Bioprocess Bags Market Size & Share, by Type (Single-Use, Multi-Use), End User (Biopharmaceutical, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, Research Institutes), Products (Cell Culture Bags, Buffer Bags, Harvest Bags), Application (Upstream Processing, Downstream, Storage and Transportation) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 26, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Bioprocess Bags Market size is anticipated to reach USD 34 billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of bioprocess bags was over USD 20 billion. The accelerated growth of the market can be predominantly influenced by the widespread adoption of single-use technologies within the biopharmaceutical industry since it improves flexibility and limits the prevalence of cross-contamination risk.

For instance, as per the prediction of the World Health Organization, in acute-care hospitals out of every 100 patients over 7 patients from high-income nations and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries are set to be affected in hospitals by at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Hence, the demand for bioprocess bags is surging.

Moreover, there has been growing advancement in technology which has further influenced the enhancement of bioprocess bags. Additionally, producers are introducing novel materials for bioprocess bags which are estimated to improve the strength, restivity, and flexibility of bogs. Hence, the bioprocess bags market revenue is predicted to rise.

Bioprocessing Bags Market
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Bioprocess Bags Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals - The rising need for biopharmaceuticals serves as a primary factor for the growth of the bioprocess bags market. Some of the instances of biopharmaceuticals include monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and cell therapies, which are gaining huge importance due to the growing prevalence of various diseases such as COVID-19. On June 13, 2023, over 767 million cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded in the world.
  • Therefore, biopharmaceutical is expanding which is further boosting the bioprocess bags market demand. Furthermore, investment in biopharmaceutical companies is also surging which is also predicted to have great impact on the market revenue for bioprocess bags.
  • Growing emphasis on cost-efficiency and operational optimization - Cost-efficiency and operational optimization represent crucial drivers for the adoption of bioprocess bags. Traditional stainless-steel systems require huge capital investment, and long cleaning processes which further increase downtime between production cycles.
  • Whereas, since bioprocess bags are single-use and disposable they provide a more cost-effective substitute. Additionally, the streamlined processes these bags allow reduce operational costs and enhance overall efficiency in biopharmaceutical production. This rising emphasis on efficiency is further positively influencing the growth of bioprocess bags market.
  • Regulatory support for single-use technologies - The support by regulatory authorities is set to contribute significantly to the growth of the market. This is because regulatory bodies have identified the necessity to ensure the safety of the patient which is why the encouragement to adopt this technology is growing.  
  • Surging environment concern - With the rising plastic pollution the adoption of sustainable solutions is experiencing a surge. Hence, bioprocess bags are also gaining importance owing to their ability to break down naturally over time. Additionally, some bioprocess bags could be also recycled which adds to the factors making it gain importance.
  • Moreover, stringent rules have been launched by the government in order to reduce plastic waste. Therefore, this factor might also encourage organizations to opt for bioprocess bags. Additionally, consumers and stakeholders are also increasingly becoming aware of the need for sustainable processes which is additionally driving the adoption. As a consequence, the bioprocess bags market is predicted to observe growth.


  • Surging cost of raw material - Material of rigorous quality along with proper sterilization is required to manufacture bioprocess bags. However, these materials carry a huge price in contrast to traditional plastics and also the cost incurred in the sterilization process is high. Furthermore, factors such as outbreaks of disease, border disputes, and more may cause supply chain disruption which might further increase the price of raw material. Hence, the bioprocess bags market growth is estimated to be hindered.
  • Growing competition in the market
  • Adverse effects of bioprocess bags - Usually corn are soybeans are utilized to manufacture bioprocess bags. However, the use of fertilizers has grown to develop these crops which could be further easily transmitted in end products. Hence, it might lead to adverse effects on the patients. Hence, the market for bioprocess bags is predicted to impede.

