Laboratory Automation Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Laboratory Automation Market Research Report Information by Product Type (Automated Workstations [Automated Liquid Handling {Automated Integrated Workstations, Pipetting Systems, Reagent Dispensers, Microplate Washers}, Microplate Readers {Multi-Mode Microplate Readers and Single-Mode Microplate Readers}, Automated Elisa Systems and Automated Nucleic Acid Purification Systems], Robotic Systems, Software & Informatics [Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Workstation/Unit Automation Software, Scientific Data Management System, and Laboratory Info

ID: MRFR/HC/10309-CR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | June 2023         

Global Laboratory Automation Market Overview


Laboratory Automation Market size was valued at USD 5.36 billion in 2021. The Laboratory Automation Market is projected to grow from USD 5.83 billion in 2022 to USD 10.92 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.15% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).

There are numerous factors driving the market growth. The most prominent market catalysts includes the increasing R&D investments and rising adoption of laboratory automation systems.

Laboratory Automation Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Laboratory Automation Market Trends



  • Increasing investment in R&D activities boosts market growth


Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are making significant investments in R&D to meet the growing needs of healthcare. Increasing investments in R&D activities have created a demand for laboratory automation systems and software. Laboratory automation helps increase the efficiency of the clinical laboratory's workflow, resulting in a higher return on investment (ROI) through reduced costs and increased throughput, which further has the potential to save lives. For instance, Merck & Co., Inc. (US) 2020 R&D costs were $13.6 billion, increasing by 37% over 2019, and Biogen (US) R&D budget jumped $1.7 billion, or 75.0%, to nearly USD 4 billion in 2020.


Moreover, laboratories are constantly adopting new technology, including new equipment and software. Laboratory automation involves utilizing software that automates equipment and robots to operate with minimal human supervision, which improves efficiency and the quality of results. Automation in the laboratory can help patients receive better treatment more quickly. According to a 2020 survey, 90% of large healthcare organizations across the globe stated they had an artificial intelligence (AI) and automation strategy, up from 53% in 2019. Therefore, growing investment in R&D and rising adoption in healthcare industry is propelling the market growth.


Laboratory Automation Market Segment Insights


Laboratory Automation Product Type Insights


The Laboratory Automation Market segmentation, based on product type, includes automated workstations, robotic systems, software & informatics, and others. Automated workstation is segmented into automated liquid handling, microplate readers, automated Elisa systems, and automated nucleic acid purification systems. Software & informatics is segmented into electronic laboratory notebook, workstation/unit automation software, scientific data management system, and laboratory information management system.


The automated workstations segment held the majority share in 2021 due to the rising demand for automated laboratory equipment and technological advancements. For instance, in August 2020, Abbott Laboratories (US) received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection. BinaxNOW is incorporated with Abbott lateral flow technology, offering a reliable and familiar approach for frequent mass testing from a healthcare provider.


Laboratory Automation Process Insights


The Laboratory Automation Market data has been segmented, based on process, by continuous flow and discrete processing. Discrete processing is segmented into the method, components, and workflow. The method is further bifurcated into discrete centrifugal and random-access discrete processing.


The discrete processing segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022–2030. Discrete processing gives each sample a discrete space, which improves the sample analysis in this process. As a result, there is no waste of extra chemicals required for flow compared to continuous flow.


Laboratory Automation Application Insights


The Laboratory Automation Market data has been segmented, based on application, clinical diagnostics, genomics solutions, proteomics solutions, drug discovery, and others. The clinical diagnostics segment dominated the market in 2021, while the genomics solutions segment is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022–2030. Rising laboratory automation applications such as automated chemistry applications, synthetic biology, cell line development, and cellular assays are expected to boost the clinical diagnostic segment growth. Therefore, an increase in the number of clinical applications of automated instruments for laboratories is projected to increase laboratory automation adoption throughout the forecast period.


Figure 2: Laboratory Automation Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Laboratory Automation Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Laboratory Automation End User Insights


Based on end user, the Laboratory Automation Market is segmented into biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies, hospitals & diagnostic laboratories, and research & academic institutes.


Biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies held the largest segment share in 2021, owing to the growing adoption of robotics & laboratory automation in the biotechnology & pharmaceutical industries. Moreover, laboratory automation has shifted from supporting product manufacturing & quality control in laboratory applications to R&D within pharmaceutical organizations; this factor boosts the Laboratory Automation Market growth.


Laboratory Automation Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.


North America is attributed to the increasing investment in drug discovery, stringent FDA regulations, and the presence of large pharmaceutical companies, such as Johnson & Johnson (US), Pfizer Inc. (US), F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Switzerland), Merck & Co., Inc. (US), and others. Moreover, the region's well-established biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sector and the high adoption rate of technologically advanced equipment for discovering new and effective drugs in the region are expected to drive the regional market growth during the forecast period.


Further, the major countries studied are: The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil


Figure 3: LABORATORY AUTOMATION MARKET SHARE (%) BY REGION 2021


LABORATORY AUTOMATION MARKET SHARE (%) BY REGION 2021


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Laboratory Automation Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to well-established healthcare infrastructure in countries such as Germany, France, the UK, and others, which has led to an increase in the adoption of robotics & laboratory automation systems in the region. Furthermore, the Germany laboratory automation market held the largest market share in 2021, and the UK laboratory automation market was the fastest growing market in the Europe region.


