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Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

Top 20 Scientific Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World.  

Scientific instruments and medical equipment have always been an important cornerstone of scientific research and technological innovation, and an important guarantee for research in chemistry, materials, and life sciences.

The C&EN magazine (Chemical & Engineering News) under the American Chemical Society (ACS) previously announced the 2018 ranking list of the TOP20 global instrument companies. In summary, some large-scale corporate giants around the world dominate the scientific instrument market.

The most typical phenomenon is that the top five instrument manufacturers accounted for more than half of the sales of the 20 companies in the previous year. For example, Thermo Fisher Scientific alone accounts for 23% of the top 20 instrument sales.

The following introduces the world’s top 20 scientific instruments and equipment giants:

1. Thermo Fisher Scientific (USA)

Instrument sales: $6.33 billion

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leader in the field of global scientific services (NYSE: TMO). The main types of customers include pharmaceutical and biological companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic laboratories, universities, research institutes and government agencies, and environmental and industrial process control equipment manufacturers.

Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

With the help of four major brands: Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific helps customers solve various problems encountered in the field of analytical chemistry from routine tests to complex R&D projects. challenge.

Among them, Thermo Scientific can provide customers with a complete set of comprehensive laboratory solutions including high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents. Fisher Scientific provides a series of laboratory equipment, chemicals and other supplies and services to customers in the fields of health care, scientific research, and safety and education.

Thermo Fisher Scientific will strive to provide customers with the most convenient procurement plan, continuously improve process technology for the rapid development of scientific research, enhance customer value, help shareholders increase revenue, and create a good development space for employees.

The predecessor of Thermo Fisher Scientific was the Thermo Electron Corporation (Thermo Electron Corporation), which was established in 1956, and is headquartered in Massachusetts (81 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, 02454). Thermo Fisher Scientific has been a leader in the instrument industry for a long time.

There are many inherited brands under its umbrella, with more than one hundred kinds in all. There are: the original Orion, Di’an, Eutech, Finnpipette, Finnigan mass spectrometry, Nicolet infrared spectroscopy, Elemental atomic spectroscopy, HyClone cell culture and biology Reactor, Dharmacon RNA interference (RNAi) research, ABgene nucleic acid amplification and biological preservation, Pierce protein research, Denmark Proxeon, Forma Scientific, Heraeus, Revco, Labsystems and other laboratory general equipment consumables, Nunc, Nalgene and cell culture-related equipment And consumables, Shandon, Microm pathology laboratory equipment and consumables, Oxoid, Remel microbiological products, and Fisher Scientific’s laboratory equipment hamiltonscientific, furniture and consumables, etc.

2. Shimadzu (Japan)

Instrument sales: $2.18 billion

The high-tech products of Shimadzu Corporation of Japan enjoy high evaluations in Japan and even the world. Established in 1875, Shimadzu Corporation has outstanding performance in the fields of testing equipment, medical equipment and industrial equipment, life sciences, and environmental protection.


Shimadzu Manufacturing Co., Ltd. inherited the entrepreneurial tenet of the founder Shimadzu Genzo: “Contribute to the society with science and technology”, and based on this as the company tenet, continue to study science and technology that lead the times and meet the needs of society, and develop and produce for the society. Value-added products. It is worth mentioning that as early as the 1950s, Shimadzu Corporation has successively developed photoelectric spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs, X-ray analyzers and other instruments.

Especially in the fields of analysis and testing equipment, medical equipment, aviation industry machinery, etc., based on the three core technologies of optical technology, X-ray technology, and image processing technology, we continue to innovate and meet the wider market needs, making Shimadzu’s high-tech Products enjoy very high evaluations all over the world.

In addition, Shimadzu continues to research new technologies and develop new products in the fields of life sciences, environmental protection, etc., to continuously provide more epoch-making products to users around the world.

3. Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland)

Instrument sales: US$2.06 billion

Hoffman Roche was founded in October 1896. It used to be a world leader in the field of international health, especially a multinational company based on scientific research and development. Its headquarter is located in Basel, Switzerland. Its main business involves: medicines, medical diagnostics , Vitamins and fine chemicals, flavors and fragrances.


