Microscopy: The Global Market

Published - Jul 2013| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - IAS017E
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Report Highlights

The global market for microscopes and accessories was worth $3.8 billion in 2012.  Sales are projected to exceed $4.0 billion in 2013 and approach nearly $5.4 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2013 and 2018.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for microscopes and accessories, with coverage of optical (light) microscopes, electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, and other types (e.g., focused ion beam, confocal).
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
  • Definitions and a brief history of microscopy.
  • Microscope technologies.
  • Patent analysis.
  • Discussion of trends by type of instrument, end-user segment, and geographical region
  • Industry structure, including company size and financial performance, ownership, and market shares.
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market.


The report addresses the global market for microscopes and microscope accessories over the period from 2012 through 2018, including:

  • Optical (light) microscopes.
  • Electron microscopes.
  • Scanning probe microscopes.
  • Other types of microscope (e.g., focused ion beam, confocal).
  • Microscope accessories.

The report includes the following major elements:

  • Executive summary.
  • Definitions.
  • Brief history of microscopy.
  • Microscope technologies.
  • Patent analysis.
  • Major end uses and applications.
  • Global market trends by type of instrument, end-user segment and geographical region.
  • Technology trends, limits and challenges.
  • Industry structure (e.g., firm size and financial performance, ownership, market shares).


Andrew McWilliams, the author of this report, is a partner in the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel LLC.   He is the author of the previous edition of this report as well as other BCC Research studies of microscopy-related technologies, such as MFG016F – Nondestructive Testing, IAS027B Microsensors – MEMS: Biosensors and Nanosensors, NAN041A – Nanopatterning, NAN031E – Nanotechnology: A Realistic Market Assessment, NAN036B – Nanotechnology for Photonics, NAN038A – Nanotechnology in Life Science Applications, IAS015A – Materials Characterization Instruments; AVM067B Metamaterials – Technologies and Global Markets; and AVM066C Superconductors: Technologies and Global Market.

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Title/Chapter Name Pages Price
Full Report: Microscopy: The Global Market 144 $3990
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION 4
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2 $250
Chapter- 3: MICROSCOPY OVERVIEW 81 $3367
Chapter- 5: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 6 $249
Chapter- 6: COMPANY PROFILES 9 $374
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