Analytical Standards Market by Category (Organic, Inorganic), Technique (GC, MS, LC, IR, NMR, Gravimetry), Method (Bioanalytical, Dissolution, Material Testing), Application (Food, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Forensics) - Global Forecast to 2028", size is expected to grow from an estimated USD 1.5 billion in 2023 to USD 2.1 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.9%. Factors such as growth in the applications of analytical techniques in proteomics & metabolomics and the rising public concerns related to optimal food safety & quality are high growth prospects for the analytical standards market during the forecast period.

The analytical standards industry is poised for significant growth in the near future, driven by advancements in technology and increasing demands for precision and reliability in various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, environmental monitoring, and food safety. With the rise of complex analytical techniques, there will be an escalating need for certified reference materials and calibration standards to ensure the accuracy and consistency of analytical results. Additionally, the globalization of supply chains and stringent regulatory requirements will foster greater standardization and quality assurance, positioning the industry to play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of scientific measurements and the safety of products worldwide. This sector's evolution promises to be integral in facilitating innovation and ensuring the highest standards of quality in a rapidly evolving, data-driven world.

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Key Market Players of Analytical Standards Industry:

As of 2022, prominent players in analytical standards are Merck KGaA (Germany), Agilent Technologies (US), Waters Corporation (US), LGC Standards (UK), PerkinElmer, Inc. (US), Restek Corporation (US), SPEX CertiPrep (US), AccuStandard, Inc. (US), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (US), and Mallinckrodt (UK) among others.

Analytical Standards Market Dynamics:


  1. Rising public concerns related to optimal food safety & quality


  1. Limited public awareness related to effective pollution monitoring strategies


  1. Improving healthcare infrastructure across emerging countries


  1. Patent expiry of major drugs and biomolecules

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The spectroscopy segment is to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period of 2023-2028.

Based on the technique, over the forecast period of 2023-2028, the spectroscopy segment is to register a significant growth rate. The key factor encouraging the growth of this segment during the forecast period is the presence of a widespread use of spectroscopic techniques across a broad range of application areas along with increasing drug development R&D. The spectroscopy segment is further divided into atomic absorption spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence/diffraction spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy.

The pharmaceutical & life sciences standards segment accounted for the largest share of analytical standards in 2023-2028.

Based on application, the pharmaceutical & life sciences standards segment is estimated to hold the largest market share of the analytical standards market during the forecast period. The rising popularity of traditional medicines, the increasing drug development in developed countries and the increasing use of certified reference materials (CRMs) to ensure the quality of pharmaceuticals, increasing awareness, regulations on cosmetic products lead to a large share of this segment.

Asia Pacific registered the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

In 2023, Asia Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR in the market for analytical standards during the forecast period. Asia Pacific comprises China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, and the rest of Asia Pacific. Factors such as the increasing focus on soil testing, food security concerns in India, high use of analytical technologies in Japan, an increasing number of clusters, high-growth opportunities for market players and the growing biotechnology, biomedical, and pharmaceutical industries in China are driving the growth of the APAC analytical standards market during the forecast period.

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Recent Developments of Analytical Standards Industry:

  • In June 2023, Merck KGaA (Germany) invested 74 million USD (70 million Euro) for expanding production capacity for highly purified reagents at its site in Nantong, China.
  • In August 2022, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US) acquired Polymer Standards Service, broadening offerings for gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) polymer analysis.
  • In June 2022, LGC Limited (UK) to act as global distributor of InBio’s (US) purified food allergen reference materials expanding LGC’s offering to more than 180 allergen reference materials for a range of applications including method development and method verification.

Analytical Standards Market Advantages:

  • Accuracy and Precision: Analytical standards provide a benchmark for accurate and precise measurements, enabling scientists and analysts to validate their instruments and methods, ensuring the reliability of data.
  • Quality Control: They are crucial for quality control and assurance in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and environmental monitoring, helping maintain product consistency and safety.
  • Regulatory Compliance: They assist organizations in meeting regulatory requirements by providing certified reference materials, which are often mandated for compliance with industry and government standards.
  • Method Development: Analytical standards aid in method development and optimization, saving time and resources by providing a known reference point for calibration and validation.
  • Interlaboratory Comparisons: They facilitate interlaboratory comparisons, making it possible to assess and improve the performance of different laboratories, ensuring harmonized results and enhancing trust in data.
  • Research and Development: Analytical standards are vital in research and development, as they enable scientists to create and test new methodologies and technologies, fostering innovation in various fields.
  • Globalization: With an increasingly interconnected world, analytical standards support global trade by offering common reference points for measurements, promoting consistency in international markets.
  • Safety and Consumer Confidence: In sectors like food safety and pharmaceuticals, analytical standards play a crucial role in assuring product safety and maintaining consumer confidence in the quality of goods.
  • Environmental Protection: They are indispensable in environmental monitoring and sustainability efforts, helping to assess pollution levels, detect contaminants, and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Data Integrity: Analytical standards contribute to maintaining the integrity of scientific data, which is fundamental in decision-making processes, research, and policy development.

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