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Posted: November 27, 2007

U.S. Market for Molecular, Nanoscale and Atomic Imaging Worth $4.2 Billion by 2012

(Nanowerk News) According to a new technical market research report, Molecular, Nanoscale and Atomic Imaging—NAN046A from BCC Research (www.bccresearch.com), the U.S. market for molecular, nanoscale, and atomic imaging was worth some $1.6 billion in 2006 and is expected to increase to $1.8 billion in 2007 and $4.2 billion by 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5% over the next five years.
The market is broken down into applications of imaging hardware and imaging probes. Of these segments, imaging hardware represents 69.7% of the total molecular, nanoscale, and atomic imaging market with a value of $1.3 billion in 2007. This segment is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 18% to exceed $2.8 billion in 2012.
Within the imaging systems market, scanning electron microscopes captured the largest share with a value of $295.8 million in 2007. This segment is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 15.2%, reaching $601.3 million by 2012.
Probe reagents for molecular, nanoscale, and atomic imaging are valued at $546.2 million in 2007 and are expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4%, reaching $1.3 billion in 2012.
Molecular probes, including fluorescent and bioluminescent tags, represent the largest segment of the U.S. market for imaging probes, with a value of $326.5 million in 2007. This market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%, exceeding $660.5 million in 2012.
Source: BCC Research