Roche is a Fortune 500 company in the world. Roche is also engaged in development, development and product sales in some important medical fields: such as nervous system, virology, infectious disease, oncology, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory immunity, dermatology, metabolic disorders and orthopedic diseases.

It is worth mentioning that Roche scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology three times. Roche has large scientific research centers in Basel, Switzerland, Nutley and Palo Alto in the United States. Among them, Roche Basel’s Central Nervous System and Cardiovascular Disease Research Center and the American Gene Research Center enjoy a high reputation in the international medical community.

Roche’s pharmaceutical production department has a long history, mainly producing various drugs for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, infectious diseases, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, tumors, viral infections, skin diseases, obesity, etc.

It is worth mentioning that since Roche established its medical diagnosis department in 1968, it has developed rapidly at an astonishing speed. In particular, the reagents produced by this department are widely used in medical immunology tests, such as pregnancy tests, hepatitis tests, and HIV tests.

In 1994, Roche’s biomedical laboratory merged with the National Health Laboratory of the United States to establish the world’s largest clinical medical laboratory organization-the American Laboratory Organization, Roche owns 49.9% of its shares. In terms of medical diagnosis, Roche’s other outstanding research institution is the Roche Molecular Laboratory.

The laboratory is committed to the research of polymerase chain reaction technology (PCR), which can replicate the same gene or DNA fragment repeatedly, and can be widely used in basic research, diagnosis of AIDS, tuberculosis, leukemia, and environmental testing.

At the beginning of 1998, Roche completely completed the merger of Bowringman Company, absorbed the company’s advantages in products, and became a leader in the field of medical diagnostics.

In addition, vitamins and fine chemicals are Roche’s third largest business. Roche is the world’s largest producer of vitamins and carotene products.

4. Agilent Technologies (United States)

Instrument sales: US$2.02 billion

Agilent Technologies Ltd. is a diversified global high-tech multinational company. It was separated from HP R&D Limited Partnership in 1999. It is mainly dedicated to the research and development, production and sales of products in the two fields of communication and life sciences. Wait for work.

Agilent’s chemical analysis business mainly provides high-end equipment such as gas chromatography, gas chromatography-single quadrupole mass spectrometry, tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry, quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, etc. Especially after the acquisition of Varian in 2009, Agilent integrated spectroscopy Product line and chemical analysis business and its vacuum equipment, and provide ICP, ICP-MS and other products in the inorganic field, especially the world’s largest sales of ICP-MS.

Life science business: The products provided include the well-known liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and other instruments in the industry. After the acquisition of Varian, it integrated its nuclear magnetic resonance business, and Agilent became one of the world’s three largest nuclear magnetic suppliers. The remaining two suppliers were respectively For Brooke of the United States and Japan Electronics.

Agilent Laboratory: It is the world’s top basic research laboratory, which mainly provides high-end research support to Agilent’s R&D department. The laboratory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

5. Danaher (United States)

Instrument sales: $1.94 billion

The Danaher Group of the United States is a multinational company established in 1969, especially industrial instruments and equipment as its main business. In 2011, its sales reached 16.1 billion U.S. dollars and ranked first in the global instrument company rankings. Danaher’s development is very rapid, especially since 2003, the cumulative return of investors has reached 229%, ranking first in the industrial field (Honeywell 215%, and United Technologies 210%) . The company has nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. It is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of scientific and technological innovation products and services. It is worth mentioning that in the previous two decades (1996-2016), Danaher’s stock price rose 14 times higher than that of Standard & Poor’s, and the market performed very well.

Danaher has four main platforms, including: life sciences, diagnostics, dentistry, environment and solutions. Life sciences and diagnostics are the two largest business units of Danaher. From Danaher’s perspective, its subsidiaries operate very independently and can act together in common areas. From the perspective of the company, the way to increase market value faster will be promoted from Danaher’s perspective. Danaher has solutions from upstream R&D to downstream production, which will produce synergies at the company level.

6. Zeiss (Germany)

Instrument sales: $1.83 billion

Carl Zeiss AG is a German company that manufactures optical systems, industrial measuring instruments and medical equipment. The source of the company’s name is one of the founders — German optician Carl Zeiss (1816-1888). It was established in Jena in 1846 by Carl Zeiss, Ernst Karl Abbe and Otto Schott. Due to the Second World War, the original company was divided into two parts. It is worth mentioning that the German Zeiss company is one of the world market leaders and the world champion in market segments.

