Ion Chromatography Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)
The growth of the global ion chromatography market is due to the increasing use of ion-exchange chromatography for purification, along with the increasing demand for monoclonal antibodies, which is a primary driver for the market. The current market is also growing due to the increasing adoption of ion-exchange techniques in the food, beverage, and water industries. To check content, quality, or safety, ion chromatography is increasingly being used in various industries. The ion-exchange technique is also being used to check the presence or amount of ingredients in a sample. The high cost of chromatography instruments and the lack of skilled personnel to handle the equipment are hindering the growth of the ion chromatography market.
Ion chromatography is the most widely used analytical technique in the pharmaceutical industry for characterizing new drug substances and drug products. It is applied from the method development to the dose analysis. In recent years, the technique has made the sample analysis less painful. This procedure immensely saves time and money since it can be run overnight with numerous samples. The analysis can be either for small molecules or large molecules like proteins.
Moreover, the global pharmaceutical industry investment in research and development has increased over the years, from USD 108.1 billion in 2006 to USD 156.7 billion in 2016, as per a 2017 report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. Hence, with the increasing expenditure in R&D, this market in the pharmaceutical industry is expected to attain good growth over the forecast period.
In the United States, ion chromatography is used for many applications. Ion chromatography (IC) has proven to be an effective technology for final production testing, pharmaceutical applications, environmental monitoring, food testing, and other applications. The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non-government not-for-profit organization that supports itself through the sale of books (USP-NF and other publications) and reference standards. USP sets standards for the use of ion chromatography in pharmaceutical applications. Many organizations, such as USEPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), and AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists) are some of the additions to the market in the United States. These organizations also develop standards or regulatory methods of analysis for various applications of ion chromatography.
The majority of the Ion Chromatography instruments are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and a better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing the emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness. This has also helped the market growth.
Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., GE Healthcare, Metrohm AG, and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation are some of the major players in the ion chromatography market that are disrupting the market by launching several new products.