Q-TOF spectrometer refers to quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometer. Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique, which is used to identify unknown compounds/mass in the sample along with their chemical properties, and molecular structure. A mass spectrometer is an instrument, which converts given sample into gaseous ions and separates them by mass to charge ratio. The instruments consists of three major components such as ion source, analyzer, and detector system. Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer identifies the mass of compound, according to their flight time in detector system. Each mas of compound has a unique flight time for a specific distance.
Stringent government policies against drug usage and food contamination are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
One of the major applications of the mass spectrometer include drug testing and food contamination detection. The governments are implementing strict laws against the drug use and food contamination. For instance, according to Coherent Market Analysis, the drug testing instrument market reached US$ 8.62 Billion in 2019, globally and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period. The mass spectrometer tests the human fluids for the presence of the steroid or chemicals. Thus, increasing demand for the drug testing and food testing is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Moreover, the Q-TOF mass spectrometer is the most advanced mass spectrometer, it gives more accurate results among all the spectrometers. It uses two or more mass analyzers using an additional reaction step to ensure the accuracy of results/output. According to CMI analysis, the global mass spectrometer market accounted for US$ 4.8 Billion in 2018 and estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period. Owing to all these reasons, the global Q-TOF mass spectrometer market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.
The Q-TOF mass spectrometer instruments are expensive. The high initial cost of the instruments is the restraining factor for the growth of the market.
Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer Market Taxonomy
On the basis of applications, the global Q-TOF mass spectrometer market is segmented into:
- Drug Testing and Discovery
- Food Contamination Detection
- Pesticide Residue Analysis
- Isotope Ratio Determination
- Protein Identification
- Carbon Dating
On the basis of end-user, the global Q-TOF mass spectrometer market is segmented into:
- Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies,
- Academic and Research Institutes,
- Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
On the basis of region, the global Q-TOF mass spectrometer market is segmented into
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
Major players operating in the global Q-TOF mass spectrometer market include Ab sciex, Advion Inc, Agilent Technologies, Bruker, Jeol usa, Leco corporation, Perkinelmer Inc, Shimadazu corporation, Thermofisher scientific Inc, and Waters Corporation.