Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018
Chromatography resins are primarily of two types; natural and synthetic. Inorganic media is also used in different chromatography processes. Chromatography resins are used in ion-exchange, affinity, size exclusion, hydrophobic interaction and mixed-mode techniques. Protein A resins captures the highest share of the market in terms of sales.
Process scale monoclonal antibody purification is the largest application area for chromatography resin. With rising critical diseases across the world, monoclonal antibody therapeutics is quickly gaining importance. As a result the chromatography resin market is expected to have a positive performance during the next decade. Food analytics is another area where these resins are used increasingly. In research and development arena, chromatography resins find widest application in drug discovery.
Geographically, North America is the major market for chromatography resin with around 40.8% of the market share in 2012. However, Asia-Pacific market is experiencing maximum growth in terms of consumption. This is primarily due to huge demand of pharmaceutical products from the large population of China and India. Moreover, emergence of a number of CMOs and CROs in Asia-Pacific is driving the growth of chromatography resin consumption in this geography.