Advances in biotechnology and life science research coupled with broader range of application areas are expected to drive growth in the cell/tissue culture market. Growth is likely to be fueled by heightened interest in biopharmaceutical therapeutics, human and veterinary vaccine applications, and growing success of industrial biopharmaceuticals.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 6, 2008 -- Cell culture is of vital importance in the life sciences industry for both research and industrial use. On the research front, cell cultures find extensive application in toxicology studies for initial-stage screening of compounds in drug discovery. The market is also expected to receive a shot in the arm as cell and tissue therapies emerge as one of the unique approaches to treating diseases. Further, funding for research on stem cells is expected to drive demand for cultures specific to stem cells.
Cell/tissue culture involves a diverse assortment of media, sera and reagents. Products essential for sustenance of cells grown in a defined mixture are termed as cell culture media. Cell culture media are pH-balanced blends of amino acids, salts, vitamins, and sugars, which supply essential nutrients required for cell growth in an artificial environment. Cell culture media includes a wide range of products, such as nutrient media solutions, powdered nutrient media, antibiotics, balanced salt solutions, buffers and stock reagent concentrates. Major application areas of cell/tissue culture include biotechnology, microbiology, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, cosmetics and food additives.
Global market for Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies is projected to reach US$4.96 billion by 2012, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industr
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