Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Overview

The Spectroscopy IR Detector Market size is forecast to reach US$1.6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2022 to 2027. Infrared (IR) spectroscopy or vibrational spectroscopy is an analytical technique that takes advantage of the vibrational transitions of a molecule. Detectors are used to measure the intensity of unabsorbed infrared radiation classified as photodetectors or thermal detectors. Detectors like thermocouples, Bolometers, microbolometers, thermisters, Golay cell, and pyro-electric detectors are also used. These detectors are made of materials like Lead sulfide , deuterated triglycine sulfate, mercury cadmium telluride, Indium arsenide, Indium gallium arsenide and many others. They are primarily used in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, chemical, life sciences, research and education, environmental, consumer electronics, food and beverages and other verticals. The major drivers for the growth of the spectroscopy IR detector industry include the increasing demand of IR spectroscopy devices and the industry practice of upgrading old devices. Along with this, IR spectroscopy is increasingly being used in the biological sector to identify various diseases which has become of the utmost importance post covid pandemic situation. However, these detectors and delicate and requires high maintainance and also being made of precious metals have a high cost making these factors hinder the growth of this market.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Report Coverage

The report: “Spectroscopy IR Detector Industry Outlook – Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Spectroscopy IR Detector industry.

By Category: Thermal detector , Photodetector
By Spectral Range : Short-wave IR, Medium-wave IR, Long-wave IR
By Cooling Requirement: Cooled, Uncooled
By Spectroscope type : Benchtop Spectroscopes, Microspectroscopes, Portable Spectroscopes, Hyphenated Spectroscopes
By End Users: Healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Life sciences, Research and Education, Environmental, Consumer Electronics, Food and Beverages, Others
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe(U.K, Germany, France, Italy, Spain,Others), APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Others), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Others), RoW (Middle East, Africa)

Key Takeaways

  • The benchtop spectrometer segment held the largest share in spectroscopy IR detectors market segmented by spectroscope type in 2021. This is attributed to the widely used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique which increases the benchtop type of spectrometer. Thus, it fuels the demand of IR detectors and drives the growth of this market.
  • The healthcare and pharmaceuticals segment in the sprectroscopy IR detectors market by end user held the largest share in 2021. This is owing to the increasing use of spectroscope for critical surgeries in hospitals and increased quality research in pharmaceuticals. Thus, increasing the demand of spectroscopy IR detectors.
  • North America Spectroscopy IR Detector Market held the largest share of 34% in 2021. This is owing to factors as increased investments in research, development in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals as well as food and beverags industries.
  • The growing research to develop advanced spectroscopy IR detectors along with the surge in its demand especially in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and electronics sectors, drives the global Spectroscopy IR Detector Market growth during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Value Share, By Geography, 2021 (%)

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Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Segment Analysis- By Spectroscope type

The Spectroscopy IR Detector Market by spectroscope type has been segmented into benchtop spectroscopes, microspectroscopes, portable spectroscopes, hyphenated spectroscopes. Benchtop spectroscope held the largest share of around 40% in 2021. Benchtop spectrometers are systems that use nuclear magnetic resonance for the determination of the physical and chemical properties of atomic or molecular structures, mainly used in research laboratories. Nuclear magnetic resonance enables the determining of the structures in diagnostic tests in healthcare sector. In March 2021, as per Oxford Instruments announcements, the company has entered a new R&D collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Department of Materials and the Henry Royce Institute (Royce).The team will work to accelerate research in future battery technologies by using benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to develop new methods to monitor reactions in battery cells and use this understanding to enhance performance. Thus, due to all these critical application of IR detectors in various sector acts as a driver of this market.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Segment Analysis- By End User

The Spectroscopy IR Detector Market by end userchas been segmented into healthcare and pharmaceuticals, chemical, life sciences, research and education, environmental, consumer electronics, food and beverages, others. Healthcare & pharmaceuticals held the largest share of around 30% in 2021. The most significant and prevalent applications of IR spectroscopy in the healthcare & pharmaceuticals industry are imaging and illumination components of endoscopes. It is also used for remote spectrophotometry, pressure and position sensing, or scintillation counting applications. Such uses of Infrared spectroscopy using detectors assists doctors in complicated surgeries and primary satge disagnosis which helps in saving lives. In October 2021, according to a research article published in Nature Journal, the FT-IR spectroscopy associated with artificial intelligence in nasopharyngeal swab suspension fluid was effective for discriminating between COVID-19 positive and negative patients and had potential for high-throughput screening for symptomatic suspect case. Such developments in this field are acting as drivers for the Spectroscopy IR Detector Market. 

