Nanorobotics Market

Nanorobotics Market by Type (Nanomanipulator (Electron Microscope and Scanning Probe Microscope), Bio-Nanorobotics, Magnetically Guided, and Bacteria-Based), Application (Nanomedicine, Biomedical, and Mechanical), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

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[113 Pages Report] The overall nanorobotics market is expected to grow from USD 4.9 billion in 2018 to USD 8.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 11.1%. The growth of the market is driven by various factors, such as increasing government support and level of investment in nanorobotics, growing advancements in molecular robots, and rising focus on nanotechnology and regenerative medicine. Growth opportunities in emerging markets, increasing application areas of microscopes, and integration of microscopy with spectroscopy are expected to provide huge growth opportunities to players in the nanorobotics market.

Nanomanipulator type to hold largest share of nanorobotics market, by type, during forecast period

Nanomanipulators are the first nanorobotics systems that are capable of nanopositioning. Nanomanipulators were first used in physics and chemistry fields as robotics are involved in the nanomanipulation for the development of several nanomanipulation systems. These systems were observed to present more capabilities similar to those in the industrial manipulators. In nanorobotics, nanomanipulators are mainly used to manipulate atoms and molecules and were among the first nanorobotic systems to be commercially available.

Large level of commercialization in healthcare sector to drive market growth for nanomedicine in nanorobotics market

Nanorobotics is widely used in nanomedicine owning to its healthcare characteristics. Nanomedicine accounted for the largest share of the overall nanorobotics market, by application, in 2017. The large share of this application attributes to the large level of commercialization in the healthcare sector for drug delivery, biomaterial, in vivo imaging, in vitro diagnostic, active implants, and drug therapy. The market for biomedical applications accounted for the second-largest share of the overall market, by application, in 2017.

Nanorobotics market in Europe to grow at significant rate during forecast period

The nanorobotics market in Europe is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The high growth of the market in this region can be attributed to the increasing aging population and rising governmental healthcare expenditure in Europe. Also, Europe was among the earliest regions to recognize the potential of nanorobotics; therefore, a high level of public and private funding contribute to the high growth of nanorobotics in Europe. The market in Europe is closely followed by APAC, in terms of CAGR and expected to grow at the second-highest rate in the overall market, by region.

Key market players

The nanorobotics market is currently dominated by Bruker (US), JEOL (Japan), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Ginkgo Bioworks (US), Oxford Instruments (UK), EV Group (Austria), Imina Technologies (Switzerland), Toronto Nano Instrumentation (Canada), Klocke Nanotechnik (Germany), and Kliendiek Nanotechnik (Germany). Other players operating in the market are Xidex (US), Synthace (Germany), Park Systems (South Korea), Smaract (Germany), Nanonics Imaging (Israel), Novascan Technologies (US), Angstrom Advanced (US), Hummingbird Scientific (US), NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments (SI) (Russia), and WITec (Germany), among others. A few of the major strategies adopted by these players to compete in the market include product launches, acquisitions, expansions, agreements, collaborations, and joint ventures to grow in the market.

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Segments covered

Type, Application, and Region

Geographic regions covered

Americas, APAC, Europe, and RoW

Companies covered

Ginkgo Bioworks (US), Imina Technologies (Switzerland), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Klocke Nanotechnik (Germany), Oxford Instruments (UK), Kliendiek Nanotechnik (Germany), Bruker (US), JEOL (Japan), Toronto Nano Instrumentation (Canada), EV Group (Austria), Xidex (US), Synthace (Germany), Park Systems (South Korea), Smaract (Germany), Nanonics Imaging (Israel), Novascan Technologies (US), Angstrom Advanced (US), Hummingbird Scientific (US), NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments (SI) (Russia), and WITec (Germany).

This report categorizes the nanorobotics market based on type, application, and region.

