About Laboratory Plate Handling Systems
Laboratory plate handling systems are systems that move plates from stacking stations to other laboratory instruments. These systems are an essential component of an automated laboratory as they connect individual laboratory workstations and result in a more efficient screening process for laboratory applications. These systems are commonly used along with microplate readers, washers, and incubators.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global laboratory plate handling systems market to grow at a CAGR of 3.26% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global laboratory plate handling systems market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by vendors through new sales of laboratory plate handling systems.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Laboratory Plate Handling Systems Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global laboratory plate handling systems market: Hudson Robotics, Kbiosystems, Molecular Devices, Tecan Group, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Analytik Jena, BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES, BIONEER, BioNex Solutions, BioTek Instruments, BMG LABTECH, Festo, Peak Analysis & Automation, PerkinElmer, and PlateCentric Solutions.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is emergence of modular systems. There is an increase in the emergence of modular systems that assist in full laboratory automation and perform time-consuming laboratory work with high throughput. Research workers are increasingly combining elements such as automatic microscopes, intelligent software, optimal control and monitoring systems, and documentation of the culture process.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is technological improvements in offerings. There are various advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, which are expected to impact the global laboratory plate handling systems market. These are primarily related to fields such as vision systems to direct the movements of parts and sensing systems. Vendors are also incorporating additional features into their software to ensure dynamic scheduling to maximize the efficiency of their products. Such technological advances are expected to affect the price of laboratory plate handling solutions to a considerable extent.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high cost of implementation. Budget cuts have resulted in end-users factoring in their budgets while automating their clinical microbiology labs. Administrators are keen on assessing the productivity of their clinical laboratories and checking the financial feasibility through cost-benefit and return on investment (RoI) analyses to justify new outlays. While a shortage of financial resources and increase in activities related to clinical microbiology are increasing, the high costs of these automated systems is a major challenge for the growth of the market.
Hudson Robotics, Kbiosystems, Molecular Devices, Tecan Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Analytik Jena, BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES, BIONEER, BioNex Solutions, BioTek Instruments, BMG LABTECH, Festo, Peak Analysis & Automation, PerkinElmer, and PlateCentric Solutions.