Electron Microscope Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Reflection Electron Microscope), By Application (Material Sciences, Lifesciences, Nanotechnology), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Oct 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611869
  • Pages : 135

The global electron microscope market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.09% during the forecast period, reaching a market size of US$3.897 billion in 2027 from US$2.412 billion in 2020.

The global electron microscope market is witnessing healthy growth due to the requirement for advanced and magnified image output of objects up to several nanometers. In comparison to the optical microscope, an electron microscope generates a much more magnified and detailed output. An electron microscope makes use of an electron-optical lens which helps in generating an image of an object with up to 10,000,000x magnification on a shorter wavelength. A key application of an electron microscope is to collate information about microorganisms, cells, biopsy samples, and so on. Its application in the healthcare industry has driven the growth of the market. An electron microscope is also used in other appliances like material research, data storage, and Biology & life Science.

Market Drivers

The Electron Microscope market is driven by its ability to showcase higher and finer images, to magnify an object to several nanometers. It has also increased the demand for nanotechnology. Semiconductors also use an electron microscope for the inspection of small-sized semiconductors like wafers. In the field of circuit editing and analyzing circuit failure. The electron microscope is used in the polymer industry, agriculture, nanotechnology, and atomic studies. The addition of advanced display modalities like high definition and 3-Dimensional technology is expected to increase the demand for the electron microscope market. Growing applications in life sciences and chemistry will boost the electron microscope market. A microscope can also be used for the characterization of materials, to study their internal structures, and for other related applications.

Lack of Skilled Professionals to restrain the growth

Individuals like physicists and laboratory technicians are professionally equipped to easily operate standard compound microscopes. However, with the development of advanced microscopes, like the electron microscope, the requirement of skilled professionals becomes a mandate. For instance, the atomic force scanning tunnelling microscopes, which are widely used in nanotechnology, require physicists or technicians to have deep interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of surface physics and surface analysis in order to study the characterization of biological and chemical compounds at the atomic or molecular level, which is true for electron microscopes as well. The prevalence of incompetency in this field is thus projected to act as a constraint towards the growth of the market

By Geography

Regionally, the electron microscope market is classified into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The report also analyses major countries across these regions with a complete analysis and forecast, along with prevailing market trends and opportunities that each of these countries presents for the manufacturers. The APAC region is expected to grow significantly in the forecasted period, particularly in countries like India, China and Japan, owing to the factors like increasing R&D investments, availability of low-cost materials and low-cost labour for production, increasing application of microscopy in life sciences and setting up of centres for research. Developing countries are projected to see substantial growth due to the rise in the medical tourism industry and developing healthcare infrastructure. Increasing research and development on an electron microscope will further increase its demand in developing countries. For example, in February 2017, the government of India provided approximately USD 45,000 for the designing and development of multimodal optical microscopes using the technique of Fourier optical image processing. Since its inception in 2011, the Centre of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Saransk, Russia has been active in manufacturing unique nano pincers for microscopes that allow particles on a scale of 30 nanometres to be captured. This is a transformative trend in electron microscopy with many potential applications in electronics and medicine and is expected to propel the growth of the market significantly in the analysed period.

Key developments

  • June 2022: The Department of Biochemistry of the University of Wisconsin announced the launch of its new cryo-electron microscopy research centre.
  • February 2022: Monash university partnered with WEHI, the University of Wollongong and the University of Melbourne in order to launch a new centre for cryo-electron microscopy for membrane proteins.
  • November 2020: ZEISS launches its 3 latest models of field emission scanning electron microscopes, namely, ZEISS GeminiSem 360, 460 and 540.

COVID-19 Insights

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic affected many markets due to the subsequent lockdowns that followed. This is because they caused a disruption in the supply chain and demand for the products owing to the shutting down of production facilities. However, the electron microscope market saw a positive impact as well overall due to the increased usage of these microscopes, especially in the healthcare and life sciences sector for the development of COVID-19 vaccinations and studying the virus to get more information about it.

Electron Microscope Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$2.412 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$3.897 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.09% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Product Type, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Nikon Metrology Inc., ZEISS Germany, Thermo Fischer Scientific, Joel Ltd., Tescan Osray Holdings A.S, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hirox Europe Ltd., COXEM CO., Ltd
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Product Type
    • Scanning Electron Microscope
    • Transmission Electron Microscope
    • Reflection Electron Microscope
  • By Application
    • Material Sciences
    • Lifesciences
    • Nanotechnology
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global electron microscopes market is projected to reach a market size of US$3.897 billion by 2027.
Electron Microscopes Market was valued at US$2.412 billion in 2020.
The electron microscope market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.09% during the forecast period.
The global electron microscope market is witnessing healthy growth due to the requirement for advanced and magnified image output of objects up to several nanometers.
The global electron microscopes market is segmented by product type, application, and geography.

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Impact

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. Global Electron Microscopes Market Analysis, by Product Type

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Scanning Electron Microscope

5.3. Transmission Electron Microscope

5.4. Reflection Electron Microscope


6. Global Electron Microscopes Market Analysis, by Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Material Sciences

6.3. Lifesciences

6.4. Nanotechnology


7. Global Electron Microscopes Market Analysis, by Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. UAE

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Thailand

7.6.6. Taiwan

7.6.7. Indonesia 

7.6.8. Others


8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9. Company Profiles 

9.1. Nikon Metrology Inc.

9.2. ZEISS Germany

9.3. Thermo Fischer Scientific

9.4. Joel Ltd.

9.5. Tescan Osray Holdings A.S

9.6. Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

9.7. Hirox Europe Ltd.

9.8. COXEM CO., Ltd


Nikon Metrology Inc.

ZEISS Germany

Thermo Fischer Scientific

Joel Ltd.

Tescan Osray Holdings A.S

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

Hirox Europe Ltd.