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
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)
- 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
- 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
Relevant Report Titles:
Report Code: HCR 0470
Code: HCR 0158
Code: ESR 0157