Industrial microbiology uses different microorganisms such as naturally occurring organisms, laboratory selected mutants, or even genetically modified organisms to produce a large variety of industrial products in large quantities. Industrial microbiology is a branch of applied microbiology in which microorganisms are used in industrial processes. It finds application in the pharmaceutical, food and beverages, and chemical sectors. This branch includes production of various products such as enzymes, foods, beverages, chemical feedstock, fuels and pharmaceuticals, and clean technologies employed for waste treatment and pollution control.
The South East Asia and South Asia industrial microbiology market is estimated to be valued at US$ 626.4 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period (2020-2027).
Figure 1. South East Asia and South Asia Industrial Microbiology Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, By Region, 2020
Increasing applications of industrial microbiology in healthcare and end-use industries is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period
Quality control in pharmaceutical and food industries is important as it directly influences product quality, efficacy, and safety. Microbial contamination in injectable, eye drops, drugs, nasal solutions, and food can be prevented with the help of micro-organisms and various tests such as bio-burden and growth promotion tests. Thus, rising application of industrial microbiology in healthcare and other end-use industries for the development of novel therapeutics is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), food contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses can cause more than 200 diseases ranging from diarrhea to cancer. Furthermore, as per same source, food contamination leads to loss of around 33 million lives every year.
|Base Year:||2019||Market Size in 2020:||US$ 626.4 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2016 to 2019||Forecast Period:||2020 to 2027|
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:||6.0%||2027 Value Projection:||US$ 940.0 Mn|
Merck KGaA., Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Asiagel Corporation, Eppendorf AG, BioMérieux SA, Danaher Corporation, Qiagen N.V., Sartorius AG, 3M, HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Hygiena, LLC, Avantor, Inc., Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL), and BioLab Diagnostics India Private Limited
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Figure 2. South East Asia and South Asia Industrial Microbiology Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2020
Increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies by key players is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period
Key players in the market are adopting inorganic growth strategies such as collaborations, acquisitions, and partnership in order to strengthen their research and development capabilities and launch new products in the market. This is expected to drive growth of the South East Asia and South Asia industrial microbiology market during the forecast period. For instance, in October 2019, Sartorius AG, a major biopharmaceutical player has signed an agreement to acquire parts of Danaher Corporation Life science portfolio for approximately US$ 750 million in cash. This acquisition helped Sartorius AG in expanding its lab products & services division, and strategically strengthen the important area of bio analytics through a widely accepted and differentiating technology for use in biopharmaceutical drug research.
South East Asia and South Asia Industrial Microbiology Market – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency. According to the World Health Organization’s report, the manifestation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 108.6 million infected individuals worldwide as of February 16, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting nearly all industries and social functions, including the biopharmaceutical industry and bioprocessing. Even before the crisis, this essential industry had been undergoing significant, steady advances. Since last 20 years biopharmaceutical industry has been growing with around 12% annual growth rate and now has become matured at some extent at global level
South East Asia and South Asia Industrial Microbiology Market - Restraint
Contamination of microbial culture is the most common issue encountered in pharmaceutical manufacturing units. These contaminants can lead to serious consequences. Contamination in cell culture occurs due to the presence of impurities in media, serum, and water or sometimes the cell lines could get cross contaminated. Moreover, according to a research paper published by Tebu-bio, an in-vitro assay and reagent developing company, in 2016, around 20% to 36% cell lines used by scientists for research purposes were contaminated or misidentified, which also involves HeLa cells, which was first cultured in 1950 for cancerous cervical cells.
Major players operating in the South East Asia and South Asia industrial microbiology market include Merck KGaA., Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Asiagel Corporation, Eppendorf AG, BioMérieux SA, Danaher Corporation, Qiagen N.V., Sartorius AG, 3M, HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Hygiena, LLC, Avantor, Inc., Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL), and BioLab Diagnostics India Private Limited.
Industrial microbiology apply the use of microorganisms in manufacturing of food or industrial products in bulk quantities. Thousands of microorganisms are utilised within industrial microbiology field. Some of these microorganisms include naturally occurring organisms, laboratory selected mutants, or even genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Manufacturing of microbiological products including control of critical raw materials, is governed by regulatory guidelines issued by agencies such as the U.S. FDA, the Japanese Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), and other agency. Moreover, every country has its own regulations for microbial sampling, and for microorganisms used in food and beverages and other parameters which come under industrial microbiology. Reaction consumables for microbiological reactions include media, reagents and stains, optical adhesive cover kits, applicators, optical caps, strips, and tray sets, among others.
There are four different types of media used in industrial microbiology lab for bacterial growth, which include simple media, complex media, defined media, and specialty media. The most commonly used equipment in the microbiology-based industrial production units include basic instruments such as bioreactors, fermenters, scale-up solutions, filtration pumps & systems, microbial detection systems, air monitoring systems, weigh modular, and others. Laboratory supplies are used for conducting lab-scale experiments pertaining to the microbiological activity, which is later scaled up and conducted at batch scales for production of various microbe-derived and processed products used in various applications. There are number of tests done in microbiology testing of products such as sterility testing, bio-burden testing, environmental testing, etc. Sterility testing is required to ensure viable contaminating microorganisms are not evident in a product. This testing is conducted by direct inoculation or membrane filtration methods and can be performed in an isolator or cleanroom environment.
Growing application of industrial microbiology in healthcare & end-use industries, and increasing adoption of inorganic growth strategies by key players are some of the major factors responsible for growth of the South East Asia and South Asia industrial microbiology market. For instance, in September 2016, INFORS HT introduced a new high-performance bench top bioreactor, Minifors-2 for cultivation of microorganisms and perform various biological processes. Minifors-2 is also available in China.
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