Freeze-drying equipment are used to remove water from substances under low temperature and pressure through sublimation. These equipment are commonly used in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology among others. Freeze-dryers help preserve the delicate structure and properties of food, and drugs. They retain almost all nutritional properties, taste and bulk volume of dried products. The global freeze-drying equipment market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9.95 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
The growing pharmaceutical industry has been a key driver for the freeze drying equipment market. Freeze drying helps increase the shelf life of drugs without refrigeration and retain their therapeutic effectiveness. It has enabled pharmaceutical companies to focus on novel drug development by reducing manufacturing costs involved. The complexities in drug molecules being developed these days necessitate sophisticated freeze drying techniques. This has prompted equipment manufacturers to focus on innovations to handle highly unstable drugs and facilitate their large scale production through freeze drying.
Strength: Global Freeze-Drying Equipment Market Size has advantages of long shelf life and retaining the quality, taste, texture, and nutrients of the product being freeze-dried. This helps increase demand for freeze-dried foods.
Weakness: High initial costs associated with freeze-drying equipment limits its adoption, especially for small and medium businesses. Troubleshooting issues can also lead to downtime.
Opportunity: Growing demand for ready-to-eat and packaged foods presents an opportunity to increase production and sales of freeze-dried foods. The pharmaceutical industry also offers growth opportunities with rising drug production.
Threats: Stringent regulations regarding freeze-drying processes may increase compliance costs. Technological advancements can accelerate product lifecycles and lead to faster obsolescence.
The global freeze-drying equipment market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. The market size for freeze-drying equipment is projected to reach US$ 9.95 Bn in 2024.
Regional analysis – North America dominates the freeze-drying equipment market currently due to strong demand from the food and pharmaceutical industries. The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience the fastest growth rate owing to rising disposable incomes, increasing health awareness, and growing pharmaceutical manufacturing in countries like China and India.
Key players – Key players operating in the freeze-drying equipment market are Harris Corporation, KeyW Corporation, Septier Communication, Digital Receiver Technology (DRT), Rayzone Group, Rohde & Schwarz, L3Harris Technologies, CellAntenna Corporation, PKI Electronic Intelligence, Shoghi Communications Ltd., Ability Computer & Software, Advanced Tactical Systems (ATS), ESD America, NovoQuad Inc., GSMK CryptoPhone. These players are focusing on new product launches and expanding manufacturing facilities to strengthen their market position.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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