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Sterile Filtration - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 5140120
  • Report
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 381 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pall Corporation
  • Porvair Filtration Group
  • Sartorius AG

Global Sterile Filtration Market to Reach $7.3 Billion by 2026


Sterilization and filtration is gaining increasing importance across multiple industries owing to the burden of compliance. Hitherto the pharmaceutical/biological and food & beverage industries were the primary users of sterilization systems. Even within the food & beverage industry, the focus on sterilization and prevention of containment have become prime focus areas owing to a string of contamination issues across the world. In such a scenario, provision of contaminant-free food/beverages has emerged as a key trend. Hitherto, heat was the primary mode of sterilization. However, many factors such as loss of product characteristics, and high costs of energy are driving food processors to migrate to sterile filtration. In addition, many products such as biopharmaceuticals are not suitable for heat sterilization, leading to increasing use of membrane filters. Even in the food & beverage industry, sterile filtration is gaining increasing acceptance owing to lower process time and costs. Sterile filtration can be achieved through sieving, adsorption, and clogging. Sieving provides the best sterile filtration as the membrane filters block and trap all particles with sizes above the membrane pores. Depending on the type of sterilization required, process industries utilize filters with appropriate size. The biopharmaceutical industry and aseptic rooms have low tolerance levels for contamination and use multiple filters in series or parallel to achieve sterilization. When used in series, multiple filters of the same or different pore sizes are used as per needs.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Sterile Filtration estimated at US$4.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$7.3 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the analysis period. Cartridge Filters, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 6.9% CAGR to reach US$2.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Capsule Filters segment is readjusted to a revised 7.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 26.4% share of the global Sterile Filtration market.



The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1.7 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $1 Billion by 2026


The Sterile Filtration market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.7 Billion in the year 2021. The country currently accounts for a 33.93% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$1 Billion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 9.2% through the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.9% and 6.5% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 6.5% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$1.1 Billion by the close of the analysis period.

The market is expected to benefit from increased production of biologics. In the pharmaceutical sector, the biotherapeutics is one of the most rapidly growing segments. Key factors driving the growth of biotherapeutics market include the capability to treat diseases that were earlier untreatable. In addition, biotherapeutics are known for its safety and efficiency. There are several other factors stimulating the biotherapeutics market growth. For instance, technological developments in several associated fields is leading to the development of large collection of plausible drug targets and also considerable progress in the perception of diseases. Furthermore, the synthesis of human insulin and Monoclonal Antibodies (MABs) are also factors helping to propel the biotherapeutics market growth. The existing scenario in the field of biologics is set to drive growth of biotherapeutic medicines in the near term. The number of biotech patents applications continues to increase by around 25% annually.The biological drugs industry is increasingly focusing on sterile filtration to achieve contaminant-free products. Drugs are highly heat sensitive and filtration plays a key role in ensuring the integrity of these drugs. In addition, there is an increasing focus on bioburden by both regulators and companies as contamination of drugs poses high risks for patients, including fatal risks. From a manufacturer point of view, contamination also includes financial risk as closure of plants could lead to losses in billions of dollars. Moreover, the collateral damage to reputation could and remedial measures from regulators could also severely affect the companies. Even if a batch of drugs does not pass the quality parameters, the lost opportunity in terms of market and financial losses are very high. Sterile filtration therefore plays a significant role in the biopharmaceutical industry as an effective method for sterilizing products. It can be technically very challenging to terminally sterilize biopharmaceutical products, making it vital to use sterilizing-grade filtration for such aseptic processing applications. Heat sterilization, or any other method requiring an input of energy into biotechnology drug products, can cause unwanted degradation to the product, which can only be prevented through the use of sterilized filtration.

Sterilizing membrane filtration as a method for physically removing microbes from heat-sensitive biopharmaceutical fluids has been practiced for several decades, and there is already a high level of expertise and experience in the industry. The process has been well understood and has proved itself to be reliable when validated properly. Sterile filtration is also commonly required for reducing the levels of bioburden within process streams for avoiding the potential formation of a biofilm. Process validation of sterilizing-grade filters is an essential task for ensuring and verifying the filter`s performance within the fluid stream and process conditions.

Membrane Filters Segment to Reach $1.2 Billion by 2026


In the global Membrane Filters segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 8.3% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$594.7 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$1 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$145.3 Million by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 9.6% CAGR through the analysis period.

