LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LIMS) MARKET OVERVIEW
The global laboratory information management system (LIMS) market size was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 2 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 12% during 2020-2026.
LIMS is a software-based laboratory and information management system that supports modern laboratory operations. LIMS is used in various fields such as environmental science, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals. It helps in sample management, data mining, data analysis, and electronic laboratory network. The growing automation in laboratories, technological advancements in LIMS, growing need for regulatory compliance, increasing awareness through conferences, seminars, and workshops, and increasing R&D spending are the key drivers propelling the growth of the global LIMS market during the forecast period.
The growing demand for managing laboratory data via cloud-based solutions is a significant factor boosting the market growth. The storage of data via cloud-based solutions is reliable, agile, and secure. There is an increase in the adoption of cloud-based LIMS among healthcare laboratories. These solutions offer a host of benefits, including reliability, security, and constant data storage access. A large volume of data due to the increase in the number of patients undergoing diagnostics has increased complexities in workflow management.
- The cloud-based LIMS market expects to cross over USD 1 billion by 2026 due to high adoption in developing countries.
- The LIMS software market is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 11% during 2020–2026 with the introduction of SaaS and mobile-based LIMS software.
- Broad-based laboratory information management systems expect to cross USD 13 billion by 2026 as they offer high customization scope.
- Life Science laboratory information management systems are likely to cross over USD 12 billion by 2026 as they have re-evaluated the product process from research, development to manufacturing.
- North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% during 2020–2026 due to the increased focus on genome sequencing and growing research on several rare diseases.
KEY COMPANIES & MARKET SHARE INSIGHTS
Illumina, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Abbott Informatics, LabVantage, and LabWare account for significant shares in the global market. Several companies are developing or commercializing products, expanding their manufacturing facilities, and partnering with others in the market. For instance, in 2020, Illumina introduced software for whole-genome analysis to examine rare diseases. Similarly, Thermo Fisher Scientific has made a strategic partnership with First genetics JCS to promote NGS in Russia. Several regional vendors are investing in new software in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America. Many regional and local companies pose a threat to major players due to their innovative and cost-effective products and technologies. However, this also indicates tremendous growth opportunities both for existing and future/emerging players.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LIMS MARKET
LIMS has proved highly beneficial for laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratories equipped with LIMS have constantly been performing the diagnostics faster with reducing turnaround times. This has a major impact on reducing the quarantine period of suspected patients and initiating a proper treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most laboratories conducted their data-oriented processes from home using cloud-hosted, remote-based LIMSs. Several laboratories, CROs, research institutes, and pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies have worked uninterruptedly during the pandemic, thereby increasing productivity.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, several LIMSs came out with COVID-19 extracting and testing workflows, complete electronic patient recording and tracking systems, comprehensive sample data traceability, scalable consumables inventory management, compliant audit trials, configurable security and permissions, flexible reporting frameworks, and integrations. It has helped vaccine vendors streamline their processes and manage crucial stages in the vaccine research development phase.
GLOBAL LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
Broad-based laboratory information management system market share accounts for 62% of the global LIMS market in 2020.
These solutions are entirely configurable and customized software, featuring a comprehensive range of functionalities and modules. A major advantage of broad-based solutions is cost-efficiency. North America expects to account for a revenue share of over USD 523 million by 2026. The presence of over 530 regenerative medicine companies involving the use of advanced infrastructure such as LIMS to handle a large number of samples and track the status of the sample is likely to drive the demand. Industry-specific LIMSs expect to grow at a CAGR of approx. 12% during 2020–2026. These systems or solutions are observing high demand from agricultural and contract research organizations.
The cloud-based LIMS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during 2020–2026.
Vendors are increasingly adopting cloud-based LIMS to minimize expenditure and save time and resources. The demand for data safety and security has driven companies to invest mainly in cloud-based infrastructure, which is another factor driving the adoption. In 2020, web-based LIMSs accounted for a share of over 41% of the global LIMS market. The implementation of remote LIMS helps laboratories reduce risks, develop business opportunities, and offer flexibility in remote working.
In 2020, the life sciences end-user segment accounted for over 54% of the global laboratory information management system market.
The life sciences industry is moving toward personalized treatment for patients using cell and gene therapy technology. Adopting advanced LIMS has helped life sciences companies offer flexibility in the routine QC and improve productivity. The chemical and energy end-users market is likely to reach a revenue of USD 452 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10%. LIMSs have eased the workflow process in terms of quality assessment, inventory management, switching between correct SOPs, calibrations, and automation.
In 2020, the services segment constituted over 57% of the global LIMS market share.
The global LIMS services market is expected to reach over USD 1.2 billion by 2026. These services include professional expertise, training, managed and validation services, and customer support. North America and Europe are projected to contribute maximum revenue to the market due to the presence of large regenerative medicine enterprises adopting LIMSs. Similarly, several labs across Europe implemented the COVID-19 specific LIMS to handle the samples and share the results faster. As the laboratories in Europe are primarily automated, implementing LIMS and configuring the existing LIMS specific to COVID-19 has not been a challenge for large public laboratories.
North America accounted for the share of over 42% of the global LIMS market in 2020.
There is a large population that is involved in agriculture practices in the region. Over 3 million hectares of land are used for organic farming alone; LIMSs specific to agriculture have helped farmers automate several processes, thereby witnessing growth. The US accounted for the largest market share of the North American LIMS market in 2020. The shortage of skilled laboratory technicians, an increased number of diagnostic tests conducted across the country, and increased investments related to the life science industry are the major factors responsible for driving the demand for LIMS in the market.
The global laboratory information management system (LIMS) market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis, market dynamics, and competitive landscape with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Product
- Industry Specific
- Life Sciences Industry
- Chemical & Energy Industries
- Food, Beverage, & Agriculture Industries
- Other Industries
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa