Whole Slide Scanner Market

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market By Type (Hardware, Software), By Design (Brightfield, Fluorescence), By Application (Hospital, Research Institute, Pharmaceutical Companies, And Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa)

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  • Author: Growth Market Reports
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  • Pub. Date: 05-01-2021
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The global Whole Slide Scanner market was valued at USD 274.0 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 428.5 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. Whole slide imaging (WSI), also known as digital pathology (DP) or virtual microscopy, refers to the methods of visualization, navigation, concentrating, labeling, and classification of areas of focus inside glass tissue slides on a computer display. WSI is a paradigm shift in pathology that serves as a critical first step for a wide variety of digital tools to enter the field. Its basic function is to digitize glass slides for viewing and analyzing the digital images for further treatment of patients.

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Key Takeaways

Market Dynamics
The demand for a digitalized processing workflow has increased significantly due to its use in surveillance and primary diagnosis of disease tissues taken from human specimen.

WSI has been used for a wide range of clinical purposes, including telepathology for primary diagnosis, consultation (second opinion), and remote interpretation. Whole slide images have been used to remotely display immunostaines, screen pathology slides on tumor boards, save selected consult slides before they are returned, archive slides before they are surrendered to use cellular material for molecular studies, and perform image analysis. Several authors documented their findings using WSI for primary and secondary (consultation) diagnostics. WSI is a useful approach for cytopathology. However, for cytopathology, WSI is used more for educational purposes than for routine diagnostics, as cytology slides cannot be scanned if they contain thick diaphragms or 3D cell groups in the specimens (for example, Pap tests).

Several Advantages of Digital Slides over Conventional Method
Digitalization offers high-resolution digital images within a reasonably short timeframe. Redondo et al. compared digital slides with photomicrographs taken using an optical microscope. Improved image quality was noted, in terms of color and contrast with the digital slides. Sharma et al. indicated that certain features of digital images are better than traditional methods, such as portability, archiving, sharing, and image analysis. Ramey et al. reported positive concordance results when virtual slides of frozen sections were checked on a mobile device (iPad). An additional advantage is the fast retrieval of archival photographs. Problems such as slide breakage and fading of stains were not observed in digital slides. Digital images enable computer-aided image processing. Quality assurance and testing are conducted effectively with the use of digital slides. It may serve as a permanent record of sent-out slides, slides sent for medical-legal cases, and digital image analysis. This, in turn, boosts the whole slide scanner market.

High Cost of Scanners
The whole slide scanner is costlier than the conventional imaging techniques. Research departments and laboratories prefer investing in conventional equipment such as automated tissue processors, slide stainers, glass coverslippers, and immunostainers (IHC) to delay decision-making on digital pathology systems installations. However, large hospitals with substantial capital budgets are able to afford whole slide scanners, which pathologists or scholars cannot affordable due to their limited budget or IT support. The high cost of these systems is expected to restrict their adoption during the forecast period.

Rapid Technological Advancements
Advances such as digital imaging, computerization, robotic light microscopy, and multiple fiber optic communications are contributing to the market development. Whole slide imaging is one such technique that has multiple advantages over traditional light microscopes, which is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the market in the coming years. Additionally, technologies such as microarrays and the incorporation of a wide variety of predictive models, such as hybrid models and API algorithms, are expected to fuel the whole slide scanner market. The incorporation of digital pathology, digital instruments, barcoding, specimen tracking, and digital dictation increases the safety, efficiency, and efficacy of disease diagnostics in pathology laboratories. The highest number of slides per scanning in the whole slide scanner is 1000 slides. However, the manufacturers are investing in whole slide scanners to increase the current number of slides capacity. This expected to create opportunities in the market during the forecast period.

Segmental Outlook

On the basis of types, the whole slide scanner market is bifurcated into hardware and software. The hardware segment held around 77.1% share of the market in 2020 owing to the increasing demand for whole slide scanner components. The software segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market By Product Type

In terms of designs, the market is categorized as brightfield and fluorescence. The brightfield segment accounted for a market share of 68.6% in 2020 and the fluorescence segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. Increasing preference for brightfield whole slide scanners over fluorescence whole slide scanners is projected to drive the brightfield segment during the forecast period.

Based on applications, the market is segregated into hospital, research institute, pharmaceutical companies, and others. The research institute segment accounted for market share of 55.3% in 2020 as a majority of whole slide scanners are utilized in research activities. The pharmaceutical companies’ segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period, as whole slide scanners are widely operated for product development.

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market By Design

Regional Outlook

In terms of regions, the global whole slide scanner market is fragmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is a promising region for the market. The region constituted 42.6% share of the market in 2020. The demand for whole slide scanners is expected to rise due to increasing adoption of digital pathology in the region. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period due to increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in the region.

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market By Region

Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders

  • In-depth Analysis of the Global Whole Slide Scanner Market
  • Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value
  • Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
  • Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
  • Recent Industry Trends and Developments
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
  • Neutral Perspective on Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Performance
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Whole Slide Scanner Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2 Market Definition
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth
   4.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Dynamics
      4.2.1 Market Drivers
      4.2.2 Market Restraints
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity
   4.3 Whole Slide Scanner Market - Supply Chain Analysis
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Whole Slide Scanner Market
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
   4.5 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Size & Forecast, 2017-2027
      4.5.1 Whole Slide Scanner Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Absolute $ Opportunity
   4.6 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market: Impact Of Key Regulations
   4.7 Primary distinguishing factors for Whole slide image scanners
   4.8 Whole Slide Imaging Market Overview
   4.9 Product Comparison/ Analysis of Key Players
Chapter 5 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Analysis and Forecast By Types
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Types
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   5.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      5.2.1 Hardware
      5.2.2 Software
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
Chapter 6 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Analysis and Forecast By Designs
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Designs
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   6.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      6.2.1 Brightfield
      6.2.2 Fluorescence
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
Chapter 7 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Analysis and Forecast By Applications
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Applications
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   7.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      7.2.1 Hospital
      7.2.2 Research Institute
      7.2.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      7.2.4 Others
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 8 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1 Introduction
      8.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      8.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.2 Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Region
      8.2.1 North America
      8.2.2 Europe
      8.2.3 Asia Pacific
      8.2.4 Latin America
      8.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   8.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region
Chapter 9 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis
   9.3 Economic Impact Analysis
   9.4 Government Policies
   9.5 Investment Scenario
Chapter 10 North America Whole Slide Scanner Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 North America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 U.S.
      10.2.2 Canada
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 North America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      10.6.1 Hardware
      10.6.2 Software
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   10.10 North America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      10.10.1 Brightfield
      10.10.2 Fluorescence
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
   10.14 North America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      10.14.1 Hospital
      10.14.2 Research Institute
      10.14.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      10.14.4 Others
   10.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   10.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   10.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 11 Europe Whole Slide Scanner Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Europe Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 Germany
      11.2.2 France
      11.2.3 Italy
      11.2.4 U.K.
      11.2.5 Spain
      11.2.6 Russia
      11.2.7 Rest of Europe
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Europe Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      11.6.1 Hardware
      11.6.2 Software
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   11.10 Europe Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      11.10.1 Brightfield
      11.10.2 Fluorescence
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
   11.14 Europe Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      11.14.1 Hospital
      11.14.2 Research Institute
      11.14.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      11.14.4 Others
   11.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   11.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   11.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 12 Asia Pacific Whole Slide Scanner Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Asia Pacific Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 China
      12.2.2 Japan
      12.2.3 South Korea
      12.2.4 India
      12.2.5 Australia
      12.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      12.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Asia Pacific Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      12.6.1 Hardware
      12.6.2 Software
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   12.10 Asia Pacific Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      12.10.1 Brightfield
      12.10.2 Fluorescence
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
   12.14 Asia Pacific Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      12.14.1 Hospital
      12.14.2 Research Institute
      12.14.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      12.14.4 Others
