Nanorobotics Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Type (Nanomanipulator, Magnetically Guided, Bio-Nanorobotics, and Bacteria-Based), Component (Sensors, Power Sources, Actuators, Nanostructures, and Control Systems), Functionality, Material, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC24370

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

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $8.25 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $27.24 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


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

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Nanorobotics Market is accounted for $8.25 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $27.24 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 18.6% during the forecast period. Nanorobotics is a field of robotics and nanotechnology that focuses on the design, creation, and operation of miniature robotic devices, typically at the nanoscale (nanometers in size). The nanorobots enable targeted drug delivery and minimally invasive surgeries. These nanorobots are employed in various applications, including medicine, electronics, and materials science, for precise manipulation and control of matter at the molecular or cellular level.

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Market Dynamics: 


Advancements in nanotechnology

Nanotechnology provides the essential tools, materials, and techniques needed to design and build nanoscale robotic systems. Breakthroughs in nanomaterials, such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanocomposites, enable the construction of nanorobots with remarkable physical and chemical properties. Progress in nanoscale imaging and manipulation technologies allows researchers to visualise and control nanorobotic actions. As nanotechnology continues to evolve, it fuels the development of more capable and versatile nanorobots, driving their application in areas such as healthcare, electronics, materials science, and environmental remediation. These advancements are responsible for market expansion.


High cost

Research, development, and manufacturing of nanorobotic systems demand specialised equipment and materials, as well as highly skilled personnel. These expenses drive up the overall cost of nanorobotic technologies, limiting their accessibility and widespread adoption. High costs hinder smaller companies and research institutions from entering the market and can deter investment from risk-averse stakeholders. Therefore, it acts as a significant barrier to market demand.


Advanced drug delivery

Nanorobots offer a novel approach to drug delivery, enabling the precise targeting of medications to specific cells or tissues within the body. They can navigate through the bloodstream, cross biological barriers, and release therapeutic agents directly at the site of disease, significantly improving drug efficacy and reducing side effects. Additionally, nanorobots can also carry multiple drugs simultaneously, enabling combination therapies and customised treatment regimens. Nanorobots offer an essential possibility for improving patient outcomes and advancing healthcare by increasing the safety and efficacy of drug delivery, paving the way for more modified and effective medical treatments. 


Regulatory hurdles

The complexity and novelty of nanorobotic technologies can create challenges in regulatory approval processes, particularly in the healthcare sector. Stringent regulations and safety concerns may lead to delays in market entry and increased development costs. The uncertainty surrounding regulatory requirements can deter investment and slow down the commercialization of nanorobots. Therefore, these regulatory hurdles are limiting market expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a mixed impact on the nanorobotics market. While the immediate focus shifted to vaccine development and diagnostics, it highlighted the need for advanced technologies like nanorobotics. However, the pandemic underscored the significance of nanorobotic applications, particularly in healthcare. The emphasis on vaccine delivery, drug discovery, and advanced diagnostics boosted research and investments in nanorobotics. It highlighted the market's potential to revolutionise medical interventions and healthcare systems by accelerating the development of nanoscale tools for medication delivery and minimally invasive procedures.

The Nanomanipulator segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The Nanomanipulator segment is estimated to hold the largest share. A nanomanipulator consists of miniature robotic devices designed to manipulate and control matter at the nanoscale. These nanorobotic tools enable scientists, researchers, and engineers to precisely position, manipulate, and assemble nanoscale components such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, or biological molecules. Moreover, they are crucial for tasks like fabricating nanoscale devices, conducting nanoscale experiments, and even performing delicate surgeries at the cellular level, making them invaluable for research, development, and manufacturing in the rapidly evolving world of nanotechnology and nanorobotics. 

The Nanomedicine segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Nanomedicine segment is anticipated to have lucrative growth during the forecast period. Nanomedicine is a distinct and crucial segment within the nanorobotics market, focusing on the application of nanorobotic systems for medical purposes. These nanorobots, operating at the nanoscale, are designed to diagnose, treat, and monitor diseases with remarkable precision. They can navigate through the human body, target specific cells or tissues, deliver drugs, or perform minimally invasive surgeries. Furthermore, nanomedicine offers the potential to revolutionise healthcare by providing highly targeted and effective therapies while minimising side effects. Therefore, there is increasing segment demand.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific commanded the largest market share during the extrapolated period due to the increasing investments in research and development, growing technological capabilities, and thriving industrial landscape. Countries like Japan, China, and South Korea are actively involved in advancing nanorobotic applications, particularly in healthcare, manufacturing, and electronics. These developments include precision medicine delivery, miniaturised electronics production, and nanoscale material manipulation. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific's robust healthcare infrastructure, coupled with a rising ageing population, fuels the demand for innovative medical solutions and personalised treatments, making the region a dynamic and pivotal segment of the global nanorobotics market. 

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is expected to witness profitable growth over the projection period, owing to the advanced technology infrastructure and strong research and development ecosystem. The United States, in particular, is a hub for innovation and investments in nanorobotics, with applications spanning healthcare, electronics, and materials science. The region is at the forefront of cutting-edge medical nanorobotics, such as drug delivery, targeted therapy, and minimally invasive surgery. North America's focus on precision manufacturing and technological advancements positions it as a global leader in the development and commercialization of nanorobotic systems, contributing to the growth and advancement of the nanorobotics market on a worldwide scale.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in the Nanorobotics Market include Oxford Instruments, Bruker Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Inc., JEOL Ltd, EV Group (EVG), AIXTRON, Park Systems, Cavendish Kinetics, Inc., Toronto Nano Instrumentation, Kleindiek Nanotechnik, Klocke Nanotechnik, Imina Technologies, Ginkgo Bioworks, NT-MDT SI, Zymergen Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Nanosurf AG, Nanonics Imaging Ltd., and A.P.E. Research Srl.

