Pharmaceutical Filtration Market by Product (Membrane Filters, Single- Use System, Prefilter & Depth Filter Media, Cartridge & Capsules, Filter Holders, Filtration Accessories, Others) by Technique (Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Others), by Application (Final Product Processing, Cell Separation, Raw Material Filtration, Water Purification, and Air Purification), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, Rest of the World): Global Forecasts 2017 To 2027

The Global Pharmaceutical Filtration Market was valued at US$ 18.9 Bn in 2020 is expected to reach US$ 37.7 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 10.4 % during the forecast period (2020-2027)

Filtration process is broadly defined as techniques used to separate solids, liquids, gaseous substance, mixture of substance and impurities from the compositions. Filtration is most widely used in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Filtration helps in development of small- or large-scale product with causing cross- contamination. Pharmaceutical filtration refers to separation of unwanted substance like solid impurities, gaseous substance or living bacteria causing contamination. Filtration process helps to maintain the sterility of the products. In pharmaceutical industry, filtration has huge importance, as any sort of contamination in formulation, container or process can affect the health and life of the people.

Pharmaceutical Filtration Market Size

Developing manufacturing units, R&D Labs, technological advances, rising demand for generics and biological products drives the growth of filtration market. Further, increase in launch of generic medicines, antibiotics, vaccines, surge in demand for single use technologies, rise in government spending and funding for healthcare infrastructure are some of the other factors that drives the growth of pharmaceutical filtration market during forecast period.

The Global Pharmaceutical Filtration Market Segmentation:

By Product Type

  • Membrane Filters
  • Single- Use System
  • Prefilter & Depth Filter Media
  • Cartridge & Capsules
  • Filter Holders
  • Filtration Accessories
  • Others

By Technique

  • Microfiltration
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Nanofiltration
  • Others

By Application

  • Final Product Processing
  • Cell Separation
  • Raw Material Filtration
  • Water Purification
  • Air Purification

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-pacific
  • Rest of the World

Based on product type, the membrane filters are expected to grow at highest growth rate during forecast period.

On the basis of product type, segment of pharmaceutical filtration market includes membrane filters, single- use system, prefilter & depth filter media, cartridge & capsules, filter holders and filtration accessories. Membrane filters segment is expected to dominate the global market and anticipated to continue this during forecast period. Membrane filters have broad applications like cell separation, air purification, water purification. 

These filters are highly used in analytical work like synthesis, separation etc. Membrane filters offers certain advantages like ease of application, available in different sizes like large and small, pore size, diameters, surfaces for specific applications. These parameters drive the growth of this segment in filtration market and increase the demand for pharmaceutical membrane filters.

There are different types of membrane filters available in the market for different use like mixed cellulose ester filter, coated cellulose acetate membrane filter, nylon membrane filter, PTFE etc. The factors that drive the growth of this segment include cost-effectiveness, high efficiency, ease of use, versatility and single use technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

Based on technique, microfiltration is expected to record highest CAGR during forecast period.

Based on technique, segmentation of pharmaceutical filtration market includes microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration. Microfiltration is expected to record highest CAGR during forecast period. Microfiltration is widely used in pharmaceutical industry in process like clarification, separation of cellular debris and macromolecules. This type of filtration is used in recovery and filtration of biomass in production of antibiotics.

This technique is also used in process of enzymes in industries. Microfiltration is most importantly used in filtration of aqueous solutions like filtration of water or any solution. This technique of filtration is widely used in pharmaceutical industry and helps to enhance the growth of market in this segment.

Based on application, final product processing segment held highest revenue share in pharmaceutical filtration market in 2020 and expected to do same during forecast period.

Based on application, pharmaceutical filtration market is broadly segmented, which include final product process, cell separation, raw material filtration, water purification, and air purification. Final Product process segment is expected to hold maximum revenue share in 2020 and expected to increase more during forecast period. Final product process include extraction, purification, clarification, packaging of chemical or biological composition. Rise in development of biologics and cellular products, increase in nanofiber technology, and hygienic environment for research and development drives the growth of this segment in filtration market.

Based on geographical region type, North America segment is expected hold largest market size in pharmaceutical filtration market during forecast period.

Based on geographic region, North America drives the growth of this segment in pharmaceutical filtration market. This is due to increase in development of generic products, advances in development of nanofibers technologies, rising incidences of airborne diseases fuel the growth of regional market.

On other hand, Europe is second region to dominate the market. Advanced healthcare and R&D infrastructure, availability of advanced technological products in this region and presence of key players like Merck KGaA and Sartorius in this region provide wide distribution network. This provides opportunity for the development of products and helps to drive the growth of filtration market. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to held highest CAGR during forecast period.

