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Preclinical Imaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 112 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4591717
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The preclinical imaging market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 6.00% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has worsened, and clinical operations have changed dramatically. According to the article "The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis continues to grow and has resulted in marked changes to clinical operations," published in 2020, academic medical centers and universities have rushed to shut down scientific research activities in order to maximize social distancing and minimize the spread of infection to research staff and others with whom they might come into contact, in parallel with clinical preparedness. Researchers in the field of radiology were wrestling with these issues, which will continue to affect the present and future imaging studies.

However, with travel restrictions and improved sanitary precautions in place, however, many businesses have resumed operations. Euro-BioImaging Nodes, for example, are tailored to the COVID-19 setting to give services to external users. Furthermore, Euro-BioImaging is assisting COVID-19-related research efforts, such as major drug screening projects, with picture data exchange. The company is collaborating with EU-OPENSCREEN, a partner research infrastructure. Using human cells and a SARS-CoV-2 isolate, EU-OPENSCREEN tested 5632 chemicals for their ability to suppress viral-induced cytotoxicity in order to identify potential candidates for clinical trials against SARS-CoV-2.

Also, in March 2020, MILabs has improved their preclinical diagnostic U-CT system for in-vivo imaging of COVID-19 animal models in anticipation of rising demand for antiviral research tools and to enable the testing of coronavirus vaccines and medications. Ultra-high-resolution non-invasive lung imaging is one of the new features, allowing researchers to pinpoint the exact location of diseased processes in the bronchi of mice, guinea pigs, and ferrets. Furthermore, employing intrinsic freeze-frame lung imaging, up to four mice models can be scanned simultaneously for high-throughput screening of respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus genotypes.

The major factors leading to the growth of the preclinical imaging market include the technological advancements in molecular imaging, increasing demand for non-invasive small animal imaging techniques, and an increase in preclinical research funding, by both private and public organizations.

Molecular imaging is a rapidly developing multidiscipline, which involves molecular biology, chemistry, computer, engineering, and medicine. It can recognize non - invasive and real-time visualization, measurement of the physiological or pathological process in the living organism at the cellular or molecular level.

Multimodal molecular imaging can play important role in the clinical care of various diseases by improving clinicians’ ability to perform screening, surveillance, staging, prognosis, planning and therapy guidance, monitoring therapy efficacy, and assessing recurrence.

With its rapid technological advances, presymptomatic detection, targeted therapy, and personalized medicine may be possible in the near future through the use of multimodal molecular imaging. Aspect imaging developed Aspect’s M2 platform and the suite of products enable researchers to harness the power and quantitative insights of MRI for small animal phenotyping and drug development but without the cost, complexity, and technical burden of traditional MRI systems.

Key Market Trends

Micro-Ultrasound is the Segment by Modality and is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

Micro-ultrasound is a miniature version of ultrasound that has a wider range of applications, especially in research related to small animal models. These smaller versions of imaging techniques boost the efficacy of the techniques. Additionally, they reduce the number of animals required for a particular study. Over the past decade, preclinical imaging has emerged as an important tool to facilitate biomedical discovery. The high-frequency micro-ultrasound steadily evolved in the post-genomic era as a rapid, comparatively inexpensive imaging tool for studying normal development, and models of human disease in small animals. One of the fundamental barriers to this development was the technological hurdle associated with high-frequency array transducers. The applications of preclinical micro-ultrasound are explored for developmental biology, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. With respect to the future, the latest developments in high-frequency ultrasound imaging are also being developed. The combination of multiple imaging modalities in preclinical studies will help the researchers to understand the molecular, cellular, and physiological changes in living animals and to predict the outcome of new treatments in patients. Thus, owing to the all above-mentioned factors the market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Dominate the Preclinical Imaging Market

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have had a significant impact on academic studies in the United States. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has ravaged the globe, killing hundreds of millions of people, shutting down economies, closing borders, and spreading misery on a global scale. Most non-COVID clinical research has been halted due to distance and transmission concerns. There were no licensed medicines or vaccinations available when SARS-CoV-2 appeared at the end of 2019. The present paradigm of traditional drug research and development, which takes years from start to finish, is being challenged by the urgent need for countermeasures during this crisis. Antivirals, immunomodulators, anticoagulants, and other medicines have accelerated pathways that can be used as "roadmaps" to help prioritize compounds for clinical testing.

Hence, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership on April 17, 2020, with the goal of establishing a coordinated research strategy for prioritizing and speeding the development of the most promising treatments and vaccines.

North America is expected to dominate the preclinical imaging market, due to the fact that the region has the developed infrastructure, a large number of preclinical projects, and higher adoption rates of technically advanced devices in the region.

The United States is also found to be dominating the market, owing to the presence of established infrastructure and the presence of major public and private companies. The increased research and development funding that is taking place, coupled with the presence of a highly developed research infrastructure, is accelerating the growth of the preclinical imaging market in the United States.

Furthermore, the increasing number of clinical research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies are thereby increasing the adoption of in-vivo imaging systems in Preclinical research, which is further accelerating the growth of this market.

In addition, corporations are offering new products to diversify their product portfolio. Bruker, for example, announced the debut of the Ultima Investigator Plus in March 2022, the newest modular platform addition to the industry-leading Ultima range of multiphoton microscopes for deep tissue fluorescence imaging. Investigator Plus enhances scientists' capacity to image deep and see more within tough specimens with an extended field of view, optimized optics for two- and three-photon imaging, and an increased close-coupled collection path.

Thus, all these factors have contributed in the growth of the market.

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is a moderately consolidated market owing to the various small and large market players. Some of the market players are Aspect Imaging Ltd, Bruker Corporation, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Li-Cor Biosciences, Mediso Ltd, Milabs BV, MR Solutions Ltd, PerkinElmer Inc., Euro-BioImaging ERIC, Trifoil Imaging, United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd., Photon etc., AXT PTY LTD, Advanced Molecular Vision, Inc., and IVIM Technology Corp. The players are adopting various strategies such as new product launches, and acquisition to remain competitive.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Technological Advancements in Molecular Imaging
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Non-invasive Small Animal Imaging Techniques
4.2.3 Increase in Preclinical Research Funding, by Both Private and Public Organizations
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Strict Regulations in Preclinical Research
4.3.2 High Installation and Operational Costs associated with Preclinical Imaging Modalities
4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Modality
5.1.1 Optical Imaging Systems
5.1.2 Nuclear Imaging Systems
5.1.3 Micro-MRI
5.1.4 Micro-ultrasound
5.1.5 Micro-CT
5.1.6 Photoacoustic Imaging Systems
5.1.7 Other Modality
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.2.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.2.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.2.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Aspect Imaging Ltd
6.1.2 Bruker Corporation
6.1.3 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
6.1.4 Mediso Ltd
6.1.5 MR Solutions Ltd
6.1.6 PerkinElmer Inc.
6.1.7 Trifoil Imaging
6.1.8 Euro-BioImaging ERIC
6.1.9 United Imaging Healthcare Co. Ltd
6.1.10 Photon etc.
6.1.11 AXT PTY LTD
6.1.12 Advanced Molecular Vision, Inc.
6.1.13 IVIM Technology Corp.

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Aspect Imaging Ltd
  • Bruker Corporation
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
  • Mediso Ltd
  • MR Solutions Ltd
  • PerkinElmer Inc.
  • Trifoil Imaging
  • Euro-BioImaging ERIC
  • United Imaging Healthcare Co. Ltd
  • Photon etc.
  • Advanced Molecular Vision, Inc.
  • IVIM Technology Corp.