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Laboratory Supplies Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027

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  • 135 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5682104
The laboratory supplies market was valued at US$54.323 billion in 2020. According to the statistics derived by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the global expenditure on R&D has reached as high as US$ 1.7 trillion. About ten countries account for 80% of spending. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have pledged to substantially increase public and private R&D spending as well as the number of researchers by 2030. Moreover, there have been continuous investments to fuel the expansion of R&D facilities, especially life sciences, across the globe. With rising healthcare expenditure and growing incidence of rare and orphan diseases, the life sciences industry is under tremendous pressure to increase the speed of drug discovery and development. This, in turn, is escalating the demand for laboratory supplies worldwide, thereby driving market growth.

Increasing investments by governments to improve the education sector to generate a great pool of talent is also supporting the expansion of research laboratories across the education sector, thus positively impacting the market growth of laboratory supplies. For example, in March 2019, the Canadian government provided funding of $763 million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) over the next five years and $462 million per year starting in 2023-24. This investment will allow CFI to continue to support researchers by investing in advanced labs and research equipment in Canadian universities, colleges, and research hospitals while creating a new generation of researchers.
Laboratory supply market players continuously adopt various growth strategies to expand their global market share. In February 2018, Thomas Scientific partnered with Zageno, an online biotech marketplace, to feature its full spectrum of offerings on the Zageno platform such that research scientists can easily search and order Thomas’ portfolio of products while enabling them to focus more on performing experiments instead of gathering supplies. The laboratory supplies market growth is also being driven by rising investments into the digital supply chain both by players across it and by companies that seek to tap the growth potential this transformation holds. For instance, Quartzy, an online platform that facilitates laboratory supply management and placing orders for supplies, is working with IndieBio, which works towards accelerating the growth of biotechnology start-ups. As these investments continue to increase, sales of laboratory supplies will also witness an impressive growth on account of the improved efficiency of the overall process.

The laboratory supplies market is segmented by offering, end-user, and geography. By offering, the global laboratory supplies market is segmented into chemicals and reagents, kits, and consumables. By end-user, the market is segmented into life science, industrial, government, and others.

North America is anticipated to hold a significant market share in the projected period.

Geographically, the laboratory supplies market is segmented as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). North America accounted for a decent market share in 2019. Growing R&D spending across various sectors, especially pharmaceuticals and chemicals in the U.S., is significantly augmenting the demand for laboratory supplies across the region. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the U.S. pharmaceutical R&D expenditure has increased from $2 million in 1980 to more than $70 million in 2017. The rising expansion of research facilities in Mexico is also contributing to the market growth of laboratory supplies in North America. In August 2019, global cosmetic manufacturer Avon opened a new state-of-the-art research and development facility in Mexico to support its Celaya plant to ramp up the development of products targeting the Mexican market. Europe is also one of the leading regional markets for laboratory supplies vendors owing to the continuous rise in the number of R&D projects across the region. The growing funding to supplement the growth of the R&D segment is propelling the laboratory supplies market in the region. For instance, the research budget for the European Union has increased from €3.8 billion in 1984-1987 to €100 billion in 2021-2027.

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the laboratory supplies market include: Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp., Ing. Petr Švec - PENTA s.r.o., and Becton, Dickinson and Company, among others. These companies hold a noteworthy share in the market on account of their good brand image and product offerings. Major players in the Laboratory Supplies market have been covered along with their relative competitive position and strategies. The report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last two years.

Key Developments in the Market:

In June 2022, Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), a UK-based chemicals, equipment, and consumables provider, announced the completion of the acquisition of two businesses: Northern Balance and Gem Scientific. West-Yorkshire-based Gem Scientific is a distributor of superior-quality lab products, while Gateshead located Northern Balance is the developer of weighing solutions focused on calibration, maintenance, and servicing. These acquisitions are in-line with the SLS's long-term goal of expanding its products and services across wider geographical regions, including Ireland, East Africa, and beyond.

In February 2022, Rhinistics Inc and Nexus Medical Labs collaborated to offer high-quality diagnostic test results to the healthcare community. The terms of the deal comprise the usage of Rhinotics' RHINOstic Automated Naswa Swab while processing the swab-based samples in Nexus Labs. The duo is striving to develop next-generation ultra-rapid testing products and services.

COVID-19 Insights

The recent COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak has caused a sudden spike in demand for laboratory supplies across the globe, thus creating a dire shortage. Many affected countries are facing dwindling supplies of both chemical components and basic swabs needed to collect patient samples. To fill this demand-supply gap, companies are focusing on the possible capacity expansion and playing their role in battling this global pandemic. The Dutch diagnostic manufacturer Quiagen scaled up the production of its RNA test reagents that are being used to perform specific COVID-19 diagnostics to support over 10 million coronavirus tests per month. The company hoped to deliver the chemical reagent for more than 20 million monthly tests by the end of the year through its production sites in the Europe and United States. Likewise, Novacyt collaborated with GSK, AstraZeneca, and the University of Cambridge to establish a new testing laboratory as part of the UK government's five-pillar plan regarding the testing of COVID-19. The lab was used for screening of coronavirus testing and the analysis of alternative chemical reagents used for test kits to mitigate supply shortages. Moreover, during the period, multiple governments also relaxed regulations and guidance to increase the number of patients being tested per day to prevent the further spread of this disease. For example, On February 28, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) declared the EUA (emergency use authorization) process for high-complexity CLIA labs to meet the burgeoning demand for clinical testing. With commercial labs also involved in testing and pursuing emergency use under these guidelines, the demand for laboratory supplies continues to increase in the country.


By Offering

  • Chemicals and Reagents
  • Kits
  • Consumables

By End-User

  • Government
  • Life Sciences
  • Industrial

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Israel
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Impact
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3.1. Research Highlights
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Chemicals and Reagents
5.3. Kits
5.4. Consumables
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Government
6.3. Life Sciences
6.4. Industrial
6.5. Others
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. North America Laboratory Supplies Market, By Offering, 2020 to 2027
7.2.2. North America Laboratory Supplies Market, By End User, 2020 to 2027
7.2.3. By Country USA Canada Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. South America Laboratory Supplies Market, By Offering, 2020 to 2027
7.3.2. South America Laboratory Supplies Market, By End User, 2020 to 2027
7.3.3. By Country Brazil Argentina Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Europe Laboratory Supplies Market, By Offering, 2020 to 2027
7.4.2. Europe Laboratory Supplies Market, By End User, 2020 to 2027
7.4.3. By Country Germany France United Kingdom Spain Italy Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Middle East and Africa Laboratory Supplies Market, Offering, 2020 to 2027
7.5.2. Middle East and Africa Laboratory Supplies Market, By End User, 2020 to 2027
7.5.3. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE Israel Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Asia Pacific Laboratory Supplies Market, By Offering, 2020 to 2027
7.6.2. Asia Pacific Laboratory Supplies Market, By End User, 2020 to 2027
7.6.3. By Country China Japan South Korea India Indonesia Thailand Taiwan Others
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
9.1. Lab Connections
9.2. Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG.
9.3. Thermo Fisher Scientific
9.4. Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp.
9.5. Ing. Petr Švec - PENTA s.r.o.
9.6. Becton, Dickinson and Company
9.7. Cardinal Health, Inc.
9.8. Illumina, Inc.
9.9. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
9.10. Waters Corporation

Companies Mentioned

  • Lab Connections
  • Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp.
  • Ing. Petr Švec - PENTA s.r.o.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Waters Corporation