The global track-etched membrane market is anticipated to create growth opportunities for players as the demand stays high in the cell biology application. Introduction of new cell culture products, increased support for cell-based research, high demand for monoclonal antibodies, and growing popularity of cell culture-based vaccines could add to the need for track-etched membrane in cell biology. Other important applications of track-etched membrane include bacterial quality control of water and food. Polymer track-etched membrane finds use in air analysis, particulate separation of samples, microbiology, and other critical applications. High use of membrane filter in solvent extraction and cell harvesting could also contribute to the growth of the global track-etched membrane market.
High Research and Development Spending in Biopharmaceuticals Industry Likely to Boost Growth
The demand for track-etched membrane is expected to increase rapidly on the back of the increased spending on research and development activities in the biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals industries. The need to conform to high purity standards in these industries could further increase the demand for track-etched membrane. Strong use of membrane filter in various applications including venting and gas filtration, fluid monitoring, and organic and aqueous solutions filtration is anticipated to strengthen the growth of the global track-etched membrane market.
Polycarbonate Track-etched Membrane Used as Ideal Substrate for Cell Growth
On the basis of type of product, the global track-etched membrane market is segmented into polyimide type, polyester type, and polycarbonate type. The report also provides in-depth analysis of application segments of the global track-etched membrane market, including academic and research institutes, medical companies, diagnostic companies and laboratories, biotechnology companies, and others. Polycarbonate track-etched membrane is used as a cell culture plate insert and an ideal substrate for cell growth. It is also used in applications such as direct observation with scanning electron microscopy of fibers, cell organelles, and cells.
Healthy Demand from Food Quality Control Labs Expected to Benefit North America
Followed by Europe, North America is predicted to gain growth in the global track-etched membrane market due to the presence of a large number of medical and biotechnology research centers. High adoption of track-etched membrane by quality control laboratories, especially in the food industry, could be another factor driving the growth of the North America market. Asia Pacific is also anticipated to show growth in the global track-etched membrane market mainly because of the rise of the biopharmaceuticals industry. Track-etched membrane could be increasingly used in key applications such as analytical testing, microbiology, and cell biology.
Some of the leading players covered in the report are GE Healthcare, Chmlab Group, Merck Millipore, Wuwei Kejin Xinfa, GVS, Shanghai Nengthink, It4ip, Sterlitech, Sartorius, SABEU, Zefon International, Geyer GmbH, and Oxyphen. Established companies are expected to invest in research and development to introduce more advanced and innovative products in the global track-etched membrane market. Players could also focus on exploring new applications of track-etched membrane in the coming years. Other strategies that players could adopt in future are building strategic partnerships and entering into merger and acquisition agreements.