The Asia-Pacific laboratory automation market is expected to grow at a significant share from 2022 to 2030. This is due to the factors such as improving healthcare infrastructure, a rise in the number of pharmaceutical companies, and a surge in awareness about advanced laboratory automation systems supporting the market growth. Moreover, Japan laboratory automation market held the largest market share, and the India laboratory automation market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Laboratory Automation Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the laboratory automation market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the laboratory automation industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Beckman Coulter, Inc. (US) is a company that makes clinical diagnostic products that are utilized in advanced biomedical testing. Since 2011, the company has operated as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (US). It offers a centrifugation system, lab automation & liquid handling, particle counting & characterization, cell counting & analysis, and flow cytometry, which are used for tests related to sepsis diagnosis, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, anemia, drug monitoring, and life sciences. In May 2021, Beckman Coulter has launched the DxA 5000 Fit, a workflow-automation system geared for medium-sized labs that perform fewer than 5,000 tests per day.


Additionally, QIAGEN N.V. (Germany) is a healthcare company specializing in sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics. The company operates through more than 35 offices spread over 25 countries and has a global distribution partner network in more than 60 countries. It serves more than 500,000 customers across the globe. Its product portfolio spans a full range of molecular testing applications. QIAGEN N.V.’s products are used to extract, purify, and stabilize DNA, RNA, and protein from various biological samples. In March 2021, QIAGEN N.V. launched the QIAcube Connect MDx platform for automated sample processing in diagnostic laboratories. It is a versatile platform for automated sample processing available to molecular diagnostic laboratories in the US and Canada, the European Union, and other global markets.


Key Companies in the Laboratory Automation Market includes.



  • Beckman Coulter, Inc. (US)

  • QIAGEN N.V. (Germany)

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US)

  • Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US)

  • Tecan Trading AG (Switzerland)

  • BioMérieux SA (France)

  • Siemens Healthineer (Germany)

  • PerkinElmer Inc. (US)

  • Hamilton Company (US)

  • Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Switzerland)

  • Others


Laboratory Automation Industry Developments


August 2020 PerkinElmer Inc. (US) launched Modular and Scalable Exploration Workstations for High-Throughput COVID-19 Detection. These modular and flexible workstations allow laboratories to ramp up SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity and provide findings swiftly.


May 2019 Beckman Coulter, Inc. (US) has launched the DxA 5000 total laboratory automation system. The product enables medical laboratories to progress beyond modular automation and into the future.


January 2019: QIAGEN N.V. (Germany) has acquired FORMULATRIX, Inc. (US) digital PCR technology, including the CONSTELLATION series of instruments.


Laboratory Automation Market Segmentation


Laboratory Automation Product Type Outlook



  • Automated Workstations

    • Automated Liquid Handling

      • Automated Integrated Workstations

      • Pipetting Systems

      • Reagent Dispensers

      • Microplate Washers



    • Microplate Readers

      • Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

      • Single-Mode Microplate Readers



    • Automated Elisa Systems

    • Automated Nucleic Acid Purification Systems



  • Robotic Systems

  • Software & Informatics

    • Electronic Laboratory Notebook

    • Workstation/Unit Automation Software

    • Scientific Data Management System

    • Laboratory Information Management System



  • Others


Laboratory Automation Process Outlook



  • Continuous Flow

    • Workflow

      • Sequential Processing

      • Parallel Processing



    • Components

      • Consumables

      • Equipment



    • Discrete Processing

      • Method

        • Centrifugal Discrete Processing

        • Random Access Discrete Processing



      • Components

        • Consumables

        • Equipment



      • Workflow

        • Dependent Analysis

        • Independent Analysis








Laboratory Automation Application Outlook



  • Clinical Diagnostics

  • Genomics Solutions

  • Proteomics Solutions

  • Drug Discovery

  • Others


Laboratory Automation End User Outlook



  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Hospitals & Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Research & Academic Institutes


Laboratory Automation Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Arica

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 5.36 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 5.83 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 10.92 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.15% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Process, Application, End User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Beckman Coulter, Inc. (US), QIAGEN N.V. (Germany), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US), Tecan Trading AG (Switzerland), BioMĂ©rieux SA (France), Siemens Healthineer (Germany), PerkinElmer Inc. (US), Hamilton Company (US), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Switzerland), and others
Key Market Opportunities Improving healthcare infrastructure across emerging countries
Key Market Drivers Increasing investment in R&D activities Rising adoption of laboratory automation systems


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Laboratory Automation Market is anticipated to reach 10.92 billion at a CAGR of 8.15% during the forecast period of 2022-2030.

The US is expected to hold a 35-40% share of the global market for Laboratory Automation Market during the forecast period of 2022-2030.

The laboratory automation market is expected to grow at an 8.15% CAGR during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

The North America region market held the largest market share in laboratory automation market.

The key players include Beckman Coulter, Inc. (US), QIAGEN N.V. (Germany), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US), Tecan Trading AG (Switzerland), BioMĂ©rieux SA (France), Siemens Healthineer (Germany), PerkinElmer Inc. (US), Hamilton Company (US), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Switzerland), and others.

The automated workstations product type led the laboratory automation market.

Clinical diagnostics application segment had the largest market share.

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