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Pilot-Scale Freeze Dryers, Tray-Style Freeze Dryers, Loading and Unloading Systems, Control and Monitoring Systems to be the High Growth Markets
The global freeze drying market is poised to grow at a moderate CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2019. Factors such as increasing demand for lyophilization in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, technological advancements, and growth in the contract manufacturing and contract lyophilization activities in the pharmaceutical industry are some of the major growth drivers of this market. However, the market also faces certain challenges in terms of rising preference for refurbished freeze drying systems by pharmaceutical companies for cost-cutting activities, emergence and increasing utilization of alternative drying techniques in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. These challenges may hamper the growth of the freeze drying equipment market in the coming years.
Based on the scale of operations, industrial-scale freeze dryers accounted for more than 50% of the global freeze drying equipment market in 2013. However, the pilot-scale freeze dryers market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2014 to 2019. A majority of the growth in this segment is attributed to rising demand for these systems from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies owing to strong pipeline of biological formulation sin the industry. Rising need of scaling up of freeze drying cycle from lab scale to industrial scale freeze drying is driving the demand for pilot-scale freeze dryers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
Based on the type of technology, the tray-style freeze accounted for the largest share of approximately 70% of the global freeze drying equipment market in 2013. This is also the fastest growing freeze drying equipment market by technology. Tray-style freeze dryers are priced higher than the manifold and rotary freeze dryers. This, along with several advantages of tray-style freeze dryers over other types has led to its greater market share and robust growth rate during the forecast period.
Automation has been the key trend in the freeze drying equipment and accessories market in the past few years. Today, the freeze drying accessories market is largely driven by the growing uptake of automated loading and unloading systems and PAT and PLC based control and monitoring systems. In the freeze drying accessories market, loading and unloading systems segment is expected to grow at a fastest CAGR of 8% to 9% during the forecast period.
Freeze Drying / Lyophilization Equipment Market by Scale (Lab, Pilot, & Industrial), Technology (Rotary, Manifold, & Tray - style) & by Accessories (Loading/Unloading System, Vacuum System, Clean-in-Place System, Control System) - Global Forecast to 2019
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