By TypeM

  • Nanomanipulator
    • Electron Microscope
    • Scanning Probe Microscope
  • Bio-Nanorobotics
  • Magnetically Guided
  • Bacteria-Based

By Application:

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomedical
  • Mechanical
  • Others (Space and Oil & Gas)

By Geography:

  • Americas
    • US
    • Canada
    • Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Rest of Europe (Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Denmark, and Finland)
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • China
    • Rest of APAC (South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and New Zealand)
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Major market developments

  • In July 2018, Bruker (US) announced the acquisition of JPK Instruments (Germany), microscopy instrumentation for biomolecular and cellular imaging solution provider. The acquisition is expected to expand life science microscopy portfolio of Bruker with nanotechnology expertise of JPK Instruments.
  • In March 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific (US) acquired Gatan (US), a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (US). Gatan is an electron microscopy solutions provider in the US, which complements the Thermo Fisher Scientific’s electron microscopy solutions business.
  • In March 2018, JEOL (Japan) launched SEM JSM-IT200 series InTouchScope, which can be equipped in 4 configurations. 1) JSM-IT200BU with a simple configuration, 2) JSM-IT200LV equipped with low-vacuum capability, 3) JSM-IT200A that comes with EDS, and 4) JSM-IT200LA with both low-vacuum and EDS functions.
  • In March 2017, Oxford Instruments (UK) Asylum Research introduced its new SurfRider “HQ-Series” of high quality, budget-priced AFM probes, which are also available in model suitable for nanomechanical image mode.
  • In May 2016, Bruker (US) introduced scanning microwave impedance microscopy (sMIM) for dimension icon AFMs. The PeakForce sMIM mode provides enhanced nanoscale mapping of permittivity and conductivity.

Key questions addressed by the report

  1. Where will all these developments take nanorobotics in the mid-to-long term?
  2. What are the upcoming technological trends in the nanorobotics market?
  3. What are the opportunities for various players that exist at present and those that are planning to enter at various stages of the value chain?
  4. How inorganic growth strategies implemented by key players will impact the growth rate of the nanorobotics market, and who will have the undue advantage?
  5. What are the current investment trends in the nanorobotics market?

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of Study
    1.2 Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Geographic Scope
           1.3.3 Years Considered
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           List of Major Secondary Sources
           Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
           Primary Interviews With Experts
           Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.1.3 Key Industry Insights
           Breakdown of Primaries
           Secondary and Primary Research
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
           Approach for Capturing the Market Share By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.3 Market Ranking Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Nanorobotics Market
    4.2 Market, By Type
    4.3 Market in Europe, By Application and By Country
    4.4 Market, By Region
    4.5 Country-Wise Analysis of Market

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
           Increasing Government Support and Level of Investment in Nanorobotics
           Growing Advancements in Molecular Robots
           Rising Focus on Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
           5.2.2 Restraint
           Implementation of Excise Tax and Heavy Custom Duty on Nanorobotics in Medical Field
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets
           Increasing Application Areas of Microscopes
           Integration of Microscopy With Spectroscopy
           5.2.4 Challenges
           Commercialization of Nanorobotics Systems
    5.3 Value Chain Analysis

6 Nanorobotics Market, By Type (Page No. - 41)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Nanomanipulator
           6.2.1 Electron Microscope (EM)
           Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
                      High Depth of Field and Resolution to Boost the Demand
                    for SEM 43
           Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
                      Growing Suitability to Study the Ultrastructure of Components and High Resolution Drives the Demand for TEM
           6.2.2 Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
           Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)
                      Growing Use in Aqueous Solution Offers an Unprecedented Opportunity
           Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
                      High Level Surface Scanning Capability to Drive the Demand
    6.3 Bio-Nanorobotics
           6.3.1 Emerging Players to Boost the Demand
    6.4 Magnetically Guided
           6.4.1 Nanomedicine to Hold Highest Share of Magnetically Guided Market
    6.5 Bacteria-Based
           6.5.1 Mechanical Application to Grow at Highest CAGR

7 Nanorobotics Market, By Application (Page No. - 48)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nanomedicine
           7.2.1 Growing Involvement of Companies to Drive Market Growth Across the World
    7.3 Biomedical
           7.3.1 Magnetically Guided Nanorobotics to Grow at Highest Rate in Biomedical Application
    7.4 Mechanical
           7.4.1 Biomechanics and Nanomachines to Boost the Demand
    7.5 Others