Bioprocess Bags Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 20 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 34 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Bioprocess Bags Segmentation

Type (Single-Use, Multi-Use)

The multi-use segment in the bioprocess bags market is estimated to gain the largest revenue share of 60% in the year 2036. The major factor to dominate the market expansion is that multi-use bioprocess bags provide a cost-effective solution over multiple production cycles. However, even though the initial investment for these bags might be high as compared to single-use counterparts, the ability to be reused through proper sterilization processes results in significant cost savings over time. Hence, this element is necessary for producers involved in high-volume and continuous production processes.

Furthermore, according to the study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, the overall cost per unit of product for multi-use bioprocess bags, which includes the expenses related to sterilization and cleaning, is lower by about 40% in contrast to single-use bags over a 10-cycle period. As a result, this benefit is predicted to boost the attractiveness of multi-use solutions. Therefore, with the surge in segment growth, the bioprocess market is also predicted to grow over the coming years.

End User (Biopharmaceutical, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, Research Institutes)

The biopharmaceutical segment in the bioprocess bags market is expected to garner a significant share in the year 2036. This growth of the segment is predicted to be encouraged by the growing development of biopharmaceutical companies across the world. Furthermore, the adoption of AI is also surging in this region which is why the production of bioprocess bags is estimated to surge.

Another major factor could be the growing aging population. With the rise in age, the prevalence of disease also grows. Hence, this is further predicted to influence the segment growth additionally driving the bioprocess bags market revenue.

Moreover, the contract manufacturing organizations segment is also predicted to observe a surge on account of its growing adoption by organizations to focus on the growth of the business. Also, since raw material prices are growing, the dependence on contract manufacturing is also surging. As a result, the market growth for bioprocess bags is estimated to grow.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:


  • Single-Use
  • Multi-Use


  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations
  • Research Institutes


  • Cell Culture Bags
  • Buffer Bags
  • Harvest Bags


  • Upstream Processing
  • Downstream
  • Storage and Transportation

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Bioprocess Bags Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Forecast

The bioprocess bags market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest revenue share of 37% by the end of 2036. The growth of the market in this region is poised to be encouraged by a growing population. About 60 percent or 4.3 billion of the world’s population reside in the Asia Pacific region. Hence, this has also increased the prevalence of personalized medications. Consequently, the bioprocess bags market is also set to rise.

Moreover, the development of cities is also increasing in this region which is further demanding advanced healthcare infrastructure. Hence, this factor is also predicted to dominate the demand for bioprocess bags since it also plays a significant role in the aim of eradicating plastics. 

North American Market Statistics

The bioprocess bags market in the North American region is also projected to have notable growth over the forecast period. The North American region is a global hub for advanced biopharmaceutical research and development. This growth is poised to be influenced by a rising sedentary lifestyle which is additionally encouraging the cases of diabetes.

This is because, diabetes patients require intake of insulin or other diabetes medications along with an insulin pump, routine blood sugar monitoring, and more which further requires packaging. Hence, the adoption of 2D process bags is predicted to rise. Consequently, the market is projected to grow in this region.

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Companies Dominating the Bioprocess Bags Landscape

    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Sartorius AG
    • Merck KGaA
    • GE Healthcare
    • Eppendorf AG
    • Avantor, Inc.
    • Lonza Group Ltd.
    • Fluidigm Corporation
    • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    • Entegris, Inc.

In the News

  • Sartorius AG completed the acquisition of Polyplus. This acquisition is predicted to strengthen the presence of Sartorius in the cell and gene therapy space, adding Polyplus' leading transfection reagents and plasmids to its bioprocess portfolio.
  • Sartorius AG acquired selected assets from Danaher Life Sciences. This acquisition expands Sartorius' single-use bioprocess offerings, further addressing demand in the growing biopharmaceutical market.

Author Credits:  Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5343
  • Published Date: Apr 26, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing demand for the biopharmaceutical sector is the major factor driving the market growth.

The market size of bioprocess bags is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Sartorius AG, Merck KGaA, GE Healthcare (General Electric Company), Eppendorf AG, and others.

The biopharmaceutical segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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