Key Developments:

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In February 2023, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and Mylab, India’s leading biotech company, announced a partnership to design and develop RT- PCR kits for infectious diseases such as Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MTB MDR), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and genetic analysis (HLA B27) and for other diseases of public health importance. 

Types Covered:
• Nanomanipulator
• Magnetically Guided
• Bio-Nanorobotics
• Bacteria-Based

Components Covered:
• Sensors
• Power Sources
• Actuators
• Nanostructures
• Control Systems

Functionalities Covered:
• Sensing
• Targeting 
• Manipulation 
• Communication

Materials Covered:
• Organic Nanorobots
• Hybrid Nanorobots
• Inorganic Nanorobots

Applications Covered:
• Nanomedicine 
• Mechanical 
• Biomedical 
• Diagnostic Centers 
• Electronics 
• Aerospace 
• Manufacturing 
• Research Institutes 
• Oil & Gas 
• Other Applications 

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

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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
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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 Application Analysis    
 3.7 Emerging Markets     
 3.8 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 Nanorobotics Market, By Type    
 5.1 Introduction     
 5.2 Nanomanipulator     
  5.2.1 Scanning Probe Microscope   
  5.2.2 Electron Microscope   
 5.3 Magnetically Guided    
 5.4 Bio-Nanorobotics     
 5.5 Bacteria-Based     
6 Global Nanorobotics Market, By Component   
 6.1 Introduction     
 6.2 Sensors      
 6.3 Power Sources     
 6.4 Actuators      
 6.5 Nanostructures     
 6.6 Control Systems     
7 Global Nanorobotics Market, By Functionality   
 7.1 Introduction     
 7.2 Sensing      
 7.3 Targeting      
 7.4 Manipulation     
 7.5 Communication     
8 Global Nanorobotics Market, By Material   
 8.1 Introduction     
 8.2 Organic Nanorobots     
 8.3 Hybrid Nanorobots     
 8.4 Inorganic Nanorobots    
9 Global Nanorobotics Market, By Application   
 9.1 Introduction     
 9.2 Nanomedicine     
 9.3 Mechanical     
 9.4 Biomedical     
 9.5 Diagnostic Centers     
 9.6 Electronics     
 9.7 Aerospace     
 9.8 Manufacturing     
 9.9 Research Institutes     
 9.10 Oil & Gas      
 9.11 Other Applications     
10 Global Nanorobotics Market, By Geography   
 10.1 Introduction     
 10.2 North America     
  10.2.1 US     
  10.2.2 Canada     
  10.2.3 Mexico     
 10.3 Europe      
  10.3.1 Germany     
  10.3.2 UK     
  10.3.3 Italy     
  10.3.4 France     
  10.3.5 Spain     
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe    
 10.4 Asia Pacific     
  10.4.1 Japan     
  10.4.2 China     
  10.4.3 India     
  10.4.4 Australia     
  10.4.5 New Zealand    
  10.4.6 South Korea    
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific    
 10.5 South America     
  10.5.1 Argentina    
  10.5.2 Brazil     
  10.5.3 Chile     
  10.5.4 Rest of South America   
 10.6 Middle East & Africa    
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia    
  10.6.2 UAE     
  10.6.3 Qatar     
  10.6.4 South Africa    
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa   
11 Key Developments      
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures 
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers    
 11.3 New Product Launch    
 11.4 Expansions     
 11.5 Other Key Strategies    
12 Company Profiling      
 12.1 Oxford Instruments     
 12.2 Bruker Corporation     
 12.3 Thermo Fisher Scientific    
 12.4 Agilent Technologies, Inc.    
 12.5 JEOL Ltd      
 12.6 EV Group (EVG)     
 12.7 AIXTRON      
 12.8 Park Systems     
 12.9 Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.    
 12.10 Toronto Nano Instrumentation   
 12.11 Kleindiek Nanotechnik    
 12.12 Klocke Nanotechnik     
 12.13 Imina Technologies     
 12.14 Ginkgo Bioworks     
 12.15 NT-MDT SI     
 12.16 Zymergen Inc.     
 12.17 Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.    
 12.18 Nanosurf AG     
 12.19 Nanonics Imaging Ltd.    
 12.20 A.P.E. Research Srl     
List of Tables       
1 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN) 
2 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN) 
3 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Nanomanipulator (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Scanning Probe Microscope (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Electron Microscope (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Magnetically Guided (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Bio-Nanorobotics (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Bacteria-Based (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Component (2021-2030) ($MN) 
10 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Sensors (2021-2030) ($MN) 
11 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Power Sources (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Actuators (2021-2030) ($MN) 
13 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Nanostructures (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Control Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Functionality (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Sensing (2021-2030) ($MN) 
17 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Targeting (2021-2030) ($MN) 
18 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Manipulation (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Communication (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Material (2021-2030) ($MN) 
21 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Organic Nanorobots (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Hybrid Nanorobots (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Inorganic Nanorobots (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN) 
25 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Nanomedicine (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Mechanical (2021-2030) ($MN) 
27 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Biomedical (2021-2030) ($MN) 
28 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Diagnostic Centers (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Electronics (2021-2030) ($MN) 
30 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Aerospace (2021-2030) ($MN) 
31 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Manufacturing (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Research Institutes (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Oil & Gas (2021-2030) ($MN) 
34 Global Nanorobotics Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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