The Carl Zeiss Group consists of six independently operating departments:

Semiconductor technology: The main products of Carl Zeiss Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. are the optical lithography technology of chip steppers and the chip exposure machine produced in cooperation with ASML. Other product items include laser lithography and synchrotron optical lithography technology optical components and modules.

Medical system: The medical system can be used in the fields of ophthalmology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology and doctor’s clinics. Products range from surgical microscopes, visualization and imaging systems to diagnostic and therapeutic instruments.

Microscopes: Microscopes are used in the biomedical field, health and pharmaceutical industries, using optical microscopes, optical scanners, image processing and imaging systems, laser confocal microscopes and fluorescence energy spectroscopy technology.

Industrial measurement technology: Carl Zeiss Industrial Measurement Technology’s products include bridge measuring machines, cantilever measuring machines, and instruments that memorize and measure shapes, contours and surfaces. Carl Zeiss sets new standards for the use of measuring machines in production environments.

Electronic optical system: The product range includes photography and film photography optics, optical modules for digital projectors, optoelectronic products and their subsystems, and astronomical astrology.

Consumer optical products: Carl Zeiss is the world’s second-ranked manufacturer of spectacle lenses. Zeiss not only produces spectacle lenses in the field of ophthalmic optics, but also provides spectacle consultation and optics systems. Another important category of consumer products is binoculars and hunting binoculars in the field of sports optics.

7. Brook (Germany)

Instrument sales: US$1.52 billion

German Bruker is the world’s first company to produce commercial pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers for the scientific and industrial fields. In 1980, Bruker acquired Analysen technik and entered the field of quadrupole mass spectrometry; in 1988, it launched the TOF-1 mass spectrometer; In 1982, the first commercial FT-ICR Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer was developed. It is worth mentioning that Bruker, Germany, installed the world’s first 21 T FT-ICR with tens of millions of resolutions.

In 1992, Bruker successfully launched the REFLEX MALDI-TOF, and has dominated the MALDI-TOF market ever since. In 1994, it launched a commercial electrospray ion trap system, which later developed into today’s amaZon ion trap series; in 2002, it launched the ultrafleX MALDI TOF/ TOF high-throughput system has microflex, autoflex and ultrafleXtreme so far; in 2005, it launched micrOTOF-Q to enter the Qq-TOF market, and so far has three series: MaXis II, Impact II, and Compact.

In 2005, Bruker launched the Smartbeam laser, opening a new field of high-performance mass spectrometry imaging. In 2011, the SCION TQ triple quadrupole gas-mass spectrometer (now renamed EVOQ GC-TQ) was launched; in 2012, the EVOQ triple quadrupole liquid-mass spectrometer was launched. In 2015, Bruker unswervingly continued to promote the application of MALDI products, launching rapifleX MALDI-TOF and MALDI Tissuetyper solutions; and PharmaPulse drug high-throughput screening solutions.

Bruker’s performance in the global clinical medical field is even more outstanding. After combining all hardware, software, pre-processing, reagents, methods, and databases into a system solution, Bruker launched the MALDI Biotyper (MBT) product with MALDI-TOF as the core in 2009, which was applied in the field of microbial identification. Obtained the CFDA medical device registration certificate.

Bruker has always been committed to the development and production of powerful measuring instruments, paving the way for our customers’ research and industry development. Today, Bruker has become the world’s leading provider of analytical technology. More than 6,000 employees worldwide continue to work hard to meet customer needs and expand the scope of scientific, industrial and medical analysis. Bruker was founded by Günther Laukien, a pioneer in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Bruker’s tradition is closely related to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

8. METTLER TOLEDO (United States)

Instrument sales: $1.5 billion

METTLER TOLEDO (METTLER TOLEDO), is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision instruments and weighing instruments, has maintained technology and market leadership over the course of a century. For example, METTLER TOLEDO provides solutions covering all processes and links in laboratories, industry, and retail (commercial). From high-precision microanalysis to weighing applications over 1,000 tons, METTLER TOLEDO unified Our team, global service network, and perfect solutions help users around the world increase efficiency, create value, and easily cope with various challenges.