8 Nanorobotics Market, By Region (Page No. - 57)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Americas
           8.2.1 US
           US to Account for Largest Share of Market in Americas
           8.2.2 Canada
           Canada to Witness Second-Highest Growth Rate in Market in Americas
           8.2.3 Latin America
           Increasing Adoption of Nanorobotics for Nanomedicine Applications and Growing Aging Population to Drive the Market
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 Germany
           Growing Nanotechnology Research to Boost the Demand
           8.3.2 UK
           Growing Nanotechnology Development Programs to Boost the Demand
           8.3.3 France
           Modern Network of Research Facilities for Nanotechnology to Drive the Market
           8.3.4 Switzerland
           Growing Synthetic Biology and Robotics to Offer Opportunities
           8.3.5 Rest of Europe
    8.4 APAC
           8.4.1 Japan
           Japan Holds Largest Share of APAC Market
           8.4.2 India
           Indian Market to Grow at Second-Highest Growth Rate in APAC
           8.4.3 Australia
           Increasing Focus Toward Nanorobotics to Offer Significant Growth Opportunities
           8.4.4 China
           Growing Number of Collaborations for R&D in Nanotechnology and Life Sciences is Driving the Growth
           8.4.5 Rest of APAC
    8.5 RoW
           8.5.1 Middle East
           Growing Healthcare Market in Middle Eastern Countries to Drive the Market
           8.5.2 Africa
           Growing Synthetic Biology to Generate Opportunities

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 73)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Ranking Analysis
    9.3 Competitive Leadership Mapping
           9.3.1 Visionary Leaders
           9.3.2 Innovators
           9.3.3 Dynamic Differentiators
           9.3.4 Emerging Companies
    9.4 Business Strategy Excellence (For 25 Companies)
    9.5 Strength of Product Portfolio (For 25 Companies)
    9.6 Competitive Scenario
           9.6.1 Product Launches
           9.6.2 Acquisitions and Expansions
           9.6.3 Agreements, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 83)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Key Players
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View)*
             10.2.1 Bruker
             10.2.2 JEOL
             10.2.3 Thermo Fisher Scientific
             10.2.4 Ginkgo Bioworks
             10.2.5 Oxford Instruments
             10.2.6 EV Group
             10.2.7 Imina Technologies
             10.2.8 Toronto Nano Instrumentation
             10.2.9 Klocke Nanotechnik
             10.2.10 Kleindiek Nanotechnik
* Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
     10.3 Other Key Players
             10.3.1 Xidex
             10.3.2 Synthace
             10.3.3 Park Systems
             10.3.4 Smaract
             10.3.5 Nanonics Imaging
     10.4 Key Innovators
             10.4.1 Novascan Technologies
             10.4.2 Angstrom Advanced
             10.4.3 Hummingbird Scientific
             10.4.4 NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments
             10.4.5 Witec

11 Appendix (Page No. - 108)
     11.1 Discussion Guide
     11.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     11.3 Available Customizations
     11.4 Related Reports
     11.5 Author Details

List of Tables (33 Tables)

