In 2020, US demand for IVD packaging is forecast to grow to over $3.9 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent annually. Key trends include accelerated demand for higher quality components that improve packaging performance; and enhanced design efficiencies that will drop the cost of product shipments.
In vitro diagnostic packaging products include:
Primary Containers: reagent and solution bottles, blood collection tubes, sample and transport tubes, culture and media bottles, tubular vials, culture and media plates, and other configurations (e.g. glass ampules, bags and pouches, test sticks, and blister packs)
Closures: crew threaded, stopper and plug cap, dispensing, septa and crimp, and aluminum seal types
Packaging Accessories: folding boxes and cartons, trays, and other secondary containers; microplates; labels and package inserts; shipping containers; shrink wrap; tamper-evident seals; desiccants; security components; and shipping and packing supplies
Primary containers occupy the largest share of the IVD packaging market. Rapid growth in demand for culture and media plates and bottles will account for the largest share of growth in this product category, though it is anticipated that by 2025, blood collection tubes will supplant these products in demand value terms.
Applications for in vitro diagnostics packaging include:
Going forward, IVD packaging for molecular diagnostics applications is projected to post the fastest growth in in demand, benefiting from continuing advances in polymerase chain reaction and related techniques, increasing reliance on forensic procedures, and an ever-expanding slate of tests for genetic diseases, viruses, tumors, infections
This study includes profiles, market share, and sales estimates for 25 key participants, including Amcor; Becton, Dickinson, and Company; Bemis; CCL Industries; Duran Group; Greiner; Multi-sorb; Oliver Products; Sonic Packaging Industries; and Thermo Fisher Scientific.