Microscopy Market

Microscopy Market

Microscopy Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Product (Optical Microscopes, Confocal Microscopes, Stereo Microscopes, Digital Microscopes, Compound Microscopes, Electron Microscopes, Scan electron Microscopes and Other Products), Type (Microscopes, Accessories and Software), Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23137

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $7.2 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $11.2 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Microscopy Market is accounted for $7.2 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $11.2 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. A microscope is an instrument that provides magnified images of small objects or specimens, allowing the user to observe an extremely close view of minute structures at a scale appropriate for examination and analysis. Microscopy is an analysis method that uses microscope instruments to examine samples and objects that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Microscopes are very useful in life science research, and advances in imaging have allowed their use to spread to almost every field of science and technology. Microscopy is commonly used to view various types of cells, analyze clinical specimens, and scan nanomaterials.

According to the American Cancer Society, Inc. in 2022, an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and an estimated 609,360 cancer deaths in the country.

Market Dynamics:


Increased focus on nanotechnology and regenerative medicine

Nanotechnology is the study and application of molecularly scaled functional systems. It is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses a wide range of scientific disciplines, including engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, and physics. In the process of studying nanomaterials, structural characterization, which makes heavy use of microscopes, is crucial. Modern microscopes and instruments are favored because they can characterize nanostructures' structure and surface in depth at the molecular and atomic levels. This is because nanostructures are too small to be seen with traditional optical microscopes. As a result, nanotechnology now uses microscopy more frequently. The study of regenerative medicine makes extensive use of microscopes. To create functional organs, regenerative medicine uses tissue engineering, therapeutic stem cell synthesis, and the use of skin, skin cells, and tissues. In recent years, the field of regenerative medicine has grown quickly.


High cost of advanced microscopes and software subscriptions

The way that microscopes are used has changed as a result of technological improvements. Due to their superior features, greater resolution, and magnification power, high-end microscopes including electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, and digital microscopes are steadily replacing conventional microscopes in terms of popularity. However, the expense of these microscopes, which ranges from USD 25,000 to USD 2,000,000, severely restricts their use in small-scale businesses, pathology labs, and hospitals, which are projected to impede the fog computing market's growth.


Increasing application areas of microscopy

New applications for microscopes in optogenetics, nanophotonics, photochemical catalysis, and the creation of superhydrophobic materials have been made possible by recent advancements in microscopy techniques. A neuromodulation technique called optogenetics employs light as a trigger to regulate and track the actions of specific neurons in living tissue. Optogenetics and microscopy have recently been used in studies on layers of cultured excitable cells in order to comprehend the biology of action, potential generation, axonal signal transmission, and synaptic activity. In the upcoming years, market participants may anticipate seeing strong growth in these new microscopy application areas, which will drive the growth of the microscopy market over the forecast period.


Software for microscopy that is available for free

Open-source software accessibility is a problem for this market. Any programmer with access to the software can examine and enhance a program or, if necessary, resolve any problems. In contrast, the majority of commercial software products are closed-source, expensive, and proprietary, while open-source software is typically free. ImageJ/FIJI, Cell Profiler/Cell Analyst, Neuronstudio, Volume Integration and Alignment System (VIAS), and L-measure are some of the open-source, free confocal microscopy analysis tools. The need for licensed, closed-source software is directly hampered by the preference of small-scale end customers, academic institutions, and research facilities for open-source solutions, which will impede the market growth over the forecast period.

Covid-19 Impact:

COVID-19 has the potential to have three important effects on the world economy: it can actively affect supply and demand, cause instability in the supply chain and among consumers, and have a financial impact on businesses and financial markets. The COVID-19 pandemic, according to Microscopy Market Research, has significantly affected the market and created new prospects. The market for microscopes, however, had less potential before this pandemic since fewer industries employed microscopes. Human or animal bodies are examined under various microscopes in order to make further predictions about which viruses will not harm living things. As a result of these developments in microscopy as well as the effects of COVID-19, the global market for microscopy is predicted to rise moderately over the projected period.

The Academic & Research Institutes segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

During the anticipated timeframe, the Academic & Research Institutes segment's market share will expand significantly. The research institution segment held a substantial share of the global microscopy market, and the segment’s dominance is predicted to continue during the forecast period. The growth of the segment is primarily driven by the growing demand for high-resolution imaging and analysis tools in various fields of research, including biological, medical, and material sciences. Factors such as the increased funding, grants, and initiatives by governmental organizations for research and development, the rising number of partnerships between public and private organizations, and the growing demand for improving healthcare outcomes are further fuelling the growth rate of the segment.

The Scanning Probes Microscope segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Over the projection period, the scanning probes microscope segment is predicted to develop at the fastest rate. Because these tools can see sub cellular components, the scanning probe microscope (SPM) category is anticipated to grow. The factors fuelling the expansion of this category are the expanding number of applications and the swift advancement of technology. SPMs are employed in the research of biological materials like DNA and cell membranes as well as the analysis of nanostructures like integrated circuits and diffraction gratings. Cellular or sub cellular imaging is a common use for optical technology-based products in academic and life science research institutions. Consequently, the rise in academic institutions is driving up the need for optical equipment, which is fostering the expansion of the global market.