Select Competitors (Total 40 Featured) -

  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pall Corporation
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Porvair Filtration Group
  • Sartorius AG
  • Starlab Scientific Co., Ltd
  • Sterlitech Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Market for Sterile Filtration

What is the estimated value of the Global Market for Sterile Filtration?

The Global Market for Sterile Filtration was estimated to be valued at $4.8 Billion in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the Global Market for Sterile Filtration?

The growth rate of the Global Market for Sterile Filtration is 7.2%, with an estimated value of $7.3 Billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Market for Sterile Filtration?

The Global Market for Sterile Filtration is estimated to be worth $7.3 Billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Global Market for Sterile Filtration?

Key companies in the Global Market for Sterile Filtration include 3M, Alfa Laval AB, Merck KGaA, Pall Corporation, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Porvair Filtration Group, Sartorius AG, Starlab Scientific Co., Ltd and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pall Corporation
  • Porvair Filtration Group
  • Sartorius AG

I. METHODOLOGY


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Sterile Filtration – Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Importance of Sterile Resources in Various Manufacturing Processes: A Primer
  • The Race Between the Virus & Vaccines Intensifies. Amidst this Chaotic Battle, Where is the World Economy Headed in 2021?
  • These are Times When Questions Abound & Answers Are Few
  • So How Fast Or Slow Are We Moving?
  • How Fast the World is Vaccinated Will Determine How Soon the Pandemic Will End: Global Number of Annual COVID-19 Vaccine Doses (In Million) for Years 2020 through 2025 by Geographic Region/Country
  • India’s Second Wave Makes It Clear That Equity is Not a Part of Global Policy on Tackling COVID
  • What We Know So Far – “Vaccine Efficiency Against New Strains is Decreasing”
  • Progress on Vaccinations, Why Should Businesses Care?
  • With IMF’s Upward Revision of Global GDP Forecasts for 2021, Most Companies Are Bullish About a Global Economic Comeback
  • A Strong 2021 Economic Rebound Based On Pent-Up Demand Comes as a Relief for Suffering Industries & Markets: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2020 through 2022
  • Easing Unemployment Levels in 2021 Although Moderate Will Infuse Hope for Industries Reliant on Consumer Discretionary Incomes: Global Number of Unemployed People (In Million) for Years 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2022
  • A Retrospective Review of Year 2020 as the Worst Year in Humanity’s History that Left the World in Shambles & Industries and Markets Upended
  • What is Sterile Filtration & Why Is it Important in Food & Pharma Industries?
  • Recent Market Activity
  • World Brands

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS

  • Growing Biopharmaceuticals Industry Led by Rising R&D Investments Fuels Foundational Growth in the Market
  • Bioburden Control in a Booming Biopharmaceutical Industry Spells Opportunity for Sterile Filtration: Global Biopharmaceutical Sales (In US$ Billion) for Years 2020, 2022, 2024, and 2026
  • Here’s How Focus On Bioburden Control is Driving Demand for Sterile Filtration in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Increase in Vaccine Production Pushes Up Need for Sterile Filtration
  • Sterile Filtration & Vaccines
  • Robust Demand for Processed Food to Benefit Demand Growth
  • Pandemic Spurs Demand for Packaged Food & Beverages
  • Why Filtration Is Essential in Food Processing & Production?
  • On Cards, Robust Growth Opportunities in the Alcohol Industry, Post Pandemic
  • Global Beer Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Global Wine Market Reset & Trajectory - Growth Outlook (In %) For Years 2019 Through 2025
  • Role of Sterile Filtration in Wine & Beer Production

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE


III. MARKET ANALYSIS

UNITED STATES

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)

CANADA

JAPAN

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)

CHINA

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)

EUROPE

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)

FRANCE

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)

GERMANY

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)

ITALY

UNITED KINGDOM

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)

SPAIN


RUSSIA


REST OF EUROPE

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)

AUSTRALIA

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Australia for 2022 (E)

INDIA

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in India for 2022 (E)

SOUTH KOREA


REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

LATIN AMERICA

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)

ARGENTINA


BRAZIL


MEXICO


REST OF LATIN AMERICA

MIDDLE EAST

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)

AFRICA

  • Sterile Filtration Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)

IV. COMPETITION

  • Total Companies Profiled: 40
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3M
  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pall Corporation
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Porvair Filtration Group
  • Sartorius AG
  • Starlab Scientific Co., Ltd
  • Sterlitech Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
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