robotics research. The Asia Pacific is anticipated to experience the most rapid growth, buoyed by China's escalated nanotechnology investments and research endeavors.

Figure 1. Global Nanorobotics Market Share (%), By Region, 2023


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Global Nanorobotics Market- Drivers

  • Advancements in Nanotechnology: The continuous evolution of nanotechnology provides the tools and techniques necessary for designing and building nanorobots with intricate functionalities and precise control at the nanoscale. This enables the creation of nanorobots that are capable of performing tasks that were once thought to be science fiction. For instance, in May 2022, The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, India, announced that it had developed nano-sized robots capable of killing bacteria deep inside dentinal tubules, and boosting the success of root canal treatments.
  • Potential Medical Applications: Nanorobots hold immense potential in revolutionizing healthcare. These can be engineered to navigate through the human body, delivering drugs to specific cells or locations, enabling highly targeted therapies while minimizing side effects. Nanorobots could also perform minimally invasive surgeries, carry out diagnostics at the molecular level, and aid in precise tissue repair.
  • Precision Manufacturing: Nanorobotics allows for precise manipulation and assembly of materials at the nanoscale. This level of control enhances the production of advanced materials such as high-performance electronics, lightweight and strong composite materials, and new forms of energy storage.
  • Increased Research Funding: Governments, private institutions, and companies are investing significantly in nanorobotics research and development. The financial support drives innovation, enabling researchers to explore new possibilities and commercial applications. For instance, in September 2022, Nanobots Therapeutics, a technology company that focuses on developing and commercializing MotionTx platform, successfully closed a Pre-Seed funding round of €478,000 (US$ 504,185). The start-up specializes in the development of biocompatible nanorobots that are capable of delivering drugs to difficult-to-treat tumors more efficiently and safely than current therapies. Nanobots Therapeutics is the third investment in the fifth edition of Banco Sabadell’s BStartup Health program, which received applications from 127 start-ups.

Nanorobotics Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 7.12 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2022 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 15.6% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 19.66 Bn
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: GCC, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Bio-Nanorobots, Nano-Surgery Robots, Magnetically Guided Nanorobots, Bacteria-Based Nanorobots, DNA-Based Nanorobots, and Molecular Nanorobots  
  • By Application: Targeted Drug Delivery, Medical Imaging, Surgical Applications, Dental Applications, and Others 
  • By End User: Hospitals & Clinics, Bio-Pharmaceutical industries, Research laboratories, and Others
Companies covered:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Ginkgo Bioworks, Bruker Corporation, JEOL Ltd., Agilent Technologies, Oxford Instruments plc, Zymergen Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Nanosurf AG, Klocke Nanotechnik GmbH, Toronto Nano Instrumentation, Park Systems Corp., WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH, Nanonics Imaging Ltd., A.P.E. Research Srl, Nanobots Therapeutics, and Nanovery

Growth Drivers:
  • Advancements in Nanotechnology
  • Potential Medical Applications
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Increased Research Funding
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Technical Challenges and Complexity
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Safety concerns

Global Nanorobotics Market- Opportunities

  • Advanced Healthcare Solutions: Nanorobots offer opportunities for highly targeted drug delivery, personalized medicine, and non-invasive medical procedures. These can navigate through the human body to deliver medications to specific cells or even perform surgeries at the cellular level, reducing side effects and improving patient outcomes
  • Disease Detection and Diagnosis: Nanorobots equipped with sensors and imaging capabilities can detect biomarkers associated with diseases at an early stage. This could lead to improved diagnostics, enabling timely interventions and better disease management
  • Remote Surgery Applications: Remote surgery applications through nanorobotics present a great opportunity in the healthcare market. Nanorobotics involves building devices at the scale of nanometers or micrometers such as bacteria-sized surgical assistants that can navigate through blood vessels and perform precise surgery from within the This will significantly disrupt how surgery is performed by making minimally invasive procedures much more accessible.