Region with largest share:

The largest portion of the global market for microscopy was in North America. Throughout the predicted period, North America is likely to maintain its dominance. The expansion of the microscopy market in North America is being fuelled by the existence of noteworthy market players and an increase in governmental and non-governmental organization investments in microscopy research and development. The U.S. healthcare sector's increasing demand for sophisticated microscopy methods, together with the country's large concentration of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, are driving the market's expansion.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Over the course of the forecast period, the Asia Pacific microscopy market is anticipated to expand. Technological advancements, increasing financing and investments in microscopy research and development, and a growing emphasis on nanotechnology and regenerative medicine are some of the factors propelling the APAC microscopy market. The implementation of artificial intelligence in microscopy, as well as the low cost of raw materials and the accessibility of skilled labor in this area, are anticipated to drive the expansion of the microscopy market over the Anticipated Period.

Key players in the market:

Some of the key players in Microscopy Market include Bruker Corporation, Cameca, Carl Zeiss Ag, Danaher Corporation, Helmut Hund, Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, Jeol Company, Labomed, Inc., Meiji Techno Co., Motic Group, Nikon Corp., Nt-Mdt Si, Olympus Corporation, Oxford Instruments, Park Systems, Semilab, Tescan Orsay Holding As, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. And Zeiss Group

Key Developments:

In May 2022, Scientists at Columbia University in New York City developed a high-speed 3D microscope for the diagnosis of cancers and other diseases with real-time imaging within the living body.

In April 2022, the state-of-the-art cryo-transmission electron microscope by ThermofisherScientific Inc. was inaugurated at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). This microscope will help scientists to accelerate potential cures, drug discoveries and diagnostic research.

In July 2021, Carl Zeiss introduced the ZEISS DeepRecon Pro and ZEISS PhaseEvolve reconstruction technologies in the ZEISS Xradia 3D X-ray platforms. These technologies will use AI to improve data collection and analysis, which, in turn, will speed up decision-making.

In June 2021, Danaher Corporation launched the Leica Nano workflow, a new live-cell correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) workflow solution designed to increase experimental success rates, improve reproducibility, and simplify light and electron microscopy (EM) integration.

Products Covered:
• Optical Microscopes
• Confocal Microscopes
• Stereo Microscopes
• Digital Microscopes
• Compound Microscopes
• Electron Microscopes
• Scanning electron Microscopes
• Transmission electron Microscopes
• Scanning Probe Microscopes
• Scanning Tunneling Microscopes
• Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopes
• X-ray Microscopes
• Other Products

Types Covered:
• Microscopes
• Accessories
• Software

Applications Covered:
• Semiconductor & Electronics
• Healthcare & Life Sciences
• Clinical Diagnostics
• Drug Discovery & Development
• Pharma-biopharma Manufacturing
• Materials Science

End Users Covered:
• Industrial Users
• Diagnostic & Pathology Labs
• Pharma-biopharma Companies and CRO’s
• Academic & Research Institutes
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Microscopy Market, By Product
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Optical Microscopes
5.3 Confocal Microscopes
5.4 Stereo Microscopes
5.5 Digital Microscopes
5.6 Compound Microscopes
5.7 Electron Microscopes
5.8 Scanning electron Microscopes
5.9 Transmission electron Microscopes
5.10 Scanning Probe Microscopes
5.10.1 Atomic Force Microscopes
5.11 Scanning Tunneling Microscopes
5.12 Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopes
5.13 X-ray Microscopes
5.14 Other Products

6 Global Microscopy Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Microscopes
6.3 Accessories
6.4 Software

7 Global Microscopy Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Semiconductor & Electronics
7.3 Healthcare & Life Sciences
7.4 Clinical Diagnostics
7.5 Drug Discovery & Development
7.6 Pharma-biopharma Manufacturing
7.7 Materials Science

8 Global Microscopy Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Industrial Users
8.2.1 Semiconductor & Eletronics Industry
8.2.2 Automotive Industry
8.2.3 Food & Beverage Industry
8.3 Diagnostic & Pathology Labs
8.4 Pharma-biopharma Companies and CRO’s
8.5 Academic & Research Institutes
8.6 Other End Users

9 Global Microscopy Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Bruker Corporation
11.2 Cameca
11.3 Carl Zeiss Ag
11.4 Danaher Corporation
11.5 Helmut Hund
11.6 Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
11.7 Jeol Company
11.8 Labomed, Inc.
11.9 Meiji Techno Co.
11.10 Motic Group
11.11 Nikon Corp.
11.12 Nt-Mdt Si
11.13 Olympus Corporation
11.14 Oxford Instruments
11.15 Park Systems
11.16 Semilab
11.17 Tescan Orsay Holding As
11.18 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
11.19 Zeiss Group

List of Tables
1 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Optical Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Confocal Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Stereo Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Digital Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Compound Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Electron Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Scanning electron Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Transmission electron Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Scanning Probe Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Atomic Force Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By X-ray Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Microscopes (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Accessories (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Software (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Semiconductor & Electronics (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Healthcare & Life Sciences (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Clinical Diagnostics (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Drug Discovery & Development (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Pharma-biopharma Manufacturing (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Materials Science (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Industrial Users (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Semiconductor & Eletronics Industry (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Automotive Industry (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Food & Beverage Industry (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Diagnostic & Pathology Labs (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Pharma-biopharma Companies and CRO’s (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Academic & Research Institutes (2020-2028) ($MN)
38 Global Microscopy Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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