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Gel Imaging Documentation Market Segmentation By Detection Technique (UV Detectors, Fluorescence, Chemiluminescence and others); By Light Source (Laser, UV, Light-Emitting Diodes and others); By Product (Software, Instruments, Accessories and Others); By End User (Diagnostics Laboratories, Academic and Research Institutes, Pharma and Biotech Companies and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2028

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  • June 17 2019: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. launched a powerful Invitrogen iBright 1500 imaging system series for gel imaging as well as western blot to support a broad set of applications. The new iBright series are predicted to be utilized for image fluorescent western blots, chemiluminescent western blots, colorimetric western blots, stained protein and nucleic acid gels, and more.

Gel Imaging Documentation Market Introduction

A gel imaging documentation, also known as gel imager or gel documentation system is a type of equipment which is extensively used in laboratories of molecular biology for the documentation as well as imaging of protein and nucleic acid suspended within agarose or polyacrylamide gels. These gels are usually stained with an intercalating agent, i.e., ethidium bromide or any other nucleic acid stain such as GelGreen. Mainly, a gel imaging documentation consists of a CMOS camera for capturing the image, an ultraviolet light transilluminator and a darkroom or a hood to shield the extrinsic light sources in order to protect the user from the exposure of UV.

Market Size and Forecast

The increase in global incidence of infectious diseases as well as genetic disorders and growth in funding for research and developments in the process of electrophoresis as well as the fields of genomics and proteomics are anticipated to lead to the growth of gel imaging documentation market in the upcoming years. On the other hand, advancements of technology with increasing productivity and reduced time in gel documentation system and various other growth opportunities in emerging economies are expected to provide a broad range of opportunities for the key players present in the market. The global gel imaging documentation market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2028. The market is segmented by light source into light-emitting diodes, laser and UV, out of which, light-emitting diodes segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share owing to the ease of use and economic nature of LEDs. Additionally, it covers a large range of visible spectrum wavelengths and hence it is preferred over other light sources.

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Growth Drivers

Increase In The Incidence Of Genetic Disorders As Well As Infectious Diseases Worldwide

The worldwide incidences of various genetic disorders and other disease are growing rapidly and owing to this fact, the demand for techniques of genomic analysis such as electrophoresis and others continue to rise. This technique is basically used for diagnosing major genetic disorders or infectious diseases and detecting various generic mutations owing to its proven intended results. On the back of this, the market for gel imaging documentation is predicted to observe a substantial growth in future.  

Emerging Economies And Growth Opportunities To Drive The Market Growth

Electrophoresis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction are the two types of techniques that are majorly used for protein and nucleic acid qualitative and quantitative studies. Out of these, electrophoresis is cheaper as well as easier to use as compared to qPCR as the latter requires skilled professionals to run a particular sample. The factor of cost is extremely important in emerging economies where government funding and research and development expenditures in pharmaceutical companies and research institutes are limited. These factors, in turn, are projected to result in the growth of gel imaging documentation market.


Increasing Adoption Of Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

The adoption of quantitative polymerase chain reaction is rising significantly in genomic applications. This is estimated to attribute towards the technological advancements in qPCR. Besides, qPCR offers more quantitative data in a specific way when compared to electrophoresis, owing to which, the demand for qPCR is rising in the forensics, medicine, biotechnology, basic research and diagnostic segments. The qPCR also provides an analysis of gene expression, RNA, genetic variation and SNP in a better way than electrophoresis, making it a better alternative that can be used in several fields. Due to this, the electrophoresis market growth is estimated to hamper, which in turn, is predicted to affect the growth of all the related markets, including gel imaging documentation market.

Major Key Players Shifting To qPCR From Electrophoresis

As qPCR provides more data in a specific way when compared to electrophoresis, major players in biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries are opting for qPCR for research and development activities. This is another factor predicted to limit the growth of electrophoresis, ultimately affecting the growth of gel imaging documentation market over the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the gel imaging documentation market includes the following segments:

By Detection Technique

  • Chemiluminescence
  • UV detectors
  • Fluorescence

By Light Source

  • Laser
  • UV
  • Light-Emitting Diodes
  • Others

 By Product

  • Software
  • Instruments
  • Accessories
  • Others

 By End User

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Academic and Research Institutes
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
  • Others

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the global gel imaging documentation market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in North America is anticipated to hold the largest share on the back of presence of nations such as United States where the biotechnology research infrastructure is highly developed, rising research and development by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and the availability of government grants in order to support research. Further, the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the highest growth rate over the forecast period as a result of increasing developments in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in the region, mainly in countries such as China, Japan and India. The market in Europe is projected to hold the second largest share in the market on account of advancements in technology in the region.

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The gel imaging documentation market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

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