Global Microtome Market is expected to reach USD 73.5 million by 2025. A microtome is powered tool exclusively used to cut very thin slices of biological material like plant or animal tissue for microscopic examinations. Special metal, diamond blades, or glass blades is used reliant on the type of specimen and the preferred thickness.
Microtomes are used in microscopy, mainly for the preparation of samples for observation under electron or light radiation. Steel blades are most probably used to make sections of animal or plant tissues. Laboratories uses microtome for various testing purposes. Microtome blades are extremely sharp, and need continuous re-sharpening to keep its sharpness and need to be held with caution. The Microtome Market is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR of 4.6% over the forecast period as the scope and its applications are rising enormously across the globe.
Microtome Market is segmented based on type, technology, blade type, application, end users, and region. Vibrating microtome, sledge microtome, infrared laser microtome, rotary microtome, and other types could be explored in Microtome in the forecast period. Manual, fully automated, and semi-automated are the technologies that could be explored in Microtome in the forecast period. Fully automated sector accounted for the largest market share of Microtome and is estimated to continue its dominance in the coming years.
There are several types of blade used in microtome are diamond microtome blade, metal microtome blade, and glass microtome blade that could be explored in forecast period. Metal blades are mainly made of steel and are used to slice the sections of animal and plant tissues for light microscopy histology. However, glass blades are exclusively used in electron microscopy and light microscopy applications.
The market may be categorized based on applications like cryosectioning technique, optical microscope, traditional histology technique, electron microscope, and others that could be explored in the forecast period. Electron microscopy is exclusively used to study stained thin sections about 60 to 100 nanometer of tissue and is termed as an ultramicrotome. In cryosectioning technique tissues are frizzed and cut in the frozen state using microtome-cryostat or freezing microtome. It is exclusively used to gain fast diagnosis in medical procedures. Research centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others are the end users that could be explored in Microtome in the forecast period.
Globally, North America accounted for the substantial market share of Microtome and is estimated to lead the overall market in the coming years. The reason behind the overall market growth could be growing healthcare facilities reliant on enhanced cryostat microtome equipment. Instead, Europe and the Asia Pacific are also estimated to have a positive influence on the future growth. Europe is the second largest region with significant market share. However, Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at fastest pace with the highest CAGR in the foremost period. The developing countries like India and China are the major consumers of Microtome in this region.
The key players of Microtome Market are Alltion, Amos scientific, AGD Biomedicals, Bright Instrument, MICROS Austria, Leica, Orion Medic, Thermo Fisher, Histo Line Laboratories, Medite, RMC Boeckeler, Auxilab, and Slee Medical. These players are concentrating on inorganic growth to sustain themselves amongst fierce competition. As companies all over the world have to believe that alliance with a market would permit them proportional market existence and authority to declare the leadership position.
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
• Microtome Devices
• Rotary Microtome
• Vibrating Microtome
• Other Microtomes
Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
• Fully Automated
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East & Africa
• South Africa
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