2012 Nanotechnology Research Review

Published - Dec 2012| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - NAN047D
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Report Highlights


  • Overview of the market for nanoparticles in the life sciences on a global basis including descriiption of leading and emerging drug products, major players in nanoparticle drug delivery field and methods of nanoparticle formation.
  • Overview of global markets for nanocomposites, nanoparticles, nanoclays and nanotubes including information on types of nanocomposites, their properties and applications.
  • Overview of global markets and technologies for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) including information on history of nanotubes, properties of CNTs and applications of CNTs.


When greatly reduced in size, most materials exhibit different characteristics.  This gives materials science a new spectrum of colors in its palette to create new processes and platforms, or to optimize more traditional technologies.

2012 continued to see major advances that were enabled by nanotechnology.  In medicine in particular the delivery methods wrapped within nanoparticles have advanced many new and traditional drugs further along the clinical trial pipeline.  Nano-engineering has also increased its grip on semiconductor manufacturing, and a multitude of quality control subsystems.

This Nanotechnology Research Review provides a sampling of the type of quantitative market information, analysis, and guidance that has been aiding business decision making since BCC was founded in 1971.  It includes highlights from the following reports published in 2012:

  • Nanoparticles in Biotechnology, Drug Development and Drug Delivery
  • Global Markets for Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays, and Nanotubes
  • Global Markets and Technologies for Carbon Nanotubes
  • Nanotechnology: A Realistic Market Assessment

We hope you find this Research Review valuable, and we look forward to serving our customers’ biotechnology market research needs.


Chris Spivey

Senior Editor

BCC Research

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Published - Jan-2012| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - NAN047C

Report Highlights

  • The global market for nanostructured products used in water treatment was worth an estimated $1.4 billion in 2010 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% during the next 5 years to reach a value of $2.2 billion in 2015.
  • The global market for quantum dots (QDs) was worth an estimated $67 million in 2010 and $103 million in 2011. This market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 59.3%, reaching $666 million by 2015, a tenfold increase.
  • Global consumption of nanocomposites was an estimated 138,389 metric tons with a value of $920 million in 2011. By 2016, the market should amount to 333,043 metric tons and $2.4 billion, a five year CAGR of 19.2% in unit terms and 20.9% in value terms.
Published - Jan-2011| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - NAN047B

Report Highlights

  • The global market for carbon nanotube grades—comprising commodity (MWNTs) and specialty single- walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs)—generated an estimated $100 million in revenues in 2009. This market is projected to grow over the next 5 years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.9%, reaching more than $1 billion by 2014.  The CNT commodity grade will provide by far the biggest technology push driven especially by polymer composites. 
  • BCC estimates the global market for nanotechnology products at about $15.7 billion in 2010, growing to approximately $26.7 billion by 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1% from 2010 through 2015.  This figure includes well-established commercial nanomaterials applications, such as nanoparticle-based sunscreen products and nanocatalyst thin films for catalytic converters, as well as new technologies, such as nano-thin film solar cells, nanolithographic tools, and nanoscale electronic memory.
  • Sales of nanofiber-based products are projected to continue growing at a very healthy rate during the next 5 years, driven by further penetration of nanofibers in the above sectors and by various newer, high-tech applications that are entering mainstream commercialization in other fields such as the consumer and medical/biological/ pharmaceutical sectors. The total market for nanofiber products is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.3% through 2015, and at a 37.2% CAGR from 2015 through 2020, reaching nearly $2.2 billion in total revenues by 2020.
Published - Dec-2007| Analyst - Review | Code - NAN047A

Report Highlights

  • An extensive patent analysis.
  • An in-depth assessment of the unfolding commercial markets.
  • Progress in the synthesis and commercial scale-up of CNTs.
  • Extended compilation of the producers and end users dictating market development.
  • A 5-year projected market analysis of the emerging CNT industry.

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