Global light microscope market is segmented on the basis of types, application, end user and geography.A light microscope (LM) is an instrument that uses visible light and magnifying lenses to examine small objects not visible to the naked eye or in finer detail than the naked eye allows. Magnification, however, is not the most important issue in microscopy.
Mere magnification without added detail is scientifically useless, just as endlessly enlarging a small photograph may not reveal any more detail, but only larger blurs. The usefulness of any microscope is that it produces better resolution than the eye.Resolution is the ability to distinguish two objects as separate entities, rather than seeing them blurred together as a single smudge. The history of microscopy has revolved largely around technological advances that have produced better resolution.
A light microscope works like a refracting telescope except that the object is very close to the objective lens. Light microscopes can come in several forms. Simple light microscopes use a single lens to magnify an object and cannot reach high magnification. Compound light microscopes use two sets of lenses such as an objective lens and an eyepiece to produce images. Monocular microscopes have one eyepiece, while binocular microscopes have two eyepieces and reduce eye strain.
Microscopes are essential tools for scientists. They are used in microbiology, material science, mineralogy and medicine.A combination of staining and light microscopy can allow scientists to identify different kinds of bacteria. Staining involves adding special dyes to a smear of cells.
These stains are diagnostic for different kinds of cell membranes. Gram staining, for instance, uses crystal violet to stain Gram-positive bacteria and safranin to stain Gram-negative bacteria. These will show up in the light microscope as purple Gram-positive cells and pink Gram-negative cells. Being able to identify bacteria in this way is helpful, as many Gram-negative cells are associated with infection and disease.
On the basis of types, the light microscope market is segmented into bright field microscopy, dark field microscopy, transmitted light microscopy, polarised light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, and so on. On the basis of application, the light microscopes market is segmented into life sciences, semiconductors, material sciences, nanotechnology and so on.
On the basis of end user, the light microscope market is segmented into industries, academic institutions, government research institutions and private laboratories.On the basis of geography, the light microscope market is segmented into Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific and North America.North America is expected to account for the largest share of the light microscope market followed by Europe. Both markets are estimated to register single-digit growth rates in the coming years.
However, Asia Pacific is expected to register a higher growth rate during the forecast period, owing to huge investment opportunities in this region. The growth of the light microscopes market in the AsiaPacific region will revolve around China, India, Australia, and countries in the Middle East.
The key players of light microscopes market are Bruker, Olympus, Leica, Zeiss, Fisher Scientific, Tescan, Aven Inc., Celestron, Nikon, Motic, Japanese Electronics Co., Ltd., Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Micro engineering in Denmark, Thorlabs, PTI, Shanghai Optical Instrument, Sunny, COIC, Novel Optics and PicoQuant.
The following manufacturers are covered in this report:
• Carl Zeiss
• Novel Optics
• Chongqing Optic-Electrical
Light Microscopes Breakdown Data by Type
Light Microscopes Breakdown Data by Application
Light Microscopes Production by Region
• United States
• Other Regions
Light Microscopes Consumption by Region
• North America
• United States
• South Korea
• Rest of Europe
• Central & South America
• Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
• GCC Countries
• South Africa
• Rest of Middle East & Africa
The key points are:
• To analyze and research the global Light Microscopes status and future forecast?involving, production, revenue, consumption, historical and forecast.
• To present the key Light Microscopes manufacturers, production, revenue, market share, and recent development.
• To split the breakdown data by regions, type, manufacturers and applications.
• To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
• To identify significant trends, drivers, influence factors in global and regions.
• To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
Research Support Specialist, USA