In 1901, Dr. Henry Tobard innovatively introduced the world’s first shop scale with automatic weight and price display, created the Toledo brand, and developed into the largest manufacturer of industrial and commercial weighing instruments in the United States. In 1945, Dr. Oleide Mettler invented the world’s first single weighing pan replacement balance, and in 1973, he grandly introduced the world’s first fully electronic precision balance-PT1200, which triggered The technological revolution of global scales. In 1989, the two industry leaders, METTLER TOLEDO, married, and the METTLER TOLEDO brand was born!

The laboratory solutions of METTLER TOLEDO in the United States basically cover all R&D, scientific research, drug discovery and quality control laboratories in the world. High-precision electronic balances, titrators, thermal analysis instruments and other laboratory products have become basic equipment in laboratories all over the world, especially in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries. In fact, METTLER TOLEDO is in a leading position in the global market in the three most commonly used laboratory instruments-balances, pipettes, and pH meters. At the same time, he is also a pioneer in the field of automated chemistry.

In the food retail industry, METTLER TOLEDO’s solutions are used in incoming goods, deli counters and checkout terminals. METTLER TOLEDO’s products can be used on the Internet and can collect data on a single product.

9. Waters (United States)

Instrument sales: US$1.21 billion

Waters is a listed company headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts (Massachusetts). Its high-performance liquid chromatograph, mass spectrometer, thermal analyzer, and rheology products and services are widely used worldwide laboratory. Waters is one of the Standard & Poors 500 index stocks. The company’s business is globalized and has manufacturing plants in the United States, Singapore, Ireland, and Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Waters provides first-class quality products but this is only the basis for building relationships with customers. The company’s extensive customer service and technical support network ensures that customers can achieve lasting success. From comprehensive seminars, participation in various exhibitions to various downloadable information materials provided by waters, we fully ensure a simple, reliable, and highly accurate production process for customers.

In particular, Waters has achieved a stable year in 2018. In particular, total sales of chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment increased by 5%, and sales of services and consumer goods both increased by 8%. To strengthen its mass spectrometry portfolio, Waters recently launched a screening system called RenataDX for high-throughput clinical diagnosis.

10. PerkinElmer (United States)

Instrument sales: US$889 million

PERKINELMER is the world’s largest manufacturer of analytical instruments. The company is composed of scientists dedicated to product research and development, marketers and business professionals who provide customers with technical support and sales services. Since its establishment in 1937, it has continuously provided users with the world’s most advanced instruments, technology and services in the field of analytical chemistry.

PERKINELMER produces a variety of chemical analysis instruments, including: atomic absorption spectrometer, plasma emission spectrometer, plasma mass spectrometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, near infrared Fourier transform Raman spectrometer, Fourier transform near infrared spectrometer, ultraviolet/visible/near infrared Spectrometer, polarimeter, fluorescence/phosphorescence/luminescence spectrometer, multi-space plate fluorescence/ultraviolet high-efficiency analyzer, thermal analyzer, element analyzer, ultra-micro electronic balance, gas chromatograph, headspace sampler, automatic thermal desorption instrument , Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, engineering gas chromatograph, portable and micro gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph and other analytical instruments, as well as GC-FTIR, TGA-FTIR, HGA-ICP-MS, GC-MS and other combined instruments.

PerkinElmer Co., Ltd. is a well-known global technology leader in the industry, providing environmental, food and consumer product testing instruments, diagnostic tools, and medical and industrial imaging equipment, and has been committed to ensuring human health and environmental safety.

PerkinElmer has a long history and brilliant achievements in the analytical instrument industry, and it is also the world’s third leading supplier in the biochemical field, especially in high-throughput drug screening, fully automated liquid processing and sample preparation. Supplier. In the field of genetic screening, PerkinElmer is a global leader in neonatal screening systems, a global leader in early pregnancy prenatal screening, and a provider of technologies for screening and preventing 40 fatal diseases using cord blood stem cells.

To improve human health, PerkinElmer’s products and services cover all fields, from pre-pregnancy testing and newborn screening to drug development solutions and X-ray detectors for medical diagnosis and tumor treatment.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World


11. Bio-Rad Laboratories (United States)

Instrument sales: $871 million

Bio-Rad is one of the world’s leading antibody manufacturers. Through its professional antibody business team formerly known as AbD Serotec, it provides more than 12,000 antibodies and related reagents, focusing on immunology, tumor, veterinary research and cell biology.

