The global virus filtration market is expected to reach US$ 5,555.4 Mn in 2025 from US$ 2,139.4 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 13.0% from 2018-2025.
The growth of the virus filtration market is primarily attributed to the increasing investments in R&D and outsourcing activities. Moreover, the rapid growth of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry is also expected to drive the growth of virus filtration market. However, availability of alternative techniques for virus clearance and high consolidation is expected to obstruct the growth of virus filtration market. On the other hand, rapid use of single use technology-based products and materials are expected to be trending in the manufacturing companies and lab scale experimentations in the market. The single use technology is mostly encountered among filtration equipment that are used in the manufacturing upstream and downstream processes such as membrane filters, chromatographic columns and others. These single use filtration systems are used for purification and removal of viruses, plasmids, and other contaminants that are possibly present in the liquid components during biological manufacturing process. Moreover, the single use Nano-filtration filters provides higher safety in biologic processing for filtration of small, non-enveloped viruses as well viral strains that are resistant to chemical inactivation. The single use technology have lately been proven to be robust, scalable and reliable form of sources from lab scale to cGMP production applications such as flexible contaminant, single-use bioprocessing equipment and single use filtration assemblies. The use of single use technologies used in virus filtration helps to marginally reduce the risk of cross-contamination increasing the safety profile of the manufacturing process.
Global virus filtration market, based on the product was segmented into filtration system, kits and reagents, services and others. In 2017, the kits and reagents segment held the largest share of the market, by product. This is primarily attributed to its ease of use and its increasing use by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The services segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the coming years.
Global virus filtration market, based on application was segmented into biologics, water purification and air purification. In 2017, biologics segment held the largest share of the market and is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the coming years owing to the rise in the production of biologics and increasing government funding as well as promotional initiatives undertaken for usage of biologics to treat various medical conditions. Increasing R&D innovation in various other applications such as gene therapy and stem cell biology has also been contributing significantly to the growth of this market.
Some of the major primary and secondary sources for virus filtration included in the report are World Health Organization (WHO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Research Foundation (NRF), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and others.