Digital Microscopes Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2017–2025

Digital microscope is an advanced microscope fitted with an LED screen instead of an eyepiece. The structural images of bacteria can be seen directly on the monitor without an eyepiece. The advantage of digital microscope is image of the bacteria or small microscopic organisms can viewed easily and immediately in a comfortable position while in traditional microscope or a compound microscope camera is attached to a computer to see the objects. The digital microscope measure, observes and records with the single system also uses zoom lenses to provide a wide magnification range and the lens and camera can be detached from the stand and can be used in handheld mode.

Digital microscope are of various types such as pocket-size digital microscope, wireless digital microscope and desktop digital microscope, whereas the desktop digital microscope is primarily used in textile industry, life science research labs, surface metrology, and are also used in forensic. Pocket-sized digital microscopes can be carried conveniently and cane be used in field work by environmental scientists and for examining the plant diseases. These digital microscopes are also used by the beauticians to identify skin problems. On the basis of application, the digital microscopes play a vital role in biomedicine and pharmaceutical engineering and are widely used in life science to study the cell, biomolecules functioning and microstructures, DNA extraction from blood or hair.

 Digital microscopes market by taxonomy

Digital Microscopes Market by Product Type:

  • Desktop Digital Microscope
  • Portable Digital Microscope
  • Pocket Size Digital Microscope
  • Wireless Digital Microscope

Digital Microscopes Market by Application:

  • Basic Research
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Biopharmaceutical Production
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Forensic Testing
  • Others

Digital Microscopes Market by End User:

  • Biopharmaceutical Companies
  • Food and Beverage Companies
  • Academic Research Institute
  • Forensic and Pathology Laboratory

Digital Microscopes Market by Geography:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Increase in expenditure for research and development (R&D) in life science and in healthcare expected to support the growth of digital microscopes market

North America is expected to dominate digital microscope market in terms of revenue over the forecast period, followed by Western Europe and Asia Pacific excluding Japan. This is mainly attributed to factors such as increase funding for life science studies by private and public sector organizations, whereas the R&D expenditures are shifting away from the physical science to the life science studies and many nations are spending more on life science research. For example, in May 2017, OurCrowd—an equity crowdfunding platform built for accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for early-stage startups—announced plans to invest US$ 2.5 million in Scopio Labs—a developer of an advanced digital microscopy and diagnostics platform. The life sciences sector in the U.S. has seen a surge in investment on R&D studies focusing on biological and medical science. Apart from this, there are other factors such as expansion of the semiconductor industries in the emerging countries such as Brazil, India, and China and rise in research and development activities by government, universities and research institutions across the emerging countries such as India, China as fueled the growth of digital microscope market. As per the Eurostat information in the year 2015, the level of expenditure on R&D in the European Union (EU) was around 4.4% and in the U.S. it was around 1.92% in 2013.

Key players of digital microscopes market includes:

Olympus Corporation, Celestron, Leica Microsystems, Motic, Carl Zeiss, Keyence Corporation, Jeol, Ltd., Hirox, Scopio Labs, Nikon Corporation. Konan Medical USA Inc., Carl Zeiss, Leica Microsystems, Meiji Techno, Bruker Corporation, NT-MDT Company, Carl Zeiss AG, Harzion Electronics Co. Ltd.,  Catchbest Vision Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., Hirox Europe Ltd., The Western Electric and Scientific Works.

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