Antibody products include apoptosis kits, autophagy detection reagents, CD molecular markers, tag antibodies, immunological research antibodies, neuroscience research antibodies and veterinary application reagents.

Bio-Rad has ISO9001 and ISO13485 certified production plants in the UK, and ISO9001 certified plants in Germany and the United States.

It is worth mentioning that almost all researchers who have been exposed to biochemistry or molecular biology experiments know and recognize this trademark. The company’s headquarters is located on the beautiful California coast, Bio-Rad (Bo Le) has an even more important position in the field of global life science research, and is the world’s undisputed supplier of biochemical analysis instruments and clinical diagnostic reagents. Its famous electrophoresis series products and genetically modified products are considered to be models of the highest quality.

Bio-Rad Laboratories provides a series of life science research and clinical diagnostic products. Bio-Rad’s life science research products include reagents, instruments and software.

12. Eppendorf (Germany)

Instrument sales: $857 million

Eppendorf is a leading life science company, focusing on R&D and sales of laboratory equipment, consumables and services for liquid processing, sample processing and cell processing. German Eppendorf was established in 1945, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with subsidiaries in some strategically important countries, and in other markets through cooperation with local distributors.

The main products include: pipettes, automatic dispensing systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers and photometers, DNA amplification instruments, as well as ultra-low temperature refrigerators, fermentation tanks, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, biological shakers And cell microscopy operating system. Related consumable products such as pipette tips, centrifuge tubes, micro reaction plates and disposable bioreactors, combined with the use of Eppendorf instruments, ensure that customers are provided with high-quality overall solutions.

Eppendorf products are widely used in academic research and commercial research institutions, such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical analysis and food industries, as well as clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensic testing, and industrial production laboratories that require process analysis, production and quality control.

Eppendorf is a German private company that develops and sells instruments for processing laboratory fluids, cells and samples, as well as consumables and services. Its products include automatic pipetting systems, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, DNA amplification equipment, fermentation tanks, bioreactors and cell operating systems.

13. Spectris (UK)

Instrument sales: $723 million

Spectris, a professional instrumentation and electronic control device company, was renamed from Fairey Group in May 2001, marking its transformation from British aviation and engineering to an innovative company. A supplier of technology that aims to help its global customers improve their performance.

The company was founded by Sir Richard Fairey in 1915 and was originally called Furui Aviation Co., Ltd. At first, it was recognized by customers as a seaplane manufacturer. From the 1930s to the 1940s, the aircraft produced by our company rose to fame. After the development of the aviation industry was rationalized in the 1950s, the company diversified its operations and developed its engineering and technical capabilities in some non-aerospace industries, such as marine, energy, and filtration and screening.

In the 1990s, the company focused on its development in the electronics field, acquired some companies, and divested the electrical insulator and hydraulic transmission business. In 1997, the company acquired Malvern, the most important company in Burnfield. Servomex plc was acquired in 1999. Spectris AG (Germany) invested 171 million pounds to acquire 4 instrument and control device companies in July 2000. This is the company’s largest acquisition and is important to the company’s instrument and control device business. Strategic significance. In May 2001, the company changed its name to Spectris plc, marking the beginning of the group’s reorganization.

In 2001, two major filtration and screening system companies were sold. In 2003, the company will finally sell the remaining Fairey Industrial Ceramics Company. In September 2002, Spectris acquired the Philips Analytical Instruments division of Phillips, now known as PANanlytical.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World




14. JEOL (Japan)

Instrument sales: $648 million

Japan Electronics Corporation, referred to as JEOL for short, is the world’s top scientific instrument manufacturer. JEOL produces and sells various scanning electron microscopes, transmission electron microscopes, electron probes, scanning probe microscopes, X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance equipment, mass spectrometers, electron spin vibration equipment, semiconductor manufacturing inspection equipment, etc. 

The product application covers academic and technical fields such as material science and life science, and is widely respected in the qualitative and quantitative analysis and identification of inorganic, organic compounds, metal materials, soil, minerals, medicine, fine chemicals, electronic materials, and biological samples. In many countries, many key laboratories, academies of sciences, scientific research institutes, universities, medical institutions, government agencies and enterprises have JEOL products.

