Separation Systems for Commercial Biotechnology

Published - Feb 2007| Analyst - Alpita Shah| Code - BIO011D
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Report Highlights

  • The U.S. market for protein separation systems is estimated to be valued at almost $3.0 billion in the base year, 2006. This market is expected to grow with an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 11.1% and cross the $5.0 billion by the year 2011.
  • The liquid chromatography market was $944 million in 2004 and will rise to more than $1.1 billion in the year 2006. This market has been showing exceptional growth due to its ability to separate large molecules before major analysis. This market is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2011, an AAGR of 13.0%.
  • The membrane filtration segment is valued at $538 million in year 2006 with an estimated growth of 10.8% and is predicted to grow to $898 million in year 2011. Though the capital costs involved in membrane filtration are higher than chemical treatments, the system increases energy and utilizes less company space as compared to chemical processes. This enables companies to reduce costs by upwards of 65%.




BCC Research's goal in conducting this study was to determine the present status of the worldwide protein separation market and to evaluate its potential over the 5-year period from 2006 to 2011. In assessing this market, all of the important segments were considered. In addition, a review of the market potential for emerging technologies in the protein separation market was conducted

With increasing R&D conducted in developing new drugs in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, the importance of protein separation is evident. Thus, BCC Research sought to determine which industries use protein separation techniques and to assess which of the techniques are poised for growth.


This report contains:

  • The U.S. market for separation systems of commercial biotechnology broken down into five segments: liquid chromatography, centrifugation, membrane filtration, electrophoresis and niche separations
  • Market trends, historical data, and five-year projections to 2011
  • A discussion and review of important technology and the latest technological advancements in the industry
  • Lists and analysis of important and upcoming patents
  • Profiles for the top players within the industry.


BCC Research presents an analysis by each protein separation technique used for biotechnology application considering the base year 2006. Estimated values are based on what manufacturers have paid in undepreciated dollars. Analysis of potential applications for technology and forecast unit shipments for 2006 and 2011 were based on survey research.


The major sources of information for this study have been the primary research done by interviewing the majority of the key players in this industry and secondary research compiled from the Internet, company websites, current financial and trade information, and government sources.


Alpita Shah has an MBA in Healthcare and a B.S. in life sciences. She has published many articles and reports in the areas of biotechnology and healthcare. She is familiar with the operations of many healthcare companies.

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Published - Nov-2003| Analyst - Norma Corbitt| Code - BIO011C

Report Highlights

  • Biotech separations is a $2.1 billion in the U.S. in 2003 and is projected to rise to $3.6 billion in 2008, at an average annual rate (AAGR) of 11.0%.
  • Fast runs, high throughput and reproducibility are factors in liquid chromatography’s dominance. Rising at an AAGR of 11.3%, this segment will increase to $1.69 billion in 2008.
  • Competition from membrane technologies should continue to limit growth of centrifugation to an AAGR of 6.0% through 2008
  • Readily met sanitary design regulations, easily enclosed systems and greater recovery rates contribute to an AAGR of 14.1% for membrane filtration. Sales should reach $673 million in 2008.
  • Electrophoresis systems, led by capillary designs, will rise at an AAGR of 8.3% from $249 million in 2003 to $371 million in 2008.


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