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Growth Opportunities in the Global Digital Pathology Market, Forecast to 2021

Growth Opportunities in the Global Digital Pathology Market, Forecast to 2021

Shortage of pathologists and the rise in new cancer cases are the key drivers for the adoption of digital pathology solutions globally. Digital pathology enhances the productivity of pathologists by 10% to 15%, thereby improving the overall efficiency of healthcare providers.

Digital pathology solutions find the best fit in oncology care. According to WHO estimates, the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. Digital pathology solutions are likely to be useful in cancer diagnosis, as these systems allow physicians to take and consider the second opinion on critical cases quickly. In addition, use of digital pathology in drug discovery enables pharmaceutical companies to remove bias and provide quantifiable results.

The US research segment currently contributes to a significant part of the revenue, as digital pathology devices were not approved for primary diagnosis until Philips got the approval for Intellisite in April 2017. The approval is expected to increase the adoption of digital pathology in primary diagnosis, and further approvals of whole slide scanners are expected in the next 3 to 5 years, leading to an increase in competition.

Despite higher efficiency and clinical effectiveness, the high cost of digital pathology solutions has been one of the key market growth restraints, especially in the small-to-mid-sized laboratory segment. However, this is expected to change in the future, driven by new business models and partnerships among vendors.


  • Executive Dashboard
    • Purpose of this Experiential Study
    • 5 Step Process to Transformational Growth
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Key Findings in the Global Digital Pathology Market
    • Strategic Imperatives for the Digital Pathology Market
    • Six Big Market Themes for Digital Pathology Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Growth Environment—Market Overview
    • Market Overview
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Drivers and Restraints
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints Explained
    • Global Regulatory Landscape
    • Key Industry Challenges
  • Growth Environment—Market Forecast
    • Market Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast by Technology
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast by Technology, Global, 2016–2021
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Installed Base Forecast, Global, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware*, Global, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Global, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Global, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage Discussion
    • Revenue Share by Application
      • Table Total Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Share by Application*, Global, 2016
    • Revenue Share by Application Discussion
    • Market Share Analysis
  • Visioning Scenarios
    • Visioning Scenarios for the Global Digital Pathology Market—Macro-to-Micro Visioning
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Digital Pathology—Top 5 Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1—Deep Learning and AI Platforms for Interpretation of Whole Slide Images
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Leveraging the Interplay Between Pathology and Radiology
    • Growth Opportunity 3—Multispectral Imaging in Whole Slide Scanning
    • Growth Opportunity 4—Increasing Adoption of Digital Pathology in Drug Discovery
    • Growth Opportunity 5—Using Cloud to Deliver Digital Pathology
    • Growth Opportunity 6—Fast Adoption of Digital Pathology in APAC
  • Regional Analysis—The United States
    • Market Overview
    • Regulatory Scenario for Digital Pathology—US
    • Reimbursement Scenario for Digital Pathology—US
    • Digital Pathology Adoption in the US—Use Cases
    • Market Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Market Engineering Measurements, US, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast by Technology
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast by Technology, US, 2016–2021
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Installed Base Forecast, US, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, US, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, US, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, US, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Key Companies to Watch
  • Regional Analysis—Western Europe
    • Market Overview
    • Key Market Trends
    • Case Study—Digital Pathology Adoption in Europe
      • Table Profile of Pathology Department, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV Hospital, Belgium, 2016
    • Actual Cost of Digital Pathology System—EU Perspective Case Study
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Cost of Digital Pathology System Installation Activities, Western Europe, 2016
    • Market Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast by Technology
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast by Technology, Western Europe, 2016–2021
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Installed Base Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware*, Western Europe, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Western Europe, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Western Europe, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Key Companies to Watch
  • Germany
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Germany, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Germany, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Germany, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Germany, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The United Kingdom
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, UK, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, UK, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, UK, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, UK, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Spain
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Spain, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Spain, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Spain, 2016–2021
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Spain, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • France
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, France, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, France, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, France, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, France, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Italy
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Italy, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Italy, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Italy, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Italy, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Benelux
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Benelux, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Benelux, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Benelux, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Benelux, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Scandinavia
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Scandinavia, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Scandinavia, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Scandinavia, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Scandinavia, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Regional Analysis—APAC
    • Market Overview
    • Key Market Trends
    • Market Outlook
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Market Engineering Measurements, APAC, 2016
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, APAC, 2016–2021
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Installed Base Forecast, APAC, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, APAC, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, APAC, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, APAC, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage Discussion
    • Competitive Environment
    • Key Companies to Watch—InvitroCue
    • Key Companies to Watch—SigTuple
    • Key Companies to Watch—HistoIndex
  • Japan
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, Japan, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, Japan, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, Japan, 2016–2021
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, Japan, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • South Korea
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, South Korea, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, South Korea, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, South Korea, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, South Korea, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • China
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, China, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • ASEAN
    • Market Overview
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast, ASEAN, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Hardware
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Hardware, ASEAN, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Software
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Software, ASEAN, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast for Storage
      • Table Digital Pathology Market: Revenue Forecast for Storage, ASEAN, 2016–2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Key Benefits of Digital Pathology
    • Pathology Workflow for Histology
    • Consultation—Analog vs. Digital
    • Key WSI Scanners Covered in This Study

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