REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Membrane technology is used in all phases of the pharmaceutical development processes, from laboratory research to large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing. Applications include lab-scale DNA and protein separation and analysis, sample preparation, drug screening, cell culturing and examination, laboratory and process water purification, virus removal, and bench-, pilot-, and production-scale drug manufacturing.
Substantial changes in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries have made membrane separations processes an important part of the production of drugs. Membrane separation processes help ensure safety and efficacy of drugs by eliminating contaminants from the laboratory through large-scale production.
This study is an update of a previous report from 2005; it combines bio-pharmaceutical, life science research, and pharmaceutical membrane separation technologies.
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for membrane technology in pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and biopharmaceutical applications. Areas in the report include laboratory analysis (e.g., gene and protein analysis, drug candidate screening, laboratory separations and water treatment), biopharmaceutical development (e.g., cell culturing, protein purification, virus removal) and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Technical and market drivers are considered in evaluating the current value of the technologies and in projecting growth and trends over the next five years. Conclusions are illustrated with statistical information on markets, applications, industry structure and dynamics, and technological developments.
In addition to coverage of membrane technology by type, the report will segment the market by region, including the Americas (U.S., Canada, Latin America, South America); Europe, Middle East, Russia, and Africa (EMRA); and Asia (Japan, Australia/New Zealand, India, China, other Asia-Pacific areas).
SCOPE AND FORMAT
The study is intended for individuals requiring an in-depth analysis of the life science, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical membrane separation technology industries. It traces significant developments and forecasts important trends, quantifies the various market sectors, and highlights companies active in those areas.
The report will not cover membranes used in the healthcare or medical diagnostics fields, or membranes used in air and gas venting on medical devices.
This study will be of interest to membrane device manufacturers, membrane material manufacturers, and venture capitalists and financial institutions involved in the healthcare industry.
METHODOLOGIES AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. A comprehensive literature, patent, and Internet search was conducted. Additionally, business, scientific, and industry journals; government reports; annual reports; conference literature; and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports were consulted. Industry experts were consulted as necessary.
Growth rates were calculated based on existing and proposed device and equipment sales during the forecast period. Membrane consumables were also taken into account.
Values are given in U.S. dollars; forecasts are made in constant U.S. dollars, and growth rates are compounded. Calculations do not include design nor installation costs or validation expenses.
Peggy S Lehr is the BCC Research analyst of this report. Ms. Lehr holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MS in Communication from the University of Denver. Ms. Lehr has worked in the publishing industry for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and she has completed more than 20 reports for BCC.
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