Table 1 Nanorobotics Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 2 Market for Nanomanipulators, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 3 Market, By Nanomanipulator Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 4 Market for Electron Microscope, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 5 Market for Scanning Probe Microscopes, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 6 Market for Bio-Nanorobotics, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 7 Market for Magnetically Guided, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 8 Market for Bacteria-Based, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market for Nanomedicine, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 11 Market for Nanomedicine, By Nanomanipulator Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market for Nanomedicine, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 13 Market for Biomedical, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market for Biomedical, By Nanomanipulator Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 15 Market for Biomedical, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market for Mechanical, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market for Mechanical, By Nanomanipulator Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 18 Market for Mechanical, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 19 Market for Other Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 20 Market for Other Applications, By Nanomanipulator Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 21 Market for Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 22 Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 23 Market in Americas, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 24 Market in Americas, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 25 Market in Europe, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 26 Market in Europe, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 27 Market in APAC, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 28 Market in APAC, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 29 Market in RoW, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 30 Market in RoW, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 31 Most Recent Product Launches in Nanorobotics Market
Table 32 Most Recent Acquisitions and Expansions in Nanorobotics Market
Table 33 Most Recent Agreements, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures in Nanorobotics Market
List of Figures (31 Figures)
Figure 1 Nanorobotics Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Process Flow
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Nanomanipulator to Account for Largest Market Size During Forecast Period
Figure 6 Market By Nanomanipulator Type for Electron Microscope to Grow Faster During Forecast Period
Figure 7 Market for Mechanical Application to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 8 Europe Likely to Be Fastest-Growing Region in Market During Forecast Period
Figure 9 Increasing Application Areas of Microscopes and Integration of Microscopy With Spectroscopy Holds Huge Opportunities for Nanorobotics Market
Figure 10 Nanomanipulator to Hold Largest Market Share During Forecast Period
Figure 11 Nanomedicine and Germany to Account for Large Shares of Market in Europe in 2018
Figure 12 Market in Europe to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 13 US to Account for Largest Share of Market in 2018
Figure 14 Increasing Government Support and Level of Investment in Nanorobotics Drives Nanorobotics Market
Figure 15 Reduction in Cost Per Raw Megabase of DNA Sequencing (USD) (2010–2017)
Figure 16 Value Chain Analysis: Major Value Added During Research and Technology Development Phase
Figure 17 Magnetically Guided Nanorobotics to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 18 Market for Mechanical Application to Grow at Highest CAGR During 2018–2023
Figure 19 Market: Geographic Snapshot
Figure 20 Americas: Nanorobotics Snapshot
Figure 21 Europe: Nanorobotics Snapshot
Figure 22 APAC: Nanorobotics Snapshot
Figure 23 RoW: Nanorobotics Snapshot
Figure 24 Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies Were Adopted By Companies in Market From January 2016 to August 2018
Figure 25 Top 5 Players in Market, 2017
Figure 26 Market (Global) Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018
Figure 27 Market Evaluation Framework
Figure 28 Bruker: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 JEOL: Company Snapshot
Figure 30 Thermo Fisher Scientific: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Oxford Instruments: Company Snapshot

The study involved 4 major activities in estimating the current size of the nanorobotics market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, peer market, and parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. After that, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.

Secondary Research

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the nanorobotics market begins with capturing data on revenues of key vendors in the market through secondary research. This study incorporates the use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg Businessweek, Factiva, and OneSource to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the nanorobotics market. Vendor offerings have also been taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. This entire research methodology includes the study of annual and financial reports of top players, presentations, press releases, journals, paid databases, trade directories, regulatory bodies, and safety standard organizations.

Primary Research

The nanorobotics market comprises several stakeholders, such as nanotechnology-based medical device companies; research and development (R&D) organizations; hospitals and clinics; diagnostic centers; technology, service, and solution providers; intellectual property (IP) core and licensing providers; solutions providers, and system integrators in the supply chain. The supply side is characterized by advancements in types of nanorobotics end products and their diverse applications. Various primary sources from both the supply and demand sides of the market were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information. Following is the breakdown of primary respondents.

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Market Size Estimation

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the total size of the nanorobotics market. These methods have also been used extensively to estimate the size of various market subsegments. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

  • Key players in major applications and markets were identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The industry’s supply chain and market size, in terms of value, were determined through primary and secondary research processes.
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns were determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size—using the estimation processes as explained above—the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides in the areas of nanorobotics.

Research Objective

  • To describe and forecast the nanorobotics market, in terms of value, by type and application
  • To describe and forecast the market, in terms of value, by region—the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding major factors influencing market growth (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To provide a detailed overview of the value chain in the nanorobotics market
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets with regard to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the total market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market position in terms of ranking and core competencies, along with detailing competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To analyze opportunities in the market for stakeholders and the details of the competitive landscape for leaders in the market
  • To analyze strategic approaches such as expansions, mergers, acquisitions, and product launches, along with research and development (R&D) in the nanorobotics market

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