The Global Digital Microscopes Market by Modality (Desktop Digital Microscope, and Portable Digital Microscope), By Connectivity (Wired Digital Microscope and Wireless Digital Microscope), By Application (Research and Development, Medical Diagnostics, and Forensic Testing), By End User (Biopharmaceutical Companies, Academic Research Institute, and Forensic and Pathology Laboratory), and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa) was valued at US$ 216.6 million in 2016 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period (2017–2025). 

Advantages offered by digital microscopes over conventional optical microscope such as cost effectiveness, portability (portable digital microscopes), image sharing and storage, and avoidance of sample spillage is expected to fuel the growth of the digital microscopes market. Organizations such as Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Leica Microsystems, Carl Zeiss, Keyence Corporation, and Celestron offer products in digital microscopes category. This is owing to rising demand from various applications such as forensic testing, and pathological testing. Leica Microsystems launched Leica DVM6—digital microscope—in 2015, designed for analysis, inspection, research and development, and forensics. Furthermore, Leica Microsystems launched Wi-Fi capability for application in the education sector in 2015. In 2015, Olympus Corporation launched three new models of digital microscope namely: DSX510, DSX510i, and DSX110. Furthermore, Carl Zeiss AG launched new Smartzoom 5 an automated digital microscope in 2014. Smartzoom 5 is an automated digital microscope for routine and failure analysis. In 2013, Celestron, Llc. launched new Handheld Pro digital microscope. Handheld Pro digital microscope is an easy to use, low-power microscope with a 5.0 MP sensor for capturing photos and video. 

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Manufacturers and various research institutes are investing in developing advanced digital microscopes for improved disease detection and diagnosis. This is expected to support growth of the digital microscopes market. In 2016, researchers at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA developed a technique called wavelength scanning pixel super-resolution to improve digital microscopy images, which provides much higher-resolution digital image of the specimen. A research team at University of Houston, U.S., developed a multicolor fluorescence microscope from a smartphone and a 3-D printer in December 2017. Moreover, researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, developed a low-cost and lens free field-microscope in June 2017, by incorporating artificial intelligence and mathematics models of light to develop 3-D images. Grundium OY — Finland-based manufacturer of multi-camera technology — received an investment of US$ 2.3 million from Ascend Capital Partners — a China-based VC firm — to develop a portable digital microscope in December 2017.   

Key Takeaways of the Digital Microscopes Market:

  • The global digital microscopes market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9% over the forecast period (2017–2025), owing to cost effectiveness provided by digtal microscopes over conventional optical microscopes and flexibility to choose digital microscope according to the type of work
  • Key competitors such as Olympus Corporation, Leica Microsystems, and Hirox Corporation account for the majority of the market share in the global digital microscopes market. However, small manufacturers such as Inspectis AB, Ted Pella, Inc., Scalar Corporation, and ioLight Ltd. are present as well
  • Increasing application and potential uses of portable digital microscopes in field surveys are aiding in early detection and diagnosis of diseases is expected to increase the adoption rate of portable digital microscopes
  • Image sharing, as well as multiple user profile facility provided by digital microscopes, is expected to increase adoption rate of these devices among small research institutes and pilot studies
  • Major players operating in the digital microscopes market include Olympus Corporation, Nikon Corporation, Leica Microsystems, Carl Zeiss AG, Celestron, LLC., Hirox Corporation, Danaher Corporation, Keyence Corporation, and Tagarno A/S.

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