Global Nanorobotics Market- Trends

  • Integration of Nanorobots with IoT and AI: The convergence of nanorobotics, IoT, and AI is revolutionizing healthcare by enabling advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities at the microscopic level. Nanorobots equipped with various sensors and functionalities can be remotely controlled using IoT connectivity to detect diseases at an early stage, deliver drugs precisely to diseased cells, conduct minimally invasive surgeries and continuously monitor patients’ health. When swarm robotics is combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence, it allows nanorobots to work together in order to examine biological samples and patient data in real time in order to provide enhanced diagnoses. The intelligence gained from IoT and AI also helps nanorobotic systems to learn, adapt and improve their actions for better outcomes over time.
  • Development of Biohybrid Nanosystems: The development of biohybrid nanosystems shows great potential to positively influence and advance the nanorobotics in healthcare market. Biohybrid nanosystems integrate organic and inorganic components at the nanoscale to create novel structures and devices that can perform tasks similar to living cells and tissues. This approach is enabling the construction of nanorobots that can sense their environments, respond to stimuli, and actively interact with the body in minimally invasive ways to support diagnosis and targeted treatment.

Global Nanorobotics Market- Restraints

  • Technical Challenges and Complexity: Developing and controlling nanorobots with precise movements and functionalities at the nanoscale poses significant technical challenges. Overcoming these complexities requires advanced expertise and resources.
  • Regulatory Issues: Regulatory uncertainty surrounding nanotechnology is a major impediment to the advancement of nanorobotics in healthcare. As nanoscale devices is still an emerging field, there is lack of consensus on health and environmental safety guidelines for nanoparticles and nanobots. Without robust regulations, there are concerns over unintended consequences when such miniscule machines interact with living tissues and cells. Both healthcare providers and consumers are hesitant to adopt transformational nanorobotics-based therapies until regulatory agencies provide clear paths to determine safety. Establishing standardized evaluation procedures for toxicology testing and clinical trials of nanodevices takes time.
  • Safety concerns: Nanorobots intended for medical applications must be biocompatible and safe for use within the human body. Ensuring that these nanorobots does not cause adverse effects or trigger immune responses is a critical challenge.

Figure 2. Global Nanorobotics Market Share (%), By Type, 2023


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Global Nanorobotics Market- Recent Developments

Fund Raise:

  •  In April 2023, Nanovery, a biotechnology research company, raised over £1.85 million (US$ 2.23) funding to help its quest to save more lives through more accurate testing for prostate cancer. Nanovery has developed a nanorobot platform to detect chronic illnesses such as prostate cancer and liver disease. Its new nanorobot advancements include technologies that will be applicable for detection across various sectors. These include life sciences, pre-clinical drug development, agriculture bio and food safety.
  • In March 2021, Bionaut Labs, a company developing nanorobots that can be used to deliver drugs to treat brain diseases, announced that it had received US$20 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital giant Khosla Ventures and Santa Monica-based Upfront Ventures.

Spin Off:

  • In February 2023, Nanobots Therapeutics, a tech company that focuses on developing and commercializing MotionTx platform, is the spin-off recently created by the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) that proposes to develop a technology based on nanorobots with unique penetration capabilities in tumors

Top companies in Global Nanorobotics Market:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Bruker Corporation
  • JEOL Ltd.
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Oxford Instruments plc
  • Zymergen Inc.
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Nanosurf AG
  • Klocke Nanotechnik GmbH
  • Toronto Nano Instrumentation
  • Park Systems Corp.
  • WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH
  • Nanonics Imaging Ltd.
  • A.P.E. Research Srl
  • Nanobots Therapeutics
  • Nanovery

Definition: Nanorobotics in healthcare refers to the application of nanoscale robotic systems for medical and biological purposes. These tiny robots, often on the scale of nanometers (billionths of a meter), have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by enabling precise and targeted interventions at the cellular and molecular level

Frequently Asked Questions

The key factors hampering the market include technical challenges in miniaturization, safety concerns, ethical considerations, high research and development costs, regulatory hurdles, and limited scalability of production processes.

The major factors driving market growth include advancements in nanotechnology, increasing medical applications such as targeted drug delivery and diagnostics, potential for precise manufacturing at the nanoscale, and growing research in fields like healthcare and electronics.

Nanomotors and nanosensors are among the leading component segments in the market.

Major players in the market include Bruker Corporation, JEOL Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ginkgo Bioworks, and Oxford Instruments.

The market is expected to be led by North America, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

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