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Laminar Airflow Cabinets Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast(2022 - 2027)
|Laminar Airflow Cabinets Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast(2022 - 2027)|
Published: January 17, 2022
Mordor Intelligence Pvt Ltd
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The laminar airflow cabinets market is expected to register a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic being impacted the instrument industry very severely, there was no manufacturing, no shipping of the existing orders, and half manufactured products, which not only resulted in huge loss of capital, but also labor force due to the strict lockdowns all over the world. However, this pandemic has also provided a silver lining. It had increased the demand for laminar cabinets due to their application in every laboratory related to biological works. The number of microbiology tests has gone up drastically due to the COVID-19 virus break and increased comorbidities due to infection.
Laminar airflow cabinets are also termed Biosafety cabinets due to their extensive use in microbiology labs and creating a microbe-free work area for laboratory purposes. Their main application is to create contamination and dust-free working area. One of the major driving forces for the growth of the laminar airflow cabinet market may be technological advancements to make it more efficient and operator-friendly, especially in the filtration and fan technology, because these two components are the most important ones. For example, in 2019, Telstar launched new BiOptima laminar airflow, which is a class II biosafety cabinet with a new ergonomic design and is very user-friendly. Other driving forces that may contribute to the growth of the laminar airflow cabinet market are an increase in R&D in the pharmaceutical sector.
The major restraining factors for the growth of the laminar airflow cabinet market are the high durability of the laminar airflow cabinets as once installed, their minimum life is around 2-3 years, and even after that, they can be made efficient just by replacing the fans and HEPA filters. Moreover, these two are the major restraints in the growth of laminar airflow cabinets. Furthermore, pharma companies tend to donate their used and refurbished cabinets to the institutes involved in low-end research work.
Vertical laminar airflow cabinets are mostly preferred by many industries due to their design and compatibility, and resemblance to the room exhaust system. The vertical laminar airflow cabinets require very little space compared to the horizontal type of cabinets. They may be installed on tabletop anywhere in the room, as their fans are upward and projection of the air is downwards while it is not in the case of horizontal one which requires large space. The vertical cabinets are safer than horizontal cabinets as there is less chance that flame/fumes may blow to the user's face during the use than the horizontal cabinet. Additionally, the rising R&D expenditure due to the increasing prevalence of infectious and chronic diseases may drive the growth of the laminar airflow cabinets market.
The horizontal laminar airflow cabinets have many disadvantages over vertical laminar airflow, which is why they are used less. For example, apart from taking so much space, a horizontal laminar airflow cabinet can create turbulence with large laboratory instruments, and for servicing or changing the filters, the position of the cabinet has to be changed. At the same time, all these disadvantages are negligible or not present in the verticle laminar airflow cabinets.
Due to the presence of large pharmaceutical companies and world-class research institutes, North America has a major share in the global laminar airflow cabinets market. It is expected to dominate it during the forecast period. Of the three countries present in North America, the United States may hold the major portion of the market as compared to Canada and Mexico because the United States does not only have some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world but also there is huge funding given by governments to the universities and colleges for research and development. According to the Congressional Research Service report of January 2020, in the United States, federal funding for research and development increased to USD 127.2 billion in 2018 from USD 2.8 billion in 1953. Thus, due to their rising R&D expenses, the region may witness rapid growth in the future.
The global laminar airflow cabinet market is highly competitive with many players in the market, global and local, and it may be mainly driven by innovations and developments in filtration technology along with new user-friendly design. Some of the major market players in the laminar airflow cabinet market are as follows - Telstar (Azbil Corporation), Esco Micro Pte. Ltd, Biobase Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Lamsystem, Airclean, and others.