The world microscopes market, encompassing optical (light), confocal, electron and scanning probe microscopes, generated an estimated $2.5 billion in revenues in 2010. The market is expected to grow to over $4billion by 2017.
Increased government and corporate funding in life sciences, materials research and nanotechnology is leading to sustained growth in microscopy.
Optical microscopes currently account for the majority of the microscopy market but will lose market share to electron and scanning probe microscopes in the coming years. The largest end user market for microscopy is semicondutors, followed by life sciences, and nanotechnology and nanomaterials research.
This report includes:
- Comprehensive quantitative data and forecasts for the global microscopes market to 2017.
- Qualitative insight and perspective on the current market and future trends in end user markets based on interviews with key executives.
- End user market analysis
- Full company profiles of microscopes application developers including technology descriptions, revenues, contact details and end user markets for their products.