Global Markets for Reagents for Chromatography -- Focus on Liquid Chromatography

Sep 2012| MST054A| BCC Publishing

Report Highlights

  • Global revenues from chromatography reagents totaled nearly $4.3 billion in 2011 and $5.2 billion in 2012. Total revenues should reach $11.9 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%.
  • Liquid chromatography, the largest segment, should account for $2.4 billion in 2012 and $7.1 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 24%.
  • The global sales from solvents used in liquid chromatography are expected to reach $1.2 billion in 2012 and nearly $3.4 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 23%.



The purpose of this study, conducted by BCC, is to offer a synopsis of the current characteristics of the global market for chromatography reagents in order to forecast its future.  The key intent is to provide an extensive analysis of the current market and the future trends for the chromatography reagents market.  The report offers analysis on the market size, market leaders, and factors affecting the market of chromatography reagents from the perspective of its end users, which includes the pharma and biotech, food and beverages, environmental agencies and other sectors.

This report investigates current and future strategies within the chromatography techniques and reagents market. The report takes a close look at the market’s inventiveness, its setbacks and future needs. The comparisons, usage and the advantages and disadvantages of different types of chromatography products and reagents are also covered in this report. 

A comprehensive analysis of chromatography reagents sales is given, broken down by regions—North America, Europe and emerging markets. Sales figures are forecast for the five-year period from 2012 through 2017. 


Chromatography techniques and reagents are being used extensively in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the development of pure drug compounds. The primary usage of chromatography techniques is for quality assurance of drug products wherein chromatography separation techniques can, in some cases, assure up to 99.9% purity level and can reveal the impurities to 0.1% or even smaller. These separations or analysis techniques use chromatography reagents for the measurement of the drug purity, which has led to the growing market of the reagents.  The study thus focuses on the usage of these reagents in various industries across the global markets.

Most of the techniques of chromatography and their reagents are discussed in this report. The fast-changing scenarios and developmental landscape of various technologies in the market justify focusing on this segment. Along with the end users—pharmaceutical and biotech, food and beverage, environmental agencies and other industries—merger and acquisition and collaborations of companies are also covered in this report. This study also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each reagent type/technology in light of new technologies, growing competition and changing customer needs.


This study contributes to knowledge and understanding of market growth and setbacks for chromatography reagents from the manufacturer and end user perspectives. Pharmaceutical, biochemical, chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage industries, clinics, forensics and environmental agencies will find this study to be of interest. 


The scope of this study comprises the markets of reagents of chromatography along with various chromatography techniques.  BCC analyzes each market; the different types of chromatographic techniques and reagents; the regulatory aspects; the end users of the chromatographic reagents and market projections, its market leaders and market share. The study also offers details of technological refinements including the latest trends and developments.


Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC carried out a comprehensive literature search that included technical newsletters, journals, technical blogs and research papers as well as many other sources. The data were collected through interviews and correspondence with various pharmaceutical, biotechnical, food and beverage and environment experts.  Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, likely unit prices, rates of consumption and market trends.


BCC surveyed various companies within the industry to obtain data for this study.  They were reputed manufacturers and end users of chromatographic reagents in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, food & beverages and other relevant industries. BCC spoke with officials within the industry, consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature, technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were done.  In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and governmental sources.


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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature.  This information does not constitute managerial, legal or accounting advice, nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is of a speculative in nature.  The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.

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Analyst Credentials

Shalini Shahani Dewan focuses on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and has been a BCC Research contributor since 2002 as both an analyst and project manager. She has explored a wide range of topics and companies, including working for Johnson & Johnson doing market surveillance. She has an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and master's degree in medicinal chemistry. She resides in the Bay Area.

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Full Report: Global Markets for Reagents for Chromatography -- Focus on Liquid Chromatography117Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION3Free
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY3Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW26Free
Chapter- 6: GLOBAL MARKETS33Free
Chapter- 8: PATENT ANALYSIS9Free
Chapter- 10: C. CRAMER & CO. GMBH12Free
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