JEOL’s products include semiconductor, industrial and medical equipment, but 65% of its sales come from scientific and metrology equipment tracked by C&EN. The company produces electronic optics, measurement and analysis instruments. Since Agilent Technologies withdrew from business in 2014, the company has been one of two manufacturers of large nuclear magnetic resonance instruments, and the other is Bruker.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World


15. Hitachi High-Tech (Japan)

Instrument sales: $613 million

Hitachi High-Technology, once known for its high-level technology, is a company that focuses on the development of the most cutting-edge technology in high-precision technology and biotechnology, and is not only based on the semiconductor manufacturing equipment bred by this cutting-edge technology. Focusing on the development, manufacturing, and sales of medical equipment, etc., we manage various high-tech industrial equipment, information systems, electronic products, and advanced functional materials used in a wide range of economic fields.

It manufactures and sells all over the world, and provides solutions to various technical problems arising in a wide range of high-tech industries. It is a growing company that has been praised by the industry worldwide. As early as 2002, its sales reached approximately RMB 52 billion. Therefore, it is an enterprise with high profitability and strong financial physique.

Hitachi High-Technologies has four businesses, of which C&EN tracks the fourth, scientific and medical systems businesses, which account for 9% of the company’s annual sales. The business’s product portfolio includes liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and spectrophotometers. It also makes focused beams and atomic force microscopes.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World


16. Nikon (Japan)

Instrument sales: $571 million

Nikon is a world-renowned camera manufacturer in Japan. Among Nikon’s many famous camera products, the most important ones are: Nikkor camera lenses, Nikon underwater cameras (Nikonos), Nikon F series 135 film SLR cameras, and Nikon D series digital SLR cameras. Coolpix series of digital cameras. Nikon is also a world-class manufacturer of step-by-step and repeatable semiconductor production equipment (steppers). The company also produces goggles, eye examination equipment, binoculars, microscopes, and survey equipment.

Nikon is a world-renowned designer and manufacturer of optical products, with the world’s cutting-edge optical technology. In particular, its optical products are known worldwide for their excellent performance. Nikon optical technology plays an important role in various fields of human production and life, such as imaging, optical fiber, semiconductor, optics, and scientific research. The Nikon brand leaves people with a high-quality, high-tech, and high-precision image. Nikon lenses have the characteristics of advanced optical technology, high definition, high light transmittance, and advanced coating technology.

Nikon is a world leader in high refractive index materials, aspheric technology, personalized optical design, and optical coatings for lenses. Nikon SEE series lenses and coatings are representative of Nikon’s cutting-edge optical technology.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World


17. Illumina (United States)

Instrument sales: $569 million

Inmena Illumina has a dominant position in the global NGS and even the entire sequencing market. If you quote Illumina’s official statement: “More than 90% of the world’s sequencing data are generated by Illumina instruments”, because Meena was once the 100 most influential companies in Time Magazine in 2021. Illumina dominates the NGS market. In particular, the HiSeq series of sequencers are known for their high throughput, large output, and production scale. They can quickly and economically perform massively parallel sequencing, in large-scale whole-genome sequencing, whole-transcriptome sequencing, and whole-exome sequencing. It has obvious advantages in gene sequencing.

The advent of the NovaSeq series of sequencers undoubtedly marks the arrival of a new era of sequencing, aiming to further reduce the price of genome sequencing to $100. The new NovaSeq series sequencing system, a breakthrough in technological innovation, has scalable throughput, flexible and simple configuration and simplified operating procedures, allowing the discovery of rare genetic variants with greater depth, opening up the large-scale discovery of complex disease variants Brand new market. The NovaSeq sequencing platform can detect up to 48 human genomes in a single run, yielding 6Tb of data, and shortening the run time to 40 hours.

Illumina, founded in April 1998, is an excellent supplier of products, technologies and services in the field of genetic variation and biological function analysis. Improve human health by helping customers accelerate the collection, analysis and application of biological information.

It is worth mentioning that the authoritative American magazine “MIT Technology Review” named the “2014 Top 50 Innovative Companies in the World” on the 18th. A total of 8 biotechnology companies were on the list, and Illumina ranked high. Top of the list.