   12.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   12.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   12.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 13 Latin America Whole Slide Scanner Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Latin America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Brazil
      13.2.2 Mexico
      13.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Latin America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      13.6.1 Hardware
      13.6.2 Software
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   13.10 Latin America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      13.10.1 Brightfield
      13.10.2 Fluorescence
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
   13.14 Latin America Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      13.14.1 Hospital
      13.14.2 Research Institute
      13.14.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      13.14.4 Others
   13.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   13.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   13.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 14 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Whole Slide Scanner Analysis and Forecast
   14.1 Introduction
   14.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast by Country
      14.2.1 GCC
      14.2.2 Turkey
      14.2.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   14.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   14.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   14.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   14.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Types
      14.6.1 Hardware
      14.6.2 Software
   14.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   14.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   14.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   14.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Designs
      14.10.1 Brightfield
      14.10.2 Fluorescence
   14.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Designs
   14.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Designs
   14.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Designs
   14.14 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Whole Slide Scanner Market Size Forecast By Applications
      14.14.1 Hospital
      14.14.2 Research Institute
      14.14.3 Pharmaceutical Companies
      14.14.4 Others
   14.15 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   14.16 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   14.17 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 15 Competition Landscape
   15.1 Whole Slide Scanner Market: Competitive Dashboard
   15.2 Global Whole Slide Scanner Market: Market Share Analysis, 2020
   15.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
      15.3.1 3DHISTECH Ltd.
      15.3.2 Akoya Biosciences, Inc.
      15.3.3 Carl Zeiss AG
      15.3.4 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
      15.3.5 Grundium Ltd
      15.3.6 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
      15.3.7 Huron Digital Pathology
      15.3.8 KEYENCE CORPORATION
      15.3.9 Koninklijke Philips N.V.
      15.3.10 Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
      15.3.11 MBF Bioscience
      15.3.12 Mikroscan Technologies, Inc.
      15.3.13 Motic
      15.3.14 Olympus Corporation
      15.3.15 OptraSCAN Inc.
Key Segments Covered
By Type
  • Hardware
  • Software
By Design
  • Brightfield
  • Fluorescence
By Design
  • Hospital
  • Research Institute
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • South East Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Turkey
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
  • 3DHISTECH Ltd.
  • Akoya Biosciences, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Grundium Ltd
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
  • Huron Digital Pathology
  • KEYENCE CORPORATION
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
  • MBF Bioscience
  • Mikroscan Technologies, Inc.
  • Motic
  • Olympus Corporation
  • OptraSCAN Inc.
  • Key players in the market include 3DHISTECH Ltd., Akoya Biosciences, Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Grundium Ltd, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Huron Digital Pathology, KEYENCE CORPORATION, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MBF Bioscience, Mikroscan Technologies, Inc. Motic, Olympus Corporation, and OptraSCAN Inc. These companies are considered as key manufacturers of whole slide scanner based on their revenue, research & development (R&D) activities, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
  • The players are adopting key strategies such as merger, acquisition, and geographical expansion in order to strengthen their market position.
  • For instance, in December 2019, 3DHISTECH Ltd. introduced the hardware upgrade of PANNORAMIC MIDI II, its best-selling, award-winning product from digital whole-slide scanner range.
  • In August 2020, Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, launched the Aperio GT 450 DX digital pathology scanner in Europe. This next generation imaging system was presented at the Leica Biosystems digital pathology virtual summit and was installed at the centre of excellence at leeds teaching hospitals NHS Trust NHS, UK.

Global Whole Slide Scanner Market By Key Players

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Some frequently asked quetions about this report!

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Yes, the report covers product specific information such as hardware and software.

According to the Growth Market Reports report, in terms of value the market whole slide scanner is likely to register a CAGR of 5.7% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 428.5 million by the end of the 2027.

The global whole slide scanner market report provides the additional data such as impact of key regulations, primary distinguishing factors for whole slide image scanners, whole slide imaging market overview, and product comparison/ analysis of key players.

The market is driven by factors such as several advantages of digital slides over conventional method, increasing research activities for different vaccines, rising adoption of digital pathology to enhance lab efficiency, and growing prevalence of cancer.

Factors such as competitive strength and market positioning are key areas considered while selecting top companies to be profiled.

The market is expected to witness an increase of 6.4% in 2020 as compared to 2019 owing to the positive impact of COVID-19.

The base year considered for the global whole slide scanner market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.

Hospitals, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and others are the key end users driving the market growth.

Major Manufactures include 3DHISTECH Ltd., Akoya Biosciences, Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Grundium Ltd, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Huron Digital Pathology, KEYENCE CORPORATION, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, MBF Bioscience, Mikroscan Technologies, Inc. Motic, Olympus Corporation, and OptraSCAN Inc.