3D Cell Culture Market - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • To Be Published : Oct 2018 |
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3D cell culture is group of biological cells that are allowed to grow in artificial media in all three dimensions. It is used in drug discovery and tissue engineering, owing to their property of providing predictive data for in vivo tests and physiologically relevant information. 3D cell cultures have more stability and longer lifespan as compared to 2D cell culture system, which makes them suitable for long term studies long term effects of the drug on cells. 3D cell culture systems are mostly grown in bioreactors or 3D cell colonies. Studies have reported that they function similar to natural cells due to which they have applications in cancer research.

Increasing adoption of 3D cell culture by cancer research organizations is expected to drive growth of 3D cell culture market

High prevalence of various types of cancers and the need for affordable and effective treatment are the major factor driving growth of the 3D cell culture system market. For instance, according to the data published by World Health Organization (WHO), cancer accounted for 8.8 million of deaths worldwide in 2015. Increasing investment in healthcare, development of optimized 3D assays, R&D, and other research related activities are also fuelling growth of 3D cell culture market. The 3D cultures is majorly used for testing efficiency of new drug molecule, which can be used for treatment of chronic diseases. This increases adoption of 3D cell culture by pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries, which in turn is driving growth of 3D cell culture market.

3D Cell Culture Market Taxonomy

The global 3D cell culture market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, end user, and region

On the basis of product type,

  • Scaffold based platforms
    • Macro-Porous scaffolds
    • Micro porous scaffolds
    • Nano porous scaffolds
    • Scaffold free platforms
    • Solid scaffolds
  • Bioreactors
  • Gels
  • Microchips
  • Services

On the basis of application,

  • Drug Discovery
  • Stem cell research
  • Cancer research
  • Regenerative medicine

On the basis of end user,

  • Academic Institutes
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Contract Research Laboratories

Increasing investment by government and private companies in novel drug discovery is expected to drive growth of 3D cell culture market in Asia Pacific

Regional segmentation of 3D cell culture market by Coherent Market Insights comprises North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Middle East. Advances in drug discovery is the major factor driving growth of the market in Asia Pacific region. Increasing government investments in healthcare sector, low operating costs of industries, investments by pharmaceutical and analytical instrumental companies in 3D cell culture projects to meet the demand for cancer treatments and organs development are some other factors fuelling growth of 3D cell culture market in this region.

Major players in market are focused on providing the product according to specific requirements of researchers. For instance, Thermo Fisher scientific has collaborated with Applikon Biotechnology and launched new single use bioreactor controller platforms-i-control and ez-control. Whereas the novel concept of customized 3D cell culture product has helped the small companies to enter in 3D cell culture industry. Major market players are adopting strategies such as agreement and partnership to maintain the leading position in market. For instance, Lonza Group Ltd. has expanded presence in the 3D cell culture market by signing an agreement with TAP Biosystems to distribute the RAFT 3D cell culture systems.

Key players operating the 3D cell culture market includes 3D Biotek, Advanced Biomatrix, Becton and Dickinson Company (BD), corning Incorporated, Global cell solutions Inc., Thermo Fisher scientific Inc., VWR Corporation, Nanofiber solutions, Lonza Group Ltd., Synthecon incorporated, and Tecan Trading AG.  

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