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Segment Analysis- By Geography

The spectroscopy IR detectors market by geography is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America, and the rest of the world (RoW). North America dominated the global Spectroscopy IR Detector Market share in 2021, with 34% of total market size. The factors such as increasing demand for premium quality of food & beverages fuels the use of IR spectroscopy products and solutions for detecting the presence of foreign particles in food items and beverages. Consumers in the region of North America are highly concerned about the quality of food items and beverages which is a main reason contributing to the growth of the IR spectroscopy market in North America. The increasing research and investments in healthcare sector of North America have been attributed to the market growth. As the United States increases the adoption of E15 blends (15% ethanol in gasoline), the demand for corn to transform into ethanol is still likely to grow. This has fuelled the process of improving fermentation of corn and ethanol via near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). However, APAC is predicted to grow at a faster rate than North America owing to the advancements in technologies over the forecasted period.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Drivers

The rise in research and development as well as the investments in healthcare & pharmaceuticals industry encourage the use of spectroscopy IR detectors

Medium range IR spectroscopy is mainly considered the most promising spectroscopic technique for biomedical research and diagnostics in healthcare sector. The IR spectroscopy detectors market is expected to benefit from these increased investments on R&D in the healthcare & pharmaceuticals industry. In life sciences, optical spectroscopy, clinical and research instrumentation, and sensing play critical roles in various areas including healthcare The performance, size, and cost of instruments are crucial for these applications, often with mutually exclusive specifications In June 2020, as per MDPI paper published, a mid-infrared spectroscopic system using a high-speed wavelength-swept and pulsed quantum cascade laser (QCL) in healthcare applications such as blood glucose measurement. They developed an attenuated total reflection measurement system comprising the QCL with a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS)-scanning grating, hollow optical fibers, and InAsSb detector and tested its feasibility for healthcare applications. As a result of such research in healthcare sector helps boost the demand of IR detectors and thus help in growth of the market.

The growing use of Near-Infrared spectroscopy in seed quality detection fuels the growth of spectroscopy IR detectors

The agricultural market seeds need to be detected for moisture, fatty acid, protein, and carotene content. NIR spectroscopes can sort the seeds on the basis of these factors. This technology can also sort the seeds with low potency. Worm infested and healthy seed can also be sorted by NIR spectroscopes. This technology is providing opportunities for the IR spectroscopy market. NIR spectroscopy technology can not only identify healthy and infected seeds but can also classify the degree to which the seeds are infected, along with identifying parts of fungal pathogens. Several tests carried out by the International Seed Testing Association show that the Near-IR spectroscopy is an accurate, non-destructive detection method with significant potential for quality control and safety assessment of seeds. NIR spectroscopy technology has developed rapidly in recent years due to its numerous advantages. In March 2021, as per the press release by Agência FAPESP website, In Brazil, researchers affiliated with the Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA) and the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ), both part of the University of São Paulo (USP), have developed a methodology based on artificial intelligence to automate and streamline seed quality analysis. The group used the non-destructive light-based technology like that deployed in plant and cosmetics analysis to acquire images of the seeds. They then turned to machine learning to automate the image interpretation process. Hence, the ongoing rapid development in agricultural sector using spectroscopy technique has fuelled the demand for spectroscopy IR detectors.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Challenges

The spectroscopy IR detectors have high intial cost and have limited accuracy which hinder the growth of this market

Spectroscopy Infrared detectors are more expensive than other detectors as they require additional semiconductor components for increased sensitivity. Cooling techniques also increase their overall cost. These spectroscopy IR detectors detect infrared images based on the temperature variations of objects so they cannot detect differences in objects that have a very similar temperature range. The high cost of IR spectroscopy products compared with other substitute technologies has hindered their widespread adoption. Most NIR spectroscopy products are supported by indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensors which makes them expensive as InGaAs, being made of rare semiconductor material adds to the cost. Also the glass lens supporting the InGaAs sensor is also expensive compared with the lenses used in other IR products. The average range of cost of spectroscopy IR detectors is around US$ 12,600 to US$ 23,800. In 2019, according to the research of Molecular Materials Resource Center (MMRC), In analysis of mixtures under favorable conditions, accuracy is greater than 1%. In routine analyses, it is ± 5%. Routine is 2%; under most favorable conditions and special techniques, it is 0.01%. Hence, the detectors are still being developed to make it as accurate as possible, irrespective of the conditions using technological advances. This requirement to achieve accuracy has fuelled the demand of spectroscopy IR detetctors in the market.

Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Landscape

Product launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Spectroscopy IR Detector industry. The Spectroscopy IR Detector top 10 companies include:

  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K
  • Excelitas Technologies Corp.
  • LASER Components GmbH
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Omron Corporation
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Avionics
  • Raytheon Company

Recent Developments

  • In January 2022 researchers from TU/e announced the development of a miniaturised near-infrared sensor that can be used in some spectrometer applications. The new device incorporates 16 different sensors with sensitivity in the near-infrared spectrum, its capabilities help the companies to create a breakthrough in market to gain a significant share.
  • In January 2020, Excelitas Technologies Corporation, a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, has announced the release of its new Infrared (IR) Sensing Solutions Catalog Version 4.1. It is used for motion detection, presence monitoring, temperature measurement, and gas detection using IR detectors. This modification has helped the company to drive an advanced solution in the market
  • In May 2020, DetelPro, the health and hygiene vertical of Detel, announced the launch of the IR thermometer with precise recording through an IR sensor providing accuracy upto +0.20C. This solution has potential to contribute a significant market share as it deals with the recurring issue of accuracy.
  • In February 2019, FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR, its first uncooled thermal camera designed for detecting methane. It is used by inspection to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain. Thus, gaining market share due to its widespread industry applications in many verticals

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1. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends By Product Type
    2.3 Key trends segmented by Geography
3. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product/Company Benchmarking-Top 5 Companies
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 5 Companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis(Comparison of General Price Offerings in the Market)
4. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    4.1 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
    4.2 Startup Company Analysis
5. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    5.1 Regulatory Scenario
    5.2 Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Case Studies
    5.4 Customer Analysis
6. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Product Life Cycle/Market Life Cycle Analysis
    7.4 Suppliers and Distributors
8. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Category
    8.1 Thermal Detector
    8.2 Photo Detector
9. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Spectral Range
    9.1 Short-wave IR
    9.2 Medium-wave IR
    9.3 Long-wave IR
10. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Cooling Requirement
    10.1 Cooled
    10.2 Uncooled
11. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Spectroscope type
    11.1 Benchtop Spectroscopes
    11.2 Microspectroscopes
    11.3 Portable Spectroscopes
    11.4 Hyphenated Spectroscopes
    11.5 Others
12. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By Detector technology
    12.1 Photoconductive Detectors
        12.1.1 Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT)
        12.1.2 Others
    12.2 Pyroelectric Detectors
        12.2.1 Deuterated Triglycine Sulfate (DTGS)
        12.2.2 Lithium tantalate (LiTaO3)
        12.2.3 Others
    12.3 Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
    12.4 Others
13. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – By End users
    13.1 Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
    13.2 Chemical
    13.3 Life sciences
    13.4 Research and Education
    13.5 Environmental
    13.6 Consumer Electronics
    13.7 Food and Beverages
    13.8 Others
14. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    14.1 North America
        14.1.1 U.S
        14.1.2 Canada
        14.1.3 Mexico
    14.2 Europe
        14.2.1 Germany
        14.2.2 France
        14.2.3 UK
        14.2.4 Italy
        14.2.5 Spain
        14.2.6 Russia
        14.2.7 Others
    14.3 APAC
        14.3.1 China
        14.3.2 Japan
        14.3.3 South Korea
        14.3.4 India
        14.3.5 Australia
        14.3.6 Others
    14.4 South America
        14.4.1 Brazil
        14.4.2 Argentina
        14.4.3 Others
    14.5 RoW
        14.5.1 Middle East
        14.5.2 Africa
15. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - Market Entropy
    15.1 New product launches
    15.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
16. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – Industry Competition Landscape (Premium)
    16.1 Market Share Global
    16.2 Market Share by Region
    16.3 Market Share By Product Type
17. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
18. Spectroscopy IR Detector Market - Company Analysis
    18.1 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K
    18.2 Excelitas Technologies Corp.
    18.3 LASER Components GmbH
    18.4 Texas Instruments Inc.
    18.5 Honeywell International Inc.
    18.6 Omron Corporation
    18.7 FLIR Systems Inc.
    18.8 Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    18.9 Nippon Avionics
    18.10 Raytheon Company
    18.11 Others
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