Illumina’s instrument sales accounted for nearly 17% of its revenue, which increased by more than 10% in 2018. Most of the instruments sold by the company are used for next-generation sequencing, but about 7% are microarrays. As a leader in the gene sequencing market, Illumina acquired its competitor Pacific Biosciences for a negotiated price of US$1.2 billion in November 2018.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

18. Sartorius (Germany)

Instrument sales: 500 million US dollars

Sartorius is the first company in the world to produce and sell short-arm analytical balances. In 1870, Florenz Sartorius founded Sartorius, headquartered in Göttingen, Germany. Sartorius has taken a leading position in the world in the fields of mechatronics, biotechnology and environmental technology.

For more than 150 years, Sartorius has been constantly innovating and improving weighing technology, and has always been at the forefront of weighing technology development. Invented: the first aluminum short-arm analytical balance (1870); the first ultra-micro balance with an accuracy of one hundred millionths of a gram, which was included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1971, setting the world’s highest Accuracy records have been maintained; electronic balances using 40MHz high-speed micro-processing technology (1990); supercell sensors, patented in Germany, the United States, Switzerland and other countries (1998).

Sartorius products are distributed all over the world and have gained a high reputation. From Marie Curie’s laboratory to NASA, from the benchmark balance of the National Institute of Metrology of China to the balance of the Peking University International Olympic Chemistry Competition… all condense Sartorius’ contribution to the development of high-tech.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World


19. Olympus (Japan)

Instrument sales: 357 million US dollars

Olympus (Olympus Corporation), founded in 1919. The microscope was successfully commercialized in Japan in 1920, and the endoscope, which played an extremely important role in the field of cancer prevention and treatment, was developed by Olympus for the first time in the world in 1950.

Olympus Co., Ltd. has become one of the representative companies of precision and optical technology in Japan and the world. Its business areas include three major business areas: medical, imaging and life science industries.

As early as 2002, the global sales of Olympus CAMEDIA series digital cameras exceeded 10 million units, fully demonstrating Olympus’ strong market influence. Olympus, as the world’s giant in the field of cameras, achieved a glorious performance of over 20 million units of μ series cameras in the world in 2001.

The Olympus Group has achieved brilliant results in image solution products such as microscopes, medical instruments, traditional cameras, digital cameras, printers, and high-tech life engineering. For example, endoscopes have evolved from gastroscopes in the early stages of development to fiber endoscopes and electronic endoscopes. So far, they have become indispensable equipment not only in inspection and diagnosis, but also in diagnosis and treatment. Olympus endoscopes have won the trust of the medical profession and have 80% market share in the world. It is worth mentioning that in 1950, Olympus realized the practical application of gastroscope for the first time in the world.

The Olympus brand was founded in 1919. In 1921, it independently developed Japan’s first optical microscope “Asahi”. For 90 years, Olympus has always been at the forefront of this industry by virtue of its core competitiveness of “optical-digital technology”, providing precise and professional microscope products to the field of life sciences, and ranking in China and Japan for 30 consecutive years No. 1 in sales in the microscope market.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

20. Tecan (Switzerland)

Instrument sales: 341 million US dollars

Tecan, Switzerland, is the world’s leading supplier of automation and solutions in the fields of life sciences and biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnosis. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Männedorf, Switzerland. It has its own R&D and production bases in Switzerland, North America and Austria. The company’s main products are divided into three categories: fully automated liquid handling platform (Liquid Handling & Robotics), Functional microplate reader (Multimode Reader) and OEM components. The sales and service network covers 52 countries in the world, with customers covering pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, scientific research institutes, forensics, hospitals, blood station systems, and disease control centers (CDC), etc.

Its liquid processing technology has 32 years of industry experience, leading the world and being favored by the world’s leading life science laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan also occupies a world-leading position in the development and production of OEM equipment and components. The registered shares of the Tecan Group are traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange.

Tecan classifies 58% of its sales as instruments, and its product portfolio includes microplate readers, immunoassay equipment and clinical automation systems. As early as September 2018, Tecan acquired NuGEN, a supplier of next-generation sequencing reagents.


Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

Top 20 Companies of Instruments and Medical Equipment In The World

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