This is due to untapped potential filtration market in this region provides opportunity for players for the product development. Further, support from CRO’s and CMO’s, less stringent government policies and ever-increasing population drives the growth of pharmaceutical filtration market in this region.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the market are:

  • Merck KGaA
  •  LLC
  •  GE Healthcare
  •  Pall Corporation
  •  Parker Hannifin Corporation
  •  Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A.
  •  3M Company
  •  Eaton Corporation Plc
  • Amazon Filters Ltd.
  •  Graver Technologies
  •  Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of pharmaceutical filtration market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities, and challenges


  • Development in Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Growth in Adoption of Cell Therapy, Recombinant Therapy and Cell Culture
  • Advances in Technology, Filtration Techniques and Nanofiber Technology
  • Increase in R&D Investment and Government Funding in Healthcare Sector
  • Increase in Demand for Clean and Safe Research Environment


  • Stringent Government Regulations for Validation of Filtration Process
  • High Filtration Cost


  • Rise in Research and Development in Biopharmaceutical Creates Opportunity for Players in the Market
  • Developing Countries Like India, China, Mexico Offers Great Opportunity for Players in Pharmaceutical Filtration Market


  • Manufacturing Setup and Filtration Accessories Require High Cost

COVID-19 Impact on the Pharmaceutical Filtration Market Analysis

Covid-19 has highly affected the industries in terms of growth, economy, health and mental wellbeing of every individual. In this challenging situation, every industry is trying to give best services in terms of quality and safety. Covid-19 has badly affected the pharmaceutical filtration industry. This is due to restrictions on travel and movement which affected the supply of raw materials and finished products across the globe. The products in pipeline affected, supply chain, manufacturing units were closed due to social distancing and lockdown situation.

Lack of man power in production declined. However, during the process of research and development of vaccine to fight against coronavirus, pharmaceutical filtration accessories were used and demand for filtration related products increased. This stimulated the growth of pharmaceutical filtration market across globe.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of key trends in Pharmaceutical Filtration Industry

  • Increasing number of players in the filtration market with more advanced technology in filtration boost the growth of pharmaceutical filtration market.
  • Increase in development of biological products, rise in R& D center, increase in government funding prove to have positive impact on pharmaceutical filtration industry.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments

  • In June 2021, Repligen buyed French filtration firm Polymem for expansion of portfolio and allow fiber membrane & module production capabilities along with R&D, production expertise and allow fiber technology for both industrial and bioprocessing market use.
  • In July 2020, Hengst acquired Hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG. This to constitute supplementation of existing portfolio and for the production of filters and other filters elements for industrial hydraulic applications.

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  • In-depth value chain analysis
  • Opportunity mapping
  • Sector snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market trends
  • Covid-19 impact analysis
  • Product comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID 19 impacts on Pharmaceutical Filtration Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global pharmaceutical filtration market was valued at USD 18.9 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 37.7 Bn by 2027

The pharmaceutical filtration market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4 % during 2020-2027

In the base year 2020, North America accounted for 24.5% share in the pharmaceutical filtration market

Few key players include, but not limit up to: Merck KGaA, LLC, GE Healthcare, Pall Corporation, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A., 3M Company, Eaton Corporation Plc, Amazon Filters Ltd., Graver Technologies, and Meissner Filtration Products, Inc

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    1. Product Outline
    2. What is Pharmaceutical Filtration
    3. Analysis of Pharmaceutical Filtration
    4. Covid -19 Impact
    5. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    6. Technology Overview
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Pharmaceutical Filtration
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Pharmaceutical Filtration Market by Product
    1. Membrane Filters
    2.  Single- Use System
    3.  Prefilter & Depth Filter Media
    4. Cartridge & Capsules
    5. Filter Holders
    6.  Filtration Accessories
    7.  Others
  4. Pharmaceutical Filtration Market by Technique
    1. Microfiltration
    2.  Ultrafiltration
    3.  Nanofiltration
    4. Others
  5. Pharmaceutical Filtration Market by Application
    1. Final Product Processing
    2.  Cell Separation
    3. Raw Material Filtration
    4.  Water Purification
    5.  Air Purification
  6. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France 
      4. Spain
      5. Netherlands
      6. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Rest of the World
  7. Key Strategic Insights
  8. New Raw Material Sources
    1. New Applications
    2. Emerging Technologies
    3. Opportunity Mapping
    4. Critical Success Factors
    5. Environmental Impact and Sustainability Issues
    6. Consumer Preferences
  9. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  10. Competitive Scenario
    1.  Mergers and Acquisitions
    2. Investments
    3. Joint Ventures
    4. New Product launches
    5.  Strength of product portfolio
    6.  Ranking of Key Players
    7. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. Merck KGaA
    2.  LLC
    3.  GE Healthcare
    4.  Pall Corporation
    5.  Parker Hannifin Corporation
    6.  Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A.
    7.  3M Company
    8.  